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Old 11-24-2008, 10:30 PM   #15
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Sounds good, but we will have to keep the noise down. You know how Jan gets...
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:32 PM   #16
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E X C E L L A N T ! ! !

I'm ready since its finally polishing weather. Just let me know when you're planning on having this party so I can be sure to show up at my own house.

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Old 11-24-2008, 10:33 PM   #17
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Oh, its at Richard's? Even better since he's got the m-ball.

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Old 11-24-2008, 10:34 PM   #18
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Sounds good, but we will have to keep the noise down. You know how Jan gets...
I did not hear any complaining about the noise from the Martini Shaker. We will be good as long as no one brings a contractor generator.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:38 PM   #19
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Here in Austin there's a crew that will do it for around $100/linear foot. But that's still too rich for my blood. Mine will be self-polished, or not at all...

L&S, your rig is looking great. Keep it up!

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Thanks Marcus .. it is a lot of work but well worth the effort. We, like you, can't justify the cost to have it done either. Besides that, the black filth is a nice bonus
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Shhhhh...about the black goo. If everyone knows about it, they'll all want to do it.

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Old 11-24-2008, 11:04 PM   #21
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we found the top was much easier to polish, my thoughts were that the clearcoat baked off earlier, and just tarnished naturally, below it had all the chips from rocks, pitting etc, plus road salts, dirt etc over the years. Probably spent 4 times as much time below the belt line than above, even though it was less surface area. Nothing beats the sound of a cyclo =)

Its looking great, love the wheels/baby moons too.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:00 AM   #22
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Clear coat has been an option since about the late 50's - so that may be original - and yes its probably baked off from the sun.

FWIW - you can't see the top, so I didn't polish it...

Where two or more 4cu-er's gather its an event!

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:15 AM   #23
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we found the top was much easier to polish, my thoughts were that the clearcoat baked off earlier, and just tarnished naturally, below it had all the chips from rocks, pitting etc, plus road salts, dirt etc over the years. Probably spent 4 times as much time below the belt line than above, even though it was less surface area. Nothing beats the sound of a cyclo =)

Its looking great, love the wheels/baby moons too.
Thanks!

The wheels are actually the stock rims with the original hubcaps. They are full hubcaps from a '56 Plymouth which were used in the early 60s.
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Louis;

OK, I'll bite. What do you use with your buffer. The top of mine is peeling and we don't want to spend the $4,500 to do another clear coat. I tried Turtle Wax and the aluminum just turns black and it is hell getting it to get a shine.
Your trailer looks very good. Hope to see you and Sergio in Cottonwood in Feb.
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Bob,

We are using jewler's rouge with a high speed buffing wheel. We are hopefully going to finish the first pass today, we will take a picture of what we are using for you.

We are planning on making the Cottonwood Rally. Looking forward to seeing you and Lou.
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Mr InsideOut did a demo using that technique this year at the RMVAC, it was very impressive. He went back over the area with the cyclo and produced a mirror finish.
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Just don`t wash your buffers in the wife`s new washing machine,been there done that!!!! Dave
This'll take care of that problem (I buy it for hard water buildup, and find it cleans the machine nicely):

http://www.summitbrands.com/brands/WasherMagic.aspx

In the same way, for the dishwasher (which has been known to "clean" a few unusual items):

Lemi Shine – Official Site – The Hard Water Expert

I find both at an appliance repair/supply house.
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can you take me a close up shot of those hubcaps sometime so I know what I'm looking for? love the look
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