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  1. gwchitty
    03-30-2011 08:57 PM
    gwchitty
    Tank, one more thing. If you have any clear coat left, you will need to remove it to polish. I did this on the upper half using paint stripper and wood scrapers. I left the clearcoat on the lower half and simply polished it with nu-finish polish. Finish buff both kinds of polish with a microfiber cloth.

    Then reseal the seams and rivets. (I have an unconventional sealing method, too).

    Bill
  2. gwchitty
    03-30-2011 08:32 PM
    gwchitty
    Hi Tank family,

    Thank you for your kind words. Our Caravel started out pretty rough and still has it's battle scars. Yours will come along, too.

    The polish job was quick and cheap. I used Mothers Aluminum Polish from the local Autozone store and some thin towels from the dollar store. You could be done in two weekends if you do it all yourself. It gives a near mirror finish. The Nuvite and cyclo method gives a blinding mirror finish which is nice but too much trouble for me. You can pick up with nuvite after the Mothers polish if you want more shine but I bet you will be more than happy with the Mothers polish.

    I've done several things to our trailer that are not typical. But always with the rule that the non-typical can be put back to original without too much trouble. If you would like to look at my picture log it is at Bill's Web Page of Cool Stuff and click on the Airstream picture. Send me more questions

    Bill Chitty aka Cosmos

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    1965 17' Caravel
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