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Old 04-24-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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62 globetrotter finally ready for polish.. Question.

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Well after months and months of stripping roofing compound the stupid po's decided to smear on my project, I am finally ready to start the polish process.

My big question is where does this guy start? I have bought the black, brown and white bars from caswell, along with the proper wheels rakes etc.

As you can see, serious deep scratches , pitting, oxidation etc. Not sure where to start if a wetsanding is completely needed?? I want to get it as good as I possibly can. I've spent a ton of time on this 62 globetrotter and I want this thing to shine!!

Any input from you guys what I should do prior to buffing would be great!!

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Old 04-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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Are those all pop rivets? If so, I would start with changing them out to Olympics as pop rivets on the exterior will leak causing bigger issues down the road. I would certainly take care of this before polishing. Also, trying to get the caked on polish out of all those little holes will be a nightmare.

But when you do get going on the polishing - just pick a 2'x2' area and get a feel for what works start with brown tripoli then clean it off and see what you get. If it's not doing the trick, go to the more coarse black bar. Some of the damage in your photos (creases, deep dented scratches) won't come out - but when polished, they will seem to blend in better.

Here's a demo showing Mr.InsideOut's technique…

Airstream Polishing Demo RMVAC 2010 Rally - YouTube

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