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Old 05-07-2004, 08:00 AM   #29
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I remember

I remembered that I received one for CHristmas last year, looked all over the house for it. Spent more time looking for it than it would have taken me to drive to wally world.

I'll have to hit it today....I figured that it must be a pre-cyclo experience....LOL I love fun things like this. Tony thinks I'm crazy.

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I'll let ya know as soon as I try it!!!!
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:32 PM   #30
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Found It!!!

OK, I found the blue Led, it's pretty crazy!!!!...we were also able to find milky spots late at night, for those of us that are Crazy Night Polishers....
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:39 PM   #31
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Airstream Inc. sells an inexpensive Airstream Logo keychain with a cool little blue light on the end of it as well. Nice and handy too.
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Old 05-13-2004, 04:52 PM   #32
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OK, I found the blue Led, it's pretty crazy!!!!...we were also able to find milky spots late at night, for those of us that are Crazy Night Polishers....
Fun~!
what it's all about when you own an A/S..
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:05 PM   #33
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Here's what I did last night and today

OK, the Polishing King, Dave (airstreamcaravel) was in town to show me his technique. We managed to get an amazing amount done, and we DIDN"T use a compound polisher. All Cyclo, ....

After five hours, the heavens opened up on us, and the rain has put a stop to the fun. What fun.
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:38 PM   #34
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Looking Great~!

Looking Great~Now that rates a beer by the bonfire`!
Want another one?
I can just see the blue light dancing on ur last picture`!!
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Old 05-13-2004, 05:59 PM   #35
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Right.....

Pretty Grooooooovey....Huh???
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Old 05-13-2004, 10:25 PM   #37
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Yeah,

We joked a lot about you wet sanding that thing....LOL. Tony went to work and came home to this incredible shine! I of course, have to walk around to the other very dull side and walk back to remember what it looked like.

I am just amazed at the results, MINE, on the other hand, the one I'm keeping, will be MUCH shineyer (sp?) though.....I hope...

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Polishing Satisfaction

I purchased the Makita drill that has been modified for buffing. I also purchased the recommended polish from Airstream Dreams who were very fast at sending it so I will give polishing a try on my own. As far as satisfaction is concerned I just paid to have my 11' Boles-Aero polished and it is very satisfying to look at even if I did write a check.

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I incline to disagree....I'd rather write a check at this point. I have it down to a semi shine, but there is corrosion, not even bad corrosion, that I can;t get out. I tried a lot, a little, just right, and nothing is making a difference......GGGGGGrrrrrrrr....
I'm gonna run out and play with the cyclo to see what happens.
Of course, once I perfect this, I think I'll let people write me checks....LOL....
Ron,
If you haven't figured this out by now..
Here's a tip..
The cyclo, used alone, will NOT get those deep, grey corrosion out.
What I found was, "Do it by hand"..still use whatever compound material you have.Something about "good ole" back muscle pressure to the task just seems to do the trick on those tough spots~

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Polishing the Airstream

I polished my 31' Excella in about 200 hours, including the stripping. I have redone it once. The second time was a breeze, about 20 hours of work.

I used Nuvite products, a compound buffer and the Cyclo polisher.

For the best method and tools, check out www.perfectpolish.com .

There is no easy way of doing it. But the results are worth every minute spent on it.

I have the results on airstreamphotos.
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Just found (and brought home) an abandoned 1970's aluminum canoe this weekend!

I'm thinking of polishing it, as practice for the much larger Globe Trotter project that lies ahead.

Imagine those two going down the highway - mirror-like canoe strapped to our tow vehicle, and the GT rolling behind.
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:03 PM   #42
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Ron,
If you haven't figured this out by now..
Here's a tip..
The cyclo will NOT get those deep, grey corrosion out.
What I found was, "Do it by hand"..still use whatever compound material you have.Something about "good ole" back muscle pressure to the task just seems to do the trick on those tough spots~

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What's the point of the polisher then?? LOL

Good to know. Actually GREAT to know. I will try that out... Hope to get a start on the Safari this week to... Haven't finished the Overlander, but anxious to see how the Safari will shine up.

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