Zenith CH 601 XL-B

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Comment by Mike Chekal on August 5, 2016 at 9:57am

If hangared its about a once-a-year process to run over once with Grade C, Once with Grade S and once with the wax.

However - if travelling and left outside in the rain, you will probably want to go over it again to remove water spots.

Comment by Michael Chesney on August 5, 2016 at 9:10am

Polished does look fantastic though! If hangared, is it a lot of work to maintain it?

Comment by Mike Chekal on August 5, 2016 at 8:09am

Thanks Mack.

It really depends on the condition of the aluminum when you start. Mine was fairlyoxidized and scratched, therefore I did the following:

Optional passes of medium scotchbrite (depends if scratches and heavy oxidization still exist)

One pass fine scotchbrite

3 - 4 passes of Nuvite "F9"

3 - 4 passes of Nuvite "C"

2 passes of Nuvite "S"

1 pass of Nuvite wax.

There is at least one video on the EAA website on poilishing using Nuvite. I wont lie - it's a lot of work to get it looking perfect.

Comment by Mack P. Kreizenbeck on August 4, 2016 at 11:33pm

beautiful bird!

any tips on polishing?


Comment by Mike Chekal on November 29, 2015 at 4:33pm

Thanks Marvin. The cowl, wingtips and graphics are "wrapped" with vinyl instead of painted.

Comment by Marvin W Miller on November 28, 2015 at 7:38am
Hi Mike, that's a very nicely polished looking plane. What does wrapped mean?

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