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Old 08-07-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hi all,

We really want the polished look of our '58 AS so we've read many (many!) forums about polishing our Airstream here on the forums.

We purchased the following products for our task:

- Polishing compounder (WEN Model 945)
- Compounding Pads (Long Nap)
- Nuvite polishing products (G6 and S)

We did our first pass this morning with the Wen, compounding pads and G6. When we wiped away any residue we noticed a ton of little "marks" on the aluminum (picture below):



We're not sure what these are. Can someone help us determine if we need to use a different grade of polish or pad to remove these?

Thanks in advance for all of your help!
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What you have is corrosion....not bad, but there just the same. Your WEN is a car polisher. Nice...but won't do the job. You need something with more "oompf". I won't make a suggestion...it will just confuse you. Look under the polishing threads...I like Caswells' site and more recently Jetsco. You will need to compound...WEN wont do it. And....will need a Cyclo or similar to finish up. G6 is good...but I think C will do a better finish than the S as a final....use the S to really shine her up. Its just my opinion.
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Thanks for your response! We appreciate the help. We would love to hear your recommendation even if it's confusing. We want to learn all about this process and everyone's opinion.

Thanks again!
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