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Old 05-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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how to detect clearcoat

hello all of you,
i am new on the forum, and i am looking at a 1972 overlander 27', and after reading lot of post and specially about polish, i discovered the "clearcoat" and i would like to know how to detect it.
Thank you for your help, and all you write on this forum.
Ps : sorry for my english, i did learn it at school... in europe
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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Most all AS have clearcoat. My old trailer has old clearcoat that has worn off in some places. I cleaned the trailer with Walbinzer. The clearcoat comes off like a white powder in places. Read the forms on polishing. You will learn more than I can tell you.
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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thank you for your answer,
so i do have to think about realease it before polishing...
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Here's the answer:http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=13503
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yes that is the answer, you can try a little metal polish anywhere and if it does not turn your rag black, it is coated. The polish will shine up the clearcoat if it is not too abrasive, and improve the look of it though it will not act the same as it does on unprotected aluminum.
On my own AS there are the few spots of no clearcoat that polish out to a shine, whilke the rest just gets somewhat glossy. also you can sight down the side and "see" the clearcoating.
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tank you all, you gave me good tip,
now i have to wait for the trailer i am looking for...
next week may be, i was suppose to see it this week end but the owner delayed the rdv.
Bit sad about that,
anyway...
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