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Old 10-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #505
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When I was stripping the black paint off my rockers, it was the primer beneath it that was a real bear to remove. Multiple coats of Jasco were having little effect. It was lacquer thinner that really did the trick. Maybe it'll work for you. Charly
I will try that... There is some kinda brown stuff as the last layer, but that comes off ok, its the other stuff that is tough!

Well, I was over later today at the AS, until it went dark...
Polished about another 5' of the upper bodyside, and some other stuff.
And I forgot my Camera... so I cant show you all what a stunning California sunset looks like reflected off my slick polishing job!

I spent today Car hunting for a friend, and transmission hunting for the Kids Jeep... I will report that both missions look to have been a success!

Here is what I was doing before Lunch...

Electrical Hookup Reel...
Done.



Water Hose Guide Roller.... Thingy...




Done.
Added a piece of rubber tube to the lower roller to smooth the retract... maybe it will work better...


Porch Light Housing...
Originally... an almost fuzzy corroded mess...


Sanded out with 320



Part Buffed...




DONE!

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Old 10-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #506
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Derek,

Someone of a past thread somewhere mentioned this company (insufficient memory at this time). They make a product to allow both A/C's to run from 30amp hook ups.

JTB Manufacturing - RV Power Management - JTB Power Solution

Not a recommendation, just a faint memory of a previous thread.

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Old 10-12-2011, 10:01 AM   #507
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I will try that... There is some kinda brown stuff as the last layer, but that comes off ok, its the other stuff that is tough!

Well, I was over later today at the AS, until it went dark...
Polished about another 5' of the upper bodyside, and some other stuff.
And I forgot my Camera... so I cant show you all what a stunning California sunset looks like reflected off my slick polishing job!

I spent today Car hunting for a friend, and transmission hunting for the Kids Jeep... I will report that both missions look to have been a success!

Here is what I was doing before Lunch...

Electrical Hookup Reel...
Done.



Water Hose Guide Roller.... Thingy...




Done.
Added a piece of rubber tube to the lower roller to smooth the retract... maybe it will work better...


Porch Light Housing...
Originally... an almost fuzzy corroded mess...


Sanded out with 320



Part Buffed...




DONE!

Steve,
Above door light is awesome! Guess I'll pull mine down before I get into replacing bulb with LED.
Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:12 AM   #508
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Yep, pull it down!
If you are planning to polish you AS, I suggest you buff that area of the skin, so when you put it back and reseal it... you will be good to go!
Let me try to get to my Porch light lens today... lets see if anyone likes what I have in mind!

I have a busy next few days, which is why I was at my AS til dark...
Jeep transmission coming out... I found a used one 150 miles away, which I am off to pick up tomorrow..
My younger son is coming over to show me how badly he messed up his Honda Cylinder head rebuild....

Never a Dull moment at Keyair's Garage!
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:17 PM   #509
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Steve,

This maybe where my doorleak is coming from...mine's coming off too.I have a 2 small wet areas on both sides ajacent to the door frame. What sealant have you been using for these small pieces?
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #510
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Yep, pull it down!
If you are planning to polish you AS, I suggest you buff that area of the skin, so when you put it back and reseal it... you will be good to go!
Let me try to get to my Porch light lens today... lets see if anyone likes what I have in mind!

I have a busy next few days, which is why I was at my AS til dark...
Jeep transmission coming out... I found a used one 150 miles away, which I am off to pick up tomorrow..
My younger son is coming over to show me how badly he messed up his Honda Cylinder head rebuild....

Never a Dull moment at Keyair's Garage!
Steve, know that you'll be busy the next few days, heck maybe even weeks. Look forward to your porch light lens.
Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:58 PM   #511
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Navy, I used Trempro 635, that I got from Vintage Trailer Supply.

Derek, LOL, I will be driving out to Hisperia on Friday, to get the Transmission.... and guess what... I will be driving right past Inland RV, so will stop by and get my Front Window Seals too!
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #512
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Steve,
Even though I'm 'only' 50, I sure do miss having my Dad around to help with all of my automobile projects! Can't keep my old man down, 77, and still works a 60 hour week, only thing, he's usually out of state! Glad that you're able to help your kids!
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Derek, Contact Power Solutions. I put their gear into my 345 6 years ago and it works great. They should be listed on the web.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #514
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Thanks Raveson, gotta get up with you someday here in Florida, looks like we both have 89 345LE's. Love to know what you've done with yours since initial purchase, and what to look out for on mine. Thanks, Derek
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #515
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Derek, Contact Power Solutions. I put their gear into my 345 6 years ago and it works great. They should be listed on the web.
Now, is that the switching system to get our rear roof air on to shore power?
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #516
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Quick Video of my first buffing pass on the Streetside Drawer..


Pic of that pass...


Amazing how the pad clogs with Aluminum!


Pretty much done...

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Old 10-14-2011, 10:19 AM   #517
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Steve,
Too pretty to take out in the weather...good thing you're out of the road salt area. I wonder what effect our Florida sea breezes would have on a polished AS. Are you also replacing all the latches?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:06 AM   #518
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LOL, I already got a talking to from a guy passing by in my storage!
He stopped as I was cleaning up to leave, and said "Is that shine really under that dull paint?" I explained the deal, and he said I will get a ticket for blinding people on the road!
We are 25 miles or so inland, so I think a light cut every few years will keep it nice!
I would love to replace the handle, but at $40 a pop, its not in the budget!
They are not too bad, and when refitting, buffed them a little, and chose the best side to face up... just have to remove the latch and reposition the cam to make them workthe right way.
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