Hi, rubbing freinds! ; )
Learned saturday form a polished beech 18 owner, (big surface, no time to waste)
tryed on my fully polished RV, and adopted!
if you wash your shiny bird after almost every flight with some glass cleaner yes the "phhhitt... phhitt.." of your wife ; )
(the ones with alchool formula are better cause faster to evaporates)
simply put 2-3 soup spoon of your nushine grade S polish in the bottle,
then shake it hard...
you will got a sort of milk like liquid.
do as you do when you just clean your bird...
it leave now a very very ultra thin clear traces like when cleaning with a little dirty water, so it will take a second pass to wipe it off with a clean microfiber but.........
look your microfiber after doing one wing... yes it is slightly black.. and you know what it means my friends! polishing action!!!
X5 less effort (normal hand polishing with coton and axial method (see below)6-8h of labour, now with this "light polish every cleaning" method 2h and it shine like new!)
X5 less polish used for the same result (we always use to much polish with finger dots application in fact... now it can be "spray" as a ultra thin, uniform, quantity of it ! (economic!))
result 90% of a complete polishing look if you previously achieve a good grade S status.
so why continue polishing like mad/crasy every 3months with black hands, harms, face, rotating machine of every type, electrical cords in your foots, or over your shoulder falling non stop on wings etc...
if you can instead do it lightly every flight or every week without even noticing it? personally i've chose!
last tip (mine): axial polishing/cleaning! stop swirling by polishing all the aircraft with rotation mouvment! Go with back and forth movement on the same axe for all the aircraft, the result is micro scars (you will always have them swirling or axial) on all the same axe so invisible or not eye catching like a big swirl in the middle of your wing.
Sorry for bad spelling etc i'm writhing it fast form my original french language just to give you the tip that is changing the way i see my polishing duty to a simple cleaning duty.
ENJOY! (but please use latex or vinyl gloves every time you are in contact with polishs, they are hard chemicals able to react with metals don't let them react with your skin blood etc (long term, repetitive use, concern))