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Old 11-14-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Nuvite polish process pics

Ref the attached pics.
I practiced on an old RV4 vertical stab before working on my 9A. The -4 stab was only worked over with the compounding buffer and the F7 compound.
The airplane had the full treatment, i.e. compounding with grit F7 followed by C. Then cyclo buffed with F7 followed by S. I also used compound G on all the leading edges before using the F7. The bare aluminum leading edges really took a beating after 375 hours.

http://s871.photobucket.com/albums/a...7;20polishing/
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:51 PM
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Default Met-all

Years ago before all the products on the market now I use met-all to polish the leading edges of airplanes.

To remove the met-all polish we used "Flour", which removed the residue easily.

Probably not what you are looking to do these days, but, it is a "short-cut" I used years ago.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:35 AM
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If the scotchbrite scratches are deep, you could use a DA sander and some 600+ grit sandpaper to wetsand out the deeper scratches. Then you could hit it with some polish.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:26 AM
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Default I'm confused

If it's already been scotch-brited, then hasn't the AlClad layer been removed thus losing the corrosion protection?

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Old 11-18-2011, 01:40 PM
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Default alclad info

....my experience exactly.
Once the top layer is worn thru, it seems you get just oxidized aluminum alloy....forever!
The buffer pad turns black, black, black, black etc. etc. never really getting to the point you can start to 'polish'.
...but maybe I was using the wrong stuff?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:33 PM
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....my experience exactly.
Once the top layer is worn thru, it seems you get just oxidized aluminum alloy....forever!
The buffer pad turns black, black, black, black etc. etc. never really getting to the point you can start to 'polish'.
...but maybe I was using the wrong stuff?
You can definitely polish non-alclad aluminum. The body panels on my kit car were regular ol' machine finish 5052. I started out by sanding with 800 grit wet/dry, worked up to finer grade then finished it out with 3M polishing compound:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~sbuc/stalkerv6/finishing.html



It gets touched up by hand with Met-All once or twice a year whether it needs it or not.
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