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Old 10-10-2011, 10:28 PM   #15
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That was just with the Compounder and G6!
Realistily, I am not gonna chase this down to super polishing levels, but it looks so much better!
Which is more than could be said for me...
My GF, took one look and me and said... Oh, Honey...
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #16
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I am getting inspired....maybe...
How much time has it taken to get the first pass done?
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:09 AM   #17
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Looks good what polish are you going to use after the G6 ?, I have used S gread and than Lowe's truck box polish.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #18
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This rear corner, and the upper bodyside took me maybe 2 hours.
Today, my body hurts... no pain no gain!

I have a long way to go, and this was a just a "feelgood job", as I had been working inside on the plumbing.
I need to get some 4" pads to go on my angle grinder for the details and corners... the big buffer is just too tricky and exhausting to hold.

I will probably go with F Nuvite or similar later, but for now just so jazzed to see it shiny where there was matt grey!
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #19
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Wow, now I want to go get me an AS MH! That's awesome!
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #20
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I guess these pieces belong here too, as they got the polish treatment...

Rear Utilities Cover..
Before..


Undertray, rust treated, primed and bedlinered.


Door dismounted, stripped and buffed.


Refitted


As posted elsewhere...
My Modded Sewer Vent Stacks..
As was...


One Buffed, and Modded to keep stuff, and UV out...



Fitted..


And my Fuzzy corroded Porch Light Cover...
As was...


Sanded with 320...


Half done..


Done!
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:06 PM   #21
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A little more progress....

I did this little Video...
Not sure if I am doing it right or the best way...



Results...





Always amazes me how quick the pad clogs with Aluminum!
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:02 PM   #22
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where to begin......inspierd by what you have done...

it looks so great...i need to do the same thing on mine...there is so much info,i need to learn to navigate this site,like how to post photos etc..then,where do i start???stripping the clear coate ???what to do on top where it is striped by weather...could you, would you advise me???i would be very grateful ......most of the lower part is ok but needs polishing i think...
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #23
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There's such a thing as an impressive polish job on a little old trailer . . then there's polishing out the Queen Mary. Anyone ever do a rough estimate on the square footage of one of these? I long ago decided if I owned an A/S that it would get painted, partly because it would be a 34'.

It's great to see the work broken out. And the modded vent stacks look great. I've a lot of respect for the amount of work needed on this moho.

And, was that oh, honey of the sort reserved for special needs children? (Either my wife has that intonation nailed, or I have selective hearing at some point).

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Old 10-22-2011, 05:51 PM   #24
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it looks so great...i need to do the same thing on mine...there is so much info,i need to learn to navigate this site,like how to post photos etc..then,where do i start???stripping the clear coate ???what to do on top where it is striped by weather...could you, would you advise me???i would be very grateful ......most of the lower part is ok but needs polishing i think...

Welcome La Nomade!
Don't worry, just post up an intro in the Classic Motorhome Section.... and start firing questions!
If you look at my original starter post you will quickly realize that i was a Know-Nothing in April 2010, so don't feel bad!
Polishing only part of the skin is tougher than what I am up to... I am just going hard on it all over, with nothing to protect.

Rednax:
Oh yes, it was exactly that tone of "Oh, Honey....."
After she said I looked like a Panda...
However, this morning we walked to where the M/H is stored, and she was VERY Impressed!
The polishing has a long way to go, and it will be done in stages...
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:33 PM   #25
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Finally got around to taking some pictures of the minor progress...
Took off the Numberplate light/mounting, and did most of the rear lower wrap.
Stripped a fair bit more of teh lower section, and buffed another 3' of the upper..
Kinda bummed, as someone moved into the spot next to me, that had been vacant.
Now I have problems with space AND using paint stripper and the buffer..



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Old 10-23-2011, 10:27 PM   #26
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Rednax....
About 700 sqft....
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:26 PM   #27
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Having read what Darkspeed used, and with an eye to experimentation, and a need to get into corners that the buffer could not...

Todays arrivals..


Also had run out of G6, needed some finer, and a replacement plate light...


And some Wool Pads, that I got a deal on!


My first try with the Vented wheel scared me... it looked like it was scratching the surface, but after a wipe down and a swap to a fresh pad, and the white bar, I was impressed..

I was slowed down by some stubborn paint and clearcoat, and by the time I had made progress, it was almost dark..
Could not resist these shots of the rear corner tho!


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Old 11-09-2011, 04:38 AM   #28
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That SOB looks mighty jealous in the reflection! Looking good- Keep the pics coming!
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