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Old 09-28-2003, 02:03 PM   #169
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Question For what it's worth

Garry, it seems..that you can read backwards...lol

Question;
Is what I'm seeing the results of sandpaper used here?
You might need to check out the PerfectPolish site and, follow the instructions for the removeal of embedded grit, if that's the case.
I'll look for a follow up from you on what procedures used..

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Old 09-28-2003, 05:14 PM   #170
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Tim's Corrosion...

Looking good guys. Looks like you both will win the polish race over me

Here is a pretty good shot of my Filiform corrosion. Then next shot will be a little different angle.
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:15 PM   #171
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Keep in mind none of this was present or visible before I went over it with the compounder and F7.
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After compounder

OK, this shot is actually a different area but it had at least the same amount of corrosion as the other shots.

I went over it at least 10 times with F7 and the compounder.

This is the lower panel to the right of the entry door.

This is a finished panel all the way with the cyclo....
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Another view

View of the same panel and door.
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:24 PM   #174
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Seems all that heavy duty compounding is leaving some pretty bad swirls that are not cleaning up easily.

I cyclo'd the door with F7, then S, and its pretty bad. This part of the door I did not go over and over it like the bottom part which is ok, but still has some swirls.

I think this top part had a lot of G6 used on it. But I cannot remember for sure. I have been over the door about three times. now.

I may have to compound with C to get the swirls out.

26.5 hours...

Whad do you guys think.
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Old 09-28-2003, 06:35 PM   #175
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Bummer dude

Tim I think your bad spots were worse than mine. As I said in some cases I just went on since it was not worth it to redo.

53FC yes that panel was the one that had the embeded black marks and a lot of very deep scratches. It was sanded with 600/1200/2000 compounded & polished. Looked good but didn't have the deep shine. I tried different things in different spots but it just won't really get that deep shine. I have done the same thing on two other panels and they look fine. I will go back to the PP site but I think this panel is a different type alumunum

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Old 09-28-2003, 06:39 PM   #176
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These are the tools of my trade. I don't use the Cyclo any longer but did use it early on.
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Old 09-28-2003, 06:43 PM   #177
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I like it

Here is another.....
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Old 09-28-2003, 06:55 PM   #178
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Thumbs up Great shots~

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Wow..interesting examples~
Those pictures really do tell of all the hard work~!
Ref: The removal of grits embedded as mentioned on PP site.
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However when we took the sheet out in the sun we could see that it was far from a perfect mirror finish. The surface was slightly cloudy wherever we use the 3M rubbing compound. And the area that we sanded carefully with the 600 and 1200 grit paper was clearly visible with a slight gray tone. It was almost as though the 3M rubbing compound and silicone carbide mud from the sandpaper had left something embedded in the surface. The areas where only the Nuvite had been used were clear and bright.
A solvent wipe and further polishing with Nuvite F-7 did not get rid of the discoloration. Finally the sheet was acid-washed with Alumiprep 33 and repolished with Nuvite S. The result was a true mirror finish with all discoloration gone. Apparently the acid was able to remove what the 3M compound and sand paper left behind.
I'll be back at it for the next 3 to 5 days as the WX forecast is calling for decent WX.
Hang in there and, I'll be checking in from time to time.
Nice job with the photos...
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Old 09-28-2003, 07:05 PM   #179
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Thanks for the info.....Sounds like the answer to my problem. By the way on my last pic you can see where I last stopped for the day at the end of the window. Should have good weather here all week and baring unexpected delays 2 days shoul about do it for me
I still can't take it out and show it off until I install new axles. that is scheduled for early next spring.
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31ft+31ft=64 ft around

Put in 3 1/2 hrs this morning and think I can finish up this evening I can no longer polish in the AM sun gets to it to quick. The only thing I have left is the rear panels above and below the rear window.
Tim: That's a bummer you can't put on to much of the of compounding material I'm using ?? It is amaizing to watch the aluminum go from black to there I am looking at myself, I wish I had more SS, I could get a bettter shine with less effort, as it is I have to compound twice with the black stuff then switch to SS with the soft pad. If I could use the SS on the second compounding it would be easer.
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Old 09-29-2003, 05:27 PM   #181
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Okay guys~!
This has been a day like I wished all of you had...lol
I worked from 8 am till, just after 6 25pm on the A/S POLISHING away`!
This is coming together finally~! If I can have just 4 or 5 more days like this...We should be in great shape..
Work on the lower length of the street side and upper rear panel.
Tidy up a few loose ends..Looking good..No pictures as it was too dark by the time I got cleaned up and, put the tool bags away.
I came home, looked in the mirror and gasp~!I had so much black stuff on my face...lmao
QUICK HOT SHOWER and, dinner..then, it;s back to the A/S for sleep..
EARLY RISER~!~
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WOW

I hurt all over just thinking of that kind of a day....Glad the weather cleared up and you are back at it.

I had other non important things come up and didn't get back to polishing but this is what I have left
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