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Old 03-01-2014, 01:31 PM   #29
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Bonus points if you can tell what kind of wheels I have on my truck. I'll give you a hint: they're from another GM brand, but not Chev/GMC. It's kind of a long shot, so here's a closer one:
Those wheels are off of a Hummer H2. What do I win?


How's that for a first post?
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #30
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Those wheels are off of a Hummer H2. What do I win?


How's that for a first post?
Good first post, you're right on. 10 points.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:12 PM   #31
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Thanks for sharing this. I am currently looking at a '96 Excella. The main problem is the previous owner has left it exposed to the sun for 2 years and the coating has oxidized from the roof down 2-3 on the sides.
But this may not really be a problem since there are people that actually strip off the coating to get back to only aluminum.
Please advise.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:23 PM   #32
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Yes, you will need to strip the clear coat. What you are seeing is clear coat failure, sometimes referred to as "Airstream Pattern Baldness." it s not difficult to strip the clear coat. You will find numerous threads about it. The clean aluminum can then be lightly buffed to a more factory finish, or can be polished (a much more extensive project) and then can be sealed, waxed, or re-clear coated. We use white Diamond to clean and seal ours, similar to waxing a car. It looks beautiful!
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:25 PM   #33
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Skatiero, thanks again for the help earlier in the week. That trailer was a no go. But the good news is we found our dream Airstream yesterday. It is a 1996 34' Limited, in good shape and a price we couldn't pass up. The bad news is the clear coat needs to be stripped and then we have to decide what to do. It will be kept under cover indoors after that. Where should we start?
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:58 PM   #34
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4 years later...

So it's 4 years later and I've been using a 1/3rd polished trailer, and really I did 1/3 of the trailer 1/3 of the way.

I happened to find a guy that offered to finish the job for a price that I couldn't refuse. (I'm actually going to pay him more than he quoted).

This is after 1.5 days: Granted, this side had a head start with stripping the clear coat, and my poor efforts on the polish. Although he said he had to spend a lot of time getting my marks out.

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Try a wheel from jestco that's made of flannel. It's thinner than the one you are using it's also about 12 inches in dia and sewn pretty tight. It will cut much faster and not clog up as much as the cotton. It makes the process much easier.
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