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Old 03-07-2004, 05:14 PM   #449
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Thumbs up Wow!

Flyfshr,

That looks great. I forgot which method you were using. Southern shine or Nuvite.

Looks good!
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Old 03-07-2004, 08:21 PM   #450
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Thumbs up Man...you're on a ROLL..

That's one sharp looking rig~!~!

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Old 03-07-2004, 09:46 PM   #451
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Brad,
I made your curbside photo into my desktop background, but it stretched the vertical axis so much that it looks like a tall Bambi with oval tires.
Could you post that picture, uncropped, on your photo album? If I look at it everday on my desktop it will give me incentive to polish mine.
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Old 03-07-2004, 10:09 PM   #452
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Ok Don if you insist. I cropped the original photo but think I can fix that easily enough. Give me a few to get it fixed and posted. Can't have you staring at a stretched Bambi

SafariTim - I was using SS then switched to Nuvite.

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Old 03-07-2004, 10:48 PM   #453
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Looks great.

Why did you make the switch?
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SafariTim -
I first tried Rolite with the Cyclo, did an OK job but was a lot of work. Felt there must be something better, my arms were going to fall off if I kept this up. I then heard of this Southern Shine stuff from you know who on this list. He was in the neighborhood and offered to demo it on my trailer. What did I have to lose? That stuff worked better but he was using a Harbor Freight compounder and man was that stuff messy. Thought I would give Nuvite a try. Couldn't stop now, part of my trailer was shiney. Bought the sample pack from AirstreamDreams and used it with the compounder. Did the whole end cap and most of the streetside with the sample jar. Ordered the large tub and have only used less than half of it. Still need to do the roof and then get the swirls out with the Cyclo but feel the worst of it is over. Beautiful day today, in the upper 80s.

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Old 03-07-2004, 11:25 PM   #455
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I don't know your trailer just doesn't have that mirror shine, perhaps I should take it off your hands so you won't be embarrassed to have it sitting around. (just kidding)

It really looks great!!!!!!!!! I hope mine polishes up as nice. Your photos will give me the incentive to get out there as soon as the temps warm up more.

Question? As long as temps are in the 50's I guess it would be ok to start polishing wouldn't it? I would image that it's no different than polishing a car (except a lot harder) just shouldn't be done in direct sun light. Or am I completely clueless. I've never polished aluminum before.

Really looks good.

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Thanks Whistler. As far as polishing, I've heard that you shouldn't polish below 60 degrees. I think the polish is too thick. You can polish in the sun if its say under 75 degrees. If above that, the skin gets too hot and the polish just dries on before you have a chance to get at it. Looks like you have a 15 degree window. Good luck and post some pictures.

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Actually if that's the recommended temp range, up here in NE PA that will give me a good 2- 3 months to get it done. Doesn't get much above 75 until into July. Since it's only a 17'er hope to have it done before then. Thanks

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Thanks for posting the curbside pic. Makes a great desktop. What a SHINE.
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Hi all you polishers,
I've been back at it and am just about done. Still some to do on the top. The Nuvite isn't working as well up here as it was on the sides of the trailer. I tried the SS that I had left and that stuff worked great. Now I need another bottle or two.

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How did your "scaffle" work out - looks to be the perfect height. Polish looks great!

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That scaffolding worked out great. I can reach almost to the center of the trailer. Once I was up there, I did find another cheaply done patch by a PO that will need some attention though. Just a small area that is filled with a black sealant.

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Hello FF, let me add my 2bitz with everyone else's by saying "she looks great!!".
Two questions, after all the shinny labor's finished do you REclearcoat the metal? and if not, will you have keep her polished every so often?
Like many of us, my next project will be the outside....Stuart
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