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Old 11-13-2010, 07:52 AM   #29
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Good link, and I like the idea of a mobile service.

The photo of the Airstream in the lower left on this guy's page belongs to Herb Spies down in FL. I'd check to see if this mobile guy really did these examples before giving him my business. I don't people swiping canned photos of what they "could" do, I want to see actual work.
Brad - GREAT question!! I'm interested to know exactly the same - was this trailer polished at this business?
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:46 AM   #30
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Mike, Now that a few weeks have passed are you still happy with the polish job done on your Airstream? I am thinking of having mine done at a Danny's truck wash in Phoenix. They have done a few trucks for us and do good work. However I am still slightly leery. Adios, John
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:53 AM   #31
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Hi John,
Absolutely! Yes! Like I said earlier, I still need to do the final pass with a cyclo to get the polishing marks out (you can only see them though when the sun hits them just right), but the money was well worth it. It saved me a lot of time and effort. If you have any doubts, you're welcome to stop by and take a look.

BTW, would love to see your '67 sometime. You should try and get out to the Picacho Peak New Year's Rally.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #32
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Just had my 1958 Overlander polished at M&Ms Truck Polishing. The results were just as impressive on my '58 as my '72. Here's a few pics.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #33
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So which beauty are you bringing to the Rally?
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #34
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #35
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The '72. She's pretty much done. I still need to work on the interior of the '58.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #36
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A couple shots of the Overlander at M&Ms.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #37
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #39
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:14 AM   #41
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I too use the services of a Truck Polisher to do the first 90%. As long as you go into this adventure knowing it is a "Truck Polisher" and not an "Airstream Polisher" you will save yourself a ton of grief.
The mention of acid came up. Acids are very commonly used to polish trucks. The service will often not use the word acid. They will say "wash", "flash", "pre treat", "whiten", "brighten","wet prep", "de oxidizer" or anything you want to hear besides the word "ACID". As long as the rivets and seams are flushed well the acid should be neutralized. REPEAT, As long as the rivets and seams are flushed well the acid should be neutralized. "should" was used, not "is, will be, or are"

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Alumibright, Truck Blue, Truck Brite, Zap Clean, Aluminum Wheel Cleaner all = ACIDS Here you see diluted acid being sprayed on.
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Shamazing how bright the aluminum gets. Looks like all the oxide was simply washed off. Bet that saves the polishing guy some hours.
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Very high speed, very aggressive cutting with three colors of rouge bars.
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make sure they do the roof. Aliens want to see shine too.
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After. Cyclo polishing still needed.
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Whats M and M's contact information? I looked online but get different numbers and locations...THANKS
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