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Old 11-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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'66 Safari polish before/after

Well, it's taken a few weeks and weather permitting but finally wrapping up the coarse first pass of polishing the airstream. Still have to go back to some small areas and tight spaces around windows ect but at least my neighbors won't cringe at the sight of her in my driveway. We are all shocked at the difference it's made. Another few hours and then the tow bar is in for some serious rust removal and a paint job! I also have the original front dinette if anyone is interested. It's just the wood frame, doors, no cushions, no table. There's water damage at the bottom of one side. It has the slide curbside to make it a frame for a twin. Maybe someone wants to repair as it's still sturdy, just cosmetically damaged at the bottom of one side. Or use as a template.. If someone is interested I can post pics.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:36 PM   #3
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Great job! What did you use for your first pass?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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I used 3M super coarse polishing compound. Can get it anywhere, advanced auto carries it although not normally qt sized in store. You can call ahead of time and they can have it in a day. I got mine at a auto paint supplier for $22/qt and that was enough to do the whole trailer minus the flat part of the roof I couldn't reach. Bought another qt and have to put up scaffolding to finish. I'm using an 8" polisher. I had some stubborn clear coat patches and it worked wonderfully taking that off. It will leave swirl marks, make no mistake about that but will take off the oxidation and clear coat the stripper wouldn't get off. Next pass will be w/ something much finer...and then employ orbital buffer..
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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Good job Kim!! I am also pokin along on our 66 Safari... 1st pass about 3/4 done. All the interior work ( am not polishing it)is done just need to work on the outside. Spent the last month building a shed for it, now I can get back to polishing, though I'm not sure how much I can get done it the cold.
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