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Old 03-07-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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Project Polish Week 2

Well, I only got at it for about eight hours last week, but some progress was made after all


especially compared to a week ago
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Forcast is rain, so next week's might not be much of an improvement!
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Nice start!
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Thanks!
I like how the pink flamingos are now reflected
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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Kity...

which grade Nuvite are you using to cut with? Are you using a buffing pad on a drill or.....? I can't tell if the haziness is leftover product, or if it just needs to be cut more. If it's leftover polish, I used flour on a t-shirt to get it off nicely.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:51 AM   #6
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I'm using the buffer from Harbor Freight that was eatred on the perfect polish site, and F7. I'll try the flour.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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Thumbs up 8hrs and...

Looking great~!
I think I spend 240 plus hrs on mine...lol
Just remember to use as little as possible for each spot and, keep it clean as you go..
There's a huge write up on it and, I'm sure you read up on all of it..
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Just a suggestion...

you may want to up your cutting power to G9. Your trailer looks very oxidized - you may cut some of your time and effort with it.

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Just a thought, this is what I did to cut the first layers fairly easy.

6 Buffer prior to using the Cyclo. Using a 3M compound to get at the first step of polishing.

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3M Super Duty Rubbing Compound 5954 Quart
+ Aggressive compound.
+ Remains wet on the job with little or no mess.
+ Maintains high rate of cut with constant pressure.
+ Buffs to high gloss with minimum of swirl marks.
+ Can be used by hand or machine.
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Yeah, the G6 works well on really oxidized surfaces, and as it says on the perfectpolish site, it breaks down to something like C. I had to use it when I polished my Caravel because it was taking way too much effort and time with the F7. It also didn't leave as many deep cuts as the F7.
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[quote=3Ms75Argosy]you may want to up your cutting power to G9. Your trailer looks very oxidized - you may cut some of your time and effort with it.

The top is way more oxidized than the top. In the back where I did a test polish, I got the same results with C grade. When I first brought her home, there was what looked like an abandoned polishing experiment on the side panel. As a necomer to this process, I'm a bit hesitant to use the G9 with the scratch potential.

When we're on the subject, here's something I've been mulling. I like the shiny look, without the so called mirror finish. Call it a "vintage" finish if you will. Shiny, but not sparkling bright. There are a lot of dents and such on her that I think are just showcased more as the finish gets brighter and more reflective. From what I understand the S grade is not only a tool for reaching the mirror finish, but will add some protection. If I'm not looking to reach that stage, will I need some some sort of protection layer? Should I use the S anyway, just lightly for the protective qualities? Or am I just all wrong?

I realize this is very much a work in progress, but there is much satifaction in just removing the corroded gunk on the first step. I'm sure the satisfaction wears off a bit as fatigue sets in!
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Just remember to use as little as possible for each spot and, keep it clean as you go..
There's a huge write up on it and, I'm sure you read up on all of it..
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Yeah, just a little light reading!
There is a big difference in too much/not enough polish. I guess it's just like goldilocks, finding what works just right. I think I may have figured the right amount out now.
Keeping a clean surface is a major part too. I've been using mineral spirts in a spray bottle for keeping rivets and such clean and tidy.
If the weather stays crummy, I may move inside for a bit. Got some nasty paint to scrape.
Thanks to everyone for the input!
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Actually it's quite easy..put a il dab from your finger tip into a small square spread abt 2 in or so.. Picture a 2 in sq and just a dab in each corner of the sq..Work it together using the compound polisher...try it..
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Actually it's quite easy..put a il dab from your finger tip into a small square spread abt 2 in or so.. Picture a 2 in sq and just a dab in each corner of the sq..Work it together using the compound polisher...try it..
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Yep, that's about what I've been doing. Less is more.
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