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Specializing in supplying the Aviation Industry Since 1989.

Welcome to SPEC™ Distribution's page of Interesting Pictures

Although our main business is supplying the commercial aviation market, we get many requests from regular individuals wishing to restore various objects. Below you will see a few of the many pictures we receive. All the pictures on the page are examples of what can be accomplished using PROPER polishing products and techniques. There is nothing magical about the results other than they were achieved in the least amount of time with the best possible results. Some are taken by us, but most are pictures sent by satisfied customers. We hope you enjoy, after all, "A picture is worth a thousand words".

This page was last updated on: Jan 25,2013

Added was: John & Donna Synnott's 1959 C-172 (scroll to the bottom of the page to see)

Please Note: There are a fair number of pictures on this page , therefore, for those poor souls with only a regular phone line modem, it may take a while to load, (approximately 6 -8 minutes @56K). Please stick with us. I think you'll find it worth the wait.


Mr. Franz Joseph Schwarz, creator of the famous AUDI "AVUS" concept car, of Münchner Classic Rader Gmbh. in Germany, with ROLITE® polish.

As pictured (& heard) on our home page, above is proof of what can be done when one wants to do it. On the left is a picture of "SWIFTY" the day Francois picked her up and brought her to her new home. That was in 1986. The pic to the right and below is how "SWIFTY" now looks. Remember "SWIFTY" is now in her late50's. (Francois is not quite as old, but almost as well preserved). Francois and "SWIFTY" are both pretty unique and they both have an extraordinary story to tell. Click here to link to that story. Check it out, it's well worth the trip.

"SWIFTY" at play with David Smith's PITTS "S1" and Francois, giving "SWIFTY" a face wipe.


A VW® "Mini Bus" before and after a "PROPER POLISHING" (page 1) using the ROLITE™ products

ROLITE® polish, used properly, on black automotive paint. Note: depth of image and "swirl" free finish, even when subjected to direct sunlight.


Prop spinner from a C-150. note: polished front compared to rear. Wheel pant from a C-150. Rear polished with ROLITE®

Plexiglas® properly reconditioned with ROLITE® and "DRUM" type buffer.

(courtesy SKYWAVE Polishing (formerly California Custom Cleaning)
Shown below, is a series of pictures of a particular job that was (and continues to be) rather special. This Lockheed 10A "CF-TCC" belongs to Air Canada and has been lovingly restored to her original condition as when purchased from Lockheed by Trans Canada Airlines in 1939. This particular aircraft originally belonged toTrans Canada Airlines, (now Air Canada) and is the first passenger carrying airplane in Canada. (This is the same model and only a few serial numbers away from the aircraft Amelia Earhart dissapeared in.) This aircraft is currently flown as a promotional tool, primarily in a program Air Canada runs, called "Dreams Take Flight". This program takes terminally ill children and their families, on an adventureous "Flight of a lifetime". It is seen regularly at air shows across Canada & the United States.

We were originally called in 1997 to see if we could help in the restoration of the exterior skin itself. It is very important to note, the skin on this aircraft is ORIGINAL, (not only that, but it has been painted and stripped, on at least 4 separate occassions, according to the logs). Many aircraft of this era, that have been restored to original condition, have been "re skinned" then polished, as part of the restoration process.This Lockheed 10A is a true testament to the products, methods & techniques we provide. The work on maintaining the skin on this aircraft, is done annually, and is shared by California Custom Cleaning, (in Toronto, Ontario,) & Glo Wing Aircraft Detailing (in British Columbia) and AIR CANADA volunteers, depending on where Air Canada feels it is more convenient to have the aircraft done.

Above: Before and After (Courtesy GLO WING Aircraft Detailing)

Below: Part way done. note: polishing right over registration letters with no adverse affect. (Courtesy SKYWAVE Polishing)

The above pictures gives a pretty good idea of the square footage to be polished

Above: An excellent reflection & pretty good depth of image for a 60+ year old skin.

The above picture shows the "non destructive" polishing capabilities, on different materials, using "DRUM" type equipment, and proper polishes, & techniques. This "Trans Canada Airlines" symbol was "hand painted"on the nose. It did not have to be covered or taped off, during the polishing process.

