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Old 12-27-2003, 08:45 PM   #435
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Looking GOOD

I finally got to check out the Stream after three months of being away and have to give Turtle Wax good marks. There were water spots and water tracks but they wiped off with no problem. It needs a bath real bad but will wait for spring when I do some more polishing. Also I replaced the vent gaskets and checked the wheels and brakes, found the magnets are worn to the screws so they will be replaced when I install the new axles, bearings and other stuff look good. I hope to take before and after pictures of the axle replacement and post on another thread.
Sure makes me want to hook up and go somewhere, "anywhere" just so I can take the Stream with me but alas I will have to head back to OK and be satisfied with dreaming of camping this coming spring.

THINK SPRING !!!!!!!!

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Old 12-28-2003, 05:35 PM   #436
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I too used the blue masking tape, when I Vulkem sealed above my motorhome windows, and around the door. It worked well for me.
Also in another thread we mentioned using "Liquid Glass" sealant/polish as a final coat. I put mine on in the summer, and it is still looking quite shiny over the clear coat, after month out in the weather. I do have a camopy over the top, but the rest has been exposed for four months or so, and still shiny. A quick rinse off and the AS looks great. It was 17 bucks for the can at Pep Boys, but the one can did my 28 footer with 1/4 can left to spare.
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Old 12-30-2003, 08:28 AM   #437
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I am highly impressed with your work.
Could you answer a couple of questions for me.
1. what is this cyclo you speak of.
2. what are the products that helped you.
3. where did you get them.
4. what is the cost of the products.

I am in Canada and as yet have not found anything that is for aluminum.I can't beleive the differants you have made on your unit.

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Old 12-30-2003, 09:50 AM   #438
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Talking Thanks`

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Could you answer a couple of questions for me.
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    1. what is this cyclo you speak of.
    It's a very well made and durable polisher
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    2. what are the products that helped you.
    All 4 grades of Nuvite, plus..you need to really read thru the thread to pick up the many excellent tips from all of the other guys on here that polished their units as well..
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    3. where did you get them.
    Check out the link above..
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    4. what is the cost of the products.
    That depends on what all you want. In my case..I order multi of accessories such as bonnets, polishing compounds, etc.
    Again, for pricing, it's best to call "Tom" at perfectpolish and, get a quote from him..
Good luck to you and, looking forward to your reports on the project once you get it underway`!!

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Old 12-30-2003, 09:55 AM   #439
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Thanks!

Much appreciated, and I will keep updating with my progress.

Must also get a digital camera for uploading some pics, unfortunately I didn't get any "before" shots of the interior, now that was quite a sight!

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Old 01-01-2004, 07:54 PM   #440
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Wolf,
Whenever you can post some pictures..I know we're all looking forward to that`!!
Again, good luck on your project..
It takes a small amount of courage to get something like that underway~!
Like one of the guy mention before.."Once you start..there's no turning back.."
The end results will be well worth it~!!

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Old 03-03-2004, 01:18 AM   #441
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Last weekend, I finally made a trip back to our unit..A time lap of 4 months had passed since I saw it last...I was real curious as to how the polishing job held up. The word on the wax is..Not that good. From a distance the unit looks great~! But, up close, you can see the water marks, etc..Looks like I'll need to re-polish it once more..Granted now, this'll be a low level polishing effort.
I'll need to do some further research as to what to use in the future..Anyone out there had any long term results to report on?
BTW, THINK SPRING~!~GET THE CYCLO OUT~!
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Old 03-03-2004, 07:37 AM   #442
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I've been polishing with the compounder and Nuvite for the last few weekends. Just have a small area around the door and then from the top of the windows up. Seems my pads have worn out because they don't work like they used to. I'll get some new ones before I pick it up again this weekend.

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Old 03-03-2004, 10:27 AM   #443
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If 5 years is a long time, I can tell you my experience - of course have to consider that I live in a dry climate and store my trailer inside.

Those water streaks you are seeing are not big deal - when you re-wax they should come right off.

I use Rollite sealer, so I don't know about anything else - I've used it for the 5 years and I think it works great.

What I do is each spring I re-seal with the sealer, each fall I do a once over with Nuvite S and re-seal - keeps it looking good.

Punch my photos and you can see what it looks like.

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Old 03-04-2004, 02:30 PM   #444
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Thumbs up I believe that..

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Those water streaks you are seeing are not big deal - when you re-wax they should come right off.
Since we only had but a few days to be there..I didn't even try to wipe it..I have every reason to believe it will clean up just fine..I like your pictures and, the sound of your annual treatment..
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Seems my pads have worn out because they don't work like they used to. I'll get some new ones before I pick it up again this weekend.
One thing to remember, not all pads are equal..I bought a few extras last fall(to have on hand while the others were drying out) and, to be honest with you...It was a huge waste of money
Maybe, I'll save them for waxing the car finis?...lol
(wished we could get this thread to "stick" since Spring Polishing Time will be upon us shortly)
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:01 AM   #445
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Dumb question, maybe. I waxed in the fall to protect the polishing I had been doing. Once the warm weather hits - how do I remove the wax to continue polishing? Will it polish off, I wonder?
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Old 03-05-2004, 09:31 AM   #446
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I would just keep polishing - at least thats what I do......

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Old 03-07-2004, 01:29 PM   #447
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Here's a couple shots of my efforts for the last few weekends. Still have the top to do and then need the Cyclo to remove the swirl marks.

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