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Old 09-02-2006, 06:47 PM   #99
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here is the before photo and a contrast between panels....the oxidation was pretty thick
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:57 PM   #100
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one down...one to go

I guess this should show befor and after.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:01 PM   #101
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so cute though!
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:47 AM   #102
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:25 PM   #103
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alansd.......... Tell me more! I've contemplated polishing all summer. I'm not sure I want the mirror finish, but I want it clean and shiney. It looks like maybe you're onto something.

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Old 09-03-2006, 07:49 PM   #104
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well I too am not seeking a mirror shine, although it is a cool look. For mine I want a nice even shine, and a clean look.
You follow the method of stripping the clearcoat, I really like Removall. It worked great and was not a dangerous chemical to use in my driveway.
I followed it with a little dab here and there as need to remove spots my brush might not have covered the first time around. I took time to blue tape the plastic items and also around the beltline where I recently sealed.
I use my power washer on a low to moderate setting, washed the stuff off after four hours or so, then washed the trailer with mild detergent.
Then I used the Purple Polish combo on the worst faded weathered panels, mainly the upper front and back.
These cleaned up nicely.
Next I will seal the whole thing with Liquid Glass sealant, which should take a few hours to do.
Then new beltline and rub rail go in, and lastly I will paint the belly pan a darker grey like the newer trailers.
Thanks to Andy at Inland RV for ideas and help with this.
It was going to wait until coller weather, but it has been fin and rewarding to see this ole' gal come back to her former glory.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:04 PM   #105
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lastly I will paint the belly pan a darker grey like the newer trailers.
Thanks to Andy at Inland RV for ideas and help with this.
...about the dark grey paint. What kind of paint and specific color code do you intend to apply?
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:15 PM   #106
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I'm looking for a nice clean shine too.

So the program would be........ Removall, Oxidizer, Purple Polish, Liquid Glass.

What's the liquid Glass? Is it made by the same Co. as Purple Polish/oxidizer?

What kind of quantities would you estimate, on all products, for 29'?

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:59 AM   #107
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I suggest Removall, buy at least 1 gallon. I bought two for the 31, but I may not need the second one. Vintage Trailer Supply has it.
The Purple stuff is just one option, but I do think its a good one. I bought 1 12 ounce bottle of the deoxidizer and one of the polish, and followed the directions, using both at the same time.
Liquid Glass is my favorite for sealing the final shine in. On my motorhome it protected the clearcoat for 3 or 4 years in the GA sunshine. I applied it twice a year, an easy process. On the uncoated areas, where I had stripped off grey paint, it held the shine nicely for many months. Others here swear by Walbernize, and if you go to the Airstream Factory online store, they sell a few varied polishes and sealants. Even Turtle Wax will work, but waxes don't hold up as well as polymer sealants. Walbernize is also on INlandRv's web site.
One can did the 28' Moho twice, and left enough for a small car (old Porsche). It is available at Pep Boys or online, and usually runs $18-20 a can.
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Thanks for the all the info Alan!

Now for the ambition.............

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:53 AM   #109
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the removall is an easy process, like painting when you put it on, and hosing it off is a breeze. as for polishing after that , takes a but more motivation....
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:29 PM   #110
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Greetings Alan,
Kindly tell us more about the paint (type, brand, color) that you decided to use on tongue and bananna wrap. Thanks!
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Alan, I know that feeling...........

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Old 09-06-2006, 08:04 PM   #112
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the tongue is satin black rustoleum, the belly pan wrap thingie will probably be spray Rustoleum with the tool box kinda grain look in dark grey. I used it on the moho it looked good and held up well.
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