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Old 06-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Touching up shiny finish

My trailer was highly polished a year and a half ago when I bought it. Since then I have kept it relatively shiny, except for one lower panel I completely clouded up messing with it.
My question is this, trying to maintain the high polish, I found using Cyclo and Nuvite S works best. But I still get very tiny black dots in pores and some streaks that are hard to get out.
I am using a cyclo and hand polishing. Wiping down with mineral spirits and all.

How do you with fairly shiny trailers maintain them?
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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here are some shots I just took, maybe you can see the small black spots...
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:41 PM   #3
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your on the right track

a Cyclo, Nuvite C and S (as required) micro fiber cloths and corn starch to get rid of the black...instead of the mineral spirits.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:34 AM   #5
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Dry cornstarch? You rub it on and off?
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I also use the micro fiber towel and dry corn starch. I just dab the towel into a cup full of corn starch and then wipe it on and off. This should get rid of the black spots in the pores and around the rivet heads. I also think using mineral spirits take away the polishing from the Nuvite. Hope this helps
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thanks a lot. I also used to have product called Purple Polish aluminum deoxidizer. I used it sucessfully on a classic Motorhome to cut off haze. Might try that on the tough spots.
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corn starch

Did you try the corn starch?

I've got the same problem...
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Thanks, the black is tuff to get off and I have tired everything, including mineral spirits, soap and water, buffing, and even Crud Buster which got it off but seemed to etch the metal - don't try it. If it works you will have made my day, week, month, etc.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #10
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I actually ordered a product I have used a long time ago on my Motorhome and previous trailer. Aluminum Deoxidizer from Cal Customs. Its a green liquid you wipe on then put a small amount of polish over it. It works well, there is almost no black residue to clean up.
I hope to get to use it on large areas soon, the spots I tried cleaned up quickly. It may be the ticket for what I need to do.
Will post the results.
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It came to me a lot shinier than it is now However I feel obliged to keep it pretty while it is in my ownership.
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I actually ordered a product I have used a long time ago on my Motorhome and previous trailer. Aluminum Deoxidizer from Cal Customs. Its a green liquid you wipe on then put a small amount of polish over it. It works well, there is almost no black residue to clean up.
I hope to get to use it on large areas soon, the spots I tried cleaned up quickly. It may be the ticket for what I need to do.
Will post the results.
I've got the same problem. Looking forward to learning about your results with the Cal Customs product...

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I ordered the deox liquid, and on a small area it does seem to cut through the haze. I will have to wait a bit for cooler weather if we get any to really give it a try, the mid 90s are a bit much for polishing.
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