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Old 05-29-2008, 05:27 AM   #127
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Dave, I have been slowly making the transition over to festool. It wasn't until your post that I realized there is a polishing aspect to my sander. I will have to look into that, but not before the weekend. We are attending a rally this weekend and all polishing is on hold.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:47 AM   #128
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Dave, I have been slowly making the transition over to festool. It wasn't until your post that I realized there is a polishing aspect to my sander. I will have to look into that, but not before the weekend. We are attending a rally this weekend and all polishing is on hold.
Festool? I thought he was insulting you with some medieval taunt. This is like some cryptic language to me.

Anyone care to explain the meaning of this??
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Festool? I thought he was insulting you with some medieval taunt. This is like some cryptic language to me.
Here's a Festool. . .
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:01 AM   #130
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Here's a Festool. . .
Thanks Mark.

Wow, 446 bones. That makes a Cyclo look cheap.

It appears I'll be haunting the pawn shops or *gasp* Harbor Freight for the near future...
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I figure I'm a fairly balanced guy - I have one Festool and one Harbor Freight
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:30 AM   #132
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a fez-tool method of polishing

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Dave, I was beginning to think you had taken up wearing a fez while polishing your trailer more like a whirling dervish! If this is so possibly you have rediscovered the oldest known technique of polishing a trailer!
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #133
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I think I will stick to my pneumatic Cyclo,my compressor can only give me about 20 min at a time,so the cyclo and I ,don`t get that over heated.There is an advantage to having too small of a compressor.Dave
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I tackled the foremost panel today by hand wet sanding with 340 grade wetordry paper. Here's the result using only the 340 so far. It sure loves to eat the heavy corrosion! Took a couple of hours.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:49 AM   #135
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Boy oh boy, Todd I will totally stop whining about how much I hate polishing. I am up against nothing compared to your filliform corrosion. That is some serious stuff you are going at. Keep up the good fight.
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These guys have some stuff that may deal with the acid rain residue and steel wool residue problems. Finish Kare FK1 Professional Detailing Products
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Boy oh boy, Todd I will totally stop whining about how much I hate polishing. I am up against nothing compared to your filliform corrosion. That is some serious stuff you are going at. Keep up the good fight.
Thanks Frank, now you see why I'm fond lately of calling this trailer the "black pearl!" It has a serious case of filiform corrosion but as you can see it's coming right out with the wetordry paper. One panel at a time...
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These guys have some stuff that may deal with the acid rain residue and steel wool residue problems. Finish Kare FK1 Professional Detailing Products
Paul, do you have any pictures, preferably worst case scenarios, you would care to post of what acid rain residue and/or steel wool residue problems look like?
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Here's SilverGate's recent article on filiform corrosion problems on the newer Airstreams on the Airstream Life website: Filiform corrosion Very informative, lots of tips, and links. If you apply this knowledge correctly maybe you can save yourself the troubles of correcting extreme corrosion.
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OK, I have been promissing picture so my oxidation and the current status. I spend the weekend sanding all over and have some pics.

The upper left is the difference showing the front cone and the side. The front cone on the upper right had bad filoform also, but I sanded it down. Note that although my aluminum still looks pretty and reflective, it is not al-clad and will not mirror.

Middle left, I am re-doing my stripe also. Having it painted on this time, as I am never peeling it again. I found a good process to strip the tape that wasn't degraded on the forums, but anything that was degraded from the sun wouldn't come off easily. On one of the trips to the body shop supply store I found an "erasure" type of attachment for the drill that erased it right off. I will post the name and pics for that on another forum. Middle right and lower are both aluminum trims that have substantial filorom. The electric cover has been sanded an looks good. The wheel well trim is real bad, also.
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