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Old 02-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #11
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Good to get the recommendation for the Mothers polish. All the "new camper" gloss on my diamond plate was sanded off on the gravel roads in the Yukon and Northwest Territories a couple years back. The rock dings I can ignore but the dull areas make the unit look 20 years old. Worth a try to get the polish you recommended, and easier than trying to replace the whole aluminum front veneer. But what about that polish ball to use with a drill? I think I need that! Could I get that at an auto supply store?
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Good to get the recommendation for the Mothers polish. All the "new camper" gloss on my diamond plate was sanded off on the gravel roads in the Yukon and Northwest Territories a couple years back. The rock dings I can ignore but the dull areas make the unit look 20 years old. Worth a try to get the polish you recommended, and easier than trying to replace the whole aluminum front veneer. But what about that polish ball to use with a drill? I think I need that! Could I get that at an auto supply store?
Yes, noticed the other day that Auto Zone had some.
I see no reason (as long as you go slow) why you could not use a car buffer.

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Diamond Plate Rock Guard???

I see that Ace Hardware has both the polish and the power ball. The latter is pretty expensive for my tastes, so a buffer pad may be the better choice. On the other hand the power ball might work well on the wheels of my GoldWing, which I need to buff up before I can sell.
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I see that Ace Hardware has both the polish and the power ball. The latter is pretty expensive for my tastes, so a buffer pad may be the better choice. On the other hand the power ball might work well on the wheels of my GoldWing, which I need to buff up before I can sell.
Wheels are what the power ball was made for but work well on other small projects.
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Its aluminum & like FordIdaho said, we use Mothers...its extra work with having an aluminum tool on the deck as well...but looks great when done!
I am so jealous of you garage/storage. I wish I had a garage that size to keep my pop up in and be able to pop it up. My wife wouldn't see me all winter if we did Well, at least I have a garage to keep it in.

I would love to put diamond plate on the front of mine. May do that some day. See how the front wears.
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Just got back from automotive store....bought some Mother's Alum and mag cleaner....tried a small area on the rock guard...it must be aluminum cause it shines like new money.

Going to take a lot of elbow grease to clean and polish the entire rockguard but can't do much of anything else right now with the weather not cooperating.
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I would love to put diamond plate on the front of mine. May do that some day. See how the front wears.
The diamond plate is nice, and does protect the front. My only gripe with it on my HW, is that when I head out into the sunset - the sunlight bouncing off of it into my rear and side view mirrors is blinding.
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Did your rag turn black from your little test?

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Yep....just got through doing the entire rock guard...took a couple of hours and lots of rubbing with clean rag....the directions say to scrub the aluminum until it turns black and then clean off....I used a couple of clean rags but it does shine now. I still need to polish it but gotta get some more polish first. It does look so much better now.

The power ball is a definite must have. Well worth the money.
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