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Old 10-26-2003, 09:18 PM   #323
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Cool If I may?

Safari Tim....

I just finis lookin at all of your most recent pictures again..(Man, I like looking at good work~!~)
I have but one comment...lmao
Don't forget to polish that "bumper"~~

okay okay ??


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Old 10-27-2003, 12:29 AM   #324
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What's the matter Garry? Getting nervous

53FlyingCloud Don't forget to polish that "bumper"~~

Argh! More work

Now that's it dark here when I get off work and durring the day still too sunny , It's gonna be harder to find time to finish it.

But finish it I will! I'll probably have to modify my work schedule or take off a few mornings. Mid morning the temp seems high enough w/o too much direct sun....

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Old 10-27-2003, 07:59 AM   #325
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Thanks for the advice on the polishing. I really have been just using little amounts at a time. I guess I have some of that filiform corrosion as well. I have compounded mine over and over again. I have about 40 hours in on just that little bit that I have done. I haven't bought a cyclo yet. I thought that I would compound the whole thing first, then take a cyclo over it with F7 and S.

Does anybody else HATE polishing by hand? Polishing around all those letters is a huge pain. I got out my dremel and did a little polishing with that. But it was still long and tedious work.

Garry- would a cover that didn't have straps on it, maybe something that went all the way to the ground and staked (sort of like a tent, staking it to the ground), that wouldn't be bad would it? Or should you not cover an AS for other reasons?? I always thought as soon as I got it polished, I would get a cover for it.
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:39 AM   #326
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Cover

The problem with the cover is anywhere it touches the skin it can/will scratch the aluminum If the cover dosn't touch the A/S then no problem. I plan to build a pole barn cover for mine but like everything else that is just on the "TO DO" list wilh 9,000 other things.

"Does anybody else HATE polishing by hand? "

You betcha, Just don't know any easy way. Bought a Craftsman 6" polisher on sale for $14 that did help but still wore my fingures to the bone.
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Old 10-27-2003, 01:47 PM   #327
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Lightbulb I thought of that

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Does anybody else HATE polishing by hand? Polishing around all those letters is a huge pain. I got out my dremel and did a little polishing with that. But it was still long and tedious work.
I had the same problem with mine..Spend several minutes at Sears, looking at that tool...Wasn't sure if it would work..
Did you take any pictures of the results?
I did all of mine by hand and, to be honest, not that pleased with the outcome..I need to try it again..`!

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Old 10-28-2003, 07:57 AM   #328
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I had a problem keeping the polishing wheel on the dremel. I'm too embarrassed to take any close up shots of the letters, they still need a LOT of work! I wish there was some way we could take them off and put them back on (easily)
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Old 10-28-2003, 10:12 AM   #329
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I wondered about the exact same thing...
Just to be sure, I called the factory and, inquired about the methods used by the factory to 'fasten them'..
I was told that, they're fasten from the inside before the inner skin panels are riveted..YUCK~!
So, that took care of that..Then, later this year, in a conversation with the man known as the "Polishing Guru"; He said,
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" That what he did was to very carefully to slip a thin bladed tool under them, so as not to damage the skin, removed them..Then, after he'd finis polishing the surface area, he re-attached them by drilling a hole in dead center of each letter, riveted them back in place from the outside. Then, repainted the letters over the rivet."
Sounds like it would work..
Just depends on how much detailed work you're willing to put into it..
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:36 PM   #330
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Lightbulb Updated report~

gvanman

As Safari Tim would say,
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How about some update reports on your progress??

We have not heard nor seen from you lately..Right guys??

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Smile This one's for Garry

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OK, here is the top after a little work....
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And another angle.

Keep in mind, this is as close an inspection that I will allow
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Cool 75.5 hours and counting.....

Well it went from too hot to polish to down right too cold.

Yesterday hovered at 60 degrees and today a little below that. Not to mention the time changed so its dark when I get off work.

I only have a little left in the front to compound so I am hoping for enough warm weather to get that done.

After 75 hours though, its starting to turn into a chore, just want it done Things that were not acceptable in the beginning are starting to look ok at this point

Just looking to get the compounding done, and the new running lights in place before I shut down for the winter.

This has been a Safari Tim polishing update. We now return to your regular broadcast....
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In a word..Kewl~! looking very, very nice~!

Now it's garry's turn..
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Don't know how much time you have put into trying to get rid of that WBCCI round decal - but in my experience its impossible to get off completetly. I polished that one are at least 10-15 times and got most of it off, but I think that glue has etched itself in the skin. I does pass the 10 foot test, but up close you can still see the shadow.........yuk So I've decided to live with it - my only other option was to just stick another sticker up there.

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Exclamation Stickers should be outlawed...

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In a word..Kewl~! looking very, very nice~!
Now it's garry's turn..

HEHE.... Garry, we're waiting.....

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Don't know how much time you have put into trying to get rid of that WBCCI round decal

Too much time! They are terrible.

I think I will get one of these yellow smily faces and put over it
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