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Old 03-23-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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South Florida Polishing Pro

Need a polish in so Florida? I just had mine done by and aircraft specialist and it came out great. I tried to do it myself and could not get the results I was looking for, not to mention all the work it would take. The guy I used has the polishers from airmark and they did a beautiful job. Here are some before and afters.
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2004, 09:43 PM   #3
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:10 PM   #4
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You're going to have to buy those fancy aluminum propane tanks now.
Looks great.
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Old 03-24-2004, 06:41 AM   #5
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Lookin Good!!

Gee... Did the guy use SS for those results??

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Old 03-24-2004, 07:41 AM   #6
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I gotta question though...after you get it looking so very nice, how do you protect it so that you won't have to polish it down again. Is there some sort of wax or Walburnize that can keep it looking that way with perhaps a very little maint?
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:32 PM   #7
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Nuvite

No SS was used. The guy was going to us SS and I wasn't very happy with the end results. I had some Nuvite S left from when I was trying to do it so he tried it and I think he is now converted. He used Green Ox to get off the heavy corrosion first.

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"Very little maint" ROTFLMAO. I don't think I'm the right person to ask this question. I've only had it this way for about 24 hrs. We did do one section with an aluminum sealant to see how it holds up but the rest of it with left with only the Nuvite S. The sealant we used left a blue haze and took the shine down a little bit but if it works I could live with it. The Nuvite does have a sealant in it. I will post in a few months what happens to the finish.

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:42 PM   #8
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Great...I'm looking forward to hearing your long term findings.

Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2004, 11:48 PM   #9
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Wow! Does that ever look great. So if you converted this guy to the unused Nuvite you had left over, was he planning on using the SS on the whole unit? If he has all the right tools, he must have been polishing something else before your trailer. What did he have the Airmark for and what was he using as a polish? Inquiring minds want to know

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Old 03-25-2004, 01:00 AM   #10
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Airmark and SS?

I find it very hard to believe that a "professional" who has aircraft polishing experience, and uses the Airmark tools.... brought SS
to your polishing party.

I hope he was planning on reducing the cost of the job based on his use of an undisputably cheapo (or er) product. (You Decide)

When I polish a trailer ... it will easily cost $100 to $150+ in all four grades of NUVITE.

When people hear of $100+ dollars per foot for polishing ... they seldom factor in that fact that it can cost up to $400+/- in supplies to do it right.

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Old 03-25-2004, 01:30 AM   #11
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Lightbulb Don't forget

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When people hear of $100+ dollars per foot for polishing ... they seldom factor in that fact that it can cost up to $400+/- in supplies to do it right.
At the very least~ Plus, don't forget the man hours involved~!!
But then, You knew that`

I have to agree, it's a super nice looking job~

My personal take on the upkeep is:
It's gonna be (at the very least) a semi-annual thing. But, it'll be nowhere as much work as the initial stages of polishing.
With the right tools and polishing compound..
I'm gonna guess a weekend?
The reason is...you're beyond the learning curve.

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Old 03-25-2004, 09:57 AM   #12
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Allow me to ask a dumb question

Once a trailer is freshly polished, would periodic polishing with a car wax (Turtle Wax for instance) help keep the mirror finish from oxidizing and help prolong that mirrored finish?
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The job looks great.
Now what does that sign in the rear window say?

What are Airmark tools ?
Would you be willing to give us how he charged you? i.e. by the foot or the hour or just a stated estimate etc.
Did he work solo? and how many actual hours,days etc would you say he put in?

How did you find the guy?
And was he satisfied or did he leave wishing he'd charged more?

Enjoy it.

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