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Old 11-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #29
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Thanks, and will do!
Keep seeing it here. but feeling stupid... What is "SOB" in this context?
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #30
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That would be Some Other Brand. Keep polishing, it's looking good!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #31
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Ok, where I come from SOB means something else!

Whilst I am not looking for a mirror polish, I am having problems with the outer window frames.. they have a lot of deep scratches, that are proving tricky to get at.,,, is that common?
Also the actual glass frames themselves are just not polishing at all!
I am not sure if they are anodised or clearcoated, or if its just that I am going so easy on them out of fear for the glass!

Just packing up my truck to get some more done... we are forecast rain on Friday, and I need to get the upper rear marker lights, and AIRSTREAM letters off, polish the skin, and get them on and resealed before then. Or I will be breaking out the duct tape!

I have now rented the space next to me, out of fear for getting stripper or polish on the other RV... But he has not come to move it yet, so cant do any more on the bodyside!
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:05 PM   #32
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And SWB is Square White Box, a term for the generic non-aero design & construction.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:22 PM   #33
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Well, you can see some SWB's in my progress pics for today....

Had to stop, based on the odd noises and smells coming from my HF Buffer!
Off to get a warrantee replacement tomorrow... to be fair, I have been leaning on it good!

The whole rear corner is now buffed out to Level 2.. which is plenty good for now.








I have this dent to "Pop" out, and I think it will..
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:27 PM   #34
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Looking Good !! Wish I could find a good used cyclo !!!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:24 PM   #35
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Mine popped up on CL...
Emailed the guy and he didnt reply for a few days... i assumed it was gone.
When he replied, I organised a meeting that day, got cash to wave under his nose, and a 90 min drive later it was on the seat next to me for $100.
That was a good day!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:06 PM   #36
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A few people have been asking about the difference between the Compounding Buffer and G6 and the Vented Pads from Caswell Plating as used by Darkspeed...

I have been using both, and here is my opinion based on what I have done so far.

The G6 on a wool pad, does an AWESOME job, and really rips off the oxidization... I am sure I had no clearcoat left on the upper surfaces, and where i did, it ripped thru that too.
Here in SoCal, working without shade, my gut feeling is the G6 dries quickly in the heat, and I have experimentd with using a spray bottle of water, and I think it helped.

The vented pads, are a whole other story...
I think in my case it feels slower, and the black bar surface finish seems scary... like it scratched the surface to start with, but here is an interesting observation..
I will do this again and take pics and try to show if you can actually see what I am talking about..
I did a piece of the skin with Buffer/G6 about a sq/ft.

Then in the middle of it I did a section of Vented Pad and Black Bar..
Wiped the section down with a microfiber...

Because the fine scratches from the G6 are circular, and the vented pad are Linear... the surface "Looked" shinier from the vented pad.
Going over it again with a new vented pad with the white bar, it was really noticably better...

Now, I did feel the vented pad seemed slower per sq/ft... and changing over to the other pad with white took even more time...

I am talking about a simple flat or mildly curved section.

I will be using a combo of both... as the Buffer CANNOT match how the vented pads do on the window, channels and extrusions.

Maybe after 35' is done I will be well qualified to comment!
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:20 PM   #37
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As posted in my main thread...Two days of hard work...



Pushing on getting the whole rear section polished and then sealed.

AIRSTREAM Letters...
They had to come off, so drilled out the rivets...



Anagram game anyone?


Stripped off the marker lights.. but the kerbside unit will not move... I will maybe have to drill the screws out.

And of course, the Rear camera bolts woudl not shift and sheared off...
More stuff to fix...

Finally got my ladder figured out and can reach the last section...
Ugly!


Nuvite G6 to the Rescue!





Then some Nuvite A...



Rear end is pretty much there now..



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Old 11-16-2011, 11:35 PM   #38
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:01 AM   #39
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Thanks..
Last 2 were in twilight and kinda blurred cos of the shutter speed...
Worth it to catch that 5.30PM Daylight savings California pink sunset gloW!
Love the Nuvite Can reflections tho...
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That is a fantastic job, its looking really good. I don't actually think I have seen a fully polished moho in person, but I feel your pain, and I assure you when you take that last step back when the whole thing is done, it will be worth it. I spent most of the summer on mine, and I cant tell you how glad I was to be done.


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Yup, its a large task for sure!

So, last couple of days I have stripped and polished a bit more..
Front Pass side window frame, and bodyside feature...







Also been working hard on details... getting all the seams on the rear cap sealed, as well as the marker lamps and Rearview camera...
Need to wait until the sealer cures a little then clean/peel off the excess...
Built a small cover to make the aftermarket Camera look better..




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Wow. That. Is. Cool.
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