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Old 10-04-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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What's wrong with me?

I've been toying with the idea of polishing my 31 footer.That is an awful lot of aluminum to polish but I keep reading how forum members say not to get overwhelmed with how much work it is.I keep thinking about the eating an elephant one bite at a time saying and thinking to myself I'll just do a couple hours here and there and before you know it you're done.Well I'm freaking addicted to polishing now and it's all I think about.My wife thinks I'm nuts and no telling what the neighbors think although I'm getting a few thumbs up and a good job every once in a while.

So anyways I have about 25 to 30 hours of polishing so far and just wanted to share some pictures.I have lots of swirl marks so pass number two will happen here pretty soon with some Nuvite C and that should help get rid of most of the swirls and then onto the Cyclo and Nuvite A or S.Click image for larger version

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:28 PM   #2
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Man, it always amazes me how good they look even during the polishing. Just wait till you're done!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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Nothing the matter. It looks great.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:26 AM   #4
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That looks great! Lots of work, but its worth it. You'll get lots of thumbs up on the road too, thats for sure!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #5
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31 feet of shiney aluminum...... nothing better.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
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What's wrong with you? Well, you are making great progress. You don't care whether your wife thinks you are crazy and all you have to do is not care what the trailer thinks either. It can be dirty, unpolished, or shiny, but it is still an Airstream. You'll be able to tow a half polished trailer and be content. You've come to the right place for therapy. It does look great, but it doesn't matter what I think either. How do you feel now?

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Old 10-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #7
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The curves do it, they are so addicting to look into.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. I feel better now and can't wait to get back polishing.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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Be sure and select a superShiny photo for your avatar pic once you get it all polished, so more people will know to be jealous.
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Looks great, you've motivated me to get back to mine (one bite at a time)
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #11
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Be sure and select a superShiny photo for your avatar pic once you get it all polished, so more people will know to be jealous.
Thanks for the suggestion, now I really have to get with and get that baby buffed out!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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Looks great, you've motivated me to get back to mine (one bite at a time)
I'm glad to hear I motivated you.Darkspeed motivated me to polish mine after seeing how awesome his trailer turned out. Good luck and one bite at a time right! By the way who eats elephants anyways
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #13
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Get ready! Shiny aluminum somehow becomes magnetic when you go camping. Everyone from three to ninety will want a closer look.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:48 AM   #14
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Get ready! Shiny aluminum somehow becomes magnetic when you go camping. Everyone from three to ninety will want a closer look.
Haha funny that you mention that, now the neighbors that were giving me the annoyed looks earlier are stopping by to check her out.
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