Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-02-2004, 08:18 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
davidlaxson's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 29
Question Polishing, but not to mirror finish

I have a 1972 31' Landyacht . I'm wanting to clean up the outside with a polish, but I'm not interested in polishing it to a mirror finish. The top of the A.S is a little oxidized and the front has some scratches I'd like to get out.I'm basically wanting the outside to look like new.
Any Suggestions ?


davidlaxson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
Rivet Master
garry's Avatar
1969 31' Sovereign
Broken Arrow , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,331
Images: 7
Try this

You will find most everything you need on this thread.

~Finally, got started ~ ( 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )

You can find it by clicking on fourms above "exterior restoration" and scroll down.


garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #3
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Help you out here -- how about a hyperlink: Finally, got started ~

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2004, 09:23 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Ken J's Avatar
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,332
Images: 14

You say that you want to remove the scratches and make it look like new - if thats your goal it will entail a full polish job. Scratches can be sanded out then compounded - once you start compound you will want to do the whole trailer so it doesn't look blotchy.

What you might want to do is start with Nuvite "S" that will clean it up, make it look nice - if you like it you can stop there - you can always go to the more agressive grades later.

Ken J.
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2004, 10:06 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 30
Send a message via AIM to MileHigh
Hi, David,....

Scroll down and check out my post "Well, I've REALLY got a Mess going now !!" by MileHigh.

I REALLY did get a mess going, and I thought I ruined my Airstream. Thanks to the Great People on this forum,....and their suggestions,...(they really baled me out),..I was able to clean up the mess I had made on my polishing adventure.

I think you'll find many helpful suggestions....I'm buying "Mineral Spirits (and other spirits ha!) by the gallon !!

MileHigh is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.