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Old 06-24-2018, 01:10 PM   #1
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Ready to let it patina :(

Last summer I got the old girl looking really good. Countless hours spent polishing. In September, I herniated a cervical disc. Didn't occur to me until recently that the polishing could have contributed.

So winter came and my boys ski race so we snow camped just about every weekend from December to April. It was great but my polish job got wasted! Especially the curb side. I don't know if it's the salt on the roads or what. I'm back to brown bar on some of the panels!

I started working on restoring the shine this weekend but am super demotivated now that my back is hurting and I know I'll just be starting all over again next Spring. I might just use up the rest of my polish and let it go.

Unless there a solution? Road jacket?
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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Can't blame 'ya...😏

We enjoyed our Safari for 18 Seasons with normal cleanings only. 🤗

Still looked pretty good on our last outing...👍

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It's that time again... Have a great Happyhollowgivingthankmas everyone.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:45 PM   #3
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I'm going the patina route in rebuilding our Tradewind. So I won't be stripping and polishing it. This is mainly out of laziness, but of late I have learned that patina is in. A friend who bought an older air-cooled Porsche clued me in on this latest view of vintage stuff.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:18 AM   #4
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im going to polish it once for the initial rehab. after that im just going to wash it. not a fan of the shiny finish
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