Is Gord's a good thing? I certainly think so. New dogs, new tricks. Hard to argue with a guy carrying a US Patent. But I'm drinking the Kool-Aid, so maybe I'm blinded. I've been patiently waiting for the correct tool to arrive (yesterday!) so that I can use it on my Tradewind. I'll post photos when complete. I've used it by hand on sections and I've been amazed at the speed and quality of the results.
These forums don't seem to think very highly of the stuff, but I don't think the product got a fair shake from what I've read.
I conjecture that it's Gord's because of the speed. These Texans must be doing something that doesn't require a lot of time or effort, otherwise they'd be charging for it right? The easiest explanation is they've got their hands on something that works quickly and efficiently, because just look at the finished product - they don't look like they're taking shortcuts! But again, just guessing.
I was also quoted a "ballpark" $100-200/sqft price for my 24' Tradewind - when I actually found a guy that could do it - also much harder than anticipated. Then I read all about the bazillion step process with 5 different grades of Nuvite and blah blah blah six weekends of work so that you're guaranteed to repeat the process in a year and I kept looking. My trailer is for camping - not a museum artifact or showpiece. For the money ($100/gallon predicted to cover the whole Airstream) and time (as yet unknown) I'll happily take the mirror shine of Gord's!
He did an Airstream Airstream Pictures
I'm in no way affiliated with him, and I'll stop this shameless plug now. If these other guys are using something else, I would love to hear about it! Not saying the old tried-and-true method is bad - I'd just rather spend my money and time camping.
p.s. the "correct tool" is an adjustable polisher that can slow itself down to 600 rpm. Much harder to find than I anticipated.