Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #309
4 Rivet Member
 
constructor's Avatar
 
1973 25' Tradewind
1960 28' Ambassador
New Smyrna Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 268
Blog Entries: 2
Becky, I thought I read if you put anything over the polished finish it makes it harder to polish next time. We use the nuvite system with compounding and cyclo. We are finishing are 3rd polish in 2 years and each time we feel we get deeper and better.

You have good results with the Nu-finish keeping the shine and no interference on next polish?
__________________

__________________
Ann - The Constructor's scribe TAC FL-20
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
constructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 10:52 AM   #310
4 Rivet Member
 
constructor's Avatar
 
1973 25' Tradewind
1960 28' Ambassador
New Smyrna Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 268
Blog Entries: 2
Opps, I misread the question.
__________________

__________________
Ann - The Constructor's scribe TAC FL-20
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain
constructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2014, 08:31 AM   #311
1 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Hi Hey Hello you wonderful people! Great thread but now outdated as I can't find removall 220 or hydrostrip 502 anywhere!
My best attempt at finding something similar led me to Klean Strip aerosol aircraft peeler. I'm afraid if I have to buy cans, that'll break my bank even if I'm only dealing with 18 feet.
Anyone tried the Eldorado yet?
__________________
SarahCaravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #312
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
You can get gallon cans of Aircraft Stripper and Citri Strip at any Big Box store.
Now sit back and think about this....add up the costs of the materials...the tools...the learning curve....the "oops" repairs.....the aggravation and the far more work involved. Compare that to spending 2000 dollars and its all done two weeks after you drop it off or have it done at your place.
The good news is that if you are going to do it yourself in Texas...this is the time.....before the heat.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2014, 06:27 PM   #313
1 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Yes I can get a gallon of klean strip stripper, but called the company and they said it may pock and discolor aluminum. The aircraft peeler, they said, will not.
__________________
SarahCaravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #314
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,046
Images: 11
I guess I can't speak for everyone or every circumstance, but the full strength Kleen Strip Aircraft Remover produced no adverse effects on the aluminum where I used it on my 72.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 09:53 AM   #315
4 Rivet Member
 
jonplayers's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Terrace , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melody Ranch View Post
You can get gallon cans of Aircraft Stripper and Citri Strip at any Big Box store.
Now sit back and think about this....add up the costs of the materials...the tools...the learning curve....the "oops" repairs.....the aggravation and the far more work involved. Compare that to spending 2000 dollars and its all done two weeks after you drop it off or have it done at your place.
The good news is that if you are going to do it yourself in Texas...this is the time.....before the heat.

True That!!! I have probably spent $1000 plus on supplies and equipment.

I have also suffered much aggravation! Oh well at least next time it will be easier.
__________________
jonplayers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 01:29 PM   #316
1 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Ok well, you talked me out of the strip and shine as I don't have 2k. I figured I'd try a wash and wax first, picked up some Meguiars and walbernize (convinced I got the last bottle of that in the metroplex.) Thought maybe I could get her shiny and beautiful enough. I'm now halfway through my wash and was hoping the black stuff on top would come right off. (Of course not.) Today I wash and tomorrow I wax. Is this oxidation? The previous owner kept her under a tarp and I'm fairly certain that's where the markings came from. Anybody think I'll be able to get those marks off without stripping?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140410_123848.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	217.6 KB
ID:	209340  
__________________
SarahCaravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 01:44 PM   #317
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
Oxidation on aluminum is white, if you are seeing black it's probably mold. I have had great luck using the Mr Clean magic eraser sponges found at any grocery/hardware store.
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 01:59 PM   #318
1 Rivet Member
 
1969 18' Caravel
Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Oh man that would be so rad if Mr. Clean would get rid of the black. Alas. I just tried it. No difference.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140410_135450.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	199.5 KB
ID:	209342  
__________________
SarahCaravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 02:03 PM   #319
4 Rivet Member
 
thehandyman's Avatar
 
1980 24' Caravelle
corpus christi , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 263
I have similar marks on my trailer they are from a tarp rubbing on it also. Just washing will not remove them. Used some alum polish to remove them so they don't look so bad. Will do the entire trailer some day but that is low on the list.
__________________
thehandyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 03:08 PM   #320
3 Rivet Member
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 156
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1398369902.194475.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	779.2 KB
ID:	210455Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1398369925.631435.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	749.9 KB
ID:	210456Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1398369946.944041.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	757.4 KB
ID:	210457Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1398369978.284648.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	759.6 KB
ID:	210458Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1398370000.656732.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	635.3 KB
ID:	210459

So where does this guy start?

Bought brown white and black compound bars from caswell plating.

I've got a whole 62 globetrotter filled with deep scratches pitting etc. I have time! For the best job possible I can achieve, do you recommend wet sanding this entire thing before even starting with these bars??
__________________
Stupidnoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #321
Rivet Master
 
Globie64's Avatar
 
1964 19' Globetrotter
The Sea Ranch , California
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,377
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 3
I've finally decided to strip the plasticoat off of our '64 Globetrotter, but I'm having a hard time finding the PPG Eldorado PR 5044, and I don't really want 5 gallons of it. I wondered if anyone had experience with other products, like EkoStrip from Stewart Systems, or MultiStrip from Home Depot? My plan is to strip it and, figuring it will look better and more even than it does now, leave it like that.
__________________
Wherever you go, there you are
Globie64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #322
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Globie64 View Post
I've finally decided to strip the plasticoat off of our '64 Globetrotter, but I'm having a hard time finding the PPG Eldorado PR 5044, and I don't really want 5 gallons of it. I wondered if anyone had experience with other products, like EkoStrip from Stewart Systems, or MultiStrip from Home Depot? My plan is to strip it and, figuring it will look better and more even than it does now, leave it like that.
Aircraft stripper, is one of the best. You can buy it one gallon at a time.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.