I put four more hours in today. Basically I now have the curb side finished save the wax.
I tried an experiment. On the rear end cap after compounding with C, I went straight to cycloing with S. Turned out pretty well. One thing is at night with headlights shinning on it you can still see the swirls from the compounding.
So the test was I did the rest of the side in two steps. I cyclo’d with F7 then again with S. Although I have not shinned a headlamp on it, the verdict….. direct to S is fine for me.
There are still swirls after the two steps. Basically its because you probably need to do the F7 cyclo about 3 – 4 times and only do a two-square foot area at a time and move the wrap cloth more often. I am not about to put that much time into it on a 28 foot trailer!
So the street side will get direct to cycloing with S after the compounding with C. Your mileage may very.
So as I type this I have a grand total of 81 hours into the polish job with an estimate of another 10 – 12 to complete this touch up. I need to compound the street side and front of the trailer and do the two propane tanks.
Here are some photos. Note, taking photos of polished trailers at dusk is cheating… they all look better that way.
This last one is the street side and can be used as a before photo on the curb side..
Thats it for now…. Compounding continues tomorrow….by