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Old 03-20-2014, 09:57 PM   #191
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Glad you got yours undamaged. Some folks split them down the middle and use them to support the sewer slinky. Were the poles, etc all there and undamaged?
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UPS just dropped off the pole set, opened and poles and hardware are in good shape, ( the tube is in good shape also).

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:00 PM   #192
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All you have to do is get some RED HOT degreaser and clean them, Then buy some Mothers polish and rub it on til it turns black then wipe it down, repeat if necessary. I polish mine once a year. It really doesn't even take a buffer elbow grease thats all......they will look like chrome... Takes about maybe an hour depending on the pole material some is rougher then others.

I went and bought some Mothers polish yesterday so I could polish the poles this weekend. Well...the urge was too great. I had to try shining at least a little bit this evening. They shore turn out purdy!

I have a question, though. I'm not very knowledgeable about alloys, etc., but are the brackets polishable, too? With their coarser texture I am a little bit hesitant to try polishing them without the more experienced feedback here.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:10 PM   #193
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Yes they will polish like chrome also! I use a High speed wheel with different grades of Compound! Not just Muthers! Youroo!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:15 PM   #194
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Yes they will polish like chrome also! I use a High speed wheel with different grades of Compound! Not just Muthers! Youroo!!

Very nice! I've never really done much polishing, so when you say you use a wheel are you using one that attaches to a drill or to a bench grinder or something else?
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:21 PM   #195
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A wheel on a bench grinder, but be careful and wear gloves. When I made my own, I polished the brackets when the material was in the flat(not formed). After they are formed the scratches were minor and came right out. If polishing like you receive them, you can only polish the outside surfaces and the top part of the inside surface on the upper bracket.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:22 PM   #196
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They come in all sizes & Power,bigger Dia.wheels are needed to get in certain places,but bigger wheels require more power. Stand alone drill press or lathe is best. Youroo!!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:56 PM   #197
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Got my awning poles on and they look great. Thank-you OC
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:02 PM   #198
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Got my awning poles on and they look great. Thank-you OC
THANK YOU, that's music to my ears after getting another one that was missing 3 brackets, hardware and a damaged pole assy.

Hope they meet your expectations.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:34 PM   #199
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Question for everyone who has a set of awning poles from OC; and for those about to use theirs soon: when you deploy the awning and are using the tie down kit--do you secure the tightening bolt on the awning arms themselves? Seems like a simple question--I just don't want to bend or break something by doing it improperly.

Painted my bracket hardware this weekend with gloss white Rustoleom and they are a perfect match to the awning arms themselves. Going to paint the outer poles and the inner poles as well but only down to where it leaves about a 1 inch wide gap between the two poles when completly collapsed. That way I don't interfere with the fit between them.
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Question for everyone who has a set of awning poles from OC; and for those about to use theirs soon: when you deploy the awning and are using the tie down kit--do you secure the tightening bolt on the awning arms themselves? Seems like a simple question--I just don't want to bend or break something by doing it improperly.

Painted my bracket hardware this weekend with gloss white Rustoleom and they are a perfect match to the awning arms themselves. Going to paint the outer poles and the inner poles as well but only down to where it leaves about a 1 inch wide gap between the two poles when completly collapsed. That way I don't interfere with the fit between them.
I don't know what others do, but I leave the tightening bolt completely loose.
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