Originally Posted by greg176
I have not seen a drum polisher in action .They used to use cyclo polishers here but have switched to a 7" wool bonnet compounder from CP.I am still searching the storage for the old cyclos.The white scotch brite does not scratch but with polish strips off the oxidation quite well.I would not use the red as it would scratch.I tried wet sanding working fron 800 up to 2500 and it still takes about twenty passes with the f7 nuvite to get the shine back.This seems to be the only way I can get rid of scratches.I was thinking I would try using red rouge on the edge of a 7" bonnet on the scratches.I have found that the easiest way to get a good shine is to replace the skin.Too bad I can't get the end caps.
Seems like they go for $150+ on Ebay to the folks who still think they work.
Makes you wonder why they stashed them.
As far as the wet sanding- what I posted was one pass with a buffer and those guys home made polish- that was what left a green residue, and you can see the difference. They said it was the first of 2 passes and thesecond leaves it mirrored. The first was enough that if my trailer was that shiny, I'd be happy- I think.
From reading everything I've read, it seems that cutting it down to clean aluminum is necessary first. Polishing to bring out shine is second. swirl removal and a luster pass are third- but I haven't done it yet- just studying the heck out of it and watching what these guys did in less than 1 week of afternoons.
I've been dropping by there to see when the next one shows up- nothing yet...
Those little trailers they make there are pretty shiny too- makes you think they are good enough at it- www.tourstream.com
Do they pass as mirror to the guys who've done lots of polishing?