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Old 10-14-2014, 12:15 PM   #43
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I don't think you will hurt anything with trying it .. If it doesn't do the job then I would switch to a rotary
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:56 PM   #44
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It does spin ....
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:47 PM   #45
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Yes but .. type of buffer usually works best when holding it flat to the surface . When I'm polishing I hold the buffer at an angle... Around 30 degrees. That has been working best for me . They also recommend using a twisted wool pad not a foam pad . Foam is good for paint . Bare metal not so much.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #46
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I was reading the booklet I got with my Nuvite Polish and it says not to let rain dry on it or it creates hard to remove spots. I wish I could garage it but I can't , it is going to sit outside , am I wasting my time ?


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Old 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #47
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It will to some extent but the more you polish the smoother the aluminum gets and the longer the shine will last . Once completely polished with a cyclo and nuvite s you may have to redo with s once a year . Like waxing a car .
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:40 PM   #48
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My mineral spirits seem to only cloud up my work , do I have the wrong kind ?
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #49
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Should be just a residue.. it will wipe off with a clean dry cloth or wait until your done working and wash it off with a mild soap ... I put mine in a spay bottle and spray it on then wipe off... What you've done so far looks great. Did you try the random orbit ?? If so how did it work ? I the dewalt buffer in pic did you make a switch?
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:25 PM   #50
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I Dewalted , I want to find a pad for the RO Cable Porter but have not looked yet. I just wanted to get started and knew that was the way to go. I am taking about 3 or 4 applications of the G6 to get it shinning , I wonder if I need a more aggressive grade of the Nuvite ?


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Old 10-20-2014, 05:56 PM   #51
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Clearcoat

The front skin was the toughest to get shining , it appeared to have more mill marks than the rest of the trailer ; it was also the hardest to strip. It took about 7 applications of G6 to shine. The sides are easier , they are taking about 4 to get shiny. Running wool pads and cleaning with the tooth spur when shiny. Hitting around 1500 RPM and going very slow.

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The bottom skin has 4 applications , the top small section has 2.


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Old 10-20-2014, 10:30 PM   #52
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Yea... That's why I went with f9. I to started with g6. Wasn't getting the results I was expecting without several passes. The f9 works a lot faster. I agree that the upper corners of the skin seems harder to shine than the rest . Looking good though. I'm waiting till spring to do the last polish with s and buying a cyclo I don't want winter weather to ruin my shine before I show it off ! Plus I'm remodeling the interior so I've got plenty of work to keep me busy.
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Ordered F7 , I am fighting the brush or mill marks in the skin , that's why the G6 is taking so long.
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I guess I should move most of this to the polishing thread.... ?
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The F7 cuts faster but leaves a lot of scratches , I think I'm going to stick with the G6 and use the F7 for rough areas like the top.


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All work best using the side of the buffer wheel at 90 degrees of the satin finish. Only problem is it ends up in your face and nose , got a face shield from HD today , all good.


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