View Poll Results: Which polish do your prefer?
Rolite 3 20.00%
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:52 AM   #1
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Rolite or Nuvite? What did you decide?

I've started polishing. Got my Dual Cyclo and away I go. Pictures to come!

BUT!!

I have been less than impressed with the performance of my originally selected polish (Name withheld to be mysterious)

Which do you prefer?

What worked best for you?

Your thoughts before I spent more $$

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Old 08-27-2002, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: Rolite or Nuvite? What did you decide?

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Which do you prefer?



Your thoughts before I spent more $$

Thanks Gang!
Well I bet you didn't buy other. Polishing is hard and I have had varied results. The new AL propane tanks polished up real nice but the trailer is just plain work.
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Old 08-27-2002, 02:39 PM   #3
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Well...we just got our first 1lb jar of Nuvite "C" for compounding today via UPS...we'll see how it goes, hopefully we'll get started this weekend ~

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Old 08-27-2002, 07:38 PM   #4
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Tried another with WOW results!

Prior to getting my polish and cyclo, I polished the areas on the
photo site by hand with "Mothers" As I was working with the cyclo and the first two grade of polish, I could help but wonder
why the shine on the hand done side... kicked the butt over the
two grade and three passes by the cyclo.

I thought it was because of the technique, hand-versus machine.

Growing increasingly upset by the milky patchs left by my primary attack,
my thoughts turned back to why the diff?

It finally dawned on me it was the "Mothers". I had about two dimes worth left in the bottom of the jar. What the heck, give it a try.

To my amazement the combo of the "mothers" and the cyclo killed the milky areas and left a brite mirror shine with much less effort than multiple application of XXX.

I have a funny feeling its a lot cheaper than XXX or YYY.

More to come!
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This is good information. I am having the same problem will try the mothers. Don't wait to long to let us know what you are using , I may lose some sleep tonight.
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Old 08-28-2002, 09:33 AM   #6
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I used the same stuff on a few areas of my motorhome, like the bumpers- they came out great. I did have a small tube of a premium priced polish that worked as well or better, but the price was triple.
I also want to again recommend the Turtle Wax tire wax and RV protectant. My tires have been shiny black all summer after I put it on in June, and did a minor recoat in beginning of August. Super easy to apply.
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I have almost completed my '67 Safari using the Nuvite products,a compounder and the Cyclo.Quite satisfied with the results.
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airstreamcaravel,
Are you saying that you simply used the Cylco polisher and Mothers brand polish and the finish is nice? I'm trying to figure out what route to take on my exterior.
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Polish

So far the "mothers" has worked well on the milky areas My neighbor gave me another jar and saved me a trip to AutoZone like $5.00 for a 5oz jar.

BUT guess what arrived via UPS today?

The notorious "other brand of polish"

I took a couple of progress shots and will post them shortly.

I will be trying "the other brand" later today!

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We also got a bit anxious after stripping our clearcoat...

We had some "Mr. Goose's Magic Mix" and tried a couple of spots with that while waiting for our Nuvite to arrive. It's a two step process and we did it by hand...it brought-up the shine really well. However, it didn't do much with regards to the oxidation where the clearcoat had failed over the years or the "worm-like" oxidation spots. I don't think it will take out scratches or dings either even if applied with a cyclo or buffer, but it did sure make it shine...and repel water.

We may consider this as a maintenance product after we are done polishing...we'll keep ya posted ~

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oops!

Still a long way to go.
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Looks great! Can't wait to see it finished...how many hours do you have into the polishing part so far? How many more anticipated? Just curious what we have ahead of us...

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The "Mystery" is over

Okay, I just spent two hours with the "the other brand" Now that I have experienced both, I can render my humble opinion.

And the winner is ............. I cast my vote for ..............

NUVITE !!!!!!!!

I wish I had opened this thread to the panel of experts before I ordered my ROLITE.

With all due respect to the manufacturers and resellers of ROLITE,

I have found NUVITE to be the superior products. In those short two hours I was able to complete more than it took me 8 hour to do. (Do the math Shari) I got about 10 hours in at this point.

Will post more pics in the a.m. Curb side is about 75% done
with the first grade of polish only. Other grades do go much more quickly.

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I am finding this thread to be most intertesting.I never tried the Rolite product as I had read several comments from folks who had tried BOTH Nuvite and Rolite.It seemed unanimous that the Nuvite product had a more desirable result.

I've got over 300 hours into my polishing project with about 2-3 days left to go.

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