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Old 02-15-2007, 05:47 PM   #15
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Dave - That is great to hear. What did you use for the polish? Nuvite?
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:53 PM   #16
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Nuvite C, then since I about choked on the price of that little bottle ($50 or so) I experimented and used Mothers aluminum polish with good results. I didn't try the fine Nuvite, so can't compare that.

Here's what it looks like.
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:17 PM   #17
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Looks Great! I plan on stripping my this summer if I ever finish my remodel. I might pin you for some pointers when I get to that point.
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:51 AM   #18
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Thanks a lot, Dave. Now I feel worse than ever when I look at my unpolished silver turds.
Seriously though, fantastic job and a great vintage coach!
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:21 PM   #19
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Anyone tried Jestco Products ?

Hi all
Have any of you used the Jestco products like the kit for sale on ebay for $99.00. He uses a side wheel grinder with an attachment adapter for his buffing pads. He claims to have done his 17 footer in I think about 40 hours.
He has very positive feedback. Just curious what yall's opinion is.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:37 PM   #20
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Hi all
Have any of you used the Jestco products like the kit for sale on ebay for $99.00. He uses a side wheel grinder with an attachment adapter for his buffing pads. He claims to have done his 17 footer in I think about 40 hours.
He has very positive feedback. Just curious what yall's opinion is.
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James,
Here is Thread that may give you some information.

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:59 PM   #21
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Ooops!

Sorry, I did not search first.
thanks for the thread.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:09 PM   #22
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Dave,
You must be Superman or something! It took me so many hours to do mine that I didn't want to try to add them up! I haven't seen her all winter & am afraid to see her when she finally makes it back here (she's the hubby & boy's hunting home for winter). I hope she's still shiny! I stripped her with Napier & it was a pretty easy task (with my 4 kids helping me) in one day. The polishing was what took me all of my spare time last summer. I used the Nuvite system. I think you ought to go into the business if you can do a 21 footer in 40 hours!
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:20 PM   #23
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How much removeall?

I gather that removeall 220 is the way to go for removing the clear coat. How much of it should I order for my Trade Wind (24ft). Is there anything special I need to know about how this works? I dont have a clear idea what I am getting into. I am willing to comit so far as to striping the clear coat, then I will consider polishing...... Actually, a discription of how the stripping works would be welcome.....
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:54 PM   #24
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I purchased a gallon of the removeall 220 and had to only strip about half of my 22footer.. still have about 1/2 left. Do let it dry over night. The trick I found was applying it.. I tried a sponge which worked okay, but then had to followup with a brush for some stubborn areas.. One thing I would have done differently, was to let it dry more thoroughly after the power wash and before using the stripper. Probably would have used less this way.
Let it go overnight and then powerwash it off. I've tried the purplepolish and deoxidizer from california customs. It's okay, but not really satisfied. The polish works well, but I burned through the deoxidizer in no time.. 1 little bottle only did 1/10 of the trailer. Found that applying by rag did pretty much nothing. Found spraying it on was much better, but wasteful.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:16 PM   #25
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I have just started using this system on my 61 Babmi. I have used Nuvite system last time 4 years ago. Just four hour into the thing and using only a Paun Store Grinder for $32 with the Gray rouge, the results are much better than the 80 hour years ago. My surface is extremely poor. The grinder is the trick. Clean up is so much better then before. I do believe that my polishing time will be less than 80 hours. Can not wait until I go to the red rouge and then the Cyclo.
My comment at this point is very good.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:04 PM   #26
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Works like a charm

The Jestco Products process can actually repair the imperfections and give you a much brighter finish than any type of paste or polish alone. Check it out. Works great on aluminum boats and planes too.






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Old 05-18-2007, 10:12 PM   #27
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Three weeks ago, while at a Rally, Claude and his wife pulled into the rally for a day. His very nicely polished Caravel caught my eye, and I greeted them and asked if he had polished his trailer. "Yes, and I sell polishing supplies" was his answer...I talked to him later and found out it took him approx. 40 hrs. to do the job....I have used Rolite, Nuvite, and have polished 6 vintage airstreams in the past 5 yrs. and it took me anywhere between 80 and 100+ hrs. to get the job done...I bought the supplies from him and have completed approx. 1/2 of my trailer, that includes tanks and a front compartment...and have spent 22hrs. at it....I have decided that this is the way I will polish in the future...YES, it is Nasty and dirty...but all methods are...This is by far my best polish job and I estimate it will take between 40 and 50 hrs to complete. Attached are some of the photos so far, and will post more as the job nears completion. By the way, it took me 4 hrs. to strip before polishing began. I use a variable speed polisher at 3000 rpms. Please feel free to PM me for other details.

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Old 05-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #28
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I'm impressed! I guess I now have to consider another option.......

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