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Old 06-20-2009, 03:32 PM   #43
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Hey Marcus,
Using a Dewalt polisher that someone had recommended here. I have a Cyclo but I'm not at that stage yet.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:53 PM   #44
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Cool, thanks Barry. I'm looking forward to using my Christmas present buffer/compounder in the near future, but first I have to finish the back half. But I have used it on the interior panels after stripping the paint/zolatone, and it works really well, so I'm pretty excited about it.

Keep us updated with everything you find about products/techniques. I know there are tons of polishing threads out there already, but I always like hearing first-hand from people who are currently doing it, to see what works for them.

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Old 06-20-2009, 04:34 PM   #45
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What a nice find! Ya just have to love those original cast iron drain pipes and fittings. I lost 40lbs by replacing them. BTW, in my opinion, don't paint the interior...strip it clean!!! The exposed aluminum interior is lovely, It's a rugged job that requires removing everthing but once its done...wow... easy to clean and maintain and makes the trailer feel more spacious, bright and open.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:15 PM   #46
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I've seen an inside polished end cap and it looked pretty cool.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #47
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I've seen an inside polished end cap and it looked pretty cool.
If you like being in a fun house and standing in front of the mirror. It was too crazy for us.

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Old 06-20-2009, 09:52 PM   #48
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I tend to agree with you, Brad. Shiny outside is good enough for me
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:35 AM   #49
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I like the shiny inside but it's definitely not for everyone!
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:48 AM   #50
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Hey, Marcus. I LOVE what you have done with the shiny and wooden blend. It looks fantastic! If I was keeping the 62, your vision is similar to what I would attempt to do. This 55 is so original and in such good shape, I'm going to try to do what I can to just fix what needs fixing and have a nice example of an original trailer.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:50 AM   #51
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Barry,

The polishing is looking great. I'm with you on the interior. I love Marcus' trailer, he has serious artistic talent. But when you get a time capsule like your 55', it's nice to keep it as original as possible.

So how bad are the floors? Do you have a full replacement in the works or can you patch a few areas and get on the road?

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Old 06-21-2009, 01:04 PM   #52
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Hi Norm,
The floors are pretty bad unfortunately. I'm not sure if I'm going to just do the front 1/3 first or bite the bullet and just get it all done at once.
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You guys are too kind. Folks like Carlos Ferguson and Uwe and Frank are the artists, I'm just a desk-job hack who likes to piddle with stuff.


And I agree, since it's already in such good original condition, I'd restore this one to original as well.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:26 PM   #54
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Hot Enough For Ya'

Don't you hate when people ask that! Sorry.

Even though it was 95 degrees with about a 173 heat index I managed to get a bit of polishing in. It is a good work out. I had to wait until just before dark so it was cool enough to work - that explains the dark images.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #55
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Man! I never realized how ugly those tanks are now. I have some new aluminum ones but I don't want to put them on yet.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:35 AM   #56
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