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Old 10-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #225
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All the old boys polish the roof . . it's the bellypan that separates them from the men.

Agreed about KoolSeal. This old SS has streaks on the anodized from same.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:24 PM   #226
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Hmm... Is it better to sweat with a perfect polished presentation, or to be comfy with streaky sides showing?

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #227
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Hmm... Is it better to sweat with a perfect polished presentation, or to be comfy with streaky sides showing?

Living in Texas takes thought.
Or the route of Texan Bob Thompson: a first class paint job.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:33 PM   #228
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Sweeeeeeeet! Beautiful job Top!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #231
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I have to agree!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #232
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Cool!

Looks like it should sit on the hood of a '56 Oldsmobile.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #233
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Cool!

Looks like it should sit on the hood of a '56 Oldsmobile.
Ha, yes it does!!

Glad you waited for fall to do this, Top.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #234
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:10 AM   #235
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Since your Fall is more like our summer, I have to agree this is a great time to polish. In all honesty, I find the style of polish that both Lance and I are using works better when it hotter than when it is cold. The rogue bars are just a little creamer when hot and I find it works faster and more aggressively. I know the Nuvite polishes do not like to be worked in hot weather and the colder months are key in their usage.
I am looking forward to seeing the other side one of these days....
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #236
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Fall in to polishing

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the compliments.

When I started polishing in September, I was inside the shop out of the sun. It was still pretty hot (high 90s). It is cooler now (80s) and bearable to be in the sun. I do find that the higher the temperature and humidity, the faster the cut and the more polish residue is left on the surface of the aluminum. When we get a cold front come in and the temps drop to 60s with dry air, there is a bit of slower cutting action, however a very brilliant surface left behind with little to no residue. I think the ideal conditions are 78 degrees and 50% humidity.
I guess when I get the first two passes done and I'm ready to go on to the Cyclo with Nuvite S it should be the dead of winter here with bone chilling temps in the 40s!
I did manage to round the rear corner to the street side.
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There won't be much polishing going on for a while. Luckily, the next few weekends are filled with camping!
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the compliments.

When I started polishing in September, I was inside the shop out of the sun. It was still pretty hot (high 90s). It is cooler now (80s) and bearable to be in the sun. I do find that the higher the temperature and humidity, the faster the cut and the more polish residue is left on the surface of the aluminum. When we get a cold front come in and the temps drop to 60s with dry air, there is a bit of slower cutting action, however a very brilliant surface left behind with little to no residue. I think the ideal conditions are 78 degrees and 50% humidity.
I guess when I get the first two passes done and I'm ready to go on to the Cyclo with Nuvite S it should be the dead of winter here with bone chilling temps in the 40s!
I did manage to round the rear corner to the street side.

There won't be much polishing going on for a while. Luckily, the next few weekends are filled with camping!
Looks amazeing! I have nuvite so I am waiting for cooler weather to start polishing. I may try the caswell rouge and wheels to compare results.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #238
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I know it has been a long time.

So here and there, when I have time, I've been polishing.
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The front panel still had clear coat on it after all these years. It came off quickly with some Citristrip. Unfortunately this panel, like the rest of the front of Abby, has a lot of rock chips and filiform corrosion. I wasn't sure how well it would turn out, but it looks pretty good. The pits and nicks are still there, but they are rounded out and shiny. I'm sure it would look better if I spent about 8-10 hours wet sanding this panel, however it would have taken a lot less time if I'd replaced this panel last summer when I had the chance. I'll save that for the next time I have the gaucho and front interior skins out. For now it looks a lot better than I expected.

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