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Old 09-29-2003, 06:05 PM   #183
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You're in great shape..

But, don't forget the bumper`!~lol
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Old 09-29-2003, 09:58 PM   #184
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Cool Not much to report

Busy weekend with family stuff... Hardly any time to polish.

Only got 1.5 hours today reduing some of my earlier spots I thought were done.

Very uneventful.....

Won't be able to polish the next two nights. Wife's birthday tomorrow, she probably won't want to spend in working on the trailer . And church Wednessday....

You guys are looking good as usual. This project is definalty getting larger....


27.5 hours....
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:53 AM   #185
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worn out

I hoped to finish today but both buffer pads are done for. Ordered one of each and they will be in tomorrow AM. That's an extra $60 but it beats scratches all over the place. Spent a few hours but wasn't getting very far. Started doing the areas that have to be done by hand. I completed the logo area on the rear and can barely move my hands.
I think I might be just about as worn out as the pads. Sore and tired. I think polishing is for the yonger generation

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Old 09-30-2003, 04:29 PM   #186
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Cool Hear you

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I think I might be just about as worn out as the pads. Sore and tired. I think polishing is for the yonger generation
I agree on both accounts..
My two pads just can not keep up with me..lol, bought two more today. This way, while the two are washed and drying..I still can GO...
Another long, long day..Worked from 8 am until just after 430 pm.
My pads were gone and, both of my wrists/hands were cramped beyond repair...lol, Garry, I don't know how old you are but..The age here is 60, going on 61..Go figure...lol
Too bad as this was the nicest day yet..Tomorrow I'll get an early start, work till 10 am or, just before it's time for my doctor' appointment.. Yuck..
Here a few pictures of Monday's efforts and, today's..Still need to Cyclo those areas..
btw, Monday's picture shown here was compounded with G6 only.
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Old 09-30-2003, 04:32 PM   #187
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Thumbs up The reward of...

This was today's (Tuesday) efforts.
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Old 09-30-2003, 04:39 PM   #188
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Thumbs up Another one...

This one is just about ready for the Cyclo polisher..Finis it today as well, as started on the other side.
But, no pictures of that..
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"Buff and Shine", is the name of the new wool bonnets. Cost 10 dollars apiece.. They look good. Will let you know how they work out tomorrow.

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:10 PM   #189
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WOW !!! WOW

I think your's may be just a touch shinner than mine. But mine does look good. I will have to redo several areas once I get another supply of SS.I only have about 1/4 bottle left "just enough" unless these last few panels don't go well. I think we have all discovered compound some sections and you say "YES that's what I'm talking about" and move up or down a few feet and wonder "what the heck", takes 4 times the effort to get the area up to snuff.
Interesting on the pads. I'm using the 3M #5701 and #5705. Order thru local auto parts store. $59 for the pair. If it wasn't for my early problems one set would have done the job along with the 2 bottles of SS. Notice you are picking on panels that don't require a lot of work around hehehehe. I just started at the front and headed back one side then the other depending on the sun.

Will get back on it in the AM as soon as I get the new pads.
Oh yeah, 65 in Dec.

Looking good

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:22 PM   #190
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Thumbs up Thanks for the info..

Garry, it's the same as you..
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Notice you are picking on panels that don't require a lot of work around hehehehe.
The sun's position dictates where I'll start and, when I have to sw to another panel..lmao, the picture shows what I mean..
Thanks for the comments..
It's hard work as you well know..
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:29 PM   #191
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Just a quick note`

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Whad do you guys think.
As it applies to your picture..
I'm wondering if you need to change your pads more freq.?
Take a look at my pictures for Mon and Tue..The lower panel was done entirely with G6..I'll grant you that I have swirls when you look at the sun's reflections at a certain angle..But, nothng like what you have in a head on look see..
Give us more inputs as to whats going on there..
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Old 09-30-2003, 07:26 PM   #192
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W O W and D O U B L E W O W ! !

All of these pictures look fantastic. When you all are finished, I'll bet your rigs will be seen from the moon Keep posting the pictures of your progress, it'll keep me inspired as I can only seem to polish on the weekends. Not enough hours in a day but judging by the way you guys feel, there may be too many. Great work. Seems to be quite a few folks polishing right now. I thank all of you for sharing your successes and pitfalls. Is this forum great or what?

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Old 09-30-2003, 08:27 PM   #193
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53 Flying Cloud I was refering to the area under the awning around the windows. Just kills me to hand polish these areas, my hands don't want to work the next day.

Tim, I don't know what to make of the swirls, I haven't run into that. You using the Cyclo ? I did get swirls if I used a dirty area on the sweat shirt

Flyfisher time to post a few pictures ...

Here is another shot my son took this weekend. I'm still shoping for a camara. Notice the UV protection hehe
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:17 PM   #194
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Cool Hey guys....

Just got back from taking my wife to a birthday dinner. Some reason she did not want to polish for her birthday

I believe my bad swirls were from using the pad with too much dried polish on it and using the spur tool wrong

I have since figured it out, I'm a slow learner ya know. I probably could use a new pad and switch off as needed.

Can you guys take a few weeks off so I can catch up
Won't be able to polish tomorrow either.

Garry, if your running out of SS, I have an unopened bottle I bought. I was going to give it a shot but decided on the nuvite method. If you would like I'll send it to you.

Can't wait until Thurday so I can get a couple hours in. It's getting dark here earlier and time change is coming so it will be dark by the time I get home in a couple of weeks.

Pics are looking great guys, I am envious of all your time!

Keep it up....
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Old 10-01-2003, 07:53 AM   #195
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Thumbs down Filiform corrosion

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Man, I had those too~!
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The only thing I did "special" was to wipe the entire area down with vinegar (full strength) and, after letting it set for a few min..wipe the area again with full strength vinegar..Again it set for a few..Then, wiped with the rag to work it in..Afterwads, I washed out the rag with water and, wiped the area with the damp rag..Dried..then, I started the compounding with G6 and A FRESH, CLEAN wool bonnet~It took atleast two complete compounding efforts with G6 to clean even those nasties~(Filiform corrosion) BUT, it was worth it as you can see from the fotos..
It's alot of work~!!
Today, it's raining some and, I have a doc appoint. in about an hour..So, it's either late afternoon or tomorrow before I can resume..
Great news on all accounts~! Keep up the good work..
Tim...
Give your wife a "Happy Birthday" greetings from us here in NH..
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:51 AM   #196
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Hats off to you guys polishing 31 footers - man o man thats a lot of work - I thought I took on a lot polishing my 25 footer.......

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