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Old 02-24-2010, 08:26 PM   #15
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I'm copying your idea. For the rest of you, here's a before picture, I haven't finished my cover yet, but I doubt that I can do better than the after picture we already have. Thanks again.
Arrowstream, I glass bead blasted the cover first to get the paint out of all the little cracks and then sanded with 320 grit wet sandpaper and then used a course compound on the first wheel which took the scratches out and then finished up with a fine wheel and compound. Good luck on yours, it is really pretty easy once you get started.
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:28 AM   #16
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Wow!!!! Gonna get mine today, love this, great idea and thanks for sharing. Susan
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:02 PM   #17
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King Cover Update

I got mine done, how are the rest of you faring?
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:30 PM   #18
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Two questions:

How long is the shine going to last when you put these out on their own in the cruel, cruel world on the side of your Airstream?

And can these be used on newer Airstream's without going to a lot of trouble?
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:06 PM   #19
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I got mine done, how are the rest of you faring?
Looks GOOD. I think it will stay shinny as long as you keep it polished, when you polish your AS. If you do not polish your AS, then it will require extra attention.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #20
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Looks GOOD. I think it will stay shinny as long as you keep it polished, when you polish your AS. If you do not polish your AS, then it will require extra attention.
For us lazy people... Would it hurt to put a little clear coat on the finished product?
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #21
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For us lazy people... Would it hurt to put a little clear coat on the finished product?
I have not had very good luck putting clear acrylic enamel over polished Alum.. It just seems to be too smooth for the clear to bond to.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:37 PM   #22
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For us lazy people... Would it hurt to put a little clear coat on the finished product?
For the lazy people,buy stainless,like I did. Dave
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I bought mine Saturday. Now I need to decide where to mount it.
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thank you!

very nicely done!
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