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Old 01-25-2016, 10:51 PM   #393
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What was the brand name and how much would I need to do a 28 foot motorhome?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:59 PM   #394
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Our Airstream motorhome is all aluminum other than the original blue vinyl stripping. Do I need to use a stripper? on the vinyl? on the aluminum? (it appears to have no clearcoat left either).. Getting the vinyl removed seems to be a challenge... any ideas? thanks
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:01 AM   #395
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Sorry to hear about your husband. Some articles say there are 200 hours of work from stripping to a beautiful shine, plus some specialized equipment like polishers.*


This thread is long but has a lot of info. The weather has to be *in the 60s or higher for the non toxic strippers to work.*


I had prices in LI NY from $10,000.- down to around $2,000.- if I stripped it and they would come and polish.*


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Old 01-27-2016, 05:31 PM   #396
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Strip 'n Polish Project Thread (lots of great tips and links)

Bjean you can get Aircraft Stripper at most auto parts store. It ate through stickers on my AS plus did a great job on the clear coat. The stuff is strong and will burn your skin if it stays on there a bit.

I painted it on with a brush, and then softly scrubbed it with a plastic scrub brush. I washed it off with a water hose.

Make sure you keep it off plastic, glass, and rubber. It's best to tape off these parts.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:32 PM   #397
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bjean you can get aircraft stripper at most auto parts store. It ate through stickers on my as plus did a great job on the clear coat. The stuff is strong and will burn your skin if it stays on there a bit.

I painted it on with a brush, and then softly scrubbed it with a plastic scrub brush. I washed it off with a water hose.

Make sure you keep it off plastic, glass, and rubber. It's best to tape off these parts.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:42 PM   #398
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Strip 'n Polish Project Thread (lots of great tips and links)

On a different note, has anyone ever used Nuvite G6 with a cylo for a second cut? If so does it get the swirls out well?
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:58 PM   #399
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I've used F7 with the cyclo and it removed the swirls. I was out of time after compounding with F7 so I grabbed the cyclo and tore into it. No where near as deep a shine as C the S but it looked fine going down the road.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:47 PM   #400
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Cool. G6 ordered.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:00 PM   #401
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I've just started my strip/polish on my 77 safari. For stripping I am getting good success with the enviro friendly exterior stripper. I brush it on then cover with light plastic sheeting (comes in rolls for drop sheets), leave it on on overnight then scrape it off with a plastic scraper and wash with clean water. It strips easy. I have spot tested Nuvite C grade but it will not remove heavy oxidation, at least not without a lot of time. I am now going to try F9 nuvite, at least for the bad spots. I'm hoping the majority of my shell which still has the clearcoat will polish up fairly easily with only C grade. trouble is once you start to polish, you can't just touch it up the bad spots. My trailer has the low lustre finish from the clear coat and any polishing brings up a higher lustre. I don't think I'm up for going over the whole thing with Bon Ami later so will just live with the finish I get from C. Not a mirror finish but significantly shinier than the original.
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I tried some G6 with the cylco for second cut. Came out pretty good, took the swirls out, reflective finish but not a perfect mirror.
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I tried some G6 with the cylco for second cut. Came out pretty good, took the swirls out, reflective finish but not a perfect mirror.
You have come this far. don't stop now. I think when you go to the nuvite 'C' the shine will really pop.
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For the C, should I use the wool pads on the cylco?
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With the C you are going to use a terry cloth pad covered with a cotton cloth that looks like sweat shirt material. You can probably use any kind of soft cotton rag to experiment and see how it works but, I would suggest you get the fleece wraps from Perfect Polish. http://www.perfectpolish.com/cloth.html They are just the right size and come with a clamp that is really handy to hold the fabric in place. Remenber just use a dab of C (like the size of a pencil eraser and always use fresh cloth for each section.
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I noticed that G 6 leaves removes the swirls, but leaves a faint cloudiness, will the C remove that?
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