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Old 05-23-2007, 10:47 PM   #29
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So far I think I have spent around 8 hours for about half of the trailer with the compounder. I probably need another 12 to finish it.... I never knew that one would get so dirty...but I am enjoying it....so far at least. Looking forward to getting the compounding finished up and moving on to the Cyclo.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:49 PM   #30
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Either you are flyin' or I'm extremely slow. In 8 or so hours I've only gotten 3 out of 7 curved end segments and one rear quarterpanel. But then, I'm doing everything from 2-4 compounding passes to cyclo to microfiber before I move on from a spot. Yeah, it is kind of fun. At least until the summer humidity starts back again.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:52 AM   #31
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Compounded with F7 as I have found that it takes the grain off the aluminum much easier than the C. Have about half the trailer done now and then will move to Cyclo with F7 and then with S. Have a few tough spots that I might try G6 on before I move to the Cyclo.
Looks great. Now the weather is warming up, I'll have to get back on to mine! Keep up the good work, love the shine!
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:28 AM   #32
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Either you are flyin' or I'm extremely slow. In 8 or so hours I've only gotten 3 out of 7 curved end segments and one rear quarterpanel.
Thats what I was thinking too.
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It all depends on the length of the trailer, how bad it is, if it's been done before, and how shiney you want it. I don't know of any shortcuts.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:07 PM   #34
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Maybe there is a difference when one has been protected by clear coat like Kneal's. Mine was well polished about a year and half ago by the PO, but I'm amazed at the thin haze that has occurred over that time. Plus, I'm probably seeking perfection where perfection isn't practical.

Keep us posted on your polishing, Kevin. Next we camp near each other you will probably be outshining me.
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:26 PM   #35
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Kevin, your Airstream looks great. Art looked at the pictures and he said you're doing a fabulous job.

We left Tennessee and we are now in Iowa at the Amana Colonies, on our way out west.

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Hi, Art and Carol! Sounds like you are making some nice stopovers on your way.
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Carol -

Thanks for the note. Tell Art I might be calling him to get some more "Polishing" advice soon. It has been a job but has been fun. We sure did enjoy meeting you all and hope you are having a great time....

Have a great one!

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Old 05-27-2007, 08:23 PM   #38
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Compounded with F7 as I have found that it takes the grain off the aluminum much easier than the C. Have about half the trailer done now and then will move to Cyclo with F7 and then with S. Have a few tough spots that I might try G6 on before I move to the Cyclo.
Kevin, that is quite a shine!

It's hard to believe you are just at the "F7" stage! Imagine how it will look when you move into one of the finer grades of polish.
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So far I think I have spent around 8 hours for about half of the trailer with the compounder. I probably need another 12 to finish it.... I never knew that one would get so dirty...but I am enjoying it....so far at least. Looking forward to getting the compounding finished up and moving on to the Cyclo.
Yesterday I have strip the clearcoat already a big difference in shine.
But would you mind to erase your post.
If my wife find it she will want me to do the polish right away, that means today, and we are suppose to leave tomorrow.
And she never really get why it took me a year to redo a complete house when it takes just half an hour on a TV show.
She'll think that I'm dead slow...
your unit looks great.
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Compounding almost done...

Just about finished the compounding. Just have a few areas to touch up. Now I know why they charge so much to polish a trailer. I probably have about 25 hours in it so far from the compounding/stripping process. Looking forward to hitting the Cyclo next....
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Looking real nice!
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Looks great Kneal.

But how in the world did you get that done in 25 hours?!
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