Sure. I'm sure I bought more than I needed but there were show specials and such.
There were two machines...the right angle polisher and two wool polishing muffs probably could be had cheaper at Harbor Freight but it was Oshkosh and when you're buying stuff at Oshkosh, it's not like you're spending real money, right.
Those are used for the F7 -- the more abrasive -- and the Grade C (slightly less abrasive) passives. I probably COULD have used a Grade G for a couple of spots where there were deeper scratches and/or oxidation (like along the lines where I'd cut away blue plastic from a rivet line), but it came out fine and as I polish in the future, those will come out.
Then an orbital buffer is used with a cotton fleece wrapped around it for the Final Grade S polish that removes most of the swirl marks and leaves the nice reflection.
I probably went through one can (which I think is a pound) of the Grade F7 and a half can of the Grade C. I probably used two or three cotton fleece wraps. I had four wool polishing muffs and had two in circulation at a time and I'd wash the other two as need by by soaking it in white/TCP solution for 24 hours, rinsing and drying.
I bought a TON of microfiber towels -- they were on special for 3/$2.50 at Ace-- and I used less than a gallon of Mineral spirits because you should get as much of the polish off -- and wipe the surface down -- before moving on to the next trade polish.
The total cost of everything at Oshkosh was about $900.
It probably looks a little funny now because I haven't painted the fiberglass parts -- gotta figure out who can do that without bankrupting me -- but this plane I saw next to Bernie Ockuly's at Oshkosh made me fall in love with it.
I could have the full cowl painted and then bring it back into the top skin and curve a stripe down like this one, replacing "195" with "RV-7A."
What got me interested in polishing was seeing Jed Gregerson's 7 when he and Stein let me use their hangar during flight testing. It's gorgeous. Perfect, even. I'm nowhere near in that league. Jed also painted the underside, which makes a lot of sense, and the leading edges.