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Old 01-18-2013, 01:12 PM
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Wow - that spray on process is impressive. You were right...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1cTpSZ1l8

Can't wait to see someone try this on the FG parts of a polished RV.
...and there are a few new vinyl wrap products that are pretty darn chrome.
as you can see from this and other videos, it's possible, with some planning, to wrap something like the cowling, but to do a wheel pant is going to take an expert installer, and/or some creative seams or graphics to help make it work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1t6mWFDZk&NR=1
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:35 AM
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I wanted to follow up with this...so you can continue re-polishing the aluminum without fear of damaging the vinyl? Do you have to take special precautions...can you continue to use powered polishers/buffers?

I'm more and more inclined to do what you did, polished Al with some accent marks.
Ralph,
Use the S and cyclo only then you would not have to tape off.
Anything higher grade would scratch the vinyl.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:37 AM
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How do the little dents and dings from building (in my case any way) look when they're polished? Do they look like polished dents and dings, or do they fade more into the shine?
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Scratches will come out. Dings and dents don't. Just look like
nice polished dings and dents. Better than Bondo.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:19 AM
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I guess it's a matter of taste: Whether you like painted dings and dents or polished dings and dents.

The RV crowd at Oshkosh will spot both so it's not like you're really hiding anything.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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Ralph,
Use the S and cyclo only then you would not have to tape off.
Anything higher grade would scratch the vinyl.
Yes, confirmed. I tried to cheat and applied a product from a local manufacturer who claimed when applied it would dry rock hard and crystal clear eliminating the need to polish again for years, was UV resistant, and makes bugs easy to clean off. The bug part is true but when it dried it turned hazy....soooooo I had to use F7 to buff it off and in the process ruined my nose art vinyl. I've used 'S' for 2 years and probably 6 thorough polishing sessions and never had an issue with the vinyl.

This was a great thread. Never heard of using Corn Starch and I'm not exactly sure what the chemical/mechanical process is but it really does work. Just repolished my -8 and finished up with corn starch and it really helps. Oh...I also discovered the difference between Corn Starch and Corn Meal (I suck in the kitchen). Corn Meal does not work!

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:25 AM
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Use the S and cyclo only then you would not have to tape off.
Anything higher grade would scratch the vinyl.
YMMV... I have black and yellow trim on my polished -6, and find that if I don't mask off the yellow, the polish makes it "dirty" looking... Some of the black oxidation from the pads gets deposited on the vinyl as I pass over it. Same for the yellow paint on my fibreglass, it picks up a dirty edge as well if the polisher gets too close before I've masked it.

A roll of painters tape protects the paint nicely, but I haven't worked up the nerve to try taping over my vinyl... I'm afraid i'll remove the vinyl when I remove the masking later!
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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YMMV... I have black and yellow trim on my polished -6, and find that if I don't mask off the yellow, the polish makes it "dirty" looking... Some of the black oxidation from the pads gets deposited on the vinyl as I pass over it. Same for the yellow paint on my fibreglass, it picks up a dirty edge as well if the polisher gets too close before I've masked it.

A roll of painters tape protects the paint nicely, but I haven't worked up the nerve to try taping over my vinyl... I'm afraid i'll remove the vinyl when I remove the masking later!
As long as you don't wait too long (the glue stes up over time) and use reasonable quality tape, I can't imagine it'd be an issue, as long as you try to always pull toward the edge of the vynl....
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:42 PM
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As long as you don't wait too long (the glue stes up over time) and use reasonable quality tape, I can't imagine it'd be an issue, as long as you try to always pull toward the edge of the vynl....
I can try it, after all the painter's tape is designed to peel and the vinyl is designed to stick... My vinyl is in stripes ~1" wide for most of the length... It's not easy to pull towards an edge unless it's pulling away from the opposite edge...
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