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Old 11-02-2003, 07:48 PM   #337
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My Turn !!

Ok my top picture lets see.

I took the scafold down for the winter
My digital camara ran out of film
It's raining
It's too cold
Top is covered with snow
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I haven't componded the top at this time

Ken: I had the problem with the red numbers front and back.
I finally used 1200, 2000 grit sand paper and still had to go over it many times, compounding just wouldn't cut it. It will now pass the 1 ft test.

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Old 11-02-2003, 08:04 PM   #338
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Ok this is my last shot and shows what happend when I pressed to hard with the buffer when I was on top polishing.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:25 PM   #339
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Updated report~

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As Safari Tim would say,
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Hey gvanman~!
How about some update reports on your progress??

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

Hey Guys, I have not abandoned this polishing thread (or the trailer) - just had other things take preference.
I got layed off at the start of my polishing efforts - initially I thought that this would be a good thing as I would have lots of time for polishing and not have to worry about work getting in the way. In the real world, it is the income from my work that has allowed me to enjoy life's little extras like Airstreaming, etc., so I have been putting more effort into finding another job, rather than into the polishing. Also, it is getting a little chilly here in Michigan, so I might have to wait until spring to complete the project.
I guess if I don't get a job soon, I could always drive the AS down to Florida and do the polishing there!
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Old 11-03-2003, 06:47 AM   #340
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Talking You guys

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You crack me up~!~I knew that polishing A/S gave you "popeye arms" but..garry, you're da man~!~

Not to worry, come next spring,
It'll all pop back into place...lmao

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That's a bummer and, I'm real sorry to hear that but..Hey, it could be a blessing in disguise~! think positive..move to FL..You might even start a new business for yourself "polishing A/S"
After all..alot of folks want to keep their units looking better than like new..KWIMV????
Go for it`and, good luck to you..
keep in touch~!

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who is gonna be the first to push this over to page #8??
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Old 11-03-2003, 07:16 AM   #341
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Going for eight...

OK, we've seen pictures of your trailers in various stages of polishing plus pictures of all of the necessary tools needed to get that mirror-like finish and lists of the polishes and the steps you all have taken, now how about some pictures of yourselves after a long and intensive polishing session. I still can't believe how much of a mess this whole process makes. In counting your total polishing hours, I'll bet you could add back in at least half of that time to clean up the tools, worksite, clothes and your bodies. I know I won't get near my digital camera until I'm all cleaned up

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Old 11-03-2003, 07:32 AM   #342
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Thumbs up So true~

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I know I won't get near my digital camera until I'm all cleaned up
And, for that very reason, you don't see any pictures of me afterwards..But, I did post one or two pictures of me while upon the ladder..
I can tell you this(I'm willing to bet you already know), after polishing for 8 hrs straight, my face and arms were covered with black specks` Those wool bonnets are wick`for throwing off stuff~!
Okay, enough from me..Let's hear/see it from those still polishing~!

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Old 11-03-2003, 10:26 AM   #343
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When I polished my trailer - the red numbers were a piece of cake compared to that nasty round thing.........

Should have had my wife take pictures of me after polishing my 59 Traveler several years ago. The bottom pan of the shower was black! Took as much time to clean out the shower as it did to polish the trailer

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Old 11-03-2003, 03:49 PM   #344
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Thumbs up Agreed. Can't touch a camera when done

I get so dirty with the black oxidation its unreal.

I always end up scratching my nose so I get a black Hitler mustasche

Then I get it all over my arms, legs, etc..

Dog lays in it, then lays in the house. Then my baby walks on the carpet and gets black feet or black socks!

Nasty stuff.

I ended up using a old pair of shoes that stay in the shed for my polishing.

Its a good thing the nuvite washes off easily with soap, otherwise this would be much worse!
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:09 PM   #345
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Lightbulb Nasty stuff..

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I completely agree~!
FWIW;
I found that, the stuff called "Oxyclean" worked near miracle in getting the wool bonnets and, jeans clean~
Likewise, my shoe stayed at the polishing site..
Good points you brought up..Might help someone else from having a near fatal encouters at home...lmao

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Old 11-06-2003, 12:00 AM   #346
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Smile Going for the 8th page here...

Well I got in a few more hours this week by going home a little early from work.

I now have 81.5 hours now!

Got most of the heavy duty compounding done. Now I just need to go over it again lightly with C to get the swirls down and ready for the cyclo in the spring.

Getting too cold here to do much more. The main thing I want to do is get the new marker lights on before the rains come.

I have lots of vulkem around them that I added a couple of years ago . Having trouble getting it off. I tried to just polish it off but it did not work too well.

I want to just put a little vulkem under the light around the screw holes and wire exit, so it will have a cleaner look.

Any ideas how to get the vulkem off?

Hope everyone else is getting along good
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Old 11-06-2003, 12:51 AM   #347
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Thumbs up Try this..

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Try Spirit of Mineral..I've used it and, this work..There might be other stuff out there but..again, I've always been leery about what I put on my finis...As I'm sure you're of like mind..
Nice to hear of your progress`
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #348
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New weight loss plan

Hey Vern, I saw a picture of "you" before polishing your A/S and an after polished picture of you in another thread. I wonder if you could have people pay you to polish A/S's and use your before and after pictures as the advertisment for a special weight loss program

I don't think my weight loss was quite as much as yours but then I used the SS way

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Old 11-06-2003, 11:48 PM   #349
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Thumbs up Man, you got sharp eyes~

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I don't think my weight loss was quite as much as yours but then I used the SS way
I think we could get an "SS" debate going here...lmao

Not sure about the weight loss..but, you know, my arms sure got the brute end of the work-out. Thanks.
I can't wait to get back on the project next spring..
How about you? Did you leave your unit elsewhere in storage for the winter?
I'm anxious to get back to mine for a quick "short term" checkout of the wax job..Curious to see how it's holding up. KWIM?
I hate to admit it but, I forgot to drain the wand next to the toilet.`! It's not in any kind of danger (deep freeze) for weeks yet..It's just buggin me...
I've been thinking of a winter project..To gather up all the tips on polishing Airstream and, see if there's someway we could present this information for future polishers..
It would include all makes of polishing compounds, etc. Kinda help those who are thinking of polishing their units with shortcuts to sources, etc. What do you think?
How is your winter projects coming along?
See ya all shortly~
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Lightbulb Great idea

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I've been thinking of a winter project..To gather up all the tips on polishing Airstream and, see if there's someway we could present this information for future polishers.. It would include all makes of polishing compounds, etc. Kinda help those who are thinking of polishing their units with shortcuts to sources, etc. What do you think?

Go for it.

I was thinking of printing out this entire thread for my AS scrapbook. It's a pretty good diary of our polishing efforts.

I was thinking of putting a small web instructional video on it but its sooo messy I didn't want to muck up my camera!

Let us know what you turn out!

I win.... I got the 8th page started...
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