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Old 01-27-2013, 04:34 PM   #721
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We scored some cool stuff and made some progress to boot. Craigslist yielded a bargain Dometic RM461, it's been tested and installed. The vent was a mess, it's stripped and ready for paint. I incorporated 3 small fans in the vent, they will have a solar panel on the roof to run them. Mrs HiHo over did it today polishing.

Oh, and the dinette is done!
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #722
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WOW! That looks awesome! Great job!
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I've said it before , I'll say it again, you do awesome work, both of you! Love the polish sheen, the cushions are perfect. Everyone deserves new jammies

I'm glad that we aren't doing our Overlanders at the same time cause I don't want to be compared to this work of art!
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Love that interior, man, it is Gorgeous!
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It looks WONDERFUL!
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This can't be the same trailer I was in last month!!! Holy cow, it looks awesome. So how do you feel about doing motor homes?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #727
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So how do you feel about doing motor homes?
Would polishing be involved?
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Would polishing be involved?
Only if you want; Will provide PJ's

Wife and I love the look inside, you guys rocked that one out of the park!

Can't wait to see it in person. May decide to hit Ameristar casino next month with the trailer to give us a break from the Moho!
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Hey, that sounds fun. May have to sell my pjs on eBay for some extra cash for the weekend. By the way if more than one Airstream shows up at a campground, could that be considered as a rally?
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Hi Mrs. HiHo (and Mr.), I've enjoyed following your thread (lurking) for some time.

I have a question for you............what did you use to polish the inside skins (compound(s) and machine)? Is that the same which would be used on the exterior?

We are removing our interior skins from our Bubble; I'm stripping them of the Zolatone +/- another paint, and prepping them to be placed back inside. Our friend who is allowing us to use his shop needs us to get her out of there asap (timing dependent upon when she's road worthy again), so I need to have the interior skins ready to go back on before we want to tow her down the road. I see this as a plus for me tho, it should be much easier to polish while they are laying on a table instead of my having to polish up over my head later. I assume I'll need to do some touch-up polishing after installation, but at least I'll get the majority of the work completed while it is laying flat.

Thank you for sharing your info.

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Old 01-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #731
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Hi Mrs. HiHo (and Mr.), I've enjoyed following your thread (lurking) for some time.

I have a question for you............what did you use to polish the inside skins (compound(s) and machine)? Is that the same which would be used on the exterior?

We are removing our interior skins from our Bubble; I'm stripping them of the Zolatone +/- another paint, and prepping them to be placed back inside. Our friend who is allowing us to use his shop needs us to get her out of there asap (timing dependent upon when she's road worthy again), so I need to have the interior skins ready to go back on before we want to tow her down the road. I see this as a plus for me tho, it should be much easier to polish while they are laying on a table instead of my having to polish up over my head later. I assume I'll need to do some touch-up polishing after installation, but at least I'll get the majority of the work completed while it is laying flat.

Thank you for sharing your info.

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You are exactly right, polishing on a flat table is MUCH easier!

Our interior was new metal and suffered from fingerprints that etched into the original matt finish. Mrs HiHo has been using Lowes Truck Tool Box Polish...She and I cringed at the thought of polishing a stripped panel with it's associated rash. I'm afraid you may need to use the full blown method for an exterior job...angle grinder with big cotton wheel and the polish of your choice. We used black, brown and white rouge sticks from Caswell...and LOTS of sweat!
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Mrs here....
Just wanted to add a post script. I suggest wearing gloves when installing skins to avoid those unsightly finger prints.
Start a thread and include pictures so we can follow your progress. Good luck and Happy Streamin
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Hi Mr. & Mrs. HiHo, and thanks for all the information.

Would you mind sharing where you found the best price for the Caswell sticks and any other polishing chemicals/tools?

We do have a thread going, it's something like: "1956 Bubble Renovation -- Bubble Trouble!". We haven't done much this week due to work obligations, but this weekend, hopefully, we'll be back on track.

I hadn't thought about finger prints on the skins without gloves, until you mentioned it; it would be very disappointing to see those prints after spending time polishing! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks again.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:59 PM   #734
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Hi Mr. & Mrs. HiHo, ...We do have a thread going, it's something like: "1956 Bubble Renovation -- Bubble Trouble!"...

Thanks again.

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Wow, y'all are doing great work...
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f89/...ble-99586.html

I have been following it.

I will have to find what stuff we bought from caswell, lots of stuff to read in the polishing section of the Forum.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #735
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Dolly has gone camping! Last week Mrs HiHo decided that Dolly was ready for her first family camping trip.
...no running water
...no propane for cooking or heat

Heck, we might as well go to a no-hookups campground Rocky Springs on the Natchez Trace is a favorite of ours so off we go!

We arrived Friday afternoon just before the 2 dudes with 20 screaming 8 year old boys...
And just before the 10 male/female high school kids...It was cold and nobody got much sleep...Luckly they all left early Saturday morning.the remainder of the weekend was great!

A quick ride to Port Gibson and a tour of Windsor Ruins was a nice outing.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:27 PM   #736
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Damn HiHo you sure knw haow to make a guy homesick. I remember camping at Rocky Springs when I was in highschool and have certainly spent more than a few hours at the ruins of Windsor. What a place.

Trailer looking great. !
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Looks like an awesome time! Is that a TV antenna I see?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:20 AM   #738
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... Is that a TV antenna I see?
It is AN antenna, just not THE antenna...

I plan on doing some work on the one you sent me prior to installing it. I believe it's scheduled just after 'functional fresh water', 'propane system' and 'new tires', plus anything else that Mrs HiHo bumps to the top of the list...
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #739
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We haven't done much to Dolly in the last month, too busy camping

Today I decided to mock up an outdoor sink. I had 6 holes in the back that must have been a bike or tire rack so I also wanted to cover them up.

4 short tubes will stay mounted on the trailer, the rest pulls off and stows in the rear compartment. I will have hot and cold water in the same hatch and a long hosed squirter will supply the sink. The drain will flow into a blueboy for now.

The awning is pretty low but It will let me cover stuff up if I want
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Did you instal a rear bumper compartment? Looks nice and so does the outdoor sink setup!
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