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Old 10-03-2010, 07:46 AM   #15
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Removing the black residue has been the hardest part of the polishing process.

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Try gel gloss with a micro fiber cloth, dissolve the black residue instantly. You can get it at home depot or camping world.

Gel-Gloss - Product - Camping World

Gel Gloss 12 oz. Marble and Fiberglass One Step Cleaner and Polish - GA12 at The Home Depot

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Old 10-03-2010, 07:47 AM   #16
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Lets see the pictures soon aye?
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If you do smaller areas, about 2 x2 and use mineral spirits (not a thinner) with microfiber cloth rags...the black removal becomes very easy. Then use a microfiber with cornstarch...just a little bit....it all comes off and even shows a bit of polished surface. Do not let the black residue "set up" by doing large areas, then going back....or, as I have seen one polisher do, leave it all for a final clean up of the day. What a mess that was.s
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #18
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I posted pictures of my "labor of love". Truthfully, I have no idea where I posted the pictures. I tried to post them under the 1980's section of the photos tab. If anyone can find them, please let me know. I will continue to post more pictures (hopefully, in a place in which I can find them).

Today, I ordered new blue moldings and LED lights. I figure installing LED lights is no different than installing regualr lights. I've installed LED lights on my truck before, so I should be able to do the same on the Airstream.

From what I have found out, the polishing is never complete... it is just beginning. I'm constantly finding areas that need touched up.
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