A beautiful "Queen" brings back an era past.

The AIR CANADA Lockheed 10A "CF-TCC" in the pictures above, has been polished by SKYWAVE Polishing & GLO WING Aircraft Detailing.
VIA Rail, Canada's passenger rail operator, discovers an efficient, inexpensive way to restore the Lexan™ windows of their Trans Continental "Observation" cars. Work was done by SKYWAVE Polishing using SPEC Machines™ pneumatic "DRUM" type polishers and ROLITE™ GP266 "Pre-Polish, followed by ROLITE™ AP300 , and finished by ROLITE™ Polish / Sealant. These cars were built in the mid 50's. The windows in question are between 20 and 30 years old. The original glass windows were replaced by LEXAN panels between the mid 60's and late 70's.



A vintage "Beech 18" belonging to the College Edouard Monpetit, an aircraft maintenance engineering college in Montreal. ROLITE® was used to restore the aluminium, as well as the paint.


Bryan Quickmire's Steen "SKYBOLT". Painted fabric wings, painted aluminium fuselage & Plexi canopy all done with ROLITE®.

Bryan's REAL toy, his thoroughly ROLITE'ed and now famous Challenger II - CF-XSL, Grand Champion at the 1996 Muskoka Air Fair. click here to e-mail Bryan, or, for more information on Challenger Aircraft, click here.

ROLITE RACING

T.J Embury June 2001


T.J. Embury in 2003 and the ROLITE Racer (Formula A, 100cc, liquid cooled, 32hp @ 20,000rpm)

Devin Cunningham collects yet another victory in the ROLITE / SH Karting / Tony Kart in the Rotax Max Senior Class June 2005, Montreal, Quebec.

Devin uses the ROLITE™ polishes on the kart and more importantly, to keep his helmet and visor in pristine condition, (he has a very expensive custom paint job on that helmet).

Below: An interesting use for the ROLITE™ polishing products and the Aerobuff™ (#99747) pads.


A couple of before, a during, and an after shot of what can be done in under 20 minutes using proper equipment, products & techniques, at the Mt. Tremblant Ski Resort in Quebec, Canada. Each canopy costs approximately $1,500 to replace. All 192 of them, were polished by POLISSAGE T.M.L out of Montreal, Quebec, at a substantial amount less, than the cost of replacing each canopy.

POLISSAGE T.M.L. is a contract polishing company that is certified by Bombardier / Canadair Aerospace in Montreal. They specialize in commercial aircraft exterior skin & brightwork polishing. They do alot of polishing work, under contract, for the Bombardier Completion Center in Montreal. The Mt. Tremblant Ski Resort's management felt it would be an interesting alternative to polish, instead of replace, their 192 canopies on ONE of their many lifts. As this was never tried before, they felt, who better to accomplish the job, than a company experienced and certified to the aviation industry. Thus a new market was born. POLISSAGE T.M.L.can be reached by telephone at (450) 458-2215 E.S.T. (Ask for Tony)

The pictures below are fairly self explanatory.

Stoneham ski resort just outside Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

(Courtesy Polissage TML)

Above & Below, BOAT Polishing using the ROLITE™ Premium Polishing Products. (Courtesy SKYWAVE Polishing)

The above series of pictures were taken during a series of segments taped for the POWER BOAT TELEVISION SHOW® seen on the SPEEDVISION® (now the SPEED Channel) television channel. SKYWAVE Polishing was selected, as a result of their established expertise in surface restorations, to do these segments, on marine surface care and maintenance. (By the way, that's the famous Kirk (aka "Cap'n Kirk") Chapman, doing all the work for the camera.)


(Below courtesy - Polissage T.M.L. )

Above: Rolite™ on restoring "Metalflake" Gel

BELOW: A different kind of boat polishing. "Pontoon Boat" This job required sanding before polishing. (Not recommended on aircraft "ALCLAD" aluminium, (except where approved).)

(Courtesy - Polissage T.M.L. )

AIRSTREAM™ Trailer Polishing

Here is an interesting set of pictures of a 1967 Airstream, supplied by Mr. Doug Rowbottom from Stratford, Ontario. What's interesting, is in the fact he did this job by himself, with no previous experience in polishing. Doug's motto seems to be; "Full steam ahead! Damn the torpedoes!" I must really commend him, as this is really not a job for the faint of heart, but it does show what can be accomplished by the average person, using basic tools, and some of the polishing products & techniques from SPEC sistribution Inc.

