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Old 10-21-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Polish??

thinking about polishing my 1974 31ft Sovereign / any tips / i have looked up vintage trailer supply and it looks like they have all the stuff i would need / just looking a few helpful suggestion that might help me go ahead and start this project / i have also looked at all the other post listed on this / looks like a lot of work but worth it
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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looks like a lot of work but worth it
It is!

Also check out the Perfect Polish website. Lots of good info there...

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Old 10-21-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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order i think i should go using nuvite

1st - strip (Removall 220)
2nd - polish (Nuvite F7)
3rd - polish (Nuvite C)
4th - polish (Nuvite S)

?? is there anywhere out there to get a deal on one of these cyclone polishers
vintage trailer supply says theres are the lowest price polisher 350 and polisher with kit 450
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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Keep a lookout on Ebay and maybe even Amazon. Check with KeyAir, who has an Airstream 345 motorhome. Noticed in his posts here that he bought the Cyclone Polisher used. Thinking it was on Ebay, but wouldn't swear to it. Maybe even try Craigslist for the Cyclone. Was told yesterday that I shouldn't used a rotating polisher, as it would leave 'swirl' marks, that either the Cyclone or a Random Orbital polisher is the only way to go. Found a Random Orbital at Harbor Freight for $20. I'll be there when they open tomorrow, lol
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
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Keep a lookout on Ebay and maybe even Amazon. ...he bought the Cyclone Polisher used. ...Maybe even try Craigslist for the Cyclone.
Search both Craig's List & eBay...but it's a CYCLO Model 5 polisher, not cyclone...they can also be found with the Craftsman label. There are several on eBay right now...some new and a couple of used ones.

We've also found them in a pawn shop here in town that specializes in really old tools. Twice, we've found them there for only $100. Them get the rest of the parts from the Perfect Polish or VTS websites.

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone

After doing a few of Polish jobs I would suggest not using the Cyclo polisher. Using a speed wheel has proven time and time again to be an easier approach to all the stages using Nuvite. We have used this product many times and love it.

If your Coach is really Tarnished try starting with F9 moving to G6 and then C and S stages. Just a thought if it is really rough. Have fun watching the transformation and don't forget to share the results with a picture...
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What's a speed wheel?
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What's F9 and G6? That sounds like a BINGO game.

What's a C and S stage?
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What's F9 and G6? That sounds like a BINGO game.

What's a C and S stage?
Grades of Nuvite polish...check out the Perfect Polish link in Post #2.

BTW, the Cyclo polisher is only used for the final stages of polishing to get the swirls out and achieve that 'mirror finish'. An oxidized trailer needs to be compounded first to remove the oxidation & scratches. Using a Cyclo Polisher to do that is not effective.

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<on edit> The Perfect Polish website link in Post #2 seems to be down at the moment...check out these VTS Polishing Advice or Perfect Polish Quick Guide instead, same basic information.
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What's a speed wheel?

This guy sands first, then used an airway wheel on edge. Which way is better?

Dirty jobs How to Polish Aluminum - Aluminum Polishing - YouTube

I read where one guy here used a black bar and an airway wheel. His trailer looked nice. I don't want to polish. I want to strip the clearcoat and remove the oxidation at the top location. Which is the best method? What RMP buffer?
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What's a speed wheel?

This guy sands first, then used an airway wheel on edge. Which way is better?

Dirty jobs How to Polish Aluminum - Aluminum Polishing - YouTube

I read where one guy here used a black bar and an airway wheel. His trailer looked nice. I don't want to polish. I want to strip the clearcoat and remove the oxidation at the top location. Which is the best method? What RMP buffer?
That is like what I did.. 3000rpm dewalt buffer with 10" airway treated wheels black bar / white bar

http://www.dewalt.com/tools/metalworking-polishers-dw849.aspx


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That is like what I did.. 3000rpm dewalt buffer with 10" airway treated wheels black bar / white bar

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You might be my guy!

Did you do a post on how you did it?

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Anybody do the 400 and 600 grit sanding?
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Did you do a post on how you did it?

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Yes...

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