In case anyone is interested I just finished polishing on the airstream, and posted some pics of both inside, and out on a members photo page at
The polishing was done with a cylo using the yellow, blue, and white pads. The only polish I used was Mothers aluminum polish. I then followed that with a coating of liquid glass, and plan on adding another coat this week. Prior to this I did a high speed strip last year, and had the blue stripe painted. I may decide to add the smaller blue decal over it if I find one. The finish isn't quite as nice as some of the ones I've seen using 3M products, but I don't think it's too far off. With the finish being different on the 81 versus the older trailers I don't know how far I could go with it. I have about 15 hours in the process this year, and will pick up a couple more with the second coat of LG. That's it for this year, time to go camping.