Hello Paul;

I have been meaning to send you these pictures of my
1967 Airstream that I polished with rolite, as you instructed me last spring.
The one tries to show how bad it was, the other 2 show
the results. I am quite happy with the results so far
and would like to get another 1 Lb of AV 20 and Ap 300
to finish the top and the 2 aluminum tanks that I
found.
Thanks again for you advise and help
Doug

--- Paul Embury <spec-dist@hudson.net> wrote:
> Hello Doug:
> Congratulations on a great job. Well done. You areß
> a very industrious
> individual. With your permission, I would like to
> put your pictures on my
> Internet web page. I will send your order out
> tomorrow.
>
>
> Regards
>
> Paul Embury
> President, SPEC Distribution Inc.
> WEB SITE:
> http://www.hudson.net/~spec-dist/SPEC-DIST.html

Paul
Sure you can use the pictures as long as I don't have
to help polish another trailer.
I have just sent a roll of film in from a recent
holiday that may have a good picture, I'll let you know.

Doug



BELOW: Mercedes Brake Dust problem, Before, During & After

From: Peter Schneider <Peter.Schneider@SchneiderIS.com>
Date: Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:57:22 PM America/Montreal
To: Paul Embury <spec-dist@hudson.net>
Subject: Brake dust ...

Paul,
The truck got neglected over the winter, I was to busy with work to keep control of the brake dust.  With this size of German vehicle you know how bad the brake dust can get.  Here are some pictures that I thought you might find interesting.
The dust was caked on BAD!  I tried a couple of other products that were supposed to specialize in the removal of such bad dust and what appeared to be glazing (see the outer part of the rim where it yellows) with absolutely no change or removal of anything!  Pull out the Rolite metal polish and, well you know what to expect!  So now it is on the ML forum for others to witness as well.
What a difference!  And all with such little effort, literally a hot knife through butter type of work!

Thanks big time!

Peter


The 2 pics above are of a beautiful Grumman "GOOSE". The owner was rather choosy about having someone grind away on his rather rare and expensive classic aircraft. He chose, (wisely I might add), the ROLITE™ products and California Custom Cleaning to do the job. I think the results are pretty self explaining. Courtesy SKYWAVE Polishing (formerly California Custom Cleaning) Note: the props as well.

A typical RV. Difficult to clean and even more difficult to keep clean. ROLITE™ to the rescue! (Courtesy - Polissage T.M.L. )

"And now, for something completely different!"

The rather unique pics below are of a Plexiglas™ covered, "solar walkway". The cost of replacing the panels was apparently in the $2-3,000.00 range. Needless to say, the job was accomplished in a day, at "a little less", using the ROLITE™ Pre-Polish (GP266) followed by the Metal Polish / Fiberglas cleaner then the Polish Sealant using variable speed circular polishers, #99747 "AERO-BUFF" pads and the "SNAPPY CLEAN™ pad cleaner.


The following, are some interesting pictures from Mr. Bill Pidlynsy, who runs a sucessful contract polishing company out of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Bill spent many years at McDonnell Douglas Canada, polishing wing and fuselage assemblies. This is to say, he obviously has the proper qualifications for polishing things like Airstream® trailers and such. He can be reached at:

Precision Aircraft Detailing (PAD)
P.O. Box 1317
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 5R4
Tel# (705) 739 -7039

ABOVE: Bill at work on some aircraft wing parts and using a large "DRUM" type pneumatic polisher.

BELOW: Some current "restoration" projects


PRESENTING: Mr. Rob McGuire's 1957 Cessna 172

Attached is a picture of my straight tail 172 polished with Rolite - tried everything and liked it the Best!

(by the way - that is Boeing 727 #1 in the background)

A justifiably proud Bob McGuire next to his "Mercury Dipped" 1957 Cessna 172. (Rumor has it, Bob had that rag, in his right hand, surgically and permanently attached by a reknowned combination plastic/A&P surgeon).

