View Poll Results: Age of people polishing their Airstreams
18-35 7 12.73%
36-45 18 32.73%
46-55 13 23.64%
56-65 12 21.82%
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:25 PM   #15
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sore hands

well i'm a young 37. I just finished the first round of polishing. My AS has not seen the likes of polish, i would say 20+ years. It took me 17 days at about 4 hours day. This weekend I start on the second round. Hopefully it will not be as hard to get the swirl marks out.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:41 PM   #16
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Started at 55, but may well be 65 before I get finished the "first" time.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:49 PM   #17
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I did take it slow last summer/fall when I did the initial polishing. This was just the yearly cyclo that did me in. It took me 9 hours! I was really kicking butt because my daughter was following me with the wax job. She got more breaks than I did, but I sure was thankful for the help. We went out for lunch today (my treat) and I'm recooperating!
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #18
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I did take it slow last summer/fall when I did the initial polishing. This was just the yearly cyclo that did me in. It took me 9 hours! I was really kicking butt because my daughter was following me with the wax job. She got more breaks than I did, but I sure was thankful for the help. We went out for lunch today (my treat) and I'm recooperating!

looks good
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:28 PM   #19
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Polishing?

What's that???

/runs out of reach of thrown objects/
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:35 PM   #20
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I did take it slow last summer/fall when I did the initial polishing. This was just the yearly cyclo that did me in. It took me 9 hours! I was really kicking butt because my daughter was following me with the wax job. She got more breaks than I did, but I sure was thankful for the help. We went out for lunch today (my treat) and I'm recooperating!
WOW, that is nice. And you only bought your daughter a lunch........for raising HER. Just Kidding. And you have a really nice shady area...and level. The only part of our property that's level is the toilet.

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Old 06-08-2007, 07:00 PM   #21
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All the polish looks GREAT.
The older I get, the better I used to be.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #22
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What's that???

/runs out of reach of thrown objects/
You have nothing to worry about, their arms are too sore to throw anything...
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:07 PM   #23
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Polished mine when I was 65 now 68 and keep up is nothing like the orignal strip & polish.

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Old 06-08-2007, 08:56 PM   #24
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Right NOW ! DIY is showing how to polish an AS

It's Friday !
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DIY is going to show how to polish an Airstream at 7:00 pm 6/8/07


on Direct TV it's channel 230 !
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:37 PM   #25
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I'm about to turn 51..and was just thinking about stripping off the last of the clearcoat and polishing. Now, after reading this..I may spend the money on a spanish language course and go to my local Home Depot and out source. LOL
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:45 PM   #26
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I'm 39 and just finished up the 51st hour fit into a week and a half. It's a killer. 3 hours most mornings, 1 hour in the evening. Six hours on Saturdays.

I'm just trying to get done before the summer heat sets in. Time is running out!

I do find cycloing much more physical than compounding. It seems to use a totally different set of muscles. But it does go much quicker.

Nothing easy about polishing. I can see why it costs so much to pay to have it done!
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Safari Tim, It looks Reallllly pretty though!
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:06 AM   #28
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I'm 39 and just finished up the 51st hour fit into a week and a half. It's a killer. 3 hours most mornings, 1 hour in the evening. Six hours on Saturdays.

I'm just trying to get done before the summer heat sets in. Time is running out!

I do find cycloing much more physical than compounding. It seems to use a totally different set of muscles. But it does go much quicker.

Nothing easy about polishing. I can see why it costs so much to pay to have it done!
Your trailer is looking mighty nice all polished up! I certainly can't complain about polishing my 17' Bambi especially because most of you have longer trailers than I do.

Has anyone ever figured out how long it takes to polish each cut per foot? I noticed that those for hire polishing companies charge by the trailer foot but I'm assuming that includes all three cuts with extra $$ charged if extra work is needed to get rid of deep scratches.
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