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Old 06-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #29
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That looks pretty fantastic! I have never seen a gold-banded SS polished!
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:10 PM   #30
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N8andM, Me neither, but with a liitle time I will. Its goingpretty good but I can't work on it every day, and when I do have days to work on it, I have to do early or late in the afternoon, because of the Alabama heat. Its near a 100 degrees here every day!

The gold bands will be a project in itself. I have all the rock guards for the front windows. The ones for the corner windows are anodized and in good shape but the end window rock guard is badly faded. The gold panels on the side skins have faded back aluminum color. I am going to paint all of the gold to as close to original as I can. I have a friend in the automotive paint business that will help me this. I want to use a paint that will stay.

I think it will be an eye catcher when I done.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #31
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That's looking to be just lovely!!!

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #32
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Thanks Cactus!! I haven't been able to work on it for a week or so, but will start back this coming weekend.. Will report progress.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:01 AM   #33
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Wow,
its really looking great and worth the effort.

However, there should be a method to keep up the polish something like a clear coat.
I read it on some restoration site but can't remember.
Have you been thinking about that and any suggestions?
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #34
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Sailor, I have read about upkeep after the polish. As this is my first experience doing this, it is trial and error for me. I have gotten a lot help on this forum on the subject. However, from a few sources I have read, after the initial polish, it only needs touching ecvery so often to keep it up. At least thats what I have read. Time will tell.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #35
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Worked on it a little this past weekend. Will post progress pics shortly.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #36
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The gold bands will be a project in itself. I have all the rock guards for the front windows. The ones for the corner windows are anodized and in good shape but the end window rock guard is badly faded. The gold panels on the side skins have faded back aluminum color. I am going to paint all of the gold to as close to original as I can. I have a friend in the automotive paint business that will help me this. I want to use a paint that will stay.

I think it will be an eye catcher when I done.

Thanks for looking.
You dont have to stick with gold,,, you like Hi-Fi Blue?
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #37
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I have seen a picture of a SS with a blue stripe. When I get on my regular pc I will post it here. But I think at the end of the rainbow, it will be silver and gold!!
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #38
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Its been too HOT here in Alabama to do much polishing. can only work on it a few hours a week. But it is coming along. I will post updated pics soon.
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:35 PM   #39
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Hello,

Just going through my favorites files and wanted to know how you got along with your polishing project? Did you end up painting the gold section, if so what was the process for preping the aluminum for paint? I am looking at this project myself.
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wow...that looks amazing... It's giving me some hope... The RV service place I took it to had washed the roof to check for leaks...and then dirt streaks ran all down the trailer. and then it sat in the sun in their lot. So, I have my work cut out for me/my 1971 Silverstream, but it will be a labor of love. Thanks for posting the pix.
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Hi Hueytownalss
Just wondering if you ever finished the SS?
We are looking into an Avion TT that has a Electro-Coated (anodized by Electricity rather than an electric charged chemical bath) Generally you see this called E-coated (for Electro-Coated Anodizing).
so we are trying to find owners that had done what you did and how well is it holding up.
BTW the pics that you posted looked great!
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Our 1973 SS Continental Atlas is pretty much finished on the inside. My wife is hung up on the exterior. Thank you all for the perspectives. What about cleaning and finishing in a satin? Removing the gold panels and having them re-anodized? Our first step is to build a battery box elevated above the tongue, sandblasting the tongue and bumper and painting them………hammered silver.
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