Hi Paul ­ I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Thanks for the compliment on the Bird! Sure, you have my permission to use the photos ­ I have owned the 1957 Cessna 172 for 16 years and about eight or nine years ago I decided to do a "top overhaul" one thing let to another and I ended up going berserk ­ Engine major with new cylinder, new exhaust, complete rewire with tefzel (not one inch of original wiring), interior gutted and entire fuselage etched, alodined, and Zinc Chromated inside, fuel tanks removed and the bays and tanks Zinc Chromated, new custom panel, modern gyros, vacuum system, circuit breakers, new radios, IFR certified, with mode S transponder and dual encoders, sound proofing, new interior, new glass, new hardware for all but about three or four bolts, all systems rebuilt, etc.

After I stripped the airplane I thought it would be a shame to paint as it was all metal (except rudder butt) - - so ­ after many moons and a lot of Rolite! ­ it is done!

The aircraft, N8155B, is based at Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA.

P.S. the individual I bought the Cessna from 16 years ago owns an ex Canadian Snow Bird Tudor Jet ­ Which I think is the only Canadian Tudor flying in the USA ­ It is also based at Paine Field.

Thanks again, Bob McGuire rc.mcguire@gte.net

11/13/03

The SPEC Distribution Inc.

AWARD for:

Valor, Above and Beyond, Stiff Upper Lip, Press On Regardless, Damn the Torpedoes, To Hell with it, let's do it anyway, I Can't Believe we did the whloe thing.

goes to:

NOREEN STEVENS & friends from Winterpeg....er.. sorry, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. (home of Winnie the Pooh incidentally)

I quite regularly, receive requests from people wanting to restore, by themselves, with no previous experience, their trailers, boats, planes etc. We try to give them as much help as possible based on the information we receive from them. Every once in a while I get pictures of results, that are quite remarkable. When I see what they accomplish, from before to after, it never ceases to amaze me. Scroll down to see a prime example of what can be done, if you want to......

From: Noreen Stevens <noreen.stevens@shaw.ca>
Date: Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:27:23 PM America/Montreal
To: spec-dist@hudson.net
Subject: Pictures of '62 Sprite

Hi Paul...well, we're finally done! Attached are "before" "after" "during" pictures of our polished 1962 Sprite caravan. If you want to see more photos of the entire restoration there is a photo album at http://groups.msn.com/VintageVacationsantiquetraveltrailertalk/196213sprite.msnw
Click on the first photo to enlarge it, then use the 'next' button to move through the series. There are 27 pictures in total.

As far as we know this aluminum had a factory-applied, probably enamel finish originally and had been painted with house paint at some point after that. Most of the paint was gone by the time we got it. I stripped it with Circa 1827 paint stripper. The surface was quite pitted...a dotted pattern in some places, in others a shallower marbled effect.

We sanded with 150, 320, 600, 1000 and 1500 grit sandpapers on several (burned out a few motors!) Porter Cable sanders, making anywhere from 4 to 12 passes back and forth with overlap of about 1/3 of the pad, in different directions with each grit. By this I mean back and forth over an area, then on the diagonal over the area, then up and down, and so on up to 12 times...this after finding that sanding randomly gave inconsistent results.

Sanding was followed by AV-20 x 2 or 3 applications, Rolite Metal Polish/Fiberglas Cleaner x 1 or 2 times and AP-300 x 1 application using a Makita Polisher and hook and loop pads.

Aside from our learning curve which accounted for 30 - 40% of our total time, I calculate we spent about 1 hour per square foot on the trailer in addition to probably another 100 hours sanding and polishing about 75 trims pieces which were done off the trailer.

The results are far from perfect but we can live with them. We succeeded in creating an overall even appearance to the trailer. You cannot see where one area overlapped another and there are no cloudy spots. Upon close scrutiny there are still some pits (we were wary of getting to the bottom of everything for fear of thinning out the skin too much) and some sanding swirls.

We were dogged by a hint of brown in some areas which I mentioned to you on the phone. The sandpaper was not iron oxide though we couldn't get confirmation than it was aluminum oxide either. When you get up to the 1000, 1500 grit hook and loop disks available through auto body supply places no one seems to be able to tell you what the abrasive is. My partner works for Lee Valley Tools and talked to suppliers of fine grit sandpapers for a variety of applications, and they couldn't answer our questions either. So the brown remains a mystery.

