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Old 05-07-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Polish alternatives

Living in Wichita Kansas (The Air Capital) I've spoken with several people who own vintage aircraft. A good number of them indicate that they use a product called KPro series Eraser (Medallion #641) to polish their aluminum aircraft, instead of Nuvite. I purchased a gal. jug and have been using it to start my polishing project on my 1976 Airstream. So far, other than the swirl marks caused by my 7 inch polisher, I'm very impressed!!! The product is sold locally at the Knipps company outlet. When I'm finished the initial polishing, I will most likely complete the process with a cyclo and the same product.

Just wondering if anyone else had discovered this product?

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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Knipps certainly doesn't make it easy to "discover" their products.

Knipp's Retail Website

Appears to be the product in question. Nothing more than "Description: TEST"


Why are folks using this instead of Nuvite? What advantages?
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So far, other than the swirl marks caused by my 7 inch polisher, I'm very impressed!!!

Pictures?


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Funny you should ask the same question I asked them. "Why are folks using this instead of Nuvite? What advantages?"
They said their product did just as fine a job with a whole lot less expense.
They also sell a product called "Agent 99" for aluminum skin that is in need of a more aggressive approach. I figure if the stuff is good enough to restore a 1958 Beech Model 18 ($175,000.00) is good enough for my Airstream.
So far...I'm very pleased, and at around $65.00 a gallon, it is certainly cheaper than Nuvite.
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Interesting. I might have to give it a try. We are going to try the polish route in the next few weeks.
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Cloud Splitter beat me to it but I can also suggest Germans, Russians or Ukrainians.


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I just put an order in myself. Let see if it works any better/easier/faster.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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