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    How would you polish this trailer?

    Hi everyone.

    Well, word of mouth spreads quickly. Iíve become the new person in charge of cleaning up horse trailers around the area. But this one is a standard Interstate single-axle cargo trailer with an aluminum exterior.


    Iíve no idea what to do about the roof:


    Iím having difficulty finding information on which pads, polish and sealants would be proper for oxidized aluminum exteriors. Iíve done two panels so far with a G9 DA, 3Ē LC white polishing pad and some old metal polish that was in storage. It seems to be working.

    Before:

    After:

    Obviously, the pad is turning black after each area. Should it be cleaned or swapped to a fresh one after each panel like on automotive finishes? Iíll switch over to a 15mm DA today to speed up the job.

    Would a rotary and wool pad be easiest to make the diamond plate gleam?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    I know how I’d do the job.

    I’d hire you! Lol! Nice job so far.

    And if I were to do the job, this would be my perfect excuse to buy the Flex cordless finisher. What can I say, I’m a professional tool collector.

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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    Maybe Mothers Mag or metal polish

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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    ...itís coming along


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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    Great work, so what is on top of roof? Did you get that figured out?
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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    The key now Craig, is to find a good lasting LSP for all the great work you've done on that trailer.

    They are few Geeks here that do air planes, maybe one of them will chime in.

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    How would you polish this trailer?

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    Thanks. Iíve been using an old bottle of metal polish that has a sealant in it.
    However, Iíd like to do another complete pass over the panels to clean it up more. Thereís leftover oxidation trails.



    This is the roof. Oof!

    S.O.S. pad?? How would you polish this trailer?


    I want to make the diamond plating gleem. May need a rotary for that. How would you polish this trailer?

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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    The key now Craig, is to find a good lasting LSP for all the great work you've done on that trailer.

    They are few Geeks here that do air planes, maybe one of them will chime in.
    I did this plane a few years ago and won't be doing another one lol. That was my first and last !

    Single stg. polish with CarPro Essence then coated with Cquart U.k 3.0.
    (Bottom of plane also)

    Think I went through 100 - 125 ml. of coating.







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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98CayenneTA View Post
    I did this plane a few years ago and won't be doing another one lol. That was my first and last !

    Single stg. polish with CarPro Essence then coated with Cquart U.k 3.0.
    (Bottom of plane also)

    Think I went through 100 - 125 ml. of coating.







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    Re: How would you polish this trailer?

    Agree...

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