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Old 02-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Red face Wintering in Arizona

Hi everyone!!!! I'm new to this, so I figured I'd say hey

We (my hubby n I) just bought a 1979 Sovereign. The inside was okay, but the outside is pretty oxidited from sitting in the heat and not being used for awhile. we are slowly fixing it up, or trying the best we can. we are camped out in Bouse, AZ right now, but gonna be headed towards California or even Washington state (our home) for the summer time!

My question is what can we use to get rid of the oxidization and make her shine??

I'm so happy to have found this website, as it seems everyone is pretty friendly here!

Looking forward to meeting you


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Old 02-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #3
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The metal was clearcoated at the factory. That breaks down, exposing the original metal which then slowly turns a gray color. You will have to strip the remaining clear coat off, and then polish the surface of the bare metal. It is a big job.

Use the search function here on the forum to find lots and lots of information on what you will be getting into, and how to do it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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REMOVEALL 220 did a great job for me (1971 23' SAFARI). Check with Vintage Trailer Supply or Inland RV for info and specs. It is a brush on and wash off product and very easy to work with, also biodegradable. The hard part (polishing) comes next.

Good luck.
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