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Old 08-17-2015, 11:53 AM   #29
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terry,,,this is my first try at it,,,im still on the front...lol,,,,,,,not perfect but i have to use welding glasses to just get the first cut in...lol,,,,probably be a 100hr job not counting drink breaks,,,lol
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Wow bap, that will be a big job. But I expect rewarding. Of course you have a lot of sq ft to do,,,, given the sides extend right over the roof etc.. Those units look so nice when they are cleaned up.

Curious, are you using regular buffing compound? Or is there different products for aluminum? I know the standard compounds will work, but wonder if something makes quicker work of the aluminum?

On my shop buffer, I have a special rouge I can use on aluminum that almost makes it easy.

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Lloyd, im using airbright #4 medium for first cut then i have nuvite for polishing---using a cyclo polishing buffer,---this is where ive gotton today...

started raining so had to stop....
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Just paint the rest of it a nice brassy color and call it the 'Silver Bullet'...

Just kidding... Looking good.
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that would be something i would do,,,,,but debbie would kill me,,,,,dead...lol
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Wow Bap, that looks great, you'll need sunglasses to hook up and look in the mirror.
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Got it, look'in good!

You got a lot done!

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thanks guy,s...i got lucky and it clouded up but when the sun was out the glare was blinding,,,--i really did need torch glasses,,,,,lol...


i still see alot of imperfections, i should have gotton a courser compound then dropped to number 4,,,i didnt know how oxidized it was untill i got threw the , grey,,,lol...ohh well,,live and learn.....i also went threw ALOT of those little buffer bonnetts,,,but at the cost of them i think i can make my own out of sweat shirt s for the first pass and then cotton tshirt or diaper material for the polish..
1 more day of a chance of rain then 2 days of rain,,,--i wish i had built my shed taller...lol......again live and learn....lol
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Looking Great Jeff! Gotta love how polished aluminum shines!! What are you planning to top coat it with to keep it shining in the long term? Or will it require periodic repolishing?

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from what i have read,,,you can put a wax on it but it will still oxidize just prolongs it by 6 months,,,but an yearly polish with the nuvite is what will be done here..
this vintage is 100%aluminun after 67 they started using copper in there aluminium, thats why they say pre 68s will shine better,,,,-----i dunno,,,this is our first AS and truthfully i havent been around alot of them..--all i do really know is we love the older looking AS,s or really all 68 and older tt,s---but thats just us,,,lol
i would love to find a 30s masonite tt before they started making them out of aluminum,,----to me that would be kool.---


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i need more bonnetts,,and ibeprophen 800s---lol...
didnt get much done yesterday,,,,,,i really needed a courser compound than i thought,,
and alot more terry bonnetts,,,,im going threw them like crazy....anyone know if i can use a little mineral spirits on them to help rake out the mud...
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She's looking beautiful! Just a suggestion, but try going to a material store like JoAnne's Fabric. They have all sorts of material including sheep skin looking material. Buy a yard or two an cut it to the size you need. Should be a lot cheaper than buying them precut. These types of cloth are usually at the back of the store. Might even find it at Walmart in their material section.


It's a lot of work but well worth the time and effort when you look at the shine. I also take Naproxym Sodium prior to my work on mine. Hope to finish the waxing today expect the clouds tell me it probably is not going to happen.


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thanks LYNNE i was thinking about sweatshirt material for my first cut then diaper material for the polishing,,,--these bonnetts are 10bucks for a pack of 2 ,,im gonna need a whole lot more than just 2 more----lol


ohh yea ,,,i welcome clouds while doing this one...lol


happy to see you back on here and that your close to finishing yours,,,the first is always the hardest then its easy to maintain...
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Bap, I forgot to share....

The other night I was thinking about your monumental task here, and searched youtube. A vid came up by some metal polishing firm, and they were using the fabric wheels like you put on a buffer stand for the first cut. It only hit a tiny area at a time, but they really cut through some nasty stuff. Once they then moved up to a regular buffer.

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