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Old 04-23-2005, 02:16 PM   #43
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Why not Walbernize?

For those who want a decent shine with a modest investment of $ and labor, I'd say Walbernize is the way to go.
I have shined a 26' Overlander with Walbernize and polished an 18' Caravel with Southern Shine. The result was far better with the SS method but the Walbernizing was accomplished in about 10% of the time and $ spent on the SS process. I have vowed never ever to polish another trailer, but I wouldn't hesitate to Walbernize one again if it needs it.
It all boils down to owner preference. I love the look of those mirror shines but I prefer to spend my time camping rather than polishing.
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:29 PM   #44
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Just wondering Rog0525, How did you polish with the Walbernize? Did you use old fashion elbow grease or a polisher?
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:43 PM   #45
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Just wondering Rog0525, How did you polish with the Walbernize? Did you use old fashion elbow grease or a polisher?
Hi tinman. I used both.
Tried some by hand, then put the polisher to work.
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Proof that you CAN polish aluminum with just about anything - if you SHOULD is something you'll have to decide for yourself

Coke can fire starter - polished with CHOCOLATE!
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Ready to start the polish, I know I may be crazy for attempting this! The finish has a few areas that the plasticoat has either work or UV burnt through.

I know I need to remove/cover all the plastic on the exterior. However, what, if any attention is needed around the exterior rivets????

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The Secret is Chocolate!

Love it Steph! Oh, forget rolite, mothers and all the chemical dream potions. I'll take Lindor bars any day! This is probably one of those Mars-Venus things--now we can polish our trailers and build up our seritonin levels at the same time!!!

I can just picture it "No, no, honey, give me a chocolate bar and a trailer and just see what kind of shine my raging middle aged hormones give you!"

Oh, yeah!!!!

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"No, no, honey, give me a chocolate bar and a trailer and just see what kind of shine my raging middle aged hormones give you!"

Oh, yeah!!!!

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Mary,

Speaking of chocolate bars and other decadent things, are you the "Mary, from Vienna, Virginia" that was in the recent New Yorker (April 18. p 92) magazine?
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Mary,

Speaking of chocolate bars and other decadent things, are you the "Mary, from Vienna, Virginia" that was in the recent New Yorker (April 18. p 92) magazine?
Oh, dear, Mark, I don't know about this! You've got me a bit scared. I think I have that issue at home, but I'll have to dig it out--and I'm at work. What was it about???

Vienna is a big town, there are likely lots of Marys here, but I think as far as getting cited in New Yorker, there are two prevailing possibilities:

a. I have a big enough mouth about me to get caught saying something quotable, yet really dopey and idiotic.
b. However, I am not the erudite (SAT word!), sophisticated sort that the New Yorker typically references, unless it's turning a new leaf and remarketing itself to shallow suburban working women.

If it was me, I hope I was on good behavior...Oh well, hand me a Lindor bar and dam the torpedoes!

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It was a.

Probably wasn't the your best quote, or in the best of circumstances. It involves an American (Mary) in Paris, with her husband. I shall leave it there; the story is funny, if you've been to Paris.
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Chocolate Polish-

Did anyone else get the part about "its not the chocolate that polishes, its the rag" in that?

Now its even more proof for what I'm saying- its not a matter of what you use for a polish as much as the system and substrate that you polish with. All the expensive stuff and slow tools are just marketing and profit- I doubt you'll get anyone to lie and say they do not use rouge, and of course there may be some different carriers here and there, but the rouge is the chocolate- only allows the pad or drum polisher to do its thing- slight changes in rouge grit and pad coarseness change amount of cut.

There are a lot of people taking lots of money from people who think theres magic in a bottle or tub- I'm not doing it yet, but I hope someone else takes the time to try it out- these professionals at the airport are doing it and thats all I need for me- but the doubters here can gain something from it and theres some serious money to be saved...
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I'm not doing it yet, but I hope someone else takes the time to try it out- these professionals at the airport are doing it and thats all I need for me-
With all your research, I think you would be the ideal person to test it out.

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