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Old 09-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Polished bumper, 2010 model

The bumper on my 2010 model was very dull and not very attractive. I took it off the trailer and got it into the shop. The clearcoat melted away with Aircraft stripper and I polished it up using a Foredom flexible shaft equipped with a buffing wheel and Mother's aluminum polish. It went quicker than I imagined. Here are some photos of the process and the outcome.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Wow! That looks terrific. I suppose mine will need to have that done in a couple of years. Great job!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Alphonse: (for the advise on technique and materials)
My bumper is off as part of an under carriage re-fit. Just got the BAL jacks powder coated and working towards the bumper. I was thinking of the old sanding down to 2000 grit and then going with the rouge polish on a wheel.
Question: did you clear coat after?? You don't mention that part.
That'll be the final touch...
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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That turned out great!

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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Question: did you clear coat after?? You don't mention that part.
That'll be the final touch...
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Del,
I didn't coat it. I am running a test to see what happens. I waxed it and am going to see what happens. I have clear coated some motorcycle engine cases without too much success. So I want to see how long it stays looking decent without a coating. With the Mother's mag and aluminum polish it doesn't take but a few minutes to polish it up.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #6
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Hi Alphonse: On boat's we often used "Woody Wax" to protect our alum/SST at sea.....last's longer than anything I've seen. Was pricy stuff however.
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Hi Alphonse: On boat's we often used "Woody Wax" to protect our alum/SST at sea.....last's longer than anything I've seen. Was pricy stuff however.
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What's Woody Wax? Not familiar with it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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\hi Alphonse\;
I just googled it and West Marine says they sell Woody Wax.
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