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Old 11-16-2005, 02:36 PM   #15
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OK, if I did the mirror on the Bambi & then neglected it, would it gradually segue through that softer look for several years?

Of course I'm an elitist. Look around you.
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Old 11-16-2005, 03:12 PM   #16
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Summerkid, I've no experience with aluminum skinned trailers, but do know that if I highly polish a piece of aluminum and expose it to the elements, it will eventually oxidize and turn dull. Would I call that a satin finish? Nope! It might look satin for one year during the process, but I don't think it would really qualify. I'm beginning to realize the aluminum trailers, such as the AS, are a labor of love and outpouring of money. I think the maintenance could end up being a hobby. Not that that wouldn't be okay for some, but all I really want is a nice place to sleep while I travel. I'm just not sure how to do that yet. Airstreams are mighty attractive so I've got to admit I'm smitten! Just undecided at this point.


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Old 01-17-2006, 12:07 PM   #17
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another polishing question

Quick polishing question -- thought I'd put it in the newest of many threads.

We have dark streaks on the Globetrotter below lights and vents. See the attached picture for an example.

Is there any way to clean this up without polishing? We're months away from that! Would something like Met-Al work without a lot of streaks?


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Old 01-17-2006, 09:18 PM   #18
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Anyone see this on ebay?

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