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« on: August 30, 2007, 11:55:06 AM »

I am looking for a used well oxidized piece of GM Alumninum Skin to do some polish testing on.

If anyone has a peice of Well Oxidized Chalkiy looking skin they would care to donate for this project.

All the spares I have on hand are new skin
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007, 03:05:43 PM »

Aw shucks, Doug...when I read the subject line I thought perhaps that us MCI owners shouldn't look at the post...but if you get real good on that aluminum...s'pose you might want to try your hand on some
Stainless? Grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 03:31:55 PM »

heck no....I am just doing testing.......Comapny that bought my 04 and my consulting services wants to shine the old girl up......I just don't have the bus or any weathered GM panels.

Not interested in even polishing my MC-8 myself.  Dirty and long job
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 06:01:20 PM »

Dang Doug,

I thought you were working the midnight oil coming up with the magical way to shine up these Ole GMC's.

Since i am asking, its not an advertisement.

What kind of NEW panels do you have?

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 06:18:13 PM »

most everything but lower door skins
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 06:19:14 PM »

 I have some good products that I am going to try...but need some stuff to work on.

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 06:22:04 PM »

You know I would be happy to send you a well weathered panel

for one of them ole dusty NOS panels.

I would only do this in the name of science.

Let me know what you want to send me!

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007, 06:46:38 PM »

would this be one off your bus or one you have laying around?
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007, 10:40:48 PM »

Hey Doug Kyle has plenty of them in his collection! And I'll bet money he wouldn't mind if you came done and polished one of the members of his collection! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 05:04:03 AM »


   on it's way.  one gm4104#172 with plenty of places to polish.

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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 05:10:13 AM »

Hey Doug Kyle has plenty of them in his collection! And I'll bet money he wouldn't mind if you came done and polished one of the members of his collection! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin

BK, They're not a collection, they are orphans. A little respect, please.  Wink

& you know how kids are, what you do for one . . . .  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2007, 05:17:31 AM »

Hey Doug Kyle has plenty of them in his collection! And I'll bet money he wouldn't mind if you came done and polished one of the members of his collection! LOL! Grin  BK  Grin

BK, They're not a collection, they are orphans. A little respect, please.  Wink

& you know how kids are, what you do for one . . . .  Grin

Sorry Kyle, but now let me see..... Uh you make the orphans stay outside in all kinds of weather, and out in the open and all! Let's see I think theres probably an appropreate agency that would like to know how these "orphans" are being treated! LOL! Ok ok just kidding!
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2007, 06:10:36 AM »

BK, now that we've hi-jacked this thread  Grin

You should be ashamed of your self, wanting to imprison these poor orphans! They like being outside!

Besides the gubberment agencies you speak of wish to do unspeakable harm to them! Like turning them in to scrap metal to be recycled.  Shocked   Angry   Shocked

You see, they are happy outside in a field near the forrest where they can watch the deer & rabbits play while resting up for their next great adventure.  Grin

They like it so much that they don't leak. Well, not much anyways & even then only when it rains.  Grin  Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007, 06:48:04 AM »

Doug  Are you planning on sharing the results???  I sure hope so.  I have some areas that were under the advertising sign. the area that was under the sign have a real haze to them and to think they were never exposed to the sun , wind rain etc...

I would be glad to see the results...  I'm in Canada and that makes it harder to send you a panel, but if you can't find one I'll send you one .

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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 08:44:59 AM »

BK, now that we've hi-jacked this thread  Grin

You should be ashamed of your self, wanting to imprison these poor orphans! They like being outside!

Besides the gubberment agencies you speak of wish to do unspeakable harm to them! Like turning them in to scrap metal to be recycled.  Shocked   Angry   Shocked

You see, they are happy outside in a field near the forrest where they can watch the deer & rabbits play while resting up for their next great adventure.  Grin

They like it so much that they don't leak. Well, not much anyways & even then only when it rains.  Grin  Roll Eyes  Grin

They seem lonley. I want to adopt one Wink
I have a baby brother for them to play with. Grin
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2007, 08:54:19 AM »

no reason not to share the results but first must find a panel in such  condition that it will show the results well

Kyle,  although you are saving your orphans from being turned into nice shiney ingots and down the road beer cans or what have you.......the proper environment would be outside and motoring down the highway
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2007, 10:59:30 AM »

.......the proper environment would be outside and motoring down the highway

The orphanage is accepting any & all donations (no strings attached, of course)   Grin  Grin  Grin

May not be tax deductable tho . . . Cry
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2007, 06:51:13 PM »

no reason not to share the results but first must find a panel in such  condition that it will show the results well

Kyle,  although you are saving your orphans from being turned into nice shiney ingots and down the road beer cans or what have you.......the proper environment would be outside and motoring down the highway

Very well put Doug!  And Kyle as much as it seems I am picking on you. Well I am! Yes that's right, I am picking on you hoping that if nothing else you'll take the time and resources and turn one of these awesome creatures into a diesel guzzling, road burning, head turning mode of transportation and RV it is meant to be! I am jealous because I can't even afford to have one sitting around let alone a field of them!
So get it in gear, maybe some of yer new silver bullit buddy's will help! LOL!
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2007, 07:22:35 PM »

I have some panels in the scrap pile off a 4905. but too far away from you to get em to ya Jerry
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2007, 07:42:00 PM »

I got some carpy lookin skins but they are still on the bus. A 5303. come polish away if you want to. But I want it all done mind you, not just one shiney spot.
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 04:38:12 AM »

Jerry, where are they at...and where are they going to...I may be able to in my travels grab them and deliver them?  I tavel all over the east and midwest.
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 02:55:27 PM »

Jerry, where are they at...and where are they going to...I may be able to in my travels grab them and deliver them?  I tavel all over the east and midwest.
Jack

Jack,
Jerry is in the NW (Oregan I think) and Doug is in PA!
Great idea and wonderful offer, but I sorta think Jerry might be outta your normal area! FWIW Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 03:15:26 PM »

I'll pay shipping for the right weathered part........
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2007, 09:04:08 AM »

results:

Boiled Linseed Oil is the cheapest and least labor intensive.

Flitz: seems to be the next best choice but is not really cheap

it is unknown what the longevity will be
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2007, 07:14:19 PM »

A tip I got from a local skiff builder was to use penetrol. It's available at building supply places and seems to last a long time. He said that raw aluminum treated with several coats of it would show no corrosion after years in salt water service.

We recently cleaned up a corroded aluminum wheel to find out if it would help, and compared to the other three on the vehicle, the difference was astonishing. It's inexpensive, too!

Just something else to try. I'll be using more of it, I'm sure.

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« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2007, 05:01:33 AM »

Tom, What is penetrol and where can I find it?
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2007, 09:45:03 PM »

Tom, it should be available in the paint department at your building supply store.

It is routinely used in paints and varnishes to improve the flow characteristics. We use it that way and it really improves the ability to apply paints. Have you ever been painting and noticed that the brush starts getting sticky and the paint doesn't want to flatten out?

In paints, between 10 and 20 percent would be about all you would use. I think it will help even in smaller doses.

We always keep some on hand.

For what it's worth.

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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2007, 05:16:23 AM »

Thanks Tom I will check it out.
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