Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
Owner Spirit of "76"
GAT's Avatar
1976 31' Sovereign
Ball Ground , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 254
Removing haze after polish

I'm sure other's have encountered this problem. Once you have polished and try to remove the haze or residue when finished polishing is there anything you can use It seems like several things I have used makes matters worse. Solvents, soap all seem to leave some type of residue or streaks Any suggestions.

GAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
HansenClan's Avatar
1965 26' Overlander
Encinitas , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 75
Images: 22
Haze removal

When I polished my propane tanks, a vintage airplane mechanic/polisher said he uses mineral spirits to remove any residue after polishing. Worked great for me....

Lots'a luck....

HansenClan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
vintage travelers
scorpiontimo's Avatar
1972 31' Sovereign
Johnson City , on the road
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 395
Images: 20
Blog Entries: 1
clean up

hear is what I do , when compounding I use corn starch test with a bowl starch and a little water past wipe on and wipe off with clean rag. while polishing using S grade I normaly use liquid glass, lite spray and miro fiber cloth It works great and shines it up, if I have my last pass of polish or very little grey I just use a miro fiber cloth. I get the liquid glass and miro cloths at wallmart. this works for me every time note liquid glass is not same as windex never use windex will hurt your finish big time
scorpiontimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
Rivet Master
RickDavis's Avatar

1961 24' Tradewind
1969 29' Ambassador
1970 21' Globetrotter
Jamestown , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,780
I am assuming the clear cote is off the trailer.

I wash mine down with diesel fuel, followed by hot water and dawn dishwashing detergent
Rick Davis 1602 K8DOC
61 tradewind, plus a few others
13 Ram 2500 TD
99 Dodge TD 577K miles

RickDavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 06:43 PM   #5
Rivet Master
AIR-Quarius's Avatar
1970 27' Overlander
Espanola , Full Timer
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,751
Images: 39
Send a message via Yahoo to AIR-Quarius Send a message via Skype™ to AIR-Quarius
Without getting so complicated getting from point A to point can clean up your work with Kerosene. Kerosene is a wetter form/ more deluted form of mineral spirits. Use it to wipe down, and continue polishing until it (the surface) is as shiny as you wish!
AIR-Quarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
Owner Spirit of "76"
GAT's Avatar
1976 31' Sovereign
Ball Ground , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 254
Thanks for the quick response. I think you told me how I screwed up. I cleaned with kerosene that left some film. I used crud cutter spray to remove that and assumed the soap was the residue so I used windex. Must have been a bad mistake and looks like I have lots of rework. Why do these kind of lessons hurt so much. I didn't know about liquid glass. I will try it next time.

GAT is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Porter Cable Orbital vs Cyclo Becky B. Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 30 06-23-2013 08:14 PM
Need help removing rivets. Breadbug Windows & Screens 16 01-19-2011 08:11 PM
86 SOV Polish Questions - Need Just a LITTLE help! big_john Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 7 01-14-2011 02:52 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.