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Old 10-23-2003, 10:44 AM   #295
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Re: Nice comments..

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I didn't realize that, you've undertaken the floor replacement/ shell off frame route.. WOW, I'm impressed..And, now the polishing as well..That's gonna be one fine unit by the time you're done..(if ever..lol)
I think mom dropped me on my head as a child. I aint right.

It's been a long time consuming undertaking but past the really tough part now and seeing the fruits of our labor. Our coach belonged to Chilie's dad since 1980. It's as much a labor of love as anything. Something to remember her dad and enjoy with our kids. Even with all the time and effore we have to put into it it's been enjoyable.

Not so sure our neighbors have enjoyed it though. That thing was all over our front yard for 3.5 weeks. It just did get moved back into the drive last night.
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:37 PM   #296
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Lightbulb Clearance lights..

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I realize that, your question was directed to" Tim".
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How did you remove your clearance lights on the back of your AS?
If I may share the method I used, then..Tim can share his as well.

The clearance lights that, I changed out were the ones on the lower level..
  • 1.I pop'd the len off the base unit.
    2.Remove the light bulb
    3.Remove the screws holding the base to the skin.
    4.The wire, which goes inside of the unit, can be pulled gently out.
    (providing that this hasn't been cut in the past, you should have plenty)
    5.To reverse the process, you need to attached the wire to the connection on the new base unit. Before you push the wire back in, you'll need some of sealer gook to close the hole up. Look for Vulkum to squeeze into the hole.
    6.Re-install the screws.(apply some gook to the threads)
    7.Re-install the light bulbs.
    8.Re-attach the len cover and, check for proper operation.
Pretty much it. BTW, now would be the time to check with garry about the LED side clearance lights. I believe he bought a mess of them to replace on his unit..
Hope this helps somewhat.
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EDIT: Sorry, Tim pointed out my error..
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Old 10-23-2003, 12:44 PM   #297
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Thumbs up You guys see the number of views!

Boy this thread must be the all time most poplular

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I'm closer to Sacramento than Eureka. I'll becarefull on the top. I got to get a good polished picture of the top so Garry will show me his

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I see 53 answered most of it. That's the basic procedure. As long as you don't have your trailer hooked to a tow vehicle, you don't have to worry about power on the wiring. BTW, I was the one who just bought the LED markers. They are very cool

Should get some good headway today hopefully. I am going home in a couple of hours to put some serious polishing time in. Going to start the front, even though the back is not completed because I am borrowing a tall ladder I may have to return soon.

Maybe have some new pictures tonight.
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Old 10-23-2003, 01:15 PM   #298
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Fantastic~

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Incredible~!~
It's due to your efforts in sharing the "art" of polishing..

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Old 10-23-2003, 05:38 PM   #299
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53 Flying Cloud;
I had asked about the paint you used on the tongue and p-tanks.
What brand & color.
I have to paint steps and tongue. Looked as if you found a good match.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:14 PM   #300
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Red face Oops`

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I had asked about the paint you used on the tongue and p-tanks.
First, let me say how sorry I am for overlooking that question..
Thanks for your nice comment, as well..
The paint was gathered from the paint shelves at Wal Mart..I used the RustOleum brand..Other then that, I threw the old cans away. Look for a flat, dull silver for the tanks. On the tongue's color, I just eyeballed it..
If you're not in a big hurry, give me a few days and, the next time I visit Wally's World, I'll get the numbers for you..
Thanks again..
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:46 PM   #301
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So much for a secret supply
I wasn't sure if I was going to spray or brush. I think spray will get to more hard to reach areas but then overspray can be a problem.
No hurry, another one of the things on my to do list.

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Old 10-23-2003, 09:05 PM   #302
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Thumbs up Got 5.5 hours in today....

Well got some serious time in for me. But it's slow going with all my FFC. I am about to go through another pound of polish in just a week or so. Must be some kind of record.

I was able to work on the front end cap a little, but the weather did not help. It was 86 degrees in the blistering Sun and that just made the polish start to smear. So I had to give up working on the top and got some work done on the sides.

Looks like I will have to order more polish to complete though. So far I have used almost 2lbs of polish.

Sorry no pics. Worked up until dark and had to get out of there because I was being eaten alive by the mosquetos.

Planned on leaving work early again tomorrow, but may have to rethink that if its too hot.

I am thinking of just completing the compounding for the winter and wax it for now. Then in the spring break out the cyclo. What do you guys think?

67 hours and counting.
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later is an option

Tim: That was my plan all along. I knew starting out if I spent to much time in any one area there was no way I would have the time to complete the job. I decided to focus on a "whole" trailer polish and wax at less than a perfect shine, that way I could use the trailer and it would look "good". I could then take my time going over the whole thing one panel at a time next spring, probably to most others the shine as is looks great but there are a lot of areas that need to be redone.
When I started I only had three weeks and had other chores to do beside polishing. I don't mind this as a work in progress but I do need to use the A/S for some RR along the way.

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Old 10-24-2003, 12:32 AM   #304
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I am thinking of just completing the compounding for the winter and wax it for now. Then in the spring break out the cyclo. What do you guys think?
Headlines in BOLD PRINT reads:

Local resident plans Spring Breakout~!!
Town Officials have issued a warning to area drivers that, they will be required to wear dark anti-glare eye protections while driving by "Safari Tim's home. Safari Tim has gained national attention as a polishing guru..He also has gained futher ties and, has drawn attention as a local member of a nation wide group who share their experiences on the W3.
LMAO~!~
Take a much deserved rest when you're ready..But, be advised, it'll still be lurking there awaiting you..

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Thanks.. I'm finding that, work schedule is flux/changing on a daily basis.
Actually, the paint was brushed on at first then, later coats were sprayed on..Just use newspaper with light masking tape to hold it in place over the skin of the nearby exposed area..simple..

ciao

btw, Colder wx in the forecast. Light snow fell yesterday, lasting till noon. I'm so happy that we got the Silver Turtle back to Va. Beach.

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Here's a picture of my efforts so far........I've been using the Nuvite C and G6. I think I agree with Nellie, that I like the C the best for compounding. I'm glad to hear that Safari Tim has used 2 pounds of polish, I was a little worried that I've used a pound and a half and have only done the front and part of the curb side.
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Thumbs up Just wanted to say~

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Great, you're off to an excellent start~!!

I'm sure you've seen my unit?
If I may say this and, not to discourage you..My total Nuvite use was around a pound total...That's using G6,F7 and C...So far I haven't , as of yet, gotten to the real use of S...
It sounds like, to me, you might be using abit too much..
Only you know for sure tho..
It's important to not over use the polishing compound..About four dabs, half the size of a MM works perfectly~! Keep your polishing area manageable..12x12 inch sq..at the most.
Check this out if you haven't yet..
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Thumbs up Looking good!

Cool. another polisher in the club. SafariLori... Looks like a great start.

I have gone through a lot of polish to be sure. I need to order my 3rd pound so I can contiune.

However, I have had literaly gone over every inch of the trailer at least 10 times because of severe filfrom corrosion. I actually stopped counting after 10 times and it was the same throughout.

Got another 3.5 hours in today. For a grand total of 70.5

I'll try and post some updated pictures tomorrow night.

Wore out now
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OK you guys, what will you use to wax it with? Do you put it on thick or just a light coat? How do you get if off in the Spring?

I have an all-over semi-shine that I would like to keep until spring when I can work it some more. Nothing like the dazzle you have though.
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