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Old 02-10-2006, 11:58 AM   #1
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first year polish

sorry if multiple posts, the page keeps erroring on me,

picture of first trip out in the polished airstream
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Old 02-10-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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damn beau-tifical!!!!!
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Very Nice!!!!

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Old 02-10-2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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Great job!

What method and polish did you use (i.e. - cyclo, drill, nuvite, heavy metal, etc). Where's the picture from?
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Old 02-10-2006, 03:20 PM   #6
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Hi,

This trailer had never been cleaned, fortunately there was no clear coat to deal with,

I used products for the first go around from metalwax.com A liquid cleaner that was very caustic went on first. that combined with the oxide to leave a white residue

I then followed up with about six bottles of their metal wax product, it is a cleaner and wax in one.

after that I have used maus(?), and other aluminum cleaners from the auto store, I try to stay with stuff that is aircraft approved,

random buffer to apply polishes, and hand rags to take it off, lots of hours (150), and a little insanity helps. strangely I found the oxidation came off most easily when it was very cold out. after the hose froze up I was carrying buckets of water to wash things off.
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Old 02-10-2006, 08:05 PM   #8
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You must be very proud. I know a I would be. Great job.
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