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Old 08-27-2010, 07:54 AM   #57
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Yes it's a carefree. The main one was new when I bought the trailer and I bought the small living room awning from Carefree to match the large ($85). I did not take the awning down. I blue taped and painter papered the awning while I polished both the side and the roof with no problems. All of the spatter from the compounder and the cyclo ended up on the paper and I just removed it and it was all done. With the question about securing...a picture would give me a better idea of your dilema. However, Carefree was very helpful when I order the smaller awning. They might be able to help you too.
Thanks! I will snap a picture this evening to describe the issue we're having.

Good tips on protecting the awning while polishing. I had assumed that I would need to remove the whole thing. Good to know that step may not be necessary.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #58
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mopariac,
Didn't want to highjack your thread with my awning question, so I started one in the awning forum. Take a look and let me know if you have any advice.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f442/awning-bracket-pulling-away-68730.html#post888001
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:20 AM   #59
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That looks fantastic! Our moho is in need of some exterior care and am consideting painting it at some point. What do you figure is the plan to keep it loking this way? I read that it is an annual job. I would like polish mine, but just once.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:20 PM   #60
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That looks fantastic! Our moho is in need of some exterior care and am consideting painting it at some point. What do you figure is the plan to keep it loking this way? I read that it is an annual job. I would like polish mine, but just once.
After compounding and polishing, I kind of look forward to annual or semi annual polishing sessions because being able to just cyclo polish is rather quick and inexpensive. Now that the 38 years of corrosion is gone it will be fun. I also enjoy seeing the trailer after a rain because it washes all the dust off without any water spots. Whenever I do touchups, I use a micro-fiber rag and it keeps looking great...so far anyway.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #61
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looks great

I have a 71 also 31ft though finished my stripping and 2nd go over on the buffing thought I was done but the drivers side needs to go through once more than I can leave it be for a while I mostly 2x a year use truck box polish with a buffer puts a coat of protection for the elements a beads the water we are full timers and hard to keep up different weather you did good enjoy love the GI can'sClick image for larger version

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:16 AM   #62
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How is the finish holding up in the oilfield?

Great looking work by the way, on both vehicles.

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Old 12-31-2012, 07:45 AM   #63
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Rednax, it looks nearly as good as the day I finished. It gets dusted pretty good here in South Texas, but every time it rains it cleans it all off like new. We have washed it twice since we've been here because sometimes it just doesn't rain but I am extremely pleased with the results. I did bring my Cyclo so when I get a wild hair I can do it again. By the way, I sold my old Powerwagon and bought an '05 Dodge Ram 2500 and I love it. Great truck.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #64
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darn you people and your ultra shiny beautiful AS's....the wife and I have AS envy looking at your rig - great work!! If we are lucky, we may very well be polishing an AS ourselves (I mean myself probably lol) in 2014...

It is just amazing to see all of these older airstreams looking just as good as new! I know it must be ultra gratifying to work so hard at something then to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Hope you continue to enjoy..take care...Ellery
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:38 AM   #65
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Thanks Ellery. You know after reading your post it reminded me of when I made the decision to polish. At first I was gun-hoe...let's get going. But about half way through I started doubting my decision. Is this really worth all of the effort and expense, but it was too late to turn back. . But once I finished and especially two years later and seeing how little effort it has been to keep it up, I am glad I did it. Knowing what I know now and didn't know when I started...yes I would definately do it again. Thanks again and the best of luck on your future project.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:56 AM   #66
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Greetings,
I'm in the market for a Cyclo Polisher, having just stripped and Nuvite 7 polished my 31' International.
My question is what type of pad should I specify for working with sweat shirt cloth?, and is a cloth commercially available?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #67
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wow....all these mirror like trailers....
congrats guys, all that intensive labor was worth it
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Greetings,
I'm in the market for a Cyclo Polisher, having just stripped and Nuvite 7 polished my 31' International.
My question is what type of pad should I specify for working with sweat shirt cloth?, and is a cloth commercially available?
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I bought a set of foam pads and used the orange pads as my favorite. I got the white soft cloth at a fabric store in the ends and odds bin.
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Mopariac, I experienced the same thoughts during my arduous polishing process that took 6 hard months, it became hard to muster the ambition to keep going but as you said too far to turn back so I just kept going. Grade C and S nuvite finally got my ambition going strong again and now its shiny, I hope maintenance is always like the last few steps, its fun to see the "mirror" shine finally come back ! And yes, when you're finally done polishing it will have been worth all the hard work ! (cool guy glasses may be required to maintain proper vision when admiring your work)
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I bought a set of foam pads and used the orange pads as my favorite. I got the white soft cloth at a fabric store in the ends and odds bin.
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