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Old 08-24-2002, 07:58 AM   #1
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polish a brushed trailer?

has anyone ever polished a early 90's trailer with the "brushed" finish?

i have heard it can't be done. what do you folks think?

any input at all is welcome!

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Old 08-24-2002, 09:37 AM   #2
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I've been informed that, at least the motorhomes, were made from Alclad aluminum until 1982 1/2. After that they were made from a different grade of aluminum, probably what you are referring to as "brushed". I've been told that the later grade can be polished but requires an additional preparation step called "cutting" to remove the "brushed" finish. The link is to our 1981 Excella motorhome in the polishing shop at Airmark in OK.


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Old 08-25-2002, 01:06 AM   #3
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that is the look i'm shooting for! now, how to do it?

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Talking Brushed trailer

Now that's a great post: Da plumber, I love your quote.
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Thanks niftypkg!!! It came from my grampa.. He was an engineer on a B24-J in the South pacific in the big one part II He is gone now but not forgotten!!!!!!! Bill W. Proudfoot
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