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Old 05-18-2006, 09:37 PM   #15
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You know . . . on these forums . . . with devotees as fervent as they may be . . . "not too long" can have many meanings.

I long for a buffed-out, near-mirror finish, 24' hunka rollin' aluminium but hesitate to start down another road that leads me to being put in shackles and chained to the wall for interminable periods.

Please allow me a couple of questions:
Do you garage your A/S?
How long is "not too long"? 10 hours, 20 hours, 40 . . . 160 . . . 320 . . . .?

Any guidance will be appreciated.


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Old 05-18-2006, 10:38 PM   #16
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I do NOT keep my trailer in a garage but it does stay in the shade of a metal awnning.
The first time I polished my trailer it took me approx. 47 hours (and 18 hours by a friend "pitching-in") to polish my trailer completly. Bear in mind that it did not have a clear coat, but the aluminum was highly oxydized, the trailer is a 1958 and had never been polished.
Now I just wash it with soap and water before going camping and wax it once a year ( approx. 5 hours ).
Hope that answers your questions,,,, Good luck in whatever you decide.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:04 PM   #17
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Thanks for your response. Not as harrowing an ordeal as I fear. Now if I can persuade the other half . . . .


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