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Old 09-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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To polish a 16'

I'm looking for some help. How large a container of Nuvite polish will I need to make the initial polish of my '61 16' Bambi? Oxidation isn't that bad. I'm gonna start with the F7 then the C. I know the "better deal" is the 1 pound tub, but if I'll have plenty with a 1/2 pound each, I'd like the extra $$ to spend somewhere else on him!

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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You will use the most with your first cut (the F7). I would buy the 1 lb F7 and the C, because you will have to use the C each year when you do a touch up, unless you keep the Bambi indoors. You'll also need S for your final pass, unless you plan to use something like Mother's or something on that order for your final pass. Have fun! I'll be in your footsteps with my Bambi II next spring if I finish the interior, but mine's in really oxodized!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Hey rc
I am on my second set of one pound tubs. I used the c and then the s grades. Use the compounds sparingly I used way to much at first and be carefull not to spill.Mine keep jumping off the ladder onto the floor.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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RC, how funny to see your post. I'am doing my 61 Bambi, about 1/4 of the way done with the F7, sometimes I wish I'd never started. Lots of work and not alot of time. Read somewhere on these posts that it should take about 200 hrs. As anybody who has polished one of these babies knows, you take a step back and look and mutter to yourself. Everybody says just use finger dabs of of Nuvite but seems more than that works much better. Can't help you out on the quanity just glad somebody is going thru what I am. Enjoy, the sections I've done are already a eye popper!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:27 PM   #5
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Hey Rc and novus
Forgot to mention that I stripped and polished the inside of the door. The reflection from the curved surface has melted two outdoor (polypropylene) rugs so far.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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haha, I'll be sure to take care. This time of year don't want to damage anybody's crop!
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:32 AM   #7
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Wow! Thanks for the quick replies and thoughts. I appreciate it.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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Polishing took about a day a foot, with both of us working. 5 passes in all.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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removing paint on other trailers

I am going to attack the small 54 Rod and Reel trailer first and am wondering is I can use the same paint removal products mentioned here? I won't be doing the shining but will be painting it in 2 tone. All suggestions welcome.
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