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Old 05-02-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy POLISH TEST / And the winner is?

I did a test with Nuvite, Heavy Metal and Southern Shine. Here are the results:

http://www.rikkirockett.com/forums/p.../the_test.html
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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oops,

Just posted on the other post! Oh well. I bought some HM today and a camera last night. Hope to post my pics later too!

P.s - HM's bottle says "no acid or materials that would harm metal contained" so should be safe.

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Right on Marc!
Maybe we actually have found a better polish? I look forward to your results. Good luck!
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Hey Rikki, great demo. How about details for those of us who haven't been following along too closely. Like what was your technique, and where did you find the Heavy Metal? Bambi's going to look sweet all shined up!
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Remember I'm alway's here if you need help or questions, keep up the good work Rikki.
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I've drooled over your Argosy pics for months since Andy posted them. After finding your site and looking over your pics, do you have any hints that you could post that might help us out? Equipement, polish, techniques?

Can you also PM me about that 24ft Argosy (we have a 26ft Argosy)? Specifically, I was curious if your company put the window in the door. I'm thinking about a trip down south this summer, and would LOVE to have a window put in. Any idea on cost and time needed?
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Pretty impressive test. I'm glad someone finally did a side by side in a timed test comparison. Results speak for themselves.

Just out of curiosity, it would be interesting to go back and "finish" each section to a final shine using each proposed technique for each polish. Again, timing the process would be critical....knowing how long it takes to go from a good compounding to a "mirror finish" would be they other half of this experiment.

From the pics it does look like the Heavy Metal is closer to a final finish than the others. If their fine polish can deliver a deep mirror finish with similar (or less) of an effort than the others then I think you've found a winner.
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Rikki , funny you would think "Heavy metal" would have been your favorite going in...thanks for taking the time to do the test.
What are you going to seal the Bambi with after its polished?
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Hey Rikki, great demo. How about details for those of us who haven't been following along too closely. Like what was your technique, and where did you find the Heavy Metal? Bambi's going to look sweet all shined up!
Technique wise, I simply used the drill polisher at an angle with medium pressure working my way down. In the past I have also moved sideways if it was more comfortable.
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It might do that, actually. The Southern Shine has no other grits. (Sounds funny!) I'm not sure what they expect you to do for final polish.

The Nuvite and the Heavy Metal has other grits and I could finish those out.

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Pretty impressive test. I'm glad someone finally did a side by side in a timed test comparison. Results speak for themselves.

Just out of curiosity, it would be interesting to go back and "finish" each section to a final shine using each proposed technique for each polish. Again, timing the process would be critical....knowing how long it takes to go from a good compounding to a "mirror finish" would be they other half of this experiment.

From the pics it does look like the Heavy Metal is closer to a final finish than the others. If their fine polish can deliver a deep mirror finish with similar (or less) of an effort than the others then I think you've found a winner.
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Would love it if you would post your system. However, I certainly understand if you wouldn't be ok with doing that.

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Darn it all, Rickki, you did a very fast polish with that Heavy Metal (isn't it rather ironic that as a musician, you didn't have confidence in "Heavy Metal" at the start, LOL)! Love the time trial effort you put in, all of us appreciate that. But I've never heard of that polish--where did you get it?

Also, I may be thicker than a bar of frame steel--but hadn't you already polished your Bambi?

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So, using this method, how long do you expect it will take to complete the entire trailer. My 29 foot is so big I am a bit scared to get started.
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Also, it said heavy metal "course." Are you going to follow up with the heavy metal "ultra fine" or "medium"? Also, how much do you anticipate it will take for the entire trailer? Your demonstration has definitely inspired me.
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