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Old 02-26-2018, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sahrens View Post
I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage with California Custom. But then I was swayed by the dark side and I went to the full on cyclo polishing.
Did you notice a big difference in the end result with the cyclo vs. California Custom?
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:22 PM
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In this first image the entire wing was polished with California Custom, then the left side (outboard) was polished with Nuvite using a buffer and a cyclo machine. The California Custom left a slight yellow luster to the aluminum and you can see how clear the Nuvite polish worled.

To be fair I only went over the wing once with California Custom. Had I gone over it a few more times the results would have been better. Here is the completed wing.

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Old 02-26-2018, 07:11 PM
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I used a 8 foam polishing pad on a corded drill for the polish and a hand buff. I did use the de-ox as well.
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by alpinelakespilot2000 View Post
Does anyone know if this product will create headaches for the painter and/or a paint job later?
hey, I’m interested in this too. . Anyone know what the “ingredients” are. Any wax or silicones?
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