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Old 10-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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I am developing the symptoms...

....of "shiny" aluminitius!

The Bambi is in my shop now for some some annual maintenance. Amongst other things, I have been thinking about replacing the 20 LB steel propane tanks with 30 lb aluminum so that I can utilize the propane level gauge the Seelevel monitor came with.

I knew that the tank cover would no longer fit.

As I I looked at my new tanks sitting there on the newly painted A-frame I said to myself "what would they look like polished?".

Now I know! Although my wife has forbidden me to polish the rest of the trailer, I figure it is only a matter of time and that I will win this battle by a campaign of attrition....

Clearly this is a disease......
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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Having seen you in action, you seem to be something of a compulsive polisher.

However, that is a good thing, in our opinion. Never understand those that spend the big bucks but don't treat their rigs with tlc.

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Old 10-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #3
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Oh - Nice shiny tanks! Since you've been forbidden to polish your trailer and clearly have the bug... I can have the cure. Wanna polish mine?
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Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

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Old 10-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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Doug&maggie, I do tend to wax and polish things don't I?
I can't believe how long the process of polishing the tanks took though. I am definitely not ready to polish the entire trailer...yet.
Every time I find filiform corrosion someplace I dream of of the day I will just strip that clear coat and polish the entire trailer.

Janet, maybe I will at that! I really do like shiny stuff. Sometimes I am afraid it seems tacky but shiny it is!
Actually, when it comes time for our Bambi to make the big transition to a shiny finish I think I will let Colin Hyde go the first round. I will simply maintain it after that....
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