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Old 08-17-2006, 02:00 PM   #15
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Wow !!

Originally Posted by Bradjun1
Thought I would add these pics to the above post
That is nice.

Any photos of the painted areas you mentioned?

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Old 08-17-2006, 11:10 PM   #16
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Hello C Johnson,

I can tell you you will be there forever and not get the deep corrosion pitting
removed ,cannot be done ,it is way to deep ,the alclad only goes so deep.
Those type of problems you just need to walk away from ,get it as good as you can ,then move on .I have road rash on the front lower sections of my
60 trdwnd and no need to try to remove them or compound them out.I will
get the polish as nice as I feel I am happy with ,or rather accept .I would like to address the brownish holographic haze as I had posted to uwe,but Ibelieve
it is deep in the aluminum as the f7 and c both bring out a brilliant shine,
yet that haze remains ,possibly forever as I don't think I will go with the
heavier cut compounds .Its a decision there to make to either go on forever
or to get it so your satisfied .It will look great ,we all are our own worst critics you know.

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Old 08-17-2006, 11:58 PM   #17
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Thanks Scott, I agree. When I step back a few feet I can't see the pits. my concern with the severe corrision under the nameplate was more about not letting it go any farther. I don't think I will seal the nameplate to the body, just let the water run under it and off the trailer. The other corrision areas are as good as they are going to get unless I replace the curved panels...$$$... I have given some thought to painting my roof section white like Bradjun1 mentioned.

It's funny, you know I am a perfectionist by nature and the more I did the more I wanted it perfect ! I had to step back, read the forums and make a decision about what I can live with. I threw my back out this month so the less time I spend on it the better. I'll have more polishing progress pics posted here in a few weeks but, I am going camping this weekend with a partially polished trailer.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:55 AM   #18
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Yep Chris ,I know what you mean and thats the rub ,I want it perfect and
I knew when I got into the polishing I would be wanting perfection also ,but alas while striving for that elusive thing ,reality struck and some downer
moments ,it can get you! then ,well you realize that maybe you can be
pleased with it ,and you feel better .More of the trailer gets done and you
can enjoy it .

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:03 AM   #19
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Looks great from here. So go campimg and enjoy the trailer.

I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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