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Old 06-12-2013, 02:59 PM
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.............. Request, no Demand a separate section to post. (This is a hint, Doug)

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Attention polishers,

There is a new section in the forums dedicated just to you :-). I moved a few of the threads mentioned in this discussion over there as a start.

Rub away!

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:51 PM
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Attention polishers, There is a new section in the forums dedicated just to you :-).
This reminds me of the Apple "Think Different" ad campaign. Richard Dreyfus narrating: "Here's to the Crazy Ones . . . the Rebels . . . the Troublemakers . . ."

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:30 PM
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I needed something to fly while building. Since I'm really, really busy trying to build I figured I didn't have time to maintain a paint job and bought a plane which needs polished. Pretty smart, huh? Those guys over in the paint forum don't seem nearly as smart as the guys that hang out in here
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:26 PM
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Are you getting any "cloudiness?" I notice that sometimes when polishing with the wool pads -- Grade C -- that these clouds would form. They don't really come out. The PP site suggested using Alumiprep but then I said, "yeah...umm... no" and decided to live with it.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:42 PM
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Question Cloudiness

I have had that same problem. I had theorized that it was the polish glazing from being too hot or too much polish. I see it much less with a slower speed, like 8-900 RPM. I have experimented with pretty much every speed from dead slow to full. It seems like the glazing happens more at higher speeds, but I had some today at a really slow speed. So, beats me.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:44 PM
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Attention polishers,

There is a new section in the forums dedicated just to you :-). I moved a few of the threads mentioned in this discussion over there as a start.

Rub away!

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Old 06-12-2013, 10:37 PM
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I will be following this thread with great interest.

I'm still not where I wish mine were after three years and four polishes. It was really faded when I found it, but straight as an arrow and just begging to be polished. The owner said "you'll want to paint it".

I must be insane.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:57 AM
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You know, it's funny. I haven't been out to the hangar in about a week or so and the last few times I was there, I'd get frustrated at looking at some of the areas I want to polish better than they are... generally wondering if the whole polish thing was worth it.

But, like I say, it'd been a few days since I'd been out there.

So last evening I opened up the door without much thought and looked at the plane and my first reaction was " DANNNGGGG, that thing is shiny."

So there's that.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:54 AM
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Bob, what's the status of your medical? Are you going ahead with trying to get it back?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:26 PM
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Couple of photos of nice paint/polish combinations. Sorry, I don't know who these belong to so can't give proper credit.



Love the paint/polished aluminum combo - but how the heck do you polish bare aluminum up next to the paint line?? Mask off the painted parts before polishing? That's a lot of masking!
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