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Old 11-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! This is my first post in the Air Forums!

First question: Has anyone else dealt with these pockmarks and how did you go about buffing them out in the polishing phase?

I have currently done several rounds of Nuvite F7 in the attatched photos and still no luck.



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Old 11-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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Is all your clear coat removed? It looks like filiform to me (it gets under the clear coat & forms worm-like squiggles). If you have removed it, you'll just have to keep at polishing & might bump up to F9. If that doesn't do it, you might have to wet sand it. If you haven't, remove the clear coat with aircraft remover & give it another whirl.
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Corrosion

Clearcoat or Plasticoat if you wish, a few years ago, cracked when aged out.

Corrosive materials could the very easily penetrate those cracks.

Feel one of them carefully with a finger nail.

You will find that part of the metal is gone as opposed to discoloring.

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Old 11-02-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Hey Bekcy,

Thanks for the reply! I have indeed used some pretty heavy duty paint stripper on this section several times to make sure it's not clear coat and have gone over it with F7 around 6 times.

I might try F9 and see how that goes. What sort of wet sand have you used in the past?

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I just googled some images of filiform and that definitely looks like the culprit all over the trailer!
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I hand sanded (which is what you should do if you choose to sand) my entire trailer beginning with 600 grit and working through 800, 1200, 2000. Then I used Nuvite F9, F7, C, and finally S with a cyclo polisher. My Bambi II sat in the woods for 20 years, so was very pitted. It's still not perfect, but it's not going to get any better than it is. If I were you, I'd start a small section with 1200 black wet sand paper (you get it at automotive paint stores) first & see if it comes off. I'm pretty sure the 2000 can be skipped if you use F9. F7 might even take the scuffing off. I also used this method on the end caps of a 1986 AS Sovereign. They kind of had an orange peel effect and this method took away the bumpy look.
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