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Old 02-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #1
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Stupid bad road rash... Pics. Reccomendations??

I have some really really REALLY bad road rash on my 62 globetrotter.

I have started the polish job but I have been avoiding the front till I figure out what to do about it??

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Old 02-10-2015, 07:15 PM   #2
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It will polish out....somewhat. Use an aggressive polish with a sisal wheel for the compounding. Then, work your way into a light polish and cycle for shine.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:41 PM   #3
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Nuvite F9 and lots of pads, and lots of patience....
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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I have those treated wheels ingot from caswell plus a whole bunch of black compound for the tough stuff,

Was curious if it would have a decent effect, now I have a bit
Of hope.

Was wondering if light wetsanding would help??


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Old 02-10-2015, 08:19 PM   #5
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I wouldnt wet sand yet. Try the wheel with the Black, and also try the Nuvite F9 with a wool buffer pad. I've had different parts of the AS respond differently, where one method works better than another for some reason.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:19 PM   #6
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I'll do that
Thanks a bunch for your insight

Hoping the black tarp burns come out too... We will see


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Its a hard call just by a picture.. Our Overlander had a bad case but yours looks ,,, well awful.

I used some 600 grit wet/dry paper with constant water flow by hand.. Then moved to 1200,, then 1600... Just went slow and careful.. After I had things leveled out then I got out the buffer wheel and started again with course, mid and never got too the fine yet. Ours looks good from the 20 yard distance..

Just do not use a lot of pressure.. Just float the paper over the area in a very small area first to test out the idea... Good luck...

I am thinking of a permanent guard to cover our front as we spend too much time on sand roads.. One draw back of country living. Sodbust
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Old 02-11-2015, 01:42 PM   #8
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That's a relief - when I read the title, I thought you were reporting a motorcycle accident!

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Polish.....

I stopped at 1200grit on our battery surrounds, wanted to get it as close to the rest of the trailer as possible.....


2000 grit on the lower unit.....


3000+ grit would get it pretty darn shinny.

PLENTY of water in both applications.

Finished both with Griot's metal polish.

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:27 AM   #10
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Everybody had some sweet input I will try the bar first, fairly aggressively and see what happens.

If I have to wetsand I will again consult!


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Our PO used the trailer for hunting which means a lot of traveling over gravel roads. Snaps around the front tells me that he once had a 'bra' across the lower front. I'm sure the bra must have been easily destroyed from the machine gunning of gravel because the aluminum had a lot of rash. I worked gradually up to 3000 grit wet paper and removed much of the fine rash but the deep nicks remained. After sanding I used Nuvite starting with F7 all the way to S with my Cyclo buffer. I did not expect the deep nicks would be eliminated but the majority of the rash is gone and the shine overwhelms the remaining damage.

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I was able to get the front corners of my trailer shinny, but still there were hundreds of tiny dents on each side that bothered me.

I considered buying the covers that go over the edges, then I saw what they wanted for these sacrificial pieces.... Uhhh, no.

Thought about making the covers, but in the end I decided to use a two part bed liner... Click image for larger version

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Cheating the aluminum overlords?

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Has anyone tried the 3M Paint Defender clear spray on rock guard (or a similar product)? It looks like it should do the trick to prevent the sand/gravel pits on the front. The website says that it can be easily removed as well.

I'm going to pick some up once I get my Tradewind polished up.

3M Paint Defender Spray Film with synthetic wax - Sprayable Paint Protection Film, 90000 - 3M Auto
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:33 PM   #14
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Anyone tackled tarp burn as bad as this??!?


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