Post by kevschofield on Jan 29, 2011 21:04:30 GMT -5
Since I had to pull the windows to repair framing and reseal them, I'm spending a little bit of time cleaning them up.
I know there are folks out there who have the skill and patience to take apart and polish these things like mirrors, but for our refurb needs I just wanted them to look nicer than they did..
Here's a picture of the small frosted glass windows from my camper.. The one on the left I spent about 20 minutes on using fine steel wool on the aluminium and some windex for the glass.
Not 'like new', but certainly better looking~
Then today I spent about 3 hours removing the rest of the windows (except the rear, it's being very stubborn, and I cleaned up the old sealer tape from the windows and the trailer. Hard work, but I'm glad I got 95% of it done in one day~
Almost done 'destructing'.. nearly time to rebuild
I have been using this aluminum brightener I got from Napa Auto Stores and it is easy as pie to clean up the windows and plaques. You just spray it on, wait for 30 seconds, and rinse it off. It smells really bad, though, so good ventilation is recommended.
I hope your restoration is going well! Looks like you have a fun project there.
Post by Nashville Ken on Feb 5, 2011 9:53:30 GMT -5
Nice job! Ive started doing mine. Not an easy task but necessary one. Elbow grease is the best way in my opinion. After I do the fine steel wool, I put the parts on my bench buffer to polish, looks like chrome but work work work! Keep with it...