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Old 11-07-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Polishing the Bambi

I only get to work on this project on Fridays, so I know it's going to take a while. But after only one day of working on it, I must admit that it's rather addicting!
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #2
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Looking good, when you get thru you can come down and do mine. It needs a little touch up.☺
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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Looking good, when you get thru you can come down and do mine. It needs a little touch up.☺
LOL I'll keep that in mind!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:21 AM   #4
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It took us a day (8 hours) a foot.
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Wow, done in 16 hours for both feet! Just kidding... nice work.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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Okay. Still working on the front end-cap and making great progress on the upper half. I'm using Nu-Vite F7, but it's not cutting through the little peck marks on the lower area (see pic). Do i need a coarser compound or just more elbow-grease? Also, that scratch mark feels more like paint--any ideas for removing?

Thanks in advance for the input!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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Okay. Still working on the front end-cap and making great progress on the upper half. I'm using Nu-Vite F7, but it's not cutting through the little peck marks on the lower area (see pic). Do i need a coarser compound or just more elbow-grease? Also, that scratch mark feels more like paint--any ideas for removing?

Thanks in advance for the input!
I have a Bambi II that I've done a little polishing on. It is BADLY oxidized everywhere. I have used this method with pretty good results, although it's very time consuming:
1. Right angle air drill with very fine grey scotchbrite pad
2. Black bar with wheel
3. Wet sand with 600,800,1000 (by hand)
4. Compound with F9, F7, C,
5. Cyclo with S

Now, maybe yours isn't as badly corroded as mine, so you can skip steps 1 & 2 & 3 and try F9 first. If that doesn't do the trick, move backwards on the list until you find that it's working for you. Just be glad it isn't a 31 footer!

Here's mine through step 3 and compounded with F9--I haven't finished yet--I just wanted to see how it would look:

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Thanks for sharing! Pics looking good.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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Made some progress today with my helper! (She had rivet duty.)
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We used the green bar from Caswell and a 10' wheel on the tough areas.
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #11
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I'm now 19 hours into the polishing! I'm waiting on my Nuvite F9 so I can get the imperfections out of the front bottom panel and polishing wheels so I can get into the tighter spots.
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Looking absolutely great!
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #13
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Question: how do you get the water stains off!? I've used F9 F7 and C but they still show! Am I missing something or just not taking enough time on it?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
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compounding with C then Cyclo C then Cyclo S. I fight this problem all the time.
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