Welcome to the forum, jhelion! You are going to love this new endeavor. Its great to find a vintage AS in wonderful condition. How cool is that!
Yes, pics, get some photos out there. We all love to compare our vintage trailers and I have learned SO much in doing so. The more you share, the more you learn in return. I just got a 1960
Tradewind a few weeks ago. The Airstream history is facinating, especially around the first years of the Ohio factory operation. About polishing, my PO had polished the TW several months before I acquired it. In all honesty, he said he would never polish another again, no mater how much money was offered! I do plan to wash and buff mine at least once before a pro handles it . . . . its just got to be a good bonding experience.