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Old 07-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #29
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One member recommended Busch Super Shine Aluminum Polish. I found it at the auto parts store where I was buying my polishing wheels. I tried it with the Cyclo on the front endcap and it worked pretty good. I had ordered Nuvite S, and when that came in, I tried it and the Nuvite worked better than the Busch. I finished the job with Nuvite, but I didn't redo the part I did with the Busch polish and it'd be hard to see where I changed polishes.

If a polisher wants a little less than mirror finish, I'd recommend the Busch polish.


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Old 07-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #30
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Airstream Polishing videos

There are several good Airstream Polishing videos on YouTube.

Instructions On Polishing An Airstream - YouTube

Airstream Polishing Demo RMVAC 2010 Rally - YouTube

There's more. Just search "Airstream Polishing" on YouTube.

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #31
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Polished Pictures

July 2012





Still need some detailing and need to roll out the dent in the lower corner.

I'm happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to all who advised me and supplied me.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:21 AM   #32
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Looking good! I especially like the way the tinted windows really contrast with the shine of the trailer. That's the one thing I have left still... battling those double panes.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:32 PM   #33
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Thanks! My windows are single pane except for the vista windows. My trailer arrived with all the windows intact and all the original screens in good condition. I simply installed new gaskets and added solar film.
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How much of the Citristrip did it take to do your whole trailer? I am thinking about ordering some for my 30'er.
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How much of the Citristrip did it take to do your whole trailer? I am thinking about ordering some for my 30'er.

My experience (and my usage) was diffused in that I started out with two gallons of RemovALL 220. I renamed it RemoveSOME after losing one half day and after one overnight soak. I cleaned up the missed spots (LOTS) of the RemovALL and finished with CitriStrip.

The picture on the ladder in post #1 is the size I bought. I think it's a half gallon. I used two of those and bought one additional quart that I didn't use yet. I got extra mileage out of the CitriStrip by cutting the top off the nearly empty jug and brushing all the material that wouldn't pour out.

I used hot water to power wash. The trailer cleaned up with one application of CitriStrip with no missed spots. I'll give somebody a good deal on one unopened gallon of RemovALL. :-)
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I have recently found that POR-15 marine clean at 50/50 ratio or better if left on the clear coat will bubble/lift it right off and wash away with water.

I didn't not intend to try to strip the clear I was just trying to clean the moss and dirt that had accumulated from sitting for x amount of years.
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I have recently found that POR-15 marine clean at 50/50 ratio or better if left on the clear coat will bubble/lift it right off and wash away with water.

I didn't not intend to try to strip the clear I was just trying to clean the moss and dirt that had accumulated from sitting for x amount of years.

Good to know. How'd it do on the moss and dirt?

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