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Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby 2bits » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:39 am

I used an acid bath and then polished and it came out great.

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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby coyote » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 am

VERY nice. Siding is so straight. Mine has much character...MUCH. Did you polish above the seam on the roof? Or, just "normal" mill finish. coyote
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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby 2bits » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:23 am

Thanks Dave! Mine has alot of bruises that you can't see in the photo, trick is to get the sun just right! I did leave the upper rear panel unpolished because it gives it kind of a two tone look. Off to Ebay! :pictures:
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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby Sparksalot » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:06 pm

Wow! That was fast.


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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby Cosmo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:25 pm

WOW very nice.
How do you keep it looking that way going forward?
Wax it or put a coat of something on it or elbow grease?

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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby 2bits » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:00 pm

There is really no way to keep it looking that way. You just let it be and when it starts to bother you, then you polish it all over again. Depending on your taste, it could be a yearly thing. I polished the sides you can see once before but I've never done the entire thing but I like it faded too and I have alot of projects 8)
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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:44 pm

I looks great, Thomas, and I imagine that polishing it every year or two will help keep any road blemishes in check. :thumbsup:
It also gives you a chance to look over the whole outside of the trailer, in detail.
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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby tony.latham » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Sweet!

Best guess on hours?

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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby 2bits » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:01 pm

tony.latham wrote:Sweet!

Best guess on hours?

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I know alot of guys track their hours but I don't. I really have no idea since I did an acid bath on it first and had to redo both steps and this that and the other. I would say if someone was going to do it, and not do the acid bath, a reasonable estimate would be one side per day and then the front and rear on the third day, with about 3-4 hours of work each day. If you have REALLY strong hands, arms and back you could do it all on one day but you would need a day sitting on the couch to recover. A teardrop I would say would be one solid day.
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Re: Polished my Tiny Trailer

Postby 2bits » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:05 pm

Just posted it in the For Sale section of the forum.
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