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Old 04-29-2004, 02:34 PM   #15
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Shari, You are right when you say there are no short cuts. Which is why I am questioning it. I think I will do the right thing and use the Rolite products: pre-polish, metal polish and the ap-300. for the first go-round. Maybe then I will use Blue Magic to maintain the final finish. Sound good? I don't want to waste my time. I'd rather be successful the first time.Rob
Sounds your results & over time we'll all be able to check in & judge for ourselves...I still wonder about the silicone in it though as far as getting future Vulkem or Parabond to stick...

We intend on a "once over" with Nuvite "S" (which has a wax componant in it) & the cyclo for our annual (bi-annual?) maintenance plan...should be able to accomplish that in a weekend.


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Old 04-29-2004, 10:52 PM   #16
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Let me jump back in here and state that as good as Blue Magic is .. we only used it to touch up and maintain polished radiators that were prepared the old fashion way ... lotsa sweat, a polishing wheel and a variety of Rouge.

Once your trailer is polished ... I would try going the Blue Magic route for maintenance.

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Old 04-30-2004, 11:17 AM   #17
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alan - where did you get the liquid glass?
Found it at Pep Boys last summer, the one can did my AS and my car, and has 1/3 or so left if you can belive that. I did two coats on the roof of the AS and one on the sides. It still looks great, shiny and smooth after a rinse off. They have a web site as well.
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Old 05-01-2004, 01:47 AM   #18
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Smile my 2 cents worth

I got a can of Blue Magic and a can of Rolite metal polish this afternoon. In a totally unscientific test I worked on a couple of areas by hand with each product on the front of my Tradewind. The Blue Magic beat the Rolite hands down on how fast it cut though the oxidation and brought up a good shine. Both were terrible for the corrision, pits, and scratches, no matter how much elbow grease I poured into it. (kind of expected that) Both were about the same for mess and cleanup.

Conclusion - Once I get that shine Blue Magic looks like it might be the way to keep it, cuts though oxidation fast and has a good shine. But like what has already been said by Shari and others some abrasive action is needed especially in areas like the front of the trailer. Still pondering the silicone issue.

I have been wondering about giving the trailer the once over with the Blue Magic for a fast shine. Then going over the rough spots with Nuvite F7 or Rolite prepolish and then going over those spots with Blue Magic again. But then the short cut thing leave me feeling guilty so maybe I'd better leave it as got a thought.


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Old 05-02-2004, 12:01 AM   #19
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my 2 cents worth continued

Broke out the Cyclo Polisher for the first time today and tried the Blue Magic. Not as impressed today. Had to push pretty hard to cut 45 years of oxidation and junk and it did very little to fix the scratches. Worked beautiful on the places I'd already had a good shine on and seemed to make it even better. But I think I'd better use something with more "teeth" in it and than maybe use the Blue Magic for Maintenance, Especially since I now have a can of it kicking around.

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Old 05-02-2004, 05:17 AM   #20
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Thanks for the input Rod. I think I might just use the Blue Magic to keep the shine one it is there. You guys are great. I have learned so much just reading about all of the trial and errors that people have made. Hopefully I can do things right the first time. Rob
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:32 PM   #21
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Went out and bought a bottle at Wally World tonight ($3.99 for 8oz.)
Gave it a try on a rather oxidized front fender of my car, and it definitely removed the dead paint. May try it on my aluminum wheels next to see how it does. It smells like Brasso, only toned down. Unmistakable, though...

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I used Blue Magic and was initially very happy with the results.However, after a bit rainfall I'm noticing a lot of watermarks. Being in the Pacific NW I really need to find something that offers a good sealing protection against this?

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