Heavy pitting on front corner panels...
Been doing lots of research on polishing, but not much info on this issue. The front corners of my AS are pretty heavily pitted from road grit kicked up by tow vehicles, mine and PO's. Feels like coarse sand paper. My question is two-fold. First, is there an effective way to deal with this short of replacing the panels? Mine's a '74, so from what I've been able to find out, the shell is bare 6061, no Alclad. Or is it something else because there's some compound curve action even on the lowest panels?
Second, is this going to make polishing a hassle? I've read that the pits can hold onto polish, making it nearly impossible to remove the excess, and ending up looking worse than what I started with. I'm using the Jestco polishing system, loose 8" cotton wheels with a variable speed sander/polisher. Tried a couple of spots on the side, impressive results even with just a couple of minutes work and the first cut grey polishing bar. But I doubt just leaning into it will take care of that pitting. Thanks in advance for any help.