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Old 02-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #15
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How about these pics... This is only after F9. Still need to hit it again to knock it down some more and remove the swirl marks, but could really go crazy if I were so inclined to do F7, C & S for total mirror shine... not sure I will put that much more effort in in though- the badly corroded parts were just SOOO much work. Maybe over time I will just get it better and better each time, but I'm mainly looking for a constant sheen. I suppose keeping up the shine is a heck of alot easier than scrubbing off the old crap to begin with.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:42 PM   #16
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I have a brushed finished Bambi I want to wax any body and any suggestions on how to use it and what to use ?
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:07 PM   #17
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First panel is going good
Except for these damn pits!!

I'm thinning about switching to the treated airway wheels, will this help?

I'm thinking because they are a lot tougher then the standard wheels, it will help the black bar cut stronger??


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Old 03-15-2015, 10:37 PM   #18
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Get the black polishing residue out of those pits and stand back a yard! You might be surprised.

I've done a lot of polishing, more than I care to admit! I have used the treated airway wheels but found them to leave marks that require even more polishing later, without much improvement. My rule of thumb is that if you can feel the scratch/ pit (with your eyes closed) when you run your hand over it, its not going to come out. You can make it better but it'll still be there.

You might want to experiment with light wet sanding with high count automotive sand paper. Like 800 to 1200
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:18 PM   #19
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Ya that stuff I've already wetsanded with 1000 was thinking about going to 7-800 and trying it.

Those pits are well after I have cleaned it lol, mine had some really Really bad pits, all over

My plan is to hit with black/brown/white then nuvite for finish.
Pumped about starting but just bummed a bit about the pits


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Old 03-16-2015, 01:14 AM   #20
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Unfortunately the amount you can polish out is limited by the thickness of the pure aluminum coating of the Al-Clad.

The best hope in many cases short of panel replacement is going to be a compromise.




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Old 03-16-2015, 07:06 AM   #21
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Lots of times panel replacement is faster and cheaper then all the polishing you can do.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:56 AM   #22
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I guess it is close to 50 year old aluminum....... Be happy with what I can get outta her I guess


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Old 03-16-2015, 08:57 AM   #23
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My problem is Id have to replace every panel lol , all good I'll do My best!!


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Old 03-16-2015, 12:24 PM   #24
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yeah, just keep in mind if you're using Nuvite, you'd better order now for arrival sometime late summer. They merged or got sold or something, and the shipping is abysmal. I've been waiting over a month. Order in November was the same way. You're better off switching to AirBrite. I got that stuff in like 2 days from Vintage Trailer Supply and it's just as good.
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Old 03-16-2015, 09:59 PM   #25
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I wouldn't worry about it too much.

My 72 was WELL USED in its former life, and it has the battle scars to prove it.

I used all of the tricks, a rivet in some dents, a decal over other dents, some paint and filler covering a few, bedliner in other spots, big patches covering big holes, and the aluminum that shows is kind of rough and not polished that great..

Still, I get lots of looks, photos and compliments from folks who can look past a need for perfection.

The red covers dents, the black bed liner covers more dents....

When perfection is not in the cards, camouflage is good....

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I totally agree with that, can feel a lot of the pits... All good I'll just keep pushing along

I did a really good job with the interior. I've turned it into a 50's diner. This thing was an absolute mess when I got it and restored it basically frame up.

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Not nearly done on outside... Cutout framing/cleanup polishing/ boomerang formica counter top but I'm stoked how far it's come.


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Old 03-17-2015, 12:32 AM   #28
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I really like it.

Very nice and very cool!

I kind of went the opposite direction with my interior.... But I am not one who is stuck on stock...

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