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Old 04-19-2020, 04:03 PM   #1
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Polished the Alcoa's

Out of sheer boredom I polished the wheels today. Used Zephyr Pro 40 polish and a Mothers ball. Spent about 45 minutes a wheel...if that. I highly recommend the Zephyr polish. A little goes a long way. Finished them up with a little Aero Cosmetics Wash and Wax All. Top pic is before.
I hope I haven't started something I may regret later...
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Old 04-19-2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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vary nice!
Good job.
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Bored also

I got bored too. Sitting in Tucson. Used aero cosmetics polish
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They look, awesome guys!!!
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[QUOTE=HR2004;5231185]I got bored too. Sitting in Tucson. Used aero cosmetics polish[/
Did you also use a Mothers ball?
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Nice!
Iím doing mine next week, along with headlight lenses (finished with Spray Max 368 4066 and primer). Then replacing the galley slide sync cylinder and having the Hydro Hot boiler rebuilt.
At least Iíve got a full tank of fuel!
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Did ours last year. Please forgive the poor finish. The coach is 31 years old this year.
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Did ours last year. Please forgive the poor finish. The coach is 31 years old this year.
Those look fantastic. Anybody can buy new, but older and well maintained gets my respect over new any day. I'd rather see a well loved older RV. Blemishes/finish? Well that just means you use it like it was meant to be enjoyed.
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No Mothers ball. I bought some cotton type material in different shapes. They didn't work in tight places on the rear rims. But did a great job on everything else. I'll get a mother's ball after we get home.
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Nice!
Iím doing mine next week, along with headlight lenses (finished with Spray Max 368 4066 and primer). Then replacing the galley slide sync cylinder and having the Hydro Hot boiler rebuilt.
At least Iíve got a full tank of fuel!
Full of fuel too, with nowhere to go. Feels kinda like a prom date without a plan...
Well, at least all our maintenance is up to date, and then some.
DW cleaned and polished all the cherry wood today. I used the mothers ball on the Moen SS double galley sink too. Looked so good she had me do the S&B too. Wowza, they both look new.
Is your slide sync cylinder weeping? Noticed ours has a very light seep starting, just enough to pick up some dust.
Tomorrows project....organize the basement and fab up some fishing rod storage down there.
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I got bored too. Sitting in Tucson. Used aero cosmetics polish
Looks good. Sure love those Aero C products too.
Tried the Zephyr that my neighbor uses on his pontoon boat that looks better than new. Impressive, but a labor of love once you get started. I don't dare start on our boat though.......
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No Mothers ball. I bought some cotton type material in different shapes. They didn't work in tight places on the rear rims. But did a great job on everything else. I'll get a mother's ball after we get home.
put some back to black on the rubber part and she'll look like new. Awesome job though.
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Full of fuel too, with nowhere to go. Feels kinda like a prom date without a plan...
Well, at least all our maintenance is up to date, and then some.
DW cleaned and polished all the cherry wood today. I used the mothers ball on the Moen SS double galley sink too. Looked so good she had me do the S&B too. Wowza, they both look new.
Is your slide sync cylinder weeping? Noticed ours has a very light seep starting, just enough to pick up some dust.
Tomorrows project....organize the basement and fab up some fishing rod storage down there.
No weeping, major creep in on the rear when the slide is extended. discussed at length with Paul Maddox of HWH. He ordered a replacement sync cylinder. I just need to find a way to break loose the (3) hydraulic lines. A 5/8" box end wrench wont work due to confinement. I'm thinking of a crowfoot for more torque.
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put some back to black on the rubber part and she'll look like new.
I could be wrong, but 303 is the best for rubber preservation. Pricey, but I found a deal on a gallon for use on the tires, and rubber seals on all the cars and RV.


When I polished the Alcoas, they looked amazing for almost a year.
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