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Old 05-29-2014, 04:56 PM
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She's almost done.



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Old 05-29-2014, 05:01 PM
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Very pretty Bob..and good luck on the medical!
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:11 AM
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I have always loved a polished and painted plane like yours , mine is fully polished and it is very very tough to get near the n numbers or other parts that are painted , when it's time to re polish how do you go about it ,do you tape off all the painted surfaces that way you can get close without hurting the paint , I know mine I do a complete polish job around , may or June and that will usually last 6 or 7 months then I just go over it with the grade S and cyclo , but also the climate in the north east is brutal , mine is covered in yello pollen as we speak ,
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:17 PM
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I'm doing a paint and polish too and I don't know if I will ever be done. I had it painted and I'm doing the polish. I received instructions from an aviation detail shop at my airport about equipment, supplies, and technique. I needed to tape off anything you didn't want the "black oxidation" on so painted areas and other stuff were covered. I'm running out of steam and want to get flying again so for $50 an hour the wings are going to be done at the detail shop. Hope mine finishes as nice as yours!
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:57 PM
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I have always loved a polished and painted plane like yours , mine is fully polished and it is very very tough to get near the n numbers or other parts that are painted , when it's time to re polish how do you go about it ,do you tape off all the painted surfaces that way you can get close without hurting the paint , I know mine I do a complete polish job around , may or June and that will usually last 6 or 7 months then I just go over it with the grade S and cyclo , but also the climate in the north east is brutal , mine is covered in yello pollen as we speak ,
I haven't done it yet but my plane is to tape things off, yes. I'll also get a smaller orbiter, perhaps. After a few times polishing with the wool pad and F7, I'm hoping to be doing mostly fleece and cyclo. A lot a may dab and use my finger and fleece to get around.

I will say the great thing about photographs is they make the polished area look wayyy better than it really is. This part has sat all winter, has dust on it, wiped off water spots. It's actually pretty ratty looking.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:34 PM
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I really like it, Bob; it is unique, understated and gorgeous. I will be thinking of you Thursday; I know how it feels to be in medical limbo, and I will be hoping that you get the same outcome that I eventually did after my mitral valve replacement. Positive thoughts!
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:00 PM
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Looks great Bob.

I have been looking for a small orbital that will take the same pads as the cyclo
. Seems like this would help polish around the paint lines and also in the tight spots. Has anyone found something like this?
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