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Old 03-02-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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I recently finished polishing my 1978 31f Sovereign Land Yacht and the water spots are driving me crazy. Any body have a tip how to keep them away.
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I'm not an expert in the polish process. However water spots are typically caused by hard water and when it dries the minerals in the water leave a residue spot.
Two ideas..
In-line filter for the hose when you wash.
Only wash small sections at a time and completely dry.
Ok one more suggestion….
Build the ultimate garage for this shiny beauty... it keeps her nice and dry when she's not camping.
31 feet is a lot of polish.
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Old 03-03-2007, 05:42 AM   #3
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I try to wax, like with NU Finish wax. It helps
Hey, how bout some pics?
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I will be more than happy to upload photos soon as the gallery is updated and fixed, right now I cant upload.
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I will be more than happy to upload photos soon as the gallery is updated and fixed, right now I cant upload.
That'd be great. You can upload to a thread too Here ia a pic of mine polished
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Greetings balestrine!

Welcome to the Forums and the world of Vintage Airstream ownership!

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I recently finished polishing my 1978 31f Sovereign Land Yacht and the water spots are driving me crazy. Any body have a tip how to keep them away.
While I haven't experienced this issue with my Overlander (the Ruths Plasticoated my coach after it was polished), one of my neighbors had this problem with his recently polished coach while at a WBCCI International Rally. As strange as it may sound, it did work -- mix 1/2 gallon of warm water with 2-cups of white vinegar -- saturate a soft terrycloth towl in the solution and wring out -- wipe down the surface of the coach and the water spots disappeared. I don't know if there are any long-term dangers posed by the diluted vinegar, but it might be an option.

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[/ATTACH]Thanks for idea, this is my first Airstream I started the polishing process about 4 months ago and it was quite the task.
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[/ATTACH]Thanks for idea, this is my first Airstream I started the polishing process about 4 months ago and it was quite the task.
Looks AWESOME, Nice job!
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[/ATTACH]Thanks for idea, this is my first Airstream I started the polishing process about 4 months ago and it was quite the task.


Right on!

she is perty....

show us more!
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