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Old 02-27-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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My weekend polish progress

Just started the compounding/Nuvite step this weekend. Boy, am I going to have Popeye forearms by the time I'm done!

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Old 02-27-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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Great start! You are now past the point of no return . Keep up the good work and keep us updated...



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Old 02-27-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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Nice start. There's no going back now. Keep us posted.
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:24 PM   #4
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I've just finished polishing my '65 Tradewind using the Nuvite products. You will be pleased with your results. A trick I learned late in the process is to use an electric finishing pad sander with T-shirt material to do the final "S" grade polish. This will help remove any swirls left by the larger buffer. Takes a while but the tool is much lighter! It's looking like my next polish project is going to be a '56 Overlander. I'm wondering if they used the same grade of aluminum in the '50s as the '60s. From your photos, the polish seems to work about the same.
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Old 02-27-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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Darol - are you talking about a palm sander (I have a rectangular Mikata that I have in mind)? Do you use just one layer of t-shirt material, or do you double it up?
This might be the ticket for me out of getting a cyclo!
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Old 02-27-2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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It's looking good. I started this winter working on mine when we had pretty days. Only made it around the trailer up to the windows so far, but spring is comming!
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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Looks great!


I would also like to know if you meant a square palm sander? I have a great Dewalt here and I want to polish!

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Old 03-08-2006, 06:53 AM   #8
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Echoing the sander question. I've got one sitting in the shed.
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