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Old 08-18-2010, 01:47 PM   #15
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I see your from Texas. Do you have any contacts for polishing an Airstream. I just east of Dallas and have had no luck with finding someone.

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There is a thread on here titled "$600 polishing job". Here is the contact for the company the guy used. They polish 18-wheeler tanks...
Xtreme Big Rig Mobile & Detailing 308 S Saginaw Blvd 76179, John 817 706 4351.
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Have you seen them polish AirStreams before? Thats sure sounds cheap.

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Basically your saying frame the 14" hole in between the 2 sheets of metal and there is no need to support it back to the supports?

Wondering what kind of wood as well. I have never heard of dried kiln before. I assume thats not something you can get at the local Home Depot?
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You'll find kiln dried wood everywhere - it's a very standard way of removing moisture to "quick season" the wood. It's still good to let it sit with good ventilation for a while to season nicely before working with it.
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Basically your saying frame the 14" hole in between the 2 sheets of metal and there is no need to support it back to the supports?

Wondering what kind of wood as well. I have never heard of dried kiln before. I assume thats not something you can get at the local Home Depot?

The opening for my OEM air conditioner was pretty close behind a center rib but the rear rib was about 20" behind the rear of the opening. I built a support frame and slid it all the way back to the rear rib. That way the pads are supported as well as the gasket. After I got the frame installed where I wanted it, I screwed it from below through the inside skin so it wouldn't move.

The wood I used was kiln dried and then air dried to about 8%. I didn't use treated wood because the treatment chemicals are corrosive.
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