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Old 07-02-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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Home made polish??

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade polish?

Nuvite, Mothers, etc.. have been recommended, and is the proven polish to use. I have read a few recipes out there: jewelers rouge, mineral spirits, carnuba wax, and other variations.

Has anyone perfected a less expensive homemade polish? I am doing my first pass of Nuvite F7, and works well, but can get expensive. I have a cyclo polisher for the final stages.

I have two trailers to polish. The next trailer (see avatar) will be the Curtis Wright, and is heavily oxidized. I think it will take two passes for the first phase. I am guessing 3lbs of Nuvite F7. Hence my quest for a good homemade recipe, if recommended.

Most threads discourage any type of light acid washing. I am open to any prep suggestions to cut down the usage of expensive polishes. (see avatar).
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:40 AM   #2
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With no feedback so far, I take it everyone uses Nuvite or Mother's polish?
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:39 AM   #3
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And you won't believe this part either. I tried the Scotch brite on the over-the-door light to take off the first coat. Followed that with a little rubbing compound. Next step (that I haven't done yet) is to use flour--the same stuff you make bread with--to give it a final shine. Thru the first 2 steps, it looks pretty durn good.

Now, here's the qualifiers. That light is made of some type of heavy, thick, aluminum alloy, not same as the skin of the camper. I wouldn't even think of trying this on the skins. But it seems to be working on the lights fairly well so far.


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Old 07-13-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by cuyeda
I think it will take two passes for the first phase. I am guessing 3lbs of Nuvite F7.
Sounds to me you are using WAY too much polish. Our '64 was very oxidized and we did several passes compounding and only went through 1 lb. Using a lot of much polish does not make it work actually has th opposite effect - it lubricates the pad and it works worse.

We may be trying some other methods (tipoli & rouge) on or '56 when we get around to polishing, but we have a long way to go before we get to polishing.

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Try rubbing compound followed by polishing compound. I like 3M, available at some car parts stores. Still not homdmade, but comes in cans rather than tubes.

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