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Old 11-25-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Strip & Polish ..In the Winter

Winter is here in a very big way.... lots of snow and cold.
Has anyone ever tried to use std polish techniques in sub zero weather? I wouldn't mind trying to get this trailer polished over the winter.
I'm thinking it would be real nice to watch the snow melt next April and see the polished Caravel shining through!



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Old 11-25-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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Its not a good idea to polish unless the temp is 60-65 degrees, most polishes will not work well below that

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Old 11-25-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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...unless of course you are polishing in a tempurature controled environment, like in a heated building/barn/shed, etc.

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Old 11-26-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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Julison - There is a good "brainiac" but quick and dirty explanation about the effects of temperature on chemical and other physical reactions.

The basic rule is that there is a dynamic increase in effectiveness when temperature increases. The bottom line is that depending on the composition of the compound warmer is better because the compound is reacting with the metal.

Also, the metal will be much colder than the outside air or hotter than the outside air depending on conditions and that is a consideration. In cold weather your AS will be even colder on the surface than the air temperature.

If you do it in the winter is sounds like you might work harder or not get optimum results, but anything is possible.

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