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Old 05-29-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Just bought the 1993 25ft Execella from a couple in Florida / he started striping it but stop as you can tell by pix / what would be the next step / would it shine like a older one /
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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Check out my thread "finally polishing my 34'; towards the end of the thread soyboy has pics of his 99 that he is polishing. I would think the aluminum will be similar to your 93.
Having a bungled, half finished (or in my case, poorly attempted) polish by the previous owner certainly helps to push the decision to polish!
It looks really good when it is done! Make sure you post progress pics if you go the polish route.

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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i must say / you have one great looking airstream / that 99 does look good / thanks for info / i looked up and got some info from vintage trailer supply / ??? removall / (F7 / C / S polish) in that order / also says might not need F7 if not bad
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I used the variable speed rotary polisher from Harbor freight for the F7/C and a cyclo for the S. Also, the twisted wool pads from Vintage trailer supply worked great for me. I bought 5 or 6 of them so I could change them out as they got caked up and just cleaned them all at the end of the day.
I think the F7 will take a lot of the work out of the C. If you are starting from the factory finish, I would use the F7 for the first pass. I ended up using F9 in some spots and found it cut much easier in one pass than the F7 did in 3 passes.
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I used the variable speed rotary polisher from Harbor freight for the F7/C and a cyclo for the S. Also, the twisted wool pads from Vintage trailer supply worked great for me. I bought 5 or 6 of them so I could change them out as they got caked up and just cleaned them all at the end of the day.
I think the F7 will take a lot of the work out of the C. If you are starting from the factory finish, I would use the F7 for the first pass. I ended up using F9 in some spots and found it cut much easier in one pass than the F7 did in 3 passes.
sounds like you know whats going on / if i decide to do this polish job / would you be up to giving me a hands on lesson / i would be available anytime at your convenience
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Thanks for the complement! I am not an expert, just learned from doing it. I would be happy to help!
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