And we were left with a very slight pebbled quality to the surface of the polished skin. I attribute this to the lack of resistence we were able to get when using the sander on the skin, whereas with the more solid trim pieces the shine is mirror-perfect.

That being said, we are content with the end result. We found that once you get your nose further than 6" away from the trailer the importance of these imperfections diminishes.

I have to say, though, that polishing this trailer was the worst job we have ever tackled and we are no strangers to dirty, back-breaking, tedious work! But for all the uncharitable things I (and some of our neighbours!) have said about polishing aluminum, there is nothing more amazing that watching your reflection emerge from a scratched, pitted and oxidized aluminum surface.

I'd like to thank you for all your help over the past couple of summers. You were always easy to get ahold of and eager to share your knowledge. Your products are great and always arrived promptly and in good order. It has been a pleasure doing business with you!

One last question...how do we maintain the surface? I have read of people applying a Rolite Sealant which sounds like a wax, yet the AP-300 labels makes it sound like it contains sealants already. I was thinking an annual wash and application of AP-300 should do the trick.

Best regards and thanks again...

Noreen

-- From: Paul Embury <spec-dist@hudson.net>
Date: Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:39:13 AM America/Montreal
To: Noreen Stevens <noreen.stevens@shaw.ca>
Subject: Re: Pictures of '62 Sprite

Hi Noreen:
Well... I was almost speechless. You deserve some sort of medal for valor, above & beyond the call of duty or something. That is one heck of an accomplishment. I receive a fair number of pics from clients but yours, quite frankly, tops them all. The only thing I can compare it to, is like when they find a WW2 fighter or bomber in a bog or at the bottom of some lake in Norway and they proceed to restore them. The difference of the before and after is quite astounding. Very much like the before and after, of your "SPRITE".
To keep the finish nice through your travels I recommend the use of the ROLITE™ Premium Polish / Sealant. This is a liquid and will keep the fingerprints and such, (from those who will undoubtedly be "touching" your trailer to see just how nice the finish is) from staining and requiring a light polish with the AP300™. The Polish / Sealant is virtually a "Buff on - Buff off", (by hand, if the area is small) product. It is also perfect for the Plexiglas™ or acrylic windows and the paint on your tow vehicle. As for the nagging "brown staining". I presented this problem to Mr. John Booth of MIRKA Abrasives and he concurred that the staining is more than likely a result of using a common "brown" aluminum oxide paper. The abrasive is probably fracturing and remaining in the soft aluminum thus giving the "brownish" color. He recommends switching to either a higher quality, (ie: "industrial grade") paper or even a "silicon carbide" paper. Both will give you superior results with no "brown staining".
It has indeed been my pleasure to be able to help you, in the small way that I did. I would like your permission to publish your pictures and your correspondence, on my web site (on my "interesting pictures page"). I think a fair number of people would find your story quite interesting. I will also link it to your "album" page.
Should you have any questions or if I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate in contacting me at your convenience. Thank you for your continued support.

Best Regards

Paul Embury
President, SPEC Distribution Inc.
Tel # (450) 458-2304 (Eastern Standard Time) - Fax # (450) 458-0065
WEB: http//www.aircraftpolish.com


From: Noreen Stevens <noreen.stevens@shaw.ca>
Date: Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:03:53 PM America/Montreal
To: Paul Embury <spec-dist@hudson.net>
Subject: Re: Pictures of '62 Sprite

Hi Paul...e-mails like yours make me feel like it was all worthwhile! You have permission to use our photos and publish the link to the photo album on your website.

The information you provided about the brown staining we were getting makes complete sense. We WERE using brown sanding disks when we were getting that effect, and it became visible at the 600, 1000 and 1500 grits. Toward the end, when our source for that particular sandpaper dried up we were using a white paper and there was no brown staining.

Incidentally, our other frustration re: sandpaper which may be of interest to Mr. Booth is that we were using a sander with a 5" pad and could only find hook and loop disks in the finer grits (320 and up) in the 6" diameter. We spent (I'm guessing here) around $2,000 on sandpaper, probably 1,500 or so disks, and we had to cut down each one to fit the 5" sander pad - that's a lot of wasted time and wasted sandpaper.

