Category: Blogs

Feb 21, 2019
Plastic Cleaner & Polisher

Formulated specifically for aircraft transparent, plastic windows, 20/20 SWIPE Speed Cleaner & Plastic Polish is a favorite of helicopter pilots, air racers, boaters and motorcyclists alike. Its easy spray on / wipe off application quickly and thoroughly wipes away lubricating oil, grease, soil, bird droppings and insect carcasses with minimal pressure. What’s left is a […]

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Feb 20, 2019
Pitting. Rust. Scratches. Oh no!

Which is the right grade of NuShine II metal polish for me? Fortunately, NuShine II’s graded system of metal polishing compounds tackles a variety of surface conditions, from heavily corroded to lightly oxidized, and on to that final, mirror-finish shine. Where you begin depends on the severity of your metal problem. For example… let’s follow […]

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Feb 20, 2019
Flipping the Switch on Corrosion

Corrosion, a natural process, is the gradual destruction of metals by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment. Prevention is almost impossible, but can be effectively controlled. Corrosion engineering, the field dedicated to controlling and stopping corrosion, identifies types of corrosive attacks which can cover an entire surface or penetrate by forming pits. Corrosion attacks […]

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Feb 07, 2019
A Very Sticky Matter…

    A Very Sticky Matter…Parasitic Residue and Aerodynamic Efficiency Efforts to assure aerodynamic efficiency ultimately consider the forces of lift and drag. In an airplane, lift comes from the airfoil shape of its wings, which force faster moving air to flow above, lessening air pressure, and facilitating upward movement. Helicopter rotors use a similar […]

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Dec 19, 2018
GET YOUR SHINE ON

Our customer, friend and Winner of NUVITE’s Show Your Shine Sweepstakes Restores a 1966 Airstream Safari Shares Tips and Tricks for Shine Success  Tip #1 Rub toothpaste on the vehicle (e.g. airplane, airstream) to see if aluminum turns gray. If it does, there is no plasticoat. Tip #2 Wash the vehicle and mask the tail […]

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Dec 06, 2018
The Shoulder Zone

The best technique for BrightWork. Polishing metal surfaces involves maintaining the correct body stance. Plant feet, lined directly under your shoulders, firmly on a level surface. Keep work area the same width as your shoulders; approximately 18” to 24”. Apply product, as directed, ONLY within this polish area. Beginning top right or left, work back […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Let’s Spur the Details

  The Importance of Spurring that Wool-Compounding Pad Before you start polishing, here’s a quick tip for that SHOWROOM SHINE. If not properly “fluffed” before and during the polishing process, wool-compounding pads will leave behind fibers on the polish area, which can hold polish and clump together. NUVITE’s Compounding Pad Spur will remove those loose […]

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Dec 06, 2018
Short on Time? Try a Wipe & Wax.

  The in-between cleaning method to maintain the shine. Somewhere between a full-out drywash and a rinseless wetwash lies the cosmetic wipe down or Wipe & Wax. More specifically, the Wipe & Wax using CitriCut Xtra is a wipe-until-dry method of cleaning, engineered to use polish residual as both cleaner and gloss enhancer. Apply CitriCut […]

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Dec 06, 2018
What’s Your Angle? (Paint)

The Importance of Buffer Position on Painted Surface Finishes. The product you choose and the equipment you use are critical to the polishing process, but technique is the surest way to achieve a SHOWROOM SHINE. Professional detailers offer many tried and true techniques to ensure consistent, even results for different substrates. One that contributes dramatically […]

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Dec 06, 2018
What’s Your Angle? (Metal)

The Importance of Angling the Buffer on Metal Finishes. Look, product and equipment are crucial, but technique is the surest way to get that SHOWROOM SHINE. Professional detailers offer many tried and true techniques for different substrates to ensure consistent, even results. One of the most effective is the angle with which you hold the […]

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