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Old 05-15-2004, 07:38 AM   #481
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Why doesn't someone ask Shari why there are no 'after' shots posted?
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You're so close..You should asks to be invited to see it in person~!
Go ahead, and ask`!! You know you want to~!!

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Old 05-15-2004, 09:14 AM   #482
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Back in MS checking on the A/S what a surprise it looks as good as when I finished polishing. No water spots so the Turtle Wax worked. I had some time so I tried a new wax I picked up at camping world and it made the shine haze over so I went back to the Turtle Wax and gave it a fresh coat of wax. Not sure if it was necessary but trying to avoided the water spots. I still plan on going over the whole trailer one more time with the SS. We are spending this and next month on the road in the RV ( SOB). So far have visited OK, AR ,TN, MS heading for east TN, AL, SC, GA, FL, LA and back to OK mid June.
Vern how are you coming on the manual ???

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Hello Airstream Fan`s!
We look for a used and low-priced buffing machine of the mark Cyclo Polisher European Model 5 CE 220Volt, 50Hz for the Aufpolieren of our Airstreamers.



Thanks for your interest Hagen
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Old 05-18-2004, 06:38 AM   #484
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Hello Airstream Fan`s!
We look for a used and low-priced buffing machine of the mark Cyclo Polisher European Model 5 CE 220Volt, 50Hz for the Aufpolieren of our Airstreamers.

Thanks for your interest Hagen
Hagen,
Looks like just the thing`!
If you don't mind if we ask;
What did you end up paying for the 220v Cyclo in Europe?
Be sure to keep us updated on your efforts~!
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:45 AM   #485
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southern shine

Does anyone have the link to the instructions someone posted for using the SS with the harbor freight polisher???

Also, I just started stripping the clearcoat and the Back to Nature worked great on my 78.

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Old 06-12-2004, 06:13 AM   #486
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Does anyone have the link to the instructions someone posted for using the SS with the harbor freight polisher???
Also, I just started stripping the clearcoat and the Back to Nature worked great on my 78.
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Craig,
Use the power of "search".
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:11 AM   #487
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Had two very nice folks to stop by for a visit on Sunday, looking for some information on polishing tips~
I'm bring this thread back to aid their research...
Susan,
I trust you'll find the information on here helpful for you and your husband`
Remember, when you're ready for the Cyclo'ing stage, to let me know..
I'll bring the cyclo over for your use~
Again, it was nice to have met you folks Sunday`
Good luck on your polishing project for the 64~!!
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Old 10-04-2004, 04:38 PM   #488
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update

Here are a few pictures showing the power of Turtle Wax.

First picture is right after stripping and waxing Sept 2003.
Second is a year later (did some touch up wax in June 2004) pic taken Oct 2004.
Third is orignal (never rewaxed) after polishing and waxing Sept 2003.

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Thumbs up Nice~!

garry,
Nice work~!!
It's simply amazing what you've done..
I must admit that, my job at "Airstream of New Hampshire" is taking a lot of my time and energy..
The manual may have to wait a bit...
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"I must admit that, my job at "Airstream of New Hampshire" is taking a lot of my time and energy.."

Whats that...??? A/S of NH.
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"I must admit that, my job at "Airstream of New Hampshire" is taking a lot of my time and energy.."

Whats that...??? A/S of NH.
RiskIt,
Yep..
This is a brand new "full service" Airstream dealership located in the Nashua area.
Here's a link to the infomation~
Airstream of New Hampshire
I invite you to stop by and see all of the new 2005 models on hand..
"Ask for Vern"
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Nice, do you have part's..... always need them.
How bout da Sox's. Thats why I'm still up.
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:32 AM   #493
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Nice, do you have part's..... always need them.
How bout da Sox's. Thats why I'm still up.
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Since we are an Authorized Airstream Dealership, whatever you might need can be ordered. Vintage parts is another issue, of course.
Call me personally, anytime after 9 am, and we'll our best to get whatever you might require.
The turn around time depends on Airstream, of course.
They've been fantastic to work with..
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I think I'll take a drive there this weekend. Will you be there?? Like to say Hi.
I've been rebuilding my A/S for a couple of months and could use a break. Maybe I could pick your brain
Have a great day,
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I think I'll take a drive there this weekend. Will you be there?? Like to say Hi.
I've been rebuilding my A/S for a couple of months and could use a break. Maybe I could pick your brain
Have a great day,
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All day Sat and Sun..
Look for you..
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:27 PM   #496
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I Need the final Answer Please

Hey ya'll. Thanks for the great info on polishing and the great pics. I have a 1979 24' Motorhome that was profesionally stripped and polished to a mirror finish about 6 years ago. Unfortunately, that was before I owned it and it sat out in the weather for 5 years before I bought it. It is still pretty shiny but has dulled and has some milky or spotted areas. Looked like it just needed a touch upo so I had a crew of buddies help hand polish it with Marine Aluminum polish from Walmart and it come back about 80%.

Now, to do this correctly, what would you reccommend to get that last 20% of shine.

Seems like I need to buy a cyclo and some grit of polish and then seal it with wax ?

All the grit numbers have me confused. What do you think would be best?

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Hey ya'll. Thanks for the great info on polishing and the great pics. I have a 1979 24' Motorhome that was profesionally stripped and polished to a mirror finish about 6 years ago. Unfortunately, that was before I owned it and it sat out in the weather for 5 years before I bought it. It is still pretty shiny but has dulled and has some milky or spotted areas. Looked like it just needed a touch upo so I had a crew of buddies help hand polish it with Marine Aluminum polish from Walmart and it come back about 80%.
Now, to do this correctly, what would you reccommend to get that last 20% of shine.
Seems like I need to buy a cyclo and some grit of polish and then seal it with wax ?
All the grit numbers have me confused. What do you think would be best?
Thanks,
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Josephhh,
Welcome to the Polisher's corner~!
Without looking at it and, from the description given..
I'd say..
Borrow a cyclo polisher and with lots (4 to 6) of good wool polish pads, try using some "S" grade polish for the indepth finish..
Share some pictures of your unit's polish..
Good Luck`!
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Old 11-03-2004, 11:12 AM   #498
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Wow a hand polish job - hats off to you all - thats work. It takes about 4-5 times at much work for the last 20% as it did to get the first 80%. I would get some power (either cylco or polisher) and some aircraft polish - it will make the job much easier.

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I couldn't agree more..
Before I picked up my polishin tools, I started out working on a small area just to see what I could do by hand..
The results and efforts behind doin "hand polish'in" is quite awesome~
But, the only thing lackin was that mirror depth look one finds in the "final polish" step using the Cyclo..
CABIN FEVER??
I'm in sore need of a "polishin fix" and, it can only be cured by gettin my hands back on my unit this Spring..
Has anyone, to date, finished their polishin project yet?

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So you miss being sore, tired, very black - you miss the wife yelling at you for making the whole house black - not to mention that great smell of fresh polish - kinda like the fresh smells of spring.....
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