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Old 05-12-2004, 12:12 PM   #43
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I only run the hose periodically. I use a wet rag in one hand to clean the sanded are, and dip the paper in a bucket to clean the paper and keep it wet at the same time.
The aluminum might require a different technique, not sure yet. I put the project on teh back burner, because I have camping reservations and don't want to go with a half finished trailer...
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:57 PM   #44
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I really don't expect it matters much so long as you keep the skin and sandpaper wet.
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:05 PM   #45
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I think you are all on the something here. I've been using a dewalt slow speed drill with wool bonnet and Nuvite. I'm in it about 60 hours...its a very, very slow process. I've used $100+ of product. Well, I bought some 800 and 2000 grit sandpaper and tested a small section. It appears to be a much faster and better for trim then the Nuvite alone. My opinion to this point, use the best of both methods. - because the Nuvite is a great product. I will polish today and try to post some pictures of my results.
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:24 PM   #46
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You may be using too much product - use sparingly - more is not better in this case

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I have a 69 Safari, how can i tell if there is a clear coat or not on my trailer?Just replaced the window gaskets.Ready to begin with the polishing hum?
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Old 06-19-2004, 01:04 PM   #48
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I will polish today and try to post some pictures of my results.
Good luck. Its a very satisfying project. Look forward to the pictures
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Old 06-19-2004, 01:05 PM   #49
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I have a 69 Safari, how can i tell if there is a clear coat or not on my trailer?Just replaced the window gaskets.Ready to begin with the polishing hum?
I am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong

I think you can test with a small amount of polish, some also say toothpaste. Rub it on the trailer and if it turns black, you don't have a clearcoat.
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Safari - you are correct - take some toothpaste if it turns black, you don't have clearcoat. My guess is that on a 69 trailer you have clearcoat unless someone has stripped it. The fact that your not sure tells me the clearcoat may be in good condition - little bit of Walberize is all I would do if the clearcoat is all there.

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Old 06-19-2004, 05:55 PM   #51
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I've been trying to remove some fairly deep scratches by wet sanding.My problem is that the wet sanded area requires a great deal of polishing to get a mirror shine in the sanded area, even after sanding with #2500 paper and polishing with Nuvite F7.Most of the lower panels on my trailer are heavily scratched and pitted and it looks like they will all have to be replaced. Have any of you had better luck getting rid of scratches.
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What I learned on my trailer is that you have to go much slower with the compounder than you would think. I had to make a consious effort to go slow, like one inch per second from right to left.

I also found that I had to go over the same area as many as 10-15 times. I was primarily using F7.

Here is a picture of what I was dealing with.

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Thanks Tim, that's what I have found 10 to 15 times with the F7 is about right.
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While Tim has a point, some selected area might clear up easier if done by hand..(Instead of using the machine)..
Wait until you see what I have on the 64GT to clear..WHEW..
(This is gonna be one heck of a project)
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Also, if you're sanding, then you are removing material from the top layier of the skin.
Now you essentially end up with "different" material from the reast of the skin, as the top layer is removed by the sand paper. It will polish to a slightly different finish, i was told.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:42 PM   #56
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Think what you are referring to is removing the Alcad - yes it will still shine up, but as you say its different material.

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