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Old 04-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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I get it at AutoZone. It is in a tan bottle...about $10.
I use it on the car...excellent for that too. However, when the airstream is polished up, noone will notice the truck anymore!

Ha! That's funny! Thanks, AutoZone it is.
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Polishing progress (pics)

Update: Got all the nasty tarnish removed and have most of the first cut finished.









My pre-polish anxiety was misplaced. Replaced by first cut pride.

I'm gonne git me more of those white Airway wheels. Those rock!



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Old 05-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #17
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Trailer is looking great! I have to ask how you tinted your windows? Aren't they all the dual pane.
Keep up the great work!
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Hi Mike,

I just put film inside when I had the windows on the bench installing new gaskets. The windows are single pane except for the top row of vista windows. Changing those is on my long list . . . long, long list.
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Polishing progress . . . PICS

Progress . . .




1st pass with the Cyclo with the "S" compound.




I'm searching for a small space polish tool. This cotton cloth over a wheel polishing cone workes pretty good. Still looking though . . .

Any suggestions?



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Progress . . .

1st pass with the Cyclo with the "S" compound.

I'm searching for a small space polish tool. This cotton cloth over a wheel polishing cone workes pretty good. Still looking though . . .

Any suggestions?

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Vintage trailer supply has some funny shaped cones and such for polishing small spaces.
Are you using a cyclo with the nuvite s or the rotary? How is it working?
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Vintage trailer supply has some funny shaped cones and such for polishing small spaces.
My auto body shop supply has lots of cones and bullet tip polishing heads. I show one of them covered with the cotton pad. That actually works pretty good.

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Are you using a cyclo with the nuvite s or the rotary? How is it working?
Yes, using the Cyclo. The actual polishing is going good. I'm about 1/3 done. I may call it good enough when I get all the way around.

I hate the location of the switch on the Cyclo. I'm constantly bumbing it to the off position. I can't keep it running. I may relocate the switch, or turn it around.
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My auto body shop supply has lots of cones and bullet tip polishing heads. I show one of them covered with the cotton pad. That actually works pretty good.

Yes, using the Cyclo. The actual polishing is going good. I'm about 1/3 done. I may call it good enough when I get all the way around.

I hate the location of the switch on the Cyclo. I'm constantly bumbing it to the off position. I can't keep it running. I may relocate the switch, or turn it around.
Funny, I had the same observation on the switch!
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Hi Splitrock
we are getting ready to attack the polishing project on our 31ft and we were following your progress on yours and it looks great!
Got a good deal on a cyclo on ebay and is in transit at the moment. No Pad so we are researching on the best ones for applying the nuvite S.
Would you know the difference between the foam/wool/microfiber ones?
Reading on the cyclo website of course they recommend to have one of each for every process, but we are looking on using the compound bars(brown/green/white) and finishing with the cyclo and Nuvitte S.
Any advice about the pads?
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Hi Splitrock
we are getting ready to attack the polishing project on our 31ft and we were following your progress on yours and it looks great!
Got a good deal on a cyclo on ebay and is in transit at the moment. No Pad so we are researching on the best ones for applying the nuvite S.
Would you know the difference between the foam/wool/microfiber ones?
Reading on the cyclo website of course they recommend to have one of each for every process, but we are looking on using the compound bars(brown/green/white) and finishing with the cyclo and Nuvitte S.
Any advice about the pads?
Thanks

I used the Cyclo orange foam pads with cotton cloth over. I never used the foam directly on the skin. I bought a set of foam pads when I bought the polisher because I didn't know what I needed. I used two sets only because I sat the polisher down overnight on the pads and compressed one of the pads.

I learned to lay the Cyclo down with the pads up.

I bought black, brown, and white compound bars. I used a half the black, 1/4 of the brown, and none of the white. I went black on the oxidized parts, brown everywhere, and Nuvite S with the Cyclo everywhere.

I need to update this thread. I've been done for a few weeks now. Now it rained dirt balls on the trailer so it needs a wash job before a brag portrait. The polish job turned out very nice. Better that I had hoped. I had quite a few hours in it, but I started early in the year, so I got done before the hot weather set in.

This is how I did the Cyclo cotton cloth part.

Using the Cyclo Polisher : Polishing Cloths : PerfectPolish.com
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thanks for the fast response.
where did you get the pads from? and the Nuvite S (how much did you use)
Also, not sure if it was you on in another thread but someone said that used the white bars wit the cyclo...
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I bought this Cyclo:
Amazon.com: Cyclo Orbital Polisher Model 5-Pro: Automotive

This Accessory Kit:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i01

I got the Nuvite here:
Nuvite Polish

I bought one pound and used maybe 1/4 pound.

I didn't use any white compound bar at all.
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The next cut I'll use Brown Buffing Compound with the buffing pad,
final cut, I'll use White Buffing Compound on the Cyclo.
Thanks for the links!
We see that you mentioned using the compounds on the orbital buffer and with the cyclo as well....any tricks?
We used the compund bars before but withe the buffing wheels so not really sure how to apply the compounds to the cyclo pad...
Any tricks?
We are getting ready to start our 31' and we are collectin as muc inf as possible.
thanks again
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The text on that picture was the way I intended to go through the steps, but not the way I actually did the polishing. As I progressed, I kept trying different pads, wheels, and polishes.

I used a few wheels not shown on my pictures. I used a white cotton buffing pad on an electric drill and I used a set of small wheel detailing pads for use in tight areas.

I used a yellow Caswell Treated Vented Buffing Wheel with the black compound to cut the badly oxidized parts - 10" Hole Size: 1/2" BC10

http://www.caswellplating.com/buffing-polishing/buffing-wheels/treated-vented-buffing-wheels.html

My trailer didn't have a lot of really bad oxidized areas. I used the pad in the picture to initially cut the rear end cap with the black compound.

I switched wheels on the buffers, depending which phase I was on. For the initial black compound cut, I often had the 10" vented wheel on one buffer and a 8" white non-sewn airway wheel on the other one.

This is the way I did the polishing:

First cut, Black Caswell compound: 10" vented wheel, and 8" white non-sewn airway wheel.

Second cut, Brown Caswell compound: 8" white non-sewn airway wheel.

Third cut, Nuvite S: Cyclo with soft cotton cloth.

I bought a white compound bar but I didn't use it. I used a "spur" buffing pad cleaner. I cleaned up after compound with mineral spirits. There wasn't much cleanup after Nuvite S.

I live in the country and I burned used rags at the end of every day. If I couldn't burn, I'd submerge used rags in water with a lid on the pail. Those rags REALLY burn, so they're dangerous.
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