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Old 05-05-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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The More I Polish...The Lower My Standards are Getting !!

I Really Admire you folks who have put those spectacular finishes on your Rigs.

It seems like I have been polishing FOREVER !!.....and it just seems to be getting Bigger and Bigger!

I feel like I've got a Boeing-747 Airstream Trailer !!

It's the LONGEST 29ft I've ever got ahold of.....


I think next time......I'm gonna write a CHECK !! ha!



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Old 05-05-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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I hear ya, Rick. With the trouble I'm having in just stripping my little 18 footer, I'm starting to wonder if I couldn't just hose it down with Tarn-X.
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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Antonio Gaudi would be proud

At this rate, I better figure on polishing my 34' on the 100-year timetable. I'll polish on it until I get old and die, and by that time my son would have been well indoctrinated, and HE can polish on it until he dies... and so on, and so on.... until it's all done.
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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At this rate, I better figure on polishing my 34' on the 100-year timetable. I'll polish on it until I get old and die, and by that time my son would have been well indoctrinated, and HE can polish on it until he dies... and so on, and so on.... until it's all done.

That is why they are called Heirstreams!
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #5
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Lol!!!!!!!


No heirs to pass it on to....guess I'd better get off the computer, and get movin.....
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #6
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if you just write a check you won't have the feeling that you have done it your self
even if your own result is only half of a porfesional job if you have done it your self the result is much more satisfing
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:30 PM   #7
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After eight passes....

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....
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:34 PM   #8
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I was cleaning the old numbers off the back day-before-yesterday, and finally got down to using some southern shine to try and get rid of the shadow the old numbers left. Well, you can guess what happened - now I have a polished spot on my trailer! Dang it, I guess I'd better get started on the rest of it now so it all matches. My worst fear is that just as I complete that last panel, I'll look back and see the first one tarnishing up again...Help!
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Old 05-05-2004, 07:16 PM   #9
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I was cleaning the old numbers off the back day-before-yesterday, and finally got down to using some southern shine to try and get rid of the shadow the old numbers left. Well, you can guess what happened - now I have a polished spot on my trailer! Dang it, I guess I'd better get started on the rest of it now so it all matches. My worst fear is that just as I complete that last panel, I'll look back and see the first one tarnishing up again...Help!
Kinda like the Golden Gate Bridge. By the time they are done painting it, they have to start all over again (so I've heard)...

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Old 05-05-2004, 07:34 PM   #10
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Who was it that said "polishing is a snap?"

They must not have "been there and done that."

A chore most owners would never chose to do again, "EVER."

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Old 05-05-2004, 07:56 PM   #11
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Tony is already talking about polishing the Safari....Yeah, in your dreams!!! Wait until he gets to try polishing....I think it will change his mind...!!!
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Old 05-05-2004, 11:54 PM   #12
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Well, you can guess what happened - now I have a polished spot on my trailer! Dang it, I guess I'd better get started on the rest of it now so it all matches. My worst fear is that just as I complete that last panel, I'll look back and see the first one tarnishing up again...Help!
It's a slippery slope....

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Let me start by saying GOOD LUCK.... I have my 31' completed. IT was a long 120 plus hours ni gettgin it there. I will not do this again on one so darn long. It looks good people that have seen it say WOW.. so there is a little reward but not sure if there is enough reward for the work that is in it... Check my photos out and you can see my completed trailer.
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:55 AM   #14
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Thumbs up beautiful coach!

JPAIRSTREAM,

Your trailer is beautiful! I just got a 66 Trade Wind that I plan to polish. On the "Airstream Trailers" page (www.airstreamtrailers.com) there's a link to Arlen and Shirley's 19 Globetrotter website and they have step-by-step info on their polishing odessey. I am acutely interested in what you all have to say, e.g., get the Cyclo, forget the Cyclo, what kind of stripper you used, how long you left it on, worst thing that happened, best thing you learned, etc. -- that is, if your hands still work enough to type after such a job!

And I promise to add my experience, too.

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