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Old 04-29-2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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I have a 1973 tradewind that has never been polished .I have been using a cyclo polisher with nushine 2 grade 6 compound. its not doing the job. Any advice would be a great.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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Did you compound after stripping the clearcoat?
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:14 AM   #3
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you might not have aluminum that will take a shine. I am not certain what year the alloy was switched from 2024. I also think you should try compounding first with a polisher, then using the cyclo. I have been polishing for the past few days when ever I can and have about 40% done in the first cut. There are a few photos on my blog below. I was using Nuvite F7, but have switched to Diamond Brite tool box polish. It takes about 5 minutes to do one square foot... enough 5 minute squares and the whole trailer will be done.
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It's looking good, Frank. Compared to what you've already done, this is the easy part.

Obviously, I've never polished before...
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I've heard great things about Diamond Brite as well. AND it's cheap! $8-10 a bottle, at Lowes. I've used it to polish my Feathercraft (by hand), but not on the polisher yet. I'll have to try that next.

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Check out perfectpolish.com
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:49 PM   #7
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I've heard great things about Diamond Brite as well. AND it's cheap! $8-10 a bottle, at Lowes. I've used it to polish my Feathercraft (by hand), but not on the polisher yet. I'll have to try that next.

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It's working for me... at least after Rob Baker learned me. I am not going for a mirror, so perfect polish is not what I want... even and shiny, once...
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