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Old 06-01-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Polish away or...?

What has everyone found to be the best way to remove this hazy stuff? I have a bit more of the interior paint to remove (the whiter spots around the rivets), but the haze isn't coming off at all. So far I have used more paint stripper - Citristrip - and paint stripper finisher, which has removed a fair bit of what I have been trying to get rid of. So would polishing be the best way to get rid of it or is there another way that would better? The ultimate goal is to have a shiny interior with painted endcaps.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:20 AM   #2
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They make polish just for that. I think one is an abrasive and then you come back and buff it--not by hand. My dad bought the stuff from an airstream parts/repair place (Crestview RV in Buda, TX I think is who he goes to), and I believe it was a two step process. This was yrs ago, so it's hard to remember, but if you can't find anything online, they ought to be able to tell you. I have seen the old ladies all polished up, and they go from really cloudy to gleaming. Good luck!
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Wet sand with progressively lighter grades. Take it easy so you don't cut too deep. Then use the Jestco method. Go to Jestco.com to see it ..their method may work for you without sanding...but wet sanding will remove the hard to shine stuff.
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Thanks I'll look that up. Have some time before I can get to work on it again. Trailer's currently still in Michigan, and I'm n Washington.
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yes wet sanding

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Wet sand with progressively lighter grades. Take it easy so you don't cut too deep. Then use the Jestco method. Go to Jestco.com to see it ..their method may work for you without sanding...but wet sanding will remove the hard to shine stuff.
Yes this will probably do it. This is what I did to rid my self of the corrosion and haze. You may never get rid of all of the pits.

Start with 800 grit and give a couple of passes all the time making sure you are keeping the area wetted and paper washed off. Have wet cotton cloth or better yet micro fiber to clean surface. Then proceed to 1000 or 1200 grit and give that a couple of passes. I then did a couple passes of 2000 grit to remove most abrasion marks.

Clean with mineral spirits and inspect. If you think you have gotten the results you are happy with you can proceed to polish. If not go back to sanding

I then use the Nuvite line of polish. With above steps, I do one pass of G6, then C until most scratches are gone and then S for final polish

Use only aluminum oxide sanding medium. Usually can find at auto restoration stores
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Polishing the interior isn't much different from polishing the exterior. The "haze" is oxidation that needs to be removed. Sanding (even wet sanding) is a pretty aggressive way to do so. Check out the exterior polishing posts for other methods that you may want to consider. We have found the less aggressive you are in the compounding stage, the easier it is to bring out the "mirror finish" in the polishing stage(s).

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