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Old 01-10-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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35 foot airstream needs polishing!

I am looking for someone to polish my 89 Airstream. I am willing to drive it to your location within reason. I am in Fort Smith Arkansas. If you know of someone that would be interested please let me know.

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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One tip is to check Aluminum tanker cleaning/polishing shops. Check at a local truck stop or google it. I found one close to me in CT.
several people have used such places with good success.
just a thought.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
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One tip is to check Aluminum tanker cleaning/polishing shops. Check at a local truck stop or google it. I found one close to me in CT.
several people have used such places with good success.
just a thought.
Thanks will give that a try!
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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I am looking for someone to polish my 89 Airstream. I am willing to drive it to your location within reason. I am in Fort Smith Arkansas. If you know of someone that would be interested please let me know.

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Would Branson be too far to travel for a polish?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:27 PM   #5
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I am looking for someone to polish my 89 Airstream. I am willing to drive it to your location within reason. I am in Fort Smith Arkansas. If you know of someone that would be interested please let me know.

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A typical polisher at least on the west coast, will usually charge about $250.00 to $290.00 per foot, for a polish job.

Then that leaves you the job pf waxing the motorhome every year, or more often, depending on the climate and nearness to salt water.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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Can it be Polished?

Is your grade of aluminum suitable to be polished? I don't know for sure but I thought Airstream changed materials at some point later models could not be polished.

So somebody out there with knowledge of the years and grades of aluminum please comment.

Ours is a '92 for example and the only options are to reapply clearcoat or to paint it. Quotes I've received in the past indicate painting is more expensive but will last much longer.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:55 PM   #8
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Ours is a 89...we have done a 2x2 test area and it looks pretty nice. Not sure you can get to a mirror finish but it looks great none the less.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:33 PM   #9
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Just finished polishing my 1995. It will polish.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:41 PM   #11
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i have been polishing a AS 31' with a dewalt 849 , you will need to set it at the lowest settings to get the best results so the metal will not heat up. i have about $1000 in this project. i can see how it could cost a lot of cash on this project like Andy R. said. wish you luck with this project RB
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:03 PM   #12
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your 92 will polish up great! Yes they used different aluminum but it all polishes up. I was told that my 86 couldn't be polished. Its my shiniest Airstream yet...better than any of my 68's I have good luck with some early model 70's too.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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Did you find someone to polish your Airstream? I live in Ft. Smith too and need someone to polish mine.
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