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Old 02-19-2016, 06:16 PM   #407
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There is some controversy about what do after you polish with the wool pad and G6 or F7. I used 'C' on the 7" rotary polisher with the wool pad then 'Airbrite' (supposed to be the equivalent of Nuvite 'S') with the Cyclo. If you already did the Cyclo with G6 I would be inclined to try going straight to Nuvite 'S'. Maybe buy a small container of each and see how you like the results.
You have me a little confused. When you used 'G6' with the Cyclo what kind of pads did you have on the Cyclo?
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #408
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The wool pads.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:15 PM   #409
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OK, I would definitely go to Nuvite 'S' or the Airbrite from VTS. Use foam pads with the terry cloth booties and the fleece wrap mentioned in the link above.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:03 PM   #410
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Great! Now just to find the time for the next cut....
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #411
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Did some spring cleaning and shining today. One side done will tackle other side tomorrow if time and weather permit.
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Old 11-25-2016, 03:06 PM   #412
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White pad on cyclo

Has anyone ever tried the white pads on the cyclo with nuvite s, instead of the terry cloth?
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:05 PM   #413
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Hi I have a cyclo dual head polisher like New used one trip around a Bambi .. sold trailer don't need polisher .. does a great job for the mirror finish .. $275. 850-598-6300
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What bonnet are most using with Nuvite "C" on a rotary polisher? Wool or foam?
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:59 AM   #415
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Wool. I buy them at Harbor Freight. Same ones as are sold at high-end automotive paint stores, around here at least.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:03 PM   #416
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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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I have phoned around also for prices and quite frankly the only honest way would be an extremely experienced company or hourly.

With contracts it's human nature to get the job done as quick as possible. A 200 hr job becomes a 140 hr.
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Except for completion of polishing, our 50 year old Safari is customized and mostly complete. One year ago I had the front end cap looking great and have just finished the rear end cap. Before starting on the middle sections I looked over the front again and was surprised to see spots on the upper portion. It appeared as if something impacted or deposited tiny spots that grew into hazy circles around each. Or maybe Chickenpox?

So far I've gone over it a couple of times with a vertical polisher using the Jestco 8" soft buffs and grey bar as well as Nuvite F9. Looks like I could use a more aggressive approach, have more patience or just consider the current finish the "patina of antiquity"

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Except for completion of polishing, our 50 year old Safari is customized and mostly complete. One year ago I had the front end cap looking great and have just finished the rear end cap. Before starting on the middle sections I looked over the front again and was surprised to see spots on the upper portion. It appeared as if something impacted or deposited tiny spots that grew into hazy circles around each. Or maybe Chickenpox?

So far I've gone over it a couple of times with a vertical polisher using the Jestco 8" soft buffs and grey bar as well as Nuvite F9. Looks like I could use a more aggressive approach, have more patience or just consider the current finish the "patina of antiquity"

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Patience. First time I did mine I did 14 cuts. I think 4 with F9.
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thanks ttbikes.
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I should also tell you some spots I never got out but people are still amazed at the shine. I have spots like that but it IS not what people see._DSC4767.pdf
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