But enough griping :) ...please send us enough ROLITE Premium Polish/Sealant to do the trailer once over (about 300 sq. ft.) and bill it to the credit card number you have on file. No rush...I won't be doing anything with it until spring but it will be nice to have it on hand when the warm weather comes.

Thanks again, Noreen

Noreen can be reached at: noreen.stevens@shaw.ca (If you're really nice, Noreen may even give some free advice on cartooning, interior decorating and maybe even aluminium polishing.)

More pictures of the complete (and incredible) restoration, inside and out, of Noreen's 1962 "SPRITE" Caravan, can be seen at: http://groups.msn.com/VintageVacationsantiquetraveltrailertalk/196213sprite.msnw

Below, is a series of pics from a boat restoration done by Andy Juhasz

Hi Paul,
 
I spoke to you several times over last winter about a project I was working on.  It was a 1970's aluminum boat that had been neglected for the past couple of decades.  I took on the insane task of doing a restoration of the boat last winter which involved stripping it down completely from stem to stern.  Well, After many months of heavy labour, I managed to get the results I was looking for partially thanks to your help in hooking me up with the right tools and product for the job.  After stripping the three layers of paint of the boat, I then began the gruelling task of sanding the entire boat down with progressive grades of sand paper and then finally I was able to use AV-20 and then AP-300 to polish it up.  I could not be any happier with the results!  As they say....A picture is worth a thousand words. Please feel free to use them on your website.
You sell a great family of products and you are a rarely found source of information and support. Thanks again for all your technical help before I took on this monumental task.  It made the project that much more enjoyable!
Thanks for all your help Paul.
 
Best regards,

Andy

(Andy can be reached at asj@shape-products.com)
 

Above: Note clarity of reflection of the ROLITE™ "AP300" polish jar. Above: Andy slacking off.



Below you will find a series of pictures taken during the rework of the "Engine Inlet Nose Rings" on a Boeing 767. What is interesting is the anodized finish was completely removed as the operator requested a conversion to a "POLISHED" finish. The transition was acomplished in 5 steps utilizing MIRKA™ "ROYAL™ & ABRALON™ Abrasive products, MATCHLESS™ paste "Cutting" compounds, and finished using the ROLITE™ polishes with "DRUM" type polishing machines. (Of special note: Although the "ANODIZED" finish is highly "corrosion resistant" there is evidence of some inherent problems with "stress fracturing" of the aluminum substrate, in some instances. These fractures or cracks can often be difficult to detect, being "hidden" by the "Anodized" layer. The now bare or "raw" aluminum, (although in this case the aluminum is "Alclad") is now consideribly less resistant to corrosion. The solution is very simple. A quick, "quarterly" light buff up, with an "annual," regular buff or polishing. This will virtually eliminate any chance of corrosion & errosion.)

(Courtesy Techni-Air, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Mr. Yoland Guindon - (514) 944-2620)

Above - BEFORE.

Below - DURING. (Note: Clarity of reflection of the hand.)

Compare the "BEFORE" with "ANODIZED" finish to the "AFTER" with ANODIZING removed and converted to a "POLISHED" finish.

AFTER


The MALAYSIAN PROJECT

Below is a selection of pictures from when I went to Malaysia last March, 2006 to train the people from ITG (Integrated Gas & Petroleum, the tank builders) on how to polish their tankers. The specification called for a "Polished Finish" No Paint, Decals for Identification. (This was for weight savings and for technical reasons due to the new alloy in use.)
We experienced some interesting challenges. Firstly, the tank was polished from "raw un-polished" material. The material was a newly developed alloy by Alcan™ (France), called XTRAL 728™, which, as we found, is an extremely "hard" aluminum alloy. We also had a serious problem with surface corrosion, as the tank arrived from China, after spending 3 weeks on the deck of a cargo ship in the Indian Ocean. All that being said, the entire job was accomplished in 5 days with one SPEC Model "SA" DRUM polisher with 1 operator & one SPEC DETAILER, 5 lbs Matchless AV-20, 2lbs ROLITE AP300 & 1/4 gal ROLITE Polish Sealant (to wipe down), all while the tank was being assembled by about 30 workers and technicians. The results, I think, speak for themselves. In fact, the Malaysian Road authorities wanted subsequent units to, "not be", as "reflective" as this unit, as they felt it would be a distraction on the road. As a note of interest, this is the largest tanker unit ever allowed on the roads of Malaysia. This unit was the prototype. ITG has subsequently received orders, for 20 more.

