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Old 05-12-2012, 01:58 AM   #57
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i have my front panels done but found lots of scratches and pitting, so just now ordered some black bars.
but the cloudiness just wont go away.....how many passes with the F6 did you have to do?
in "most" places we do about 5 really slow passes w/ F7 to get a clear, scratch free reflection, and thats with a couple large gobs of nuvite and plenty of pressure on the compounder....oh, and plenty of mineral spirits and rags followed by microfiber. i read somewhere that the sprits can actualy cause cloudiness, same as not removing ALL the loosened tarnish. we are wiping and hosing everything off, but it just seems that it just isn't cutting as i expected.
cant wait till the black bars to arrive
seeing that we have the same year moho, one would think that our skins and corrosion are about the same.
keep up the good work and i cant thank you enough for all the inspiration
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #58
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i have my front panels done but found lots of scratches and pitting, so just now ordered some black bars.
but the cloudiness just wont go away.....how many passes with the F6 did you have to do?
in "most" places we do about 5 really slow passes w/ F7 to get a clear, scratch free reflection, and thats with a couple large gobs of nuvite and plenty of pressure on the compounder....oh, and plenty of mineral spirits and rags followed by microfiber. i read somewhere that the sprits can actualy cause cloudiness, same as not removing ALL the loosened tarnish. we are wiping and hosing everything off, but it just seems that it just isn't cutting as i expected.
cant wait till the black bars to arrive
seeing that we have the same year moho, one would think that our skins and corrosion are about the same.
keep up the good work and i cant thank you enough for all the inspiration
For the heavily oxidized areas, I used F9 then F7 then G6.
what pads are you using with the F7? I found throught trial and error that the pads make all the difference. I was having the same "cloudy" issues, then ordered the wool pads from vintage trailer supply and that seemed to do the trick. I ordered about 6 so I could keep changing them out as they got caked up.
I also used mineral spirits with a rag to wipe down sextion by section as I went along. I also had a bucket of slightly soapy water to wipe the area immediatly following the mineral spirits. That "section by section" process seemed to work very well for me.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:17 PM   #59
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yep, i use VTS wool pads w/ the f7, tons of rags and mineral spirits, and a soapy rinse off.
i did get a small black bar at an Ace hardware today....it really did the trick!
compared with f7, it really gave the instant gratification
it cut right thru all the pitting and scratches....no problemo

so now my plan is
black bar w/ vented wheel as per Darkspeed's thread
f7/cyclo to remove swirls
Ssssssss to finish

another note, i used a little 4" hard cotton wheel on a drill and black bar on the wheel wells and super corroded lower belt trim(windows too)....worked like butter.... in one pass !
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:20 AM   #60
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Keyair,
I haven't been active on the forum here for a while so hadn't seen this thread.
I just read through it from start to finish. Great photos and great work my man. Thanks for posting as you polished along. You have really transformed that machine.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:58 AM   #61
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Thanks for the info Mary!

Thanks Ultradog!

Not done much the last few months as I have had a lot of distractions with other priorities, but I have to move my Airstream in the coming month, so found time to get the tail lamps put back in.

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Your looking good I would cut with Brown bar, a nice air-wheel (vented wheel) than go to green with a cotton wheel to remove the marks from compounding than S grade nuvite you will see great results This is the system I use on all my customers trailers I have done a lot of them with good results doing 3 right now a 33 foot , 29 foot and 24foot. and this is a way proven to get outstanding results clean up between passes is what you need to do to get ride of fog. Sean
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #63
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #64
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Steady yourself Mike!


Ok, so time for an update...

Just did a major Battery tray upgrade...
From this rusty mess with 1 Chassis Battery and 2 group 27 House batteries...





Thru a full chop, widen, and drop...



Now I could get 8 x Golfcart 6V's in there...



Strip...





And Polished!
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #65
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And now...
The back story...
Just for fun, I did an experiment with polishing on the battery tray skin...

I have tried/used two methods on my M/H so far...

Variable speed HF buffer mounted with:

1/ Wool Pad, Nuvite G6 followed with Nuvite A(Fine)


2/ Extension shaft, fitted with Vented Pad, with Black Bar, followed with White Bar..




The experiment...
Use method 2 Vented Pad, with Black Bar on half the tray until it is all done... LH side of tray..
Timed... 11 mins.



Other Half, using method 1, Wool Pad with G6...
Timed at 8 mins.



Now it gets interesting...
Hit the RH side of the skin with a fresh wool pad and Nuvite A, and the LH side with a fresh pad and White bar...



Here is a close-up of the difference...



I think you can see from the pic the difference in depth of shine...
The Wool pad and Nuvite was ALSO faster.
Now, there are places that the wool pad struggles with, like along seams and window frames, so you need both, but for me, its clear what works better and faster!

I ended up going over the whole thing with G6, then A, then finishing with Blue Magic to even it out.
Ended looking like this...
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Wow! thanks for adding the pictures too! Pictures say a thousand words. I'm sold!
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #67
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Thanks!

Love Pictures, and I am a very visual person, so I am glad others do too.

Can you all see the difference between the 2 methods/sides in the pictures?
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #68
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The pics are not that perfect on this laptop???

So are you saying Nuvite A with wool was better?

Also what is Blue Magic, and how is it used?
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From what I could see, in a straight comparison...
The Nuvite G6 on the wool pad was faster, and gave a better finish than the Vented Buff with the Black Bar.

This pic shows it well..


Having said that, the Nuvite is VERY expensive.... I guess it comes down to Time Vs Money...
I will be using a combo of the two...

Bue Magic is a very mild polish and wax...
I used it to remove the haze and add a little protection, but the visual difference was minimal.

http://bluemagicusa.com/index.php/bl...ish_cream_jar/
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In between using different grades of compound or wheels did you clean the surface with mineral spirits or anything?
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