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Old 10-18-2011, 11:14 PM   #477
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Bought a 1lb tin, and finished it already...
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #478
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The bumpers come off with 4 Philips head screws. The bumpers over riders are on with 2 nuts. Mark which side they belong on and take note of the beveled washers under the nuts as they are directional as well. The rubber inserts are removable and you can polish the over riders seperate. I had great luck polishing the bumpers as they are high grade aluminum and shine up great.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:51 AM   #479
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Derek,

Once you start polishing, I don't think you'll ever really stop. You may pause and rest a bit, but there will always be room for improvement. That perfect mirror finish that we're all trying to achieve will never be as good as glass, but it sure is something to aim for. There will always be routine maintenance and rain spotting to deal with. I've gone through several pounds of Nuvite so far, but there are definitely other products to use as well. Some people mix their own polishes from rouge bars. Maybe Myrtle lynn will reveal his secret formula?? Check out a site called EUROSTREAM for an entirely different point of view regarding Nuvite.

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Old 10-20-2011, 04:01 AM   #480
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Charly, I started polishing the bumpers with "Truck Box Polish" that I found at Lowes a few weeks ago. Liking the results so far. Just wondering if something that I find at the local automotive store will suffice for now.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #481
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Hi Derek,

I think the product you'll need is determined by the quality and condition of the aluminum that you're starting with, the end result that you're trying to achieve, and the tools that you're using. I recently gave my wheels and bumpers a quick polish just to see what kind of results I might get. They were HEAVILY oxidized and pitted. I don't think there is any hand cleaner/polish that would even touch them, let alone ever give you the instant results that Nuvite F-9 or F-10 and a high speed wheel will achieve on the first cut. And I still have a long way to go on them. But again, I'm starting out with some pretty crappy stuff. Your aluminum is probably in much better shape to begin with. I think you just have to try different products until you're happy with what you're getting.

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Old 10-23-2011, 05:06 PM   #482
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The bumpers come off with 4 Philips head screws. The bumpers over riders are on with 2 nuts. Mark which side they belong on and take note of the beveled washers under the nuts as they are directional as well. The rubber inserts are removable and you can polish the over riders seperate. I had great luck polishing the bumpers as they are high grade aluminum and shine up great.
Ok. I have to polish mine this week. If I ever get it back from muffler shop . Had to have pies removed to have new gaskets installed along with new hangers. he told me that the 454 vibrate out of alignment, as mine did.
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Their was a person that come to you MoHo an polish it for you at $100.00 a foot (I think that maybe it has gone up) Is he still around Or some one still doing it?
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Ok. I have to polish mine this week. If I ever get it back from muffler shop . Had to have pies removed to have new gaskets installed along with new hangers. he told me that the 454 vibrate out of alignment, as mine did.
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If that moho gets any shinier, I'm going to start a rumor that you've violated the Airstreamer's Code of Honor and had it chrome plated!!

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Guess I need to purchase some of the medium to coarse grade Nuvite from Vintage Trailer Supply. Got the front and rear end caps of moho stripped during the week. Went to start polishing today, and sure is a BUNCH of oxidation in areas. Moho was stored next to salty water (Tampa Bay, FL area) and have a feeling that the salty air didn't do my aluminum any favors.
Anyone have any suggestions where to start? Would it be better if I posted pix for someone to suggest which grade Nuvite?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:40 PM   #486
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Derek, I cannot suggest any better than the G6... its starts coarse and breaks down to medium/fine... it rips off the oxidization and gives you a great shine off the bat.
Take a look at my progress in the polishing section.
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Guess I need to purchase some of the medium to coarse grade Nuvite from Vintage Trailer Supply. Got the front and rear end caps of moho stripped during the week. Went to start polishing today, and sure is a BUNCH of oxidation in areas. Moho was stored next to salty water (Tampa Bay, FL area) and have a feeling that the salty air didn't do my aluminum any favors.
Anyone have any suggestions where to start? Would it be better if I posted pix for someone to suggest which grade Nuvite?
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Derek,

Check out the site called "The Perfect Polish". This guy is a Nuvite dealer. His prices are the same as you would pay if you bought directly from the Nuvite Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. He gives a great breakdown of the entire range of Nuvite products, and discusses the different tools that might be used with them. I think he offers sample packages with small quantities of different grades. That way you can experiment and see what works best for you.

Since this polishing epidemic has spread through several threads, I don't know if you got my suggestion to check out the "Eurostream" site. That guy will give you a very different spin on polishing and tell you that Nuvite is not worth the trouble.

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:42 PM   #488
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Myrtle,

If that moho gets any shinier, I'm going to start a rumor that you've violated the Airstreamer's Code of Honor and had it chrome plated!!

Charly
Haha. I have a ways to go before that. Thank you though. Not happy with it yet. Out of the 9 airstreams I polished this thing has been very difficult. On a scale 1-10 this one is a 5. All my others 9-10's I know the metal is different on them all. It's a tough one though.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:50 PM   #489
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Guess I need to purchase some of the medium to coarse grade Nuvite from Vintage Trailer Supply. Got the front and rear end caps of moho stripped during the week. Went to start polishing today, and sure is a BUNCH of oxidation in areas. Moho was stored next to salty water (Tampa Bay, FL area) and have a feeling that the salty air didn't do my aluminum any favors.
Anyone have any suggestions where to start? Would it be better if I posted pix for someone to suggest which grade Nuvite?
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I like starting at bottom of the Moho. Get familiar with the products. Don't drag out all the ladders / scaffolding. Your cord will not scratch the part on the bottom that is newly polished if your careful when working on the top. Work in sections. If you have to tape off areas and set that area as your goal. Don't jump around stay within the area you marked off. Don't! Do it In The sun. That makes all the difference. For final polishing I am sorry guys you need a cyclo. That gives the best results. Oh the products I have 50 different ones. :-) for now stick with the nuvite. g6 is a good start. Hope this helps. Let me know what other questions you have. Good luck have fun. It can be very relaxing if you make it relaxing. ...... Small areas.....baby steps.... :-)
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:52 PM   #490
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Derek,

Check out the site called "The Perfect Polish". This guy is a Nuvite dealer. His prices are the same as you would pay if you bought directly from the Nuvite Company in Brooklyn, N.Y. He gives a great breakdown of the entire range of Nuvite products, and discusses the different tools that might be used with them. I think he offers sample packages with small quantities of different grades. That way you can experiment and see what works best for you.

Since this polishing epidemic has spread through several threads, I don't know if you got my suggestion to check out the "Eurostream" site. That guy will give you a very different spin on polishing and tell you that Nuvite is not worth the trouble.

Charly.
Yep great site. Also my new favorite is jestco. Love his products. For now stick with nuvite.
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