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Old 04-12-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs up how to remove out oxidization & more

i'm about to re clearcoat my airstream motorhome and have a couple questions i'm hoping to get feedback on.

the 1st question is: what speed buffer and what product do i use to remove oxidization on the aluminum (i.e. bring it back to the machine finish look without over polishing it)? i have air polishers and electric buffers, but i want to get the technique just right before i commit to all 35 feet.

my 2nd question involves paint and may take me down a more involved path. i have some sections on the roof that have hail pocks and a rear corner panel with a dent from a street sign. i'm wondering how it might look if i decided to paint these few panels silver and go after the rest with plasticote.

the 3rd questions, is where can i buy plasticote? (i've looked locally here in san francisco, but so far haven't had any luck).

fortunately, i saw some other posts that give details on the painting process --but i'm sort of hoping to not paint the whole darn thing at this juncture.

thanks for your help!


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Old 04-13-2005, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi Nick. Welcome to the forums.

I suspect that replies to your post have been slim because there are many different opinions on the "right" way to approach your project. Although I can only score 33-1/3% on your questions, I do remember seeing all of them addressed in years past. The Search function is your best bet right now.


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Old 04-13-2005, 07:36 PM   #4
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You may not be receiving much response because this issue has been chewed to death. There are 115 threads which contain the word 'cyclo', which is just one type of polisher.

"Finally got started" is one of the most complete threads on this topic.
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