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Old 01-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Sanding on the banana

I have spent a bunch of time working the dents and dings out of the banana wrap for our 66 Safari. I am getting close but have a question to ask you all. A lot ( hundreds probably) of the small 'nicks' from smaller stones have left sharp edges. You can feel them across the skin plus there are as many dark specks where the replaced metal was. The question is whether I can sand all these nicks down, and if I do what is it going to do( or not do) when I polish the banana wraps. These are Al-clad correct?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Barry, I too have many sharp pits on the front banana wrap. I have polished the trailer twice now in 3 years. In some spots I did 7 or 8 passes with the compounder and Nuvite 7. It looks pretty good but but many of the pits remain.


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Old 01-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:07 AM   #5
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banana sanding

The banana wraps on my 69 are definately not alclad. They are solid aluminum that seems to be somewhat softer than the alclad outer surface. You can hammer/dolly, file, sand or buff as needed and the great part is they buff up more easilly than alclad.
I used a file on mine to take out some hammer marks and "flatten" some areas. 220 grit takes out the files marks then 400 wet or dry then compound. It is very forgiving. Good luck.
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