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Old 01-14-2007, 08:51 AM   #15
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Old 01-14-2007, 04:37 PM   #16
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I would be very carefull with the paper. If you use it on your numbers just do it by hand with circular motion,with minimum pressure, and keep it flushed with water (squirt bottle works well). Be sure you use a good pad with your polishing compound. It is as important as the polish. I normally use "3M Super duty compound" with " 3M wool pad". I agree with "jbond" , I use "Mothers Aluminum polish" for final step.

Never poilshed an air Airstream , but used this process on many sets of aluminum wheels.

I would also love to see pictures.

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Ron, I didn't need the sandpaper, I tried some red auto compound by hand, did nothing.

Then smeared it on and used a buffer at 2200 rpm, took a while but numbers are history.

Then I tried a section of the oxadized upper part with the compound worked like a charm, it now blends in with the stripped clear coat section below.

As of now all the clear coat is off, part of the ozadized areas are polished with all the experimenting with what to use I wore out the polishing pads on my buffer.

I'll get a few more tomorrow.

It's a fair amount of work but it really is looking good, I spent so far maybe 20 hours.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:23 PM   #17
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Bob,

Glad to here of your success. Since they want to close this thread, why don't you start a thread on your repair, then we can all keep up with your repair and trip progress and can get further progress on the "magic beads".

be safe......ron
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This is a new thread split out of the 2007 Can Opener Rally thread.
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Old 01-15-2007, 08:10 PM   #19
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Too much rain to do much here today, did hunt down some new wool buffing pads my first one was on it's last legs.

I'm going to spend some time on it tomorrow.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:16 PM   #20
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Stripping the clearcoat, paimted the bannana skins
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The problem where the clearcoat wore away a long time ago left the metal to ozadize, I used red rubbing compound on a awool buffing pad 1/2" thick pad, at 2200 rpm.

It came off in short order
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A little fine tuning and doing the corners with metalwax
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clear coat off at last!
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It's looking awesome! Am I seeing that you're doing all this work amongst other campers?? Wow.. an audience!!
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Okay, now that's just not fair... you are NOT in New York... Right??????
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