thank you for the compliments... We bought 2 containers of Removall 220 and honestly, our 31' could have used just one. We have plenty left over. We applied the stripper as directed with a natural brush on the sides and lower and an extended roller on the top. Let it sit for 3-4 hours and used a pressure washer to remove. We did have a few areas that needed a second coat - so we just reapplied everywhere for round two (it really goes on easy).
After stripping the second time we cleaned her up and hence the photo that you see.
I should say that we did remove what was left of the blue beltline, all plastic lenses, etc. before stripping. I didn't want to take the chance that I would need to replace all of these.
The very top of our Sovereign
had very little clear coat remaining - and as a result, oxidation. You can see in the bottom photo the oxidation. Our plan now is to use Mothers Aluminum Polish on a random orbital auto buffer to remove/minimize the oxidation. We have tried a few areas and it appears to REALLY work. Once we get the oxidation under control and make sure that the lightly polished top blends well with the unpolished sides and shoulders - we plan to wax with a carnuaba paste wax to eliminate future oxidation.
I have read that we may then need to wax a couple of times per year after the first time - but that doesn't scare me too much at this point. The bottom line is we were looking for some way to clean up the exterior of our AS without the expense ($3000 - $6000) for a full polish or the countless hours needed to polish ourselves. We have only owned our AS for 20 days and the list of time consuming projects grows daily (a labor of love!) We didn't want to put everything else on hold to embark on a full polishing project.