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Old 05-27-2007, 12:54 PM   #15
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$200.00 scaffolding
$270.00 cyclo polisher
$200.00 nuvite
$170.00 compounding drill
$48.00 cyclo wraps
$15.00 microfiber
$25.00 pad kit
$48.00 compounding kit
$35.00 small compounding kit
$26.00 gel gloss

Total $1037.00 . . .
A mirror-finished Airstream ~ priceless!
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:13 PM   #16
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$200.00 scaffolding
$270.00 cyclo polisher
$200.00 nuvite
$170.00 compounding drill
$48.00 cyclo wraps
$15.00 microfiber
$25.00 pad kit
$48.00 compounding kit
$35.00 small compounding kit
$26.00 gel gloss

Total $1037.00

Most of the stuff was bought at Home
Impressive job, your shine certainly has mine beat.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:06 PM   #17
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Impressive job, your shine certainly has mine beat.
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DAMNNNNNN...nice


Ok maybe two ...
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:15 PM   #18
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Wow, toastie! Nice polishing job!

Do you seal it? How often do you have to touch it up to keep the shine?
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:18 PM   #19
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Wow, toastie! Nice polishing job!

Do you seal it? How often do you have to touch it up to keep the shine?
Thanks very much, no sealing, twice a year, spring and fall, F7 with the cyclo polisher with wraps, than S. Having a custom made cover made for the winter months hope that helps.
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. . . . $26.00 gel gloss . . .

Most of the stuff was bought at Home
Hey Toastie, I'm curious about the Gel-Gloss. Are you using the Gel-Gloss product in the pink can, the No-Streek product, or both? If you've used the now unavailable Glass Wax in the past, I would love to hear how you would compare the products. Also, your opinion on the Gel-Gloss durability.
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Hey Toastie, I'm curious about the Gel-Gloss. Are you using the Gel-Gloss product in the pink can, the No-Streek product, or both? If you've used the now unavailable Glass Wax in the past, I would love to hear how you would compare the products. Also, your opinion on the Gel-Gloss durability.
Yes, I have tryed the old Glass Wax (pink can) and Gel-Gloss (pink can) at the same time. I would say that they are equal when removing the black residue from polishing, especially around the rivets and seams, it literally dissolves the black residue with one light swipe with the microfiber cloth perfect.......
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Just what I wanted to hear

Thanks Toastie for the feedback on the Gel-Gloss. I'll be ordering some tonight. You're removing residue "especially around the rivets and seams" comment was the clincher. I've ruined every fingernail trying to get in there.

This polishing thing is certainly a learn-more-as-you-go process for me.
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Thanks Toastie for the feedback on the Gel-Gloss. I'll be ordering some tonight. You're removing residue "especially around the rivets and seams" comment was the clincher. I've ruined every fingernail trying to get in there.

This polishing thing is certainly a learn-more-as-you-go process for me.
Make sure that you have very good micorfiber cloth.......
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:03 PM   #24
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Make sure that you have very good micorfiber cloth.......
Yep, got several, I love 'em! And microfiber Cyclo bonnets as well.
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Make sure that you have very good micorfiber cloth.......
What is "microfiber" cloth?
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Check it out here Polishing Cloth the package of 12 is the way to go, these are the best by far........
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Check it out here Polishing Cloth the package of 12 is the way to go, these are the best by far........
Costco sells a similar pack of at least 12 microfiber cloths for about $10 - they aren't big enough to use as "cyclo-wraps" but for all the hand work around rivets and day-to-day maintanace they work great! Super soft & they don't scratch ~

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Costco sells a similar pack of at least 12 microfiber cloths for about $10 - they aren't big enough to use as "cyclo-wraps" but for all the hand work around rivets and day-to-day maintanace they work great! Super soft & they don't scratch ~

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I have used them on a cyclo, you have to turn them Katy-corner and hold by the corners. Not ideal, but I did my whole trailer that way. I used cotton towels and micro-fiber towels, both from Costco.
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