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Old 01-19-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Anyone tried Jestco Products Polishing Kit?

Just saw this site and their kit on Ebay. Has anyone tried this product?

Air stream buffing kits, buffs from JestcoProducts.com


jestcoproducts.com and then select airstream buffing if the link doesn't work.

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Old 01-19-2007, 11:45 PM   #2
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Kneal ,good stuff there .I can see one big advantage to this kit .You use a thick wheel and the wide edge .not the big flat area so the polish is not done in a circle ,no swirls to confront .all in all ,still alot of hard work .

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Old 01-20-2007, 06:20 AM   #3
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Just saw this site and their kit on Ebay. Has anyone tried this product?

Air stream buffing kits, buffs from JestcoProducts.com


jestcoproducts.com and then select airstream buffing if the link doesn't work.

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By the looks of that grinder it apoears to be poor quality. Use caution, you could probly do better shopping the net to pic up the other producs and a good quality grinder if your inclined to go that route.

Just my 2 cents........
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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I don't think the grinder is included! And I don't think that a Makita grinder should be regarded as "poor quality"? Maybe small?
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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So does the method he outlines on his site seem to be a good starting point ...he states you can do it in around 40 hours....I would be curious to how the final finish looked.
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I don't think the grinder is included! And I don't think that a Makita grinder should be regarded as "poor quality"? Maybe small?
Ooo Your right, Makita is a good grinder, I took a quik look, the grinder alone would go for more. Not enuff coffee before I posted.

Not a fan of Rouge anyhow...


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Old 01-20-2007, 03:38 PM   #7
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Id use the buffs and not the rouge also ,go with the nuvite products or
the others folks like as well .Ive got the Makita also ,but I use it to final finish cut/buff paint as well as the trailer .It has the variable speed control
which is really good so it can be slowed down .The nuvite process likes
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 speed ,not faster ,always careful of not heating the aluminum
during polishing .the speed choice is 1-6 ,a good machine.

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Old 01-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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I've had good luck using rouge. Industrial polishing applications actually call for high speed (7500' per minute) so with an eight inch wheel you would want around 3250 rpms.

I know this flies in the face of the tried and true Perfect Polish method, but I've seen it done (airplanes) and did it myself on the nose of my 345 (grained aluminum). It compounded where teh nuvite would not - on later model grained aluminum.

I bought everything locally at the hardware store. Already have a Snap On Professional Coumpouder and used a Cyclo and Nuvite to remove the swirls.
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So does the method he outlines on his site seem to be a good starting point ...he states you can do it in around 40 hours....I would be curious to how the final finish looked.
That ad puzzles me every time I see it on eBay. He claims that he polished a 1967 Caravel to a mirror shine in less than 40 hours, including stripping the clearcoat. If that is true, this guy should be a multi-millionaire! It took me more than 40 hours just to strip the clearcoat on a 1971 Caravel.
The latest eBay ad, including before and after pics was:
eBay: Airstream Buffing Kit aircraft aluminum polish (item 160083340021 end time Feb-14-07 21:12:37 PST)
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He also provides a guarantee that if it doesn't work as stated that he will provide a FULL refund. Makes you wonder..I just want someone else to try it before I do
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:04 AM   #11
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It took me more than 40 hours just to strip the clearcoat on a 1971 Caravel.
I the Napier removall on my 31 foot Sovereign, stripped all the clearcoat except for minor touch up spots, in about 4 hours. Hosed it off after the stuff sat on it.
It immediatley showed a nice shiny aluminum once removed. I was able to shine ( not all the way to a mirror but nice and reflective) with some common metal polishes. 6 months later its still shiny, though in need of a good wash...but with it 38 degrees today I won't be doing that too soon.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:57 AM   #12
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Took me about 40 hours to strip it with my other half helping a lot.

The red compound with a wool pad at 2200 rpm cleaned up the bad areas with oxidation.

Then I used the Metal wax., wool pad at 3200rpm, did 2 sq ft in 7-10 min. no swirls, the black stuff if any came off with soap and water.

I'm not finished with the polishing because it's been too cold here, I'm leaving for Fl on Sunday maybe will do some more in the warmer weather.

I think Phil is planning on helping me when I get to Miami just so he knows how to do his.
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Stripping the '71 Caravel was my first and last experience. Much of the 40+ hours I spent was wasted because I was trying to use a more environmentally-friendly stripper (Citristrip). After several inadequate applications, I switched to an aircraft stripper and it went much faster. But still, I would have to see someone do the whole polishing process in less than 40 hours to make a believer of me.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:40 PM   #14
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I can't speak to the stripping process, my PO already had mine stripped and a rough polish job that was several years old.

I did however, polish mine - medium, then fine with some areas of additional touch-up, in well under 40 hours. I used an angle grinder/buffer and a cyclo.
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