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Old 11-20-2009, 06:19 AM   #1
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Stripping old vs. new quality

Someone told me the pre 70's trailers polish up to a higher shine than the 70's and newe because of the makeup of the aluminum.
.Does this mean on a 74 you wouldn't get that dramatic look.
Is it possible but harder to do? Anyone polished both?

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Old 11-20-2009, 06:50 AM   #2
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70's trailers will polish just as well as the 60's. The aluminum skin is the same.



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Old 12-16-2009, 12:13 AM   #3
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How about a 90's motorhome? Will it polish up to the same perfect shine as is achieved on the older trailers? Will the end caps polish up to as high a finish as the sides?
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Old 02-20-2010, 05:29 PM   #4
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Ok, I think I am ready to do the shine thing, after reading on stripping and polishing, still a little confused, do you mean to say, there is a clear coat on my airstream that needs to be stripped off first? When I rubbed a little polish as a sample, I realize much black needs to be rubbed out, is that black I am rubbing called oxidation? and if so, is this what should be stripped off first before polishing? and can it be stripped off first? and if it is so, what should I use to strip it off, I see no clear coat, pealing or any thing like that going on, it just looks like a big old rub job, thank you for your advice
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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Unless someone already stripped the clear coat from your trailer, it has clear coat (or remnants of it) on it. It needs to be stripped off before polishing. This is achieved with either Aircraft Stripper or Citristrip (Napier 220 used to be the ideal thing, but it's hard to come by right now).

This thread should help you out with your project:
Strip 'n Polish Project Thread ( lots of great tips and links)

I'm not sure how to put the link in here, but enter the above quote in your search feature & you'll get tons of information.
Good luck

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