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Old 10-30-2017, 11:44 AM
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Default purple polish

The purple polish is a great product. don't throw it away. Use it to maintain your polish, you will find it will give a deeper, more clear shine that nuvite, after the initial polish is done.

I loved my polished -4, the only thing I would urge you to consider is some paint, or wrap on the top of the wing, the reflection while flying can be brutal. I thought it was worth it. but my wife hated it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:31 AM
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Default Polish and vinyl

Almost done with the vinyl, never done with the polish

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:48 AM
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Is there a concern with future buffing near the edges of the wrap? I like this solution for the reduced added weight.

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Old 06-22-2018, 02:42 PM
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My plan is to tape the edges when I'm polishing near the vinyl. I am testing different types of tape to see if any will pull up without pulling the vinyl loose.

I may have to use CaliforniaCustom around the edges of the vinyl and hand polish those areas.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:45 PM
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Scott-- really a great looking plane!

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:01 PM
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I’ve been playing with the Nuvite as well, currently everything has been F7’nd and working on the C. Yes it’s a lot of work, but I hate the polish residue around the hangar more.
I’m never done polishing scratches out but I’ve gotten quite a few compliments since I started polishing.
I’ve heard of the 10 foot paint job or the 10 foot and 100mph paint job, pretty easy to get a pretty nice 5 foot polish....
Sorry, I was responding to the Oct post. I’ve been thinking of a similar scheme, I like it!
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Raymo View Post
Is there a concern with future buffing near the edges of the wrap?
I used to use the blue painter's tape to mask the edge of the vinyl, but i've stopped doing that and just buff right on to it (with the Cyclo polisher). A wipe with naptha afterwards cleans up any residue that gets left on the vinyl, and no issues with edges lifting. I believe it's 3M 1080 vinyl.
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