Originally Posted by sunny75
Did you figure out the mystery of the cloudy spots? We're repolishing after a year of use. It seems we are getting more cloudy spots than ever!
Sunny, So sorry it took so long to reply! Full time trailer living is more busy than I thought! Our Airstream was polished just about a year ago as well. I just went to wash it tonight (first time in months) before i attempt to give it a little extra polishing.
I unfortunately believe that the cloudy spots are where you have burned through the more pure aluminum exterior layer and are now polishing the lower quality aluminum. I have noticeable (to me at least) spots on many places of our Airstream - especially the spots around eye level... where I probably polished the most.
I think at this point there isn't much we can do. I don't think it's possible to really redistribute some of the more pure aluminum atoms over the burned through spots with a very light polishing using large strokes... but maybe?
Either way I'm thinking of taking a 10" random orbit buffing tool (walmart), some aluminum polish, and going after a section once more.
I believe that my first polishing endeavor was a little rushed, which probably led to the problems I have with the cloudy spots. I'll take my time with a very small panel and see if I can't seek that 'perfect shine'.
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