  Delivered from China (Note: Surface Corrosion)                                                                          After polishing, before assembly

  SPEC "DETAILER" with cotton wheels used for corrosion removal                                         SPEC "SA" in use

SPEC "SA" with SH2X Extension handle on Bulkhead.

SPEC "SA" in use. Decals being applied, (Surface had to be wiped down with solvent first)

Assembling on chassis

Prior to final Inspection by Exxon Mobil Technical personnel

The Finished Product.
Air Quasar's Piper Apache
Below, are some pictures from a client of ours in Switzerland (Contrail Cleaning gmbh.), who were called in to repair, a "repair" gone wrong. Am not sure of the full story, other than a certified mainenance engineer from an un-mentioned certified FBO was ask to repair some foreign object damage on the leading edge. The repair went from bad to worse. Contrail was called in to repair the repair. The pictures below tell the story. There are actually about 50 pictures from this particular job. What you see is the "readers digest version". If you would like to see some of the others, please contact me. (Be forwarned, they are not pretty and are only for those with a strong stomach.)
Brian Robinson and his Circa 1940's Republic "SeaBee" Above are a few pictures of Brian Robinson's restored "SeaBee" Amphibious aircraft. Brian runs a company that specializes in restoring and rebuilding this particular aircraft. Of special interest, is his engine conversion work. To see more pictures and info on his company, link here www.v8aircraft.com

THE SYNNOTT SHINY PROJECT

From: donna macey <donna_macey@hotmail.com>
Subject:THE SYNNOTT SHINY PROJECT
Date: December 4, 2012 8:05:26 PM EST
To:
Paul Embury <spec-dist@hudson.net>

Hi Paul:
 
Enclosed are some pics of our 7 year project where we stripped our 2 toned green 1959 Cessna 172 and
polished it with your PRE-POLISH GP-266 and finished it withAP-300. We started the proccess with other
products on the market that promised the 'World'. They fell short of the results that we obtained from
your 'Rolite' products. We stopped in to see you on way home from Montreal  to Norland, Ontario in 2009 after finding
your web site and talking to Brian Robinson Aviation in Lindsay Ont. You gave us a lot of info and valuable tips that have
resulted in the mirror finish you see.
 
Total project took 3000 hours. We had the plane totally dismantled and set up in a car tent in our back yard at one point.
We are also sending you another e-mail with other pictures taken at our COPA for KIDS in Sept. The plane
was on display for the event and received many compliments on the finish.
 
We just wanted to say thank you for all your help and your wonderful ROLITE PRODUCTS!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
John & Donna Synnott
Ontario
 

Hi Paul:
 
Below is a link to Bob Burns Photo Gallery of the COPA for KIDS event. Check out pictures
# 8, 9 and 48(awesome wing shot).
We used Makitta variable speed polishers, 'His & Her's' with the Aero buff pads you recommended.
 
Enjoy!
 
John & Donna Synnott
Ontario 

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:50:28 -0400
Subject: COPA for KIDS Volunteer Letter
From: aviatorj.baldwin@gmail.com
To:

Volunteers and Members,
 
     Please find attached a summary Word document of our successful COPA for KIDS event held on our Rain Date, Sunday Sept. 9, 2012.  In addition to this summary, and related statistics, we have included direct Links to two excellent Photo Albums that cover the event.  We are very proud of how well our organizers and volunteers worked to make this day such a success.  The photo albums assembled by Bob Burns nicely capture the day.
 
    On behalf of the Executive,   Flavelle Barrett
 
 

COPA For Kids Sept.9th, 2012" click on link.. http://BobBurns.zenfolio.com/p1000738285/slideshow

"COPA For Kids with certificates" click on link.. http://BobBurns.zenfolio.com/p642575799/slideshow
 

 

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