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%
66+ 5 9.09%
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Old 06-09-2007, 12:21 AM   #29
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Safari Tim, It looks Reallllly pretty though!
Thanks. It's getting there.

The bellypan was the hardest.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:13 AM   #30
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The bellypan was the hardest.
...But you get to do it lying down...
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:39 AM   #31
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Thumbs up Tim...

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Thanks. It's getting there.

The bellypan was the hardest.
WHAT`! You just raised the bar....
Looks fantastic as usual~!
Becky,
Your unit looks really nice...
I have to tell you from my own experience that, the muscles will bother you for the first few weeks. In my case, by the time I was half-way finished..It just dawned on me one day that, I was whipping it out with no pain/problems. I was in my early 60's when I first started..
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:07 AM   #32
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I'm 40 almost 41 and I'm thinking I'm going to be 50 before I finish my first polish job. It's mighty hot here and can only work a few hours a day. Wish I had all those shade trees.
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:54 PM   #33
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I'm 48. I polished in 2 to 4 hour segments, not too much trouble. We'll see how the next time goes.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:39 PM   #34
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. . . 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. . . .
I agree, the cyclo is heavier and more awkward to me.
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. . .The bellypan was the hardest.
Oh no you didn't . . . tell me you didn't!
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:17 PM   #35
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Oh no you didn't . . . tell me you didn't!
He was kidding, none of us are that masochistic. Right, Tim? Tim? Hello?...
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:23 AM   #36
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Well, I can tell you that although all parts of me are in the backstretch of 38 years old, as a result of my polishing, the arms have considerably more miles on them than the rest of me does. Like the saying goes - it ain't the years, it's the mileage!

However, after the torture that was the initial polish, subsequent ones have been a breeze.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:04 AM   #37
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Just curious...... I just cycloed Bessie today & can barely move. I polished her last year (when I was a year younger & less arthritic!). How long can this go on? I'm 46. I'm afraid for next year...very afraid! How old are all of you who have polished your coaches or those who continue to upkeep your shine? Give me some hope for years to come, please! (Or am I an old goat here?) If I knew how to do a poll, I'd do it!
Hi, I haven't polished any trailer yet and don't ever intend to. [soon to be 62] But at 46, you're just a young chick. Don't age yourself before your time. Your trailer is beautiful.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:44 AM   #38
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I'm starting on Gypsy Monday or Tuesday, I'm mid-60 and already feel all my back and arm muscles crying in anticipation of the annual clean up. This year, I've hired my two oldest grandsons, nearly 16 and 18, to join me in the game. (I guess a good granny would gift them some summer $$ but I want them to learn that appreciation of money comes with effort spent.) They'll not blink at the scaffolding that chills my bones! We have bad corrosion from clear coat loss, but we don't go all the way with polishing. We use blue polish to work off the corrosion in those areas and then Liquid Glass for a finish. I'm anticipating a week, with some redo of seals along the way, especially on top. At least there's the hot tub at the end of a day of this kind of work! ~G
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Old 06-10-2007, 11:57 AM   #39
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Take up jogging or biking and check your diet. I expect to be able to polish and do much more at least until I am 80 . . .

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