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Old 10-07-2004, 02:05 AM   #491
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"I must admit that, my job at "Airstream of New Hampshire" is taking a lot of my time and energy.."

Whats that...??? A/S of NH.
RiskIt,
Yep..
This is a brand new "full service" Airstream dealership located in the Nashua area.
Here's a link to the infomation~
Airstream of New Hampshire
I invite you to stop by and see all of the new 2005 models on hand..
"Ask for Vern"
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:15 AM   #492
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Nice, do you have part's..... always need them.
How bout da Sox's. Thats why I'm still up.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:32 AM   #493
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Nice, do you have part's..... always need them.
How bout da Sox's. Thats why I'm still up.
RiskIt,
Since we are an Authorized Airstream Dealership, whatever you might need can be ordered. Vintage parts is another issue, of course.
Call me personally, anytime after 9 am, and we'll our best to get whatever you might require.
The turn around time depends on Airstream, of course.
They've been fantastic to work with..
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #494
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I think I'll take a drive there this weekend. Will you be there?? Like to say Hi.
I've been rebuilding my A/S for a couple of months and could use a break. Maybe I could pick your brain
Have a great day,
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Old 10-07-2004, 11:21 PM   #495
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I think I'll take a drive there this weekend. Will you be there?? Like to say Hi.
I've been rebuilding my A/S for a couple of months and could use a break. Maybe I could pick your brain
Have a great day,
k
All day Sat and Sun..
Look for you..
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:27 PM   #496
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I Need the final Answer Please

Hey ya'll. Thanks for the great info on polishing and the great pics. I have a 1979 24' Motorhome that was profesionally stripped and polished to a mirror finish about 6 years ago. Unfortunately, that was before I owned it and it sat out in the weather for 5 years before I bought it. It is still pretty shiny but has dulled and has some milky or spotted areas. Looked like it just needed a touch upo so I had a crew of buddies help hand polish it with Marine Aluminum polish from Walmart and it come back about 80%.

Now, to do this correctly, what would you reccommend to get that last 20% of shine.

Seems like I need to buy a cyclo and some grit of polish and then seal it with wax ?

All the grit numbers have me confused. What do you think would be best?

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Old 11-02-2004, 11:33 PM   #497
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Hey ya'll. Thanks for the great info on polishing and the great pics. I have a 1979 24' Motorhome that was profesionally stripped and polished to a mirror finish about 6 years ago. Unfortunately, that was before I owned it and it sat out in the weather for 5 years before I bought it. It is still pretty shiny but has dulled and has some milky or spotted areas. Looked like it just needed a touch upo so I had a crew of buddies help hand polish it with Marine Aluminum polish from Walmart and it come back about 80%.
Now, to do this correctly, what would you reccommend to get that last 20% of shine.
Seems like I need to buy a cyclo and some grit of polish and then seal it with wax ?
All the grit numbers have me confused. What do you think would be best?
Thanks,
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Josephhh,
Welcome to the Polisher's corner~!
Without looking at it and, from the description given..
I'd say..
Borrow a cyclo polisher and with lots (4 to 6) of good wool polish pads, try using some "S" grade polish for the indepth finish..
Share some pictures of your unit's polish..
Good Luck`!
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:12 AM   #498
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Wow a hand polish job - hats off to you all - thats work. It takes about 4-5 times at much work for the last 20% as it did to get the first 80%. I would get some power (either cylco or polisher) and some aircraft polish - it will make the job much easier.

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:46 AM   #499
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I couldn't agree more..
Before I picked up my polishin tools, I started out working on a small area just to see what I could do by hand..
The results and efforts behind doin "hand polish'in" is quite awesome~
But, the only thing lackin was that mirror depth look one finds in the "final polish" step using the Cyclo..
CABIN FEVER??
I'm in sore need of a "polishin fix" and, it can only be cured by gettin my hands back on my unit this Spring..
Has anyone, to date, finished their polishin project yet?

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So you miss being sore, tired, very black - you miss the wife yelling at you for making the whole house black - not to mention that great smell of fresh polish - kinda like the fresh smells of spring.....
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:34 AM   #501
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I hated polishing!!!!! My trailer was in ok shape (like average) and I love the polished look. I bought all the tools, took my time and started in... WOW, what a job. I don't know how to explain how bad it sucks. Once you get a section done and you see how nice it looks you can't stop. I've been doing a total rebuild of my 72 TradeWind so I stuck to it straight for the summer. I got most of it done and had to finish other stuff (weather - I live in NH). I paid a co. out of Portland, ME to finish it for me. When the guy came down to look it over (They do oil trucks and the like) he couldn't believe the shine. He couldn't get it to polish up as clear and ended up dulling down the stuff I did to blend it all toghter. It looks pretty good (not as good as hoped) BUT....... I HATE POLISHING.
I paid alittle under $600 for the gear to do it and got most of it done. Places that I didn't finish made it look like a car in primer. Any area that isn't polished really stands out and looks UGLY, worse then if I just left it all alone.
I pd. the co. $600 to do the whole trailer and they made it All look the same (about middle quality)
The co. I used had it done in one day, with two guy's working. I spent 2 almost 2 and a half months and still didn't finish it. Granted what I did looked better. I don't care about the $$ so much but HATED doing it.
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So, how do you really feel?

I appreciate the clarity with which you made your point. I need to touch up my already polished (by previous owner) MH. Would you like to sell me your polishing gear?

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I think I'll keep it and rope some kid into it this summer. Maybe I went alittle deep on the feelings. O' did I mention "I HATE POLISHING".

I do see that cyclo on ebay now and then.... if that helps at all.
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Brushing the dust off of my Cyclo~!
Nothing like the threat of Spring weather to get the polish urge~
Good luck to all of you..
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