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Old 11-08-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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Red face Where can we get it polished?

We have a 91 Excella, 29 ft and would like to find where we can take it to have it polished/refinished. We have some peeling on the top and what looks like oxidation. Our schedules don't allow us the time needed to do this ourselves. Anyone know where we could take it to get it refinished? We live in Western Tennessee. Closer would be better!!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:53 PM   #2
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i had mine polished by the polishing guru in riverside ca. cost was about 150.00 per ft-----------
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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Northgate RV in Chattanooga, TN, will polish Airstreams during the winter months when repairs are slow. Don't know how much they do with clearcoat, however. They tell me they charge $85 per hour and of course cost depends on the level of oxidation. The estimate for my 24' TW which basically needs a good maintenance polish was 8-10 manhours of work. I see they have a website with some contact info, http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/northg...s/service.html.
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Northgate RV in Chattanooga, TN, will polish Airstreams during the winter months when repairs are slow. Don't know how much they do with clearcoat, however. They tell me they charge $85 per hour and of course cost depends on the level of oxidation. The estimate for my 24' TW which basically needs a good maintenance polish was 8-10 manhours of work. I see they have a website with some contact info, http://yp.bellsouth.com/sites/northg...s/service.html.
"8-10 manhours" does not sound like a first-time mirror finish job ~ maybe a really good cleaning and wax job, but not true polishing. Either that or it's a verrrry goooood deal! Heck, it took longer than that just to strip the clearcoat from our 19-footer!

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"8-10 manhours" does not sound like a first-time mirror finish job ~ maybe a really good cleaning and wax job, but not true polishing. Either that or it's a verrrry goooood deal! Heck, it took longer than that just to strip the clearcoat from our 19-footer!

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Hi Shari, I believe you're right. I've not seen Northgate's work yet, and I wouldn't expect something the caliber of P&S or the Polishing Guru. My trailer was already polished to a great degree when they looked at it, but has never been a true mirror-finish. Although folks were taking pictures in its reflection at the last rally. Plus, it has no clear coat. So the estimate for my coach was to remove a year's oxidation and maintain the existing polish, not necessarily bring it to mirror-finish. If I get a chance to have mine done this winter, I'll post the resuls.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:07 AM   #7
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the more you pollish, the quicker it goes, i've noticed... and i've only been getting the hands dirty for this season.

it makes me cringe in a rainstorm, though...



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Does anyone have an Idea of the cost by P & S for a 30 ft. AS. The sides and front are okay, the main area of finish discolouring is the top front and rear.
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check out the mirror finish on this globe trotter,im not sure how to post the picture maby there is help out there for posting thanks----------
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Does anyone have an Idea of the cost by P & S for a 30 ft. AS. The sides and front are okay, the main area of finish discolouring is the top front and rear.
I talked with Steve on Friday at P & S, He said if the delamination/oxidation is above the window tops then it would be in the $4 - $5,000 range to strip, polish and clearcoat the top portion of a 31' or $7400 to do the whole thing. I am having mine completely done in mid December and will post the pictures and my evaluation of the job. They are the experts and do approximately 80 - 90 AS's a year.
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I've seen some ads from polishing companies that say they only do older AS. I really like the shiny look. Is it possible to polish new AS or should you wait awhile?

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I talked with Steve on Friday at P & S, He said if the delamination/oxidation is above the window tops then it would be in the $4 - $5,000 range to strip, polish and clearcoat the top portion of a 31' or $7400 to do the whole thing. I am having mine completely done in mid December and will post the pictures and my evaluation of the job. They are the experts and do approximately 80 - 90 AS's a year.
Is stripping, polishing and clearcoating the normal proceedure or can you just have it stripped and clearcoated and is that a recommended option?
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P AND S has had Carmen O a little over a week now. They are stripping, posishing and clear coating my 83 Sovereign 31'. He is also adding curb and street side Zip Dee awnings. I bug him every other day or so to send pictures. Hopefully I will pick up in early January if the weather in Ohio, WV and NC cooperates. I like what I see.

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