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Old 03-18-2010, 08:07 PM
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Polished aluminum airplane

After going over your great web site and reading some very qualified questions and answers, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried Zoop Seal or any other Zoop product on an aluminun aircraft..My Cessna is a 1960 polished bare aluminum and is a major job to keep it looking good..I never take it out in the rain as it will spot up badly..
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on that..

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You might google "Shark Hyde" protectant, it's normally used for pontoon boats to keep the water spots off. Don't see why it wouldn't work on your plane.
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Thanks for the lead..Polishing the plane is a major task which takes about a week of solid polishing..It is 50 years old and there are areas where the alclad has been polished off.
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I use the Mothers line of polishing stuff on all the aluminum parts on my cars and truck. The polishing ball and cone work very nice. I found that a cheap Harbor Freight close quarter electric drill powers them nicely and is easier on the hand than the electric drill.

Just go to the Summit url and enter Mothers in the search blank. You should get to the power ball and cone as you page down. They are about $25 each and you can get the polish separately. Be sure to store them in their plastic boxes to keep the dirt out. I just use a soft towel to wipe the residue off but a micro fiber cloth would work better I guess.

I can see where it might take all day to polish your plane. Gotta be cool looking though.


I haven't tried the Zoops' stuff but it has a good rep too.

I'm currently storing my carover in Eagn so maybe we can get together and chat. PM me.
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