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updated 04/26/2016 02:31 PM
 

    "I'm driving a Bus Conversion Motor Coach,... not a camper " .

 

   

 We have a tendency to be proud of the fact we are converting this heavy commercial passenger bus into one of those  fantastic Private Coaches.
This is not a cheap Motor home or an old fixed up bus and we want people to know it . American coaches came with Stainless Steel skins. Most Entertainer coaches still have have polished stainless steel skins with beautiful Graphics, what could be more pleasing to the eye. 
A mirror finish is what its' all about .

Polishing your  own  skins??
Be careful
We must warn you ....
This is  hard, very hard and tiring .. We don't recommend this if you are not
up to 40 to 60 hours of hard labor .. try to get some help  don't try this alone .
Read instructions below or call us on our
Free advice hotline we can walk you through it ..610-767-8000  Good Luck....

 An Introduction to Buffing & Polishing
Buffing and polishing using wheels and 'compounds' is somewhat like using wet and dry sanding paper, only much faster.
Instead of using 'elbow grease' you will be using the power and speed of an electric motor. The edge, or face, of the wheel is the 'sanding block', which carries a thin layer of? 'compound' which is the sandpaper. Varying types of wheel are available, and? the different grades of compound are scaled similar to sandpaper. The compounds are made from a wax substance which has the different abrasive powders added to it. When this hard block is applied to the edge of a spinning buffing wheel, the heat from the friction melts the wax, and both wax and abrasive are applied in a thin slick to the face of the wheel.

Most of the information below came from  Caswell Buffing and Polishing Supplies
We highly recommend their supplies.
Buy directly off their website, this is part of our free advice service, we get no credit ...
We also recommend looking at their Polishing booklet too ...
It's a free PDF download
Download Caswell Polishing Book


Buffing Wheels



 
Spiral sewn Cotton Wheel

 

 Sisal Buffing wheel description
 

This is a polishing kit but it is set up for someone who owns his own bench polisher
you need the material but not the motor ...

This kit is for a bench buffer but you can use the parts


Buffing wheel Cleaner


Compound Recommendations for polishing Stainless Steel skins



Three Buffing Stages       Stick Buffing Compounds

Which wheel with what cut?  We recommend 3 colors, Black, Green, White

A,   Rough Cut To Remove Scratches
     Use Sisal Wheel With BLACK Compound

B,  A lighter cutting mainly used for stainless steel

     Use Spiral Sewn Wheel With GREEN Compound  mainly used exclusively for Stainless Steel.

C,  Final Polishing
     Use Spiral Sewn Wheel With WHITE Compound  

What you need to do a Bus with...

Buffing Compounds or Rouge 

  • 4 x Large Black Compound
  • 4 x Large Gray Compound
  • 2 x Large White Compound
  • 6 x 8" Sisal Wheel
  • 6 x 8" Spiral Sewn Cotton Wheels
  • 6 x 8" Loose Cotton Wheels

Heavy Polishing Tools we recommend

7", 9" Angle Grinders ..  Do not get a 4.5" angle grinder... They are not the same thing ...
Choose the right angle grinder, that's right angle grinder not polisher.
Because you need to apply so much pressure over so many hours this grinder will hold up . A car polisher will not last ...

Northern tool, Home Depot, Harbor freight
                                     
All above are good suppliers for this type of angle grinder / polisher .
Harbor Freight is running a sale and some of their grinders are less than $100.00
but make sure you get the extended warrantee some aren't holding up .

 Arbor Extension,
 You also will need an Arbor Extension so you can run several sisal wheels at the same time
Motor Shaft Arbor Extensions
5/8" Electric Motor Arbor Adaptor
This is used to convert 5/8" motor shafts to 1/2" threaded shafts for mounting polishing, buffing and grinding wheels
Measures approximately 3 9/16" (90 mm) long


 

Thanks to Caswell and Eastwood  for their information

   

Dewalt 1000/3000RPM 7"& 9" Buffmaster  Polisher





 



These Caswell materials links have come from Caswell Polishing supplies's website  
Copyright 2003 Caswell Inc.
 




 

 

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