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Old 10-24-2011, 09:02 PM   #491
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Steve, just ordered the G6 Nuvite from Vintage Trailer Supply. Won't be here in time for my weekday off this week, but should be here by my next day off (Sunday) to get back to the front and rear roof sections. Guess in the meantime, I purchase another container of CitriStrip and get to work on removing the rest of the clearcoat on Wednesday, lol.
Noticed from previous photos, my moho no longer has the bumper guards on the rear bumper. Someone has installed diamond plate where they used to bed. Anyone have any ideas where to search for replacement bumper guards?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #492
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Myrtle,

Glad to hear that you too are struggling with the moho finish.
I find that the front corners are the worst. I started with F-7 but couldn't get through the "orange peel" finish texture. I moved to F-10, and still haven't gotten rid of it. I haven't even considered finer polishing until I can get down to a truly smooth surface. Have you tried wet sanding?

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Old 10-25-2011, 05:14 AM   #493
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Charly, are you removing the clear coat first?
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #494
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Derek,

Remove ALL of the clear coat from EVERYTHING that you intend to polish before you start to polish. I'm sure you're eager to get going, but this will save you a LOT of time in the long run. (I don't recall if you plan on trying to maintain any factory painted areas or stripes. If so, you will need to do a SERIOUS protective taping job to protect those areas from the stripper.) Strip the moldings, door and window frames, wheels and wheel trim, and anything else that will get polished. Basically everything except the tires and windows was clear coated at the factory. Anything fragile, such as the "weep trims" on your window frames, will get destroyed by even momentary contact with the buffing wheel. I started on mine by doing all of the "edge work" first, and then worked panel by panel.
Polishing a moho is a BIG and TEDIOUS undertaking. There's no sense in making it even tougher by leaving a lot of stuff in your way. Take your time, and attack the job in pieces. Give yourself the entire Florida Winter to get through the job, and you'll be a happy camper by Spring.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #495
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Good advice Charly, and I wholeheartedly agree with every word...
That stripper drops and spots everywhere, and with mine, its not really an issue, as there is nothing to save!
Spot polishing and protecting that nice stripe is gonna be more work than actually doing the polish job Derek!
I tried the Citrus stripper, and found it ok, but slow... went back to my Spra-strip.

As far as the "Orange Peel" surface on the curved sections goes... Can someone tell me if there is "Aluclad" Coating on the skins of 80's M/H's?
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:54 PM   #496
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I'm having great luck with the CitriStrip. There have been instances where I'm not getting enough of the stripper on a section, but second time around (plus pressure washer) it's falling right off. I'm taping off the paint strips when I'm working in that area. Decided this past weekend to start at the top and work my way down, especially since the front and rear caps are in the worst condition of any panels. Day off tomorrow, we'll see how far I get while waiting for appliance delivery. Then downtime to get new appliance installed in the 'home without wheels'!
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Your blue lower vinyl stripe is still available if you damage it. I may replace a portion of mine if I can remove the damaged stripe I have now.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #498
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Your blue lower vinyl stripe is still available if you damage it. I may replace a portion of mine if I can remove the damaged stripe I have now.
If you're wanting to get rid of that stripe strip, I 'accidentally' got some of the citristrip on a very small portion of mine. The stripper sat on the stripe overnight, and had it good an bubbled up by morning. Was able to save the stripe, but was impressed on how well the citristrip worked on it.

From now one, when I get close to the painted (vinyl?) area of color, Gorilla taping it all off.

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Thanks for the tip. I would worry about the stripper removing my clear coat which is holding up very well at this point in its life. I may just use a heat gun to remove it when I get brave enough to try.
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I'd recommend the heat gun, as the citristrip will definitely remove your clearcoat. Are you removing just one color, or all? Also, where can I find the replacement stripes?
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All of the colors with the pinstripe are on one large decal. I think you can buy it from Inland RV or Out of Doors Mart.
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All of the colors with the pinstripe are on one large decal. I think you can buy it from Inland RV or Out of Doors Mart.
Dan (Smartstream) had his re-done by a vinyl-sign company, was not cheap, but looks damn cool. I would hate to try that myself.
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Unfortunately, this thread has been hijacked by stripers. I really enjoyed. Now it it is time to shoot it in the head and say bye bye.
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Unfortunately, this thread has been hijacked by stripers.
Are they like "taggers"?
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