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Old 04-16-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Yet another Polish...

Anyone tried Heavy Metal Polish?

I bought some of this stuff via a company called "Trenz" several years ago at an auto show. They were boasting how they could take a soda can and use their product by hand and get all the paint off and make it shine like a mirror. I bought some and it worked! However, years later (now) I only have the fine grade left. This is what I used to test my door.

If I had the med or heavy grade, I'm sure I could blast right through the clear and everything. It seems to have a chemical and mechanical action. Like I siad, even the fine eventually went through and did the job.

I looked to see if they were still in business and they are. I e-mailed them and asked if they had ever done Airstreams. (There are some other types of aluminum trailers on thier site that look good.) I'll wait and see what they have to say.

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Old 04-16-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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A couple of things some folks would caution you about with a chemical or acid type polish would be the if it gets into the seams, it may cause you to lose your seal and leaks may spring up. And as we all know, leaks are NOT a good thing and can create lots of grief in tracking them down and/or floor rot issues. Also if this product is too abrasive, it can cut right through the Alclad layer of purer aluminum which will create a whole 'nother set of problems. Grey splotchiness or scratches will occur where the Alclad has actually been removed due to a more aggresive cutting agent .

I've never used it, nor heard of it and I'm not trying to discourage alternate polishing systems, just a word of caution for a self-descibed 'newbie'.

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