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Old 05-15-2006, 09:03 AM   #15
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If you find the pics of the Bisby, AZ campground one of the units they have on for rent has the end caps polished. Over the rear bed the reflection is stunning to say the least. My neighbours purchased my '58 Silver Streak and are busy doing a full monte' on it and in the process they intend to polish the end cap in the front at least. Once done I'll suggest they put pictures up. It's a look I want but not sure I have the patience to tackle it in my FC at this time. Maybe later in life when I've got more time on my hands over the winter.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #16
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Hi, where did you get the aluminum?
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #17
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My bh also wanted the CCD look for our upgraded kitchen project so I bought an aluminum sheet from the local metal supplier. In our case I just cut to fit and laid the new aluminum over the existing wall. Looks good and has stood up well. There was a question about mold/mildew build up between the panels. When I get a chance I will have a look to see if that is happening.

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Old 05-05-2010, 09:07 AM   #18
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just found these pics of how our strip-job turned out. A LOT of (fumey) work but I think it turned out about like we had hoped.

we ended up by smoothing it all out with 0000 steel wool and CLR once all of the paint was removed. then wiped everything down with water to neutralize the CLR.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:22 AM   #19
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Doug. Looks great. doing the stripping now on just a few panels of my 62 GT. Please, what is CLR?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:06 AM   #20
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Doug. Looks great. doing the stripping now on just a few panels of my 62 GT. Please, what is CLR?
I believe he is referring to CLR which is a common household cleaner. CLR typically stands for Calcium Lime Rust.

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Old 06-30-2010, 07:36 AM   #21
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Here are some pics of a 1949 Limited with a stripped interior that we own- it came to us like that so I can't comment on how hard the process was- but I think it looks pretty good!
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:15 PM   #22
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My results

I see this a old thread but just to bring some new people up to date on stripping......citristrip. I used it on the cloud with fantastic results. I put it on with a paint brush and let it sit for one hour at least. I used a very stiff scrub brush not a steal one. here are my results on one of the end caps. Again this was very easy to do with no smell and no skin being lost to the stripper.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #23
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It looks great!
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #24
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wow....uoshane, was that covered with Zolatone before. amazing. the stuff in our 59 took AT LEAST three passes with the toughest stuff I could find, followed by a lacquer thinner wipe down. it was brutal.

your results are great. are you going to mirror polish?
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My bh also wanted the CCD look for our upgraded kitchen project so I bought an aluminum sheet from the local metal supplier. In our case I just cut to fit and laid the new aluminum over the existing wall. Looks good and has stood up well. There was a question about mold/mildew build up between the panels. When I get a chance I will have a look to see if that is happening.

Looks great! I may soon be an owner of an '83 Excella. Same color interior wood and tambours(sp?). Are you still happy with how it has held up?
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For the OP:
On Motorcycle aluminum, I use WD-40 and scotchbrite abrasive pads to get that look. You have to work in a single direction. I have considered doing my entire exterior that way, as mine is to banged up to look good if polished.
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