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Updated with polished Cybertruck rendering by @GBall

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Polishing stainless steel to a mirror like finish takes some effort, even more so than aluminum because it's a harder metal. A small Airstream travel trailer will take roughly 200 hours of labor. Anyone plan on going this route instead of a custom wrap?



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I’d say if you will be hauling a polished Airstream, then you’d better polish your truck ;)
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No. Save yourself all that work and just put a chrome wrap on it. That way, when you realize that it's tacky and probably blinding other drivers, you can just remove it.
 

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No thanks. I'm more subdued. I might grab some mud though, and spread it all over the stainless. I mean, it'll wash right off. But, it just might look awesome for a while. peace
 

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No. Save yourself all that work and just put a chrome wrap on it. That way, when you realize that it's tacky and probably blinding other drivers, you can just remove it.
Or just bust out the 80grit :p
 

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polish then tint
 
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I’d say if you will be hauling a polished Airstream, then you’d better polish your truck ;)
My truck will never be polish. It's American! 😁
 

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Not going to polish my cybertruck. But, some stainless steel can be magnetic. If it is magnetic enough, the colored flexible vinyl magnetic sheeting by someone like magnetking could be a neat option.
 

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Not going to polish my cybertruck. But, some stainless steel can be magnetic. If it is magnetic enough, the colored flexible vinyl magnetic sheeting by someone like magnetking could be a neat option.
I was thinking a mirror finish vinyl cover would be easier and cheaper than a full mirror finish. Plus then if I decided to change it I could easily reapply a different vinyl cover. I’m thinking that I’ll have this vehicle long enough for my tastes to change.
 

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I will probably wrap a portion of the CT to customize it specifically for me.
Besides, when it’s next to 5-10 others in a parking lot I will know which one is mine.
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Whatever works for you. I'd probably just use the app to have it make a rude noise to identify it.
 
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DIY wraps should be easy to install. Zero door handle cutouts and no curved panels. Probably the easiest vehicle to wrap that has ever hit the market.
 

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Pattern polishing, such as with overlapping circles, would be a lot of work (realistically, a lot of expense, since doing a good job takes skill), but would stand out without being blinding.
 

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Pattern polishing, such as with overlapping circles, would be a lot of work (realistically, a lot of expense, since doing a good job takes skill), but would stand out without being blinding.
Yeah, but what do you do when that's as 'out of style' as avocado green refrigerators? I just think it'll look stupid and dated after a while. I'll stick with factory finish. I like it!
 
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