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Since I got the bathroom remodeling done I decided to tackle the front bumper to see if I could get it shiny. First I washed it good, then started with some blue polish. Wasn't too happy with the results so I decided to clean a spot with Purple Power to see what happened. That's when I discovered there is a coating on the aluminum. I decided to strip and polish the bare aluminum then seal with a good paste wax. Started with 150, then 240, 600. and 1200. Got the raised ribs looking great but the recesses are still blotchy looking, even though they feel smooth as glass. So here's my plan; Once the raised surfaces are done I'll mask off and prime and paint the recesses with the same dark gray I'm using on the bottom side of the coach. They'll be striped but it will be subtle. BTW, I don't recommend this as an afternoon project!
You can chrome plate aluminum if you want shiny.
1993 32' Regency Wide Body, 4 speed Allison Trans, Front Entry door, Diamond Plate aluminum roof &
1981 Euro 22' w Chevy 350 engine and TH 400 tranny
Take the Coach to a detail shop have them hit it with a power buffing wheel and polishing compound, I bet it will be as shiny as Rudolph's' nose! Then you can clear coat it to keep the shine.
There are to few of us Glassnose guys around here, your Euro will be missed, I hope you can sell it to a fellow Barther.
25 Ft Glassnose, 2792, 1982
Plain Jane Interior
I am in the middle of the picture
Start with Meguiar's ultra cut, and work your way to the polish. It will take you 60 to 80 hours to get SHINEY results.
Got the front bumper done yesterday. The surface is polished to a bright shine, and the indents are painted metallic very dark grey. I'll give it a few days to harden really well then make sure everything is nice and smooth before I clearcoat it. I don't know as I'd do this on a luxury coach, but it really dressed up the old '79.
Formally known as "Humbojb"
Looks very nice. Great idea to fill in the indentations with the gray.
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