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Old 12-31-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Cyclo with wool pads

The prior owner to my 68 gave me a cyclo when I bought the trailer. The cyclo came with wool pads and some Rolite medium polish. I have read some posts and haven't read anything about using wool cyclo pads. Can I use the wool pads to remove swirl marks left from the prior owner and then use a cotton shirt with a finer polish. Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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We have used Cyclo buffers with wool pads to polish aircraft since the '60s. Works fine. After polishing, use a soft cloth wrapped over the pads to finish up. To remove the residue, use a soft cloth (by hand) and baking flour. Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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P&S Trailer (who some feel is the best) have been using the wool pads for years and is how they polish trailers. They use the wool pads with "Blue Magic" polish, polishing about 2x2 area to apply the polish then wrap the pads in a soft wool blanket to remove the polish leaving a very "soft" polish job, not that "Bling" look that many like but is very hard to get an even look without clouding.

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Old 12-31-2011, 10:02 AM   #4
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If you have to cut oxidation then a compounder (like a Dewalt side grinder) w/wool might work better. Then use the Cyclo w/ cotton cloth to remove swirls and develop a mirror shine. Check out Metal Polishing Equipment : Auto Detailing Supplies : Electric Car Polishers : Airplane Polish : Auto Polisher : Aluminum : Polishers and Buffers : PerfectPolish.com
Just my opinion.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
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I used a Cyclo and yellow wool pads last summer to polish our Safari. Oxidation was all there from 1966 on (although it spent most of its years in a desert climate). It took two passes on some of the worst areas, but it all came out looking like original finish to me. No swirl marks, and no use of wrapping over the pads.
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I have asked this on another thread,, but no answer. There is a good anount of filiform corrosion on the upper panels of my 66. I have been using a cyclo with F7 Nuvite, and a drill with it and brown tripoli, also tried a wool bonnet on my variable speed polisher. It is still not where I would like it to be, and wonder if I can use the sisal polishing buffer pads with the variable polisher and black emery.
This polisher has a female threaded connector for the head. Typical Harbor Freight machine but works well.
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I have asked this on another thread,, but no answer. There is a good anount of filiform corrosion on the upper panels of my 66. I have been using a cyclo with F7 Nuvite, and a drill with it and brown tripoli, also tried a wool bonnet on my variable speed polisher. It is still not where I would like it to be, and wonder if I can use the sisal polishing buffer pads with the variable polisher and black emery.
This polisher has a female threaded connector for the head. Typical Harbor Freight machine but works well.
The sisal with black would quickly cut through the alclade layer. I used 600 wet sandpaper to remove heavy filiform on my 67.
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