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When you see dump bodies that are polished is that a factory thing? Stupid question but I mean you arent gonna do that with a regular steel body correct?

So if you had a steel black body and wanted a polished one...do you switch up? Get a buffer and go to work for a decade? Whats the word on that?

Thanks.

Jesse

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When you see dump bodies that are polished is that a factory thing? Stupid question but I mean you arent gonna do that with a regular steel body correct?

So if you had a steel black body and wanted a polished one...do you switch up? Get a buffer and go to work for a decade? Whats the word on that?

Thanks.

Jesse

Shiney sides you mean? Some might have insulation on the sides...for hauling asphalt...covered with stainless steel or aluminum that's kept polished. I went cheap/lazy and did mine with galvanized. In the picture...(truck hasn't been this clean for quite some time...) is this what you're talking about?

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Shiney sides you mean? Some might have insulation on the sides...for hauling asphalt...covered with stainless steel or aluminum that's kept polished. I went cheap/lazy and did mine with galvanized. In the picture...(truck hasn't been this clean for quite some time...) is this what you're talking about?

Pretty much yeah thats it...I mean sometimes you see some so shiny it looked borderline chrome..but I think what you have is what Im talking about, it almost looks like shined up polished aluminum...

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Pretty much yeah thats it...I mean sometimes you see some so shiny it looked borderline chrome..but I think what you have is what Im talking about, it almost looks like shined up polished aluminum...

Or maybe more like this...

http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=2215855&dlr=1

Ever wonder how a blind person knows when to stop wiping?

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For the most part dump bodies/trailers you see are polished aluminum, it's just like polishing aluminum wheels except more work. Polished aluminum is very high maaintenance. the body in the pic i have posted is aluminum, and has been kept fairly clean in the past 20 years. Yes highly polished aluminum will look like chrome. The key is to start with a body that doesn't have a ton of dirt in it already. If not then you will have to compound acid maybe even wet sand it, to get some sort of shine.

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For the most part dump bodies/trailers you see are polished aluminum, it's just like polishing aluminum wheels except more work. Polished aluminum is very high maaintenance. the body in the pic i have posted is aluminum, and has been kept fairly clean in the past 20 years. Yes highly polished aluminum will look like chrome. The key is to start with a body that doesn't have a ton of dirt in it already. If not then you will have to compound acid maybe even wet sand it, to get some sort of shine.

Welcome to the site mrtwostick aka Sundowner.

First time I saw your Macks 17 plus years ago in Chalfont(H&K) they are CLEAN rides.

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Thanks for hearing me out.

You can have the soap box now---------JIM

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Welcome to the site mrtwostick aka Sundowner.

First time I saw your Macks 17 plus years ago in Chalfont(H&K) they are CLEAN rides.

Hey thanks.....i'm just a driver but the boss is like a brother to me so it's all good. It's funny the two oldest trucks in the fleet are the cleanest!

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