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Old 04-28-2004, 09:13 PM   #43
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Wooo Hoooo!!!!

THe Perfect Polish and roto polisher arrived today. I had to play with it, and what a HUGE difference two swipes makes with the compound polisher....I'm so excited!!! I'll post pics later....

Now I understand why it will take so long....my arms are sure to give out long before the polish does...LOL!!!

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Old 05-01-2004, 07:59 PM   #44
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Perfect Polish

The polish, what a beutiful sight....I had to take a picture of it still in the box. My seeminly perfect skin (well, pre-hit last week) is yeilding a few more blemishes that I had not previously noticed.

Here's before, and after one pass with the compound polisher. Haven't tried the cyclo yet.....
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:02 PM   #45
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Are you referring to the blemishes on your legs?
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:04 PM   #46
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Plexi

The frosted plexiglass doors finally arrived too. The cost for having a hole drilled in each on, as seen in the CCD's is $18. PER HOLE DRILLED!!!! So I have opted to find a nice knob. The back doors are a little large, I'll have to have them cut down to size. I have them resting in a 1/2 inch aluminum U-channel both at top and bottom. I'm very pleased with the look.
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:10 PM   #47
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trim

I removed the vinyl coated aluminum rounded trim just above and below where the tambour doors were. It was a toss up between replacing it with the birch veneer that I will be using throughout the A/S or the aluminum.

At this poing there is SO MUCH aluminum, that I chose to go with the veneer. Let me tell you , getting the veneer to bend around is a pain in the a**. I have to install it in 20" sections, and do my best to butt them together. If I go any longer, it creases, and it's all over. Too expensive to waist too.

Right at the upper and lower lip, I will install am aluminum corner bracket. Not sure how, probably rivited, like everything else. Taking another shot at veneering the doors tonight....hope it works out this time....
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:11 PM   #48
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Thumbs up Polishing...

Nice start!!! The cyclo will get rid of the hologram-like swirls...cool!

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Old 05-01-2004, 08:14 PM   #49
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Oh Yeah....

Then there's this....the leaky vista view.....I'll worry about that some other day, just before I put in the pergo style floor.....

If anyone knows the EXACT link to the easy way to fix a leaky vista view (they both leak) please let me know. I did a search, and there's too many opinions.....Time is of the escece, so I count on you all to help me out. Hope you can help, and hope you don't mind.

Think I'm gonna pass out from the contact cement fumes. THey're curing in the next room...LOL
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:16 PM   #50
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Are you referring to the blemishes on your legs?

Why yes, and what beautiful blemished legs they are...LOL

I hesitated to post that one....LOL ....again.

I can't beleive that i had never noticed the ding just to the right of the door....and my leg.

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Have you considered the 12 volt lighting that comes in plastic tubing to back light your cabnets? You know the trucks with the neon lights underneath? Well that's the white plastic tubing with a sleeve of whatever color you want. I'm thinking of using the 12 volt for indirect lighting along the ceiling. It can be cut to length.
Also on the vista vue- has anyone put the silica gel crystals between the windows to asorb the moisture? It's available in hobby shops for drying flowers. Also for you gardeners ,you probably know about the polymer crystals that absorb 300 times their weight in water. That might help absorb the condesation. And then dry out when the windows are baked by sun. Make sure you get the non-corn polymers which don't ecologically break down in a couple of years. I'm sure The Bug Store or the store in the ST. Louis Arboretum would have them. (What a Great Store-drool) For non-St Louies', try Gardener's Supply on the internet.
OnlineMetals.com and Pilot Supply Aircraft Spruce and Speciality Co.com are sources of aluminum sheets of different thicknesses. Silver suz
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:37 PM   #52
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Lighting

Hey Suz, I played around with the Target rope lights to see if I liked the look. It's nice. But I am haveing electrical issues, and cant get any of the lights to work, so I don't know what will work. I need to take the time to look at the manual and figure out what's wrong (some say it might be the Univolt, but I'm not even sure where that is located.)...all interior it seems, should have paid attention to the mechanical first.

I knocked out the inner vista view completely. Didn't put it back...couldnt' put it back at that point...

So, it's live and learn on this a/s....but learning I am!!!!

Thanks for checkin in.

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Old 05-02-2004, 08:12 PM   #53
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OK, this isn't the OVerlander Rehab

These are for Joey, the Safari, very much neglected Safari, I might add. Tony finished the last cushion, and all of the draperies are made. We just need to buy a few drape tabs to hang them. I'm really thrilled with these. They are super stuffed, but figure, through time, they will 'squish' down. THis is for the midsection goucho.

Enjoy!...BTW, that's Tony. Don't know if anyone has seen him.

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I was wrong

He just whipped up the roman shade for the kitchen....all done now. Too bad the Safari leaks, and these will have to sit around the house
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I'm enjoying the updates, keep 'em coming. You're doing quite a job with the aluminum inside. I can't wait to see it completed. We've changed our summer plans, we were going to be out your way at the end of this month (visting friends in Alton), but now it's been delayed until August Anyway, hope we get a chance to see your handywork in person sometime!
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Old 05-03-2004, 06:12 AM   #56
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Our travel plans have changed several times already also. So I do understand. I'm sure there will be some crazy project to see when you are here....

Hope we can still hook up when you visit, I am really enjoying meeting all of forum members....

THanks for keeping up with the thread...

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