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Old 05-15-2008, 01:29 PM   #1
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Annual polish (delayed)

Well, I set up everything for the repolish project. Barn cleared, fans set, nuvite on site, cloths cleaned and stacked and Cyclo tested and ready.
But, today I see that the project is on delay....
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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Well, you didn't really feel much like polishing anyways did you?
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:24 PM   #3
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you are so luck you do not have to polish... I did for four hours today. I really hate it, hope you like polishing. Did I mention how much I hate it?
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
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Yep, our newspaper box has been out of commission for a month now due to a birds nest at the back of the box.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:53 AM   #5
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Back to the work

I am the proud step parent of 4 Wrens. Do you have ANY idea as to how much poop one of those babys can put out? AND, the attitude those little buggers have toward intruders?

Well back to the polish job......annual re-polish.

If anyone is interested, I am foregoing the Nuvite and trying "Truck Box Polish." I have heard good things about it and like what I have seen so far. I particularly like the price at $12.50 vs $42.00 +/- ....and in this 100 degree plus temp....the fact that it goes quicker/easier. I will compare the Cyclo and the random orbital and hand/rag.
We are doing two Caravels this week up here....North of Denton, Texas.....if anyone wants to get involved. Music, beer and real Texas BBQ is involved.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Annual polishing.

Equals monthly waxing, if your more than 50 miles from salt water.

Weekly waxing, if your closer than 50 miles to salt water.

Some will say no, but history says different.

And besides that, if you like to drink beer when you polish the trailer, your in for a lot of beer drinking.

You might even have to consider buying beer by the huge kegs. But then, you would have to spend more money, for a giant beer cooler.

Then you would also have to consider the increase in your electric bill, not only for the beer cooler, but for the polisher as well.

Then Momma might make you install an outside shower, since she won'y want you to come in the house with all that black crud on you.

Ahhh, all for the sake of a polished Airstream.

Never ends, no matter which "Y" in the road you take.

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Old 07-13-2008, 02:16 PM   #7
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Andys right again!

Has not rained here in so long I won't worry about that problem. I'm about equal distance from Atlantic, Pacific. I guess its the beer keg for me. Remember, Andy, I started this polishing craze with airplanes in Riverside and Corona.....long, long ago. The beer too.
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I am the proud step parent of 4 Wrens. Do you have ANY idea as to how much poop one of those babys can put out? AND, the attitude those little buggers have toward intruders?

Well back to the polish job......annual re-polish.

If anyone is interested, I am foregoing the Nuvite and trying "Truck Box Polish." I have heard good things about it and like what I have seen so far. I particularly like the price at $12.50 vs $42.00 +/- ....and in this 100 degree plus temp....the fact that it goes quicker/easier. I will compare the Cyclo and the random orbital and hand/rag.
We are doing two Caravels this week up here....North of Denton, Texas.....if anyone wants to get involved. Music, beer and real Texas BBQ is involved.
I would love to hear how it does for you as
The tool box stuff worked great for me on my Sovereign but on the Excella which is more highly polished it so far had clouded up the area I worked on. I am wondering if I did not use it aggressively enough or used too much?
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Well, I set up everything for the repolish project. Barn cleared, fans set, nuvite on site, cloths cleaned and stacked and Cyclo tested and ready.
But, today I see that the project is on delay....
I had to shut down for about 3 weeks.........
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Airstream...nuvite...beer...polish...nuvite...beer ...polish...keg...polish...beer...Airstream...beer ...keg...oops

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Annual polishing.

Equals monthly waxing, if your more than 50 miles from salt water.

Weekly waxing, if your closer than 50 miles to salt water.

Some will say no, but history says different.
Not my experience, based on my history.
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Not my experience, based on my history.
Not mine, either.
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How often would I need to re-polish and wax . . .

Ok guys, what would it really take? (I live in a relatively dry and sunny area, about 400 miles from any salt water.)

Our trailer has failing clear coat (of course) and I'm reluctant to spend thousands to re-coat it. In the interim I am applying wax and will be applying some clear paint to product the uncovered aluminum from excessive corrosion. I'm also not sure if I want to alter the trailer by polishing it and losing the original mill finish.
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Please excuse a newby question?

Isn't there a way to buff and polish it to the beatuiful mirror finish I see some of you have, and then put sealer on?

Or, were you all just waiting for me to come along and suggest that? No, huh?
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