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Old 05-18-2007, 11:22 PM   #29
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I Levon, I used the Metal Wax, it doesn't get you dirty like that at all, yes half the time of the other methods.

By the way you didn't say what brand you used?
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:12 PM   #30
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Update Polishing

Ready to travel to a rally, but not quite finished. I am into the polishing with 45 hrs. I did have some tough etching on the front end caps, and I plan to spend some more time there and on the trim areas. Approx. time 15 to 20 more hrs. for me to be satisfied. Overall, I would use these products again, with the same technique. It has cut my polishing time almost in half.

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:45 PM   #31
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thanks for the info levon,I will also use Jestco's stuff and see how it works !
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:14 PM   #32
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thanks for the info levon,I will also use Jestco's stuff and see how it works !
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:23 PM   #33
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I just came in from polishing my GT, I,m really dirty waiting for the hot water heater to catch up after my DBG finished up one of her marathon showers
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:56 AM   #34
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I have to say I have become a convert also. My trailer had spent most of her life as a shore house near the Chesapeake Bay. A previous owner has shined her up using steel wool and mineral oil. He was very proud of how it turned out. That was twenty five years ago and the scratches are still visible. Last year I devoted well over 120 hours doing the first cut. I tried to be open to all techniques and products. I tried Diamond Brite and Nuvite and in the end I went over to the Nuvite. Last summer I meet Levon at a rally and he showed me how he did it. Now his trailer was already polished so I was not instantly blown away. But somehow it stuck in my head. Not too long ago I saw the big wide wheel being used by Uwe at Area63 and asked about the wheel. Here is where the wheel comes around... it was the same system Levon had showed me. I had the pleasure of trying it out a few days ago.
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I was only intending to polish around the water fill door, for I am making a new one. I started having so much fun that I kept going. I used the grey, then the red bars. I then followed up with my cyclo and some "C" Nuvite. The wheel leaves very small vertical lines that the cyclo busts up easily. I was amazed to watch the scratches actually disappear before my eyes. I did this entire area in less than two hours. I think I could do the entire 26 feet in less than 50 now. I am sold and I swear by this product. The only thing I do not like about it is that Vintage Trailer Supply does not sell it.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:22 AM   #35
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What size grinding wheel does this process use?

I'm getting ready to do the trade wind again after skipping a year and two long trips to the beach, so its going to be a job. I'm giving serious thought to trying this. Am I correct in thinking the difference in this approach is in the compounding material and in the buffer heads?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:44 AM   #36
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We use this as part of the polishing process at Area 63, as Frank already stated. It is a time and money saver during the compounding stages. If no subsequent steps are taken after the red compound, then the finish is a mid-class, nice from 10 feet polish job for comparatively little money and time.
However, to get a really deep, bluish shine, it's necessary to follow up with a Cyclo and Nuvite or equivalent.
Our process:
Stripping/cleaning of skin with stripper, and mild acid in problem areas.
Buffing with Jestco products grey compound and buffing wheel
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Buffing with Jestco products red compound with buffing wheel
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Cyclo with F7 or C
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Cyclo with S
Hand buff with soft microfiber rags

The cleaning is of paramount importance. Small fragments of dried polish and/or dust can cause scratches that are difficult to remove later.

It is not a miracle method, or the quick way out, but a very good and solid system to save time and money during the first few passes. We use new buffing wheels for every job, and re-use the old ones only for buffing moldings or tanks. Cleanliness is key.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:44 PM   #37
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i recently started to polish my 1981 international with the kit that is selling on ebay and i am impressed with the results and speed of the system.....i was able to polish about 12 feet of one side of the camper in about 10 hours time and the results are amazing ...........i am new to polishing and didn't expect such good results without using the tried and true polishing methods using nuvite and the cyclo polisher ...........i seem to be getting better results just using the red rouge and skipping the grey rouge with my finish after stripping the clear coat off with the napier remove all 200 stripper.........i will keep posting my progress and time spent to polish the whole camper
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:41 AM   #38
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I am also using the Jestco products, and covering it on my blog. My rather slow progress is mainly do to the very little time that I can devote to the process. I am impressed by the results for far.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:27 PM   #39
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We use this as part of the polishing process at Area 63, as Frank already stated. It is a time and money saver during the compounding stages. If no subsequent steps are taken after the red compound, then the finish is a mid-class, nice from 10 feet polish job for comparatively little money and time.
However, to get a really deep, bluish shine, it's necessary to follow up with a Cyclo and Nuvite or equivalent.
Our process:
Stripping/cleaning of skin with stripper, and mild acid in problem areas.
Buffing with Jestco products grey compound and buffing wheel
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Buffing with Jestco products red compound with buffing wheel
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Cyclo with F7 or C
Cleaning with mineral spirits
Cyclo with S
Hand buff with soft microfiber rags

The cleaning is of paramount importance. Small fragments of dried polish and/or dust can cause scratches that are difficult to remove later.

It is not a miracle method, or the quick way out, but a very good and solid system to save time and money during the first few passes. We use new buffing wheels for every job, and re-use the old ones only for buffing moldings or tanks. Cleanliness is key.
Wanting to know what acid you are using,I must start on 63 GT that has spent it`s entire life near the coast. Dave
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Wanting to know what acid you are using,I must start on 63 GT that has spent it`s entire life near the coast. Dave
Dave, we use the green cleaner acid from metalwax. METAL CLEANER
It is essentially a mild acid. I often thin it with water, and apply it with a piece of carpet, soaked in the cleaner. Then wash off with water.
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grinder question

Would this be a good grinder to use with the Jestco Airstream kit? Is there a better option?

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Man 14.8 pounds for 40 hours You will have some "big guns" when you are done! Try looking for a "buffer" there they should be lighter and have a variable speed motor. Good price though. Mike
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