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Old 09-21-2003, 08:17 PM   #99
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Thought I would try the Trailer Trash method first, sounded easier and works great "most" of the time but on the really bad spots when 600 grit sand paper makes no difference I'm not sure if G-6 buy itself would do it.
I am serious, it takes a "lot" of scrubbing with the 3M pad by hand to get through the oxidation and by the time you can see metal or in some cases the discoloration is gone the scratches are deep and then it takes lots of sanding to get the scratches out. I just don't think any compound and buffer by itself will fix my problem but the G-6 might help me get back to the point of being able to polish a little easer.
It's to late for me to place an order with PP, I will be heading back to OK soon and have to use what I have on hand .
By the way, I think I am going to paint down the center of the top with a white enamal paint. I understand new AS come that way and the inside temp is said to be 7 deg cooler

Posting here is helping me to hang in there, I know I am not alone and once I get through these tough spots the rest is stright forward polishing, waxing, buffing, taking pictures and getting a life.

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Old 09-21-2003, 09:06 PM   #100
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I also went over today to visit Safari Tim's website. Very nice results~!
I can't say enough praises for the work you have done~!
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I am trying to follow the tried plan of buying high, sinking a lot of work and money into it then selling it at a loss

It's been a real interesting time. I never owned an RV before or done this type of work. So it has turned into quite the hobby.

After polishing I only have the shocks to do and maybe the furnace if we decide we need it.

Thanks for the compliments!

Garry, I must not have run into as bad an area as you have. I'm sure I will.
Let us know what you find to get rid if the trouble spots.

53- What's your name BTW Looking forward to your wax/no wax pics.

I didn't get any work in today. It was 95 degrees plus all day. So I picked the pool instead ;-)

Keep up the work fellows!!
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Old 09-22-2003, 05:44 AM   #101
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Over the yrs, I've worn many different types of hats and, with them names that were unusual..
They've ranged from 'formal top hat' to Greek fisherman cap.
My favorite hats are the baseball style..
I'll take the camera out today to the trailer for some 'before' the rain shots. These pictures will show the polished panels after all the work of wax'in..Which, I might add, is really easier done by hand first, followed with the wool bonnet on the drill..
I find that, by just barely touching the skin with the wool will bring out the nice shine.
Just to re-state, I can't tell you enough about how important it is to use that mineral spirit to clean, clean, clean the surface..(before the finial S polishing and, even before waxing too..)
But, not after waxing...lmao
It's truely amazin just how much crud comes off each and every time I go over it..
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:30 AM   #102
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Finally, got started ~
I'm pretty good at getting a project started... it's getting it finished where I have the problem! I spent 4-years painting my house one summer!

I would like to polish mine but I think I'll wait until I finish some of the on-going projects I have yet to complete!
I even think Mrs. Silvertwinky would agree with that!
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Old 09-22-2003, 07:42 AM   #103
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It's all a matter of "priorities"..Which, in this day and age, is what drives all of us..
Good luck on yours..

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Hey Vern

I'm gonna pick up some of the Mother's Wax today to have it handy. Look forward to seeing your pics to see how it takes the shine off. But I definately need something to fight the water spots, that can get ugly

Need the weather to turn down the heat to get some more done. By the time it does it will be too dark when I get off work to do anything...

Yada yada yada...
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Two of the panels from %$*&$ are done right down to the Turtle Wax and final buff with self rising flour.
The compound I used was Car Bright Black Stuff and it worked.
Compounded then sand with 1200 grit, compound again, polish with SS then wax. The Car Bright is very grity and did not leave any marks, the SS brought out thy shine.
I think the orignal problem was a tarp over the front when we bought the AS. I put it back on once we got it home till I could ck for leaks. The black rubber bungies holding the tarp down not only left some bad bad black marks but the hooks on the bungies cut holes thru the skin in two places. The cover was moving around with the wind scuffing everything. Turns out the leak was the AC drain stoped up allowing water to leak in but showing up futher down towards the front.
Guess I will go back at it, to wet to get the hay out of trhe fields rained for two days.

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Garry, glad you found a way to get rid of that stuff. This can be one messy tough job.

Ya know, this is the perfect reason to get a new camera. I'm sure your going to want a scrapebook of all your hard work making that thing shine

Good job as usual.....
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glad to hear the great news garry`

I took some pictures this afternoon of this sample "gray" area on my top side..In it,you'll see how bad it was before I hit it with F7.
(only because that's what I have till my supplies get here)
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This is the same area after I hit it with F7. Didn't spend more than 5 min total time on it.
Is this close to what you had on your unit?
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Wink Another angle shot

Slightly different angle.

I felt like it cleaned much easier than expected. It's not perfect but, an excellent foundation for the process.
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Thumbs up I also took some before pictures

In our testing of the wax..I took these "before pictures"..
This one is a close-up of a panel that has been completely finis, up to and, including the wax treatment.
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You can see that it's not overly clear but...
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I'll hold these spots for the "after pictures"
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