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Old 02-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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Default California Custom Purple Metal Polish

I decided to try polishing as long as I could stand it. I don?t need a show quality finish so thought I?d give CA Customs Purple Polish a try.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:21 PM
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This was about 15-20 minutes of work.
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Old 02-24-2018, 09:20 PM
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I've had similar results. Polished the horizontal stabilizer on our Glasair Sportsman in about 20 minutes. Couldn't believe how much black stuff came off that little bit of aluminum.

It has stood up pretty well, having received its first re-touch today when I wiped off the rain drop residue from flying in the rain last Monday.

I'm quite impressed with this product and acknowledge that I don't want an award-winning shine. I think this stuff will be plenty good enough for my purposes (and my patience level!).
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:35 PM
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Can you provide some more details.... like how it was applied.... How was it buffed ...etc. looking to shine up my newly completed RV12
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:11 PM
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That sure makes the aluminum look great...
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:41 PM
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Is it as easy as they advertise on their website?
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:14 AM
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Jeff - the easiest "how to" description can be found on youtube - just go there and search on California Custom Purple Polish.

I followed the directions on the label of the bottles. Applied the cleaner first, then the polish, completely in accordance with their directions. Amazing shine for so little effort. And the shine lasts.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:20 AM
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i have met roger,the owner, at snf. a great guy and the easiest polish i have seen work. he does a demonstration on a spinner that will blow your mind. no machine needed. just use use light hand pressure. they have a deoxidizer too that should be used before the final polish. let the cloth get black as it can. a clean cloth for final shine. thats it. i still like paint.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:37 AM
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I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage with California Custom. But then I was swayed by the dark side and I went to the full on cyclo polishing.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:13 AM
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Does anyone know if this product will create headaches for the painter and/or a paint job later?
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