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Old 04-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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Polishing Question - Hard to Reach

I am going to start my summer project and Polish my 1969 Airstream Soveriegn.
Here is my question how do I polish around all those little areas for example the front top where it has the Airstream metal letters.
How do you buff in those tight areas and in the nick and crany areas?

Any methods or special tools you have used that I should get or do???
Was going to order the Dewalt 7 inch polisher and polishing kit from
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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I have used my little finger and wooden Q-tips....Hot dog sticks with t;shirt wrapped around. I also use a drimel that has some fittings that get in there. I did use a drimmel polishing wheel to do the window frames and that came out very nice. I also use 3M gravel in a bottle to begin each detail session. Good luck!

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Old 04-17-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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Drimmel polishing wheel for windows. Great idea! I have just finished compounding our 65 22' Safari and am getting ready to buff with the Cyclo and Nuvite S. I have struggled with the window frames and the Dewalt grinder. Every few minutes it takes me for a ride when it flies off the frame. We purchased our polishing kit from Vintage Trailer Supply. We are on our 3rd jar of Nuvite 7 due to much corrosion. Best of luck......Tim

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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The cotton fittings for those drimmels last a little while, so I am prepared to remedy that with some sort of longer lasting replacement. But I will take the 3M 'gravel in a bottle rubbing compound on my finger and rub back and forth at first on those window frames. Then hop to it with the drimmel wheel (careful not to burn up the machine) and moving with the grain I get a great finish. If you would do the 3M Rubbing Super duty rubbing compound, you would be knocking through all that built up 'crud' and can cut to the chase with the nuvite.
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
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Just drill out the few rivets that holds the emblem.
drilling out a few rivets and reinstall only takes a few minutes.
polish around the emblems takes a few hours.
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