Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Old 07-05-2014, 09:15 AM
LettersFromFlyoverCountry's Avatar
LettersFromFlyoverCountry LettersFromFlyoverCountry is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN.
Posts: 4,790
Default The corn starch method

For those of you using Nuvite, do you find success with the method of corn starch to remove polish after Grade S?

If so, how do you use it. I've tried putting a microfiber towel in a baggie and shaking it, then buffing. It works OK, but I don't think it's that great (compared to, say, a solvent).

of course, Perfect Polish says using the solvent will remove the "chemical protection" provided by the polish, although I'm not convinced there is such a thing.
Bob Collins
St. Paul, MN.
Blog: Letters From Flyover Country
RV-12iS Powerplant kit
N612EF Builder log (EAA Builder log)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Snowflake's Avatar
Snowflake Snowflake is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 3,814

I found dusting it on the joints/rivet lines and buffing with the microfibre was enough to remove the residue.

Take a piece of an old cotton shirt (thin enough to be slightly porous), put a spoonful of cornstarch in the middle, then pull the edges up and wrap an elastic band around to make a powder puff. Dab the puff along the rivet lines and skin seams, it will leave a trail of powder. Then buff with the microfibre.
Rob Prior
1996 RV-6 "Tweety" C-FRBP (formerly N196RV)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 11:02 PM
denbobp denbobp is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: California
Posts: 98
Default Panty hose material

I only heard this from people who do bright work on Corprate jets. I haven't done it myself
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 05:30 AM
Bruce's Avatar
Bruce Bruce is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 1,131


I rip the top off the box and shake it all over.
This stuff is cheap. 89 cents.
Might look like dough boy when done.
Then rup it into the cracks and screw heads.
After all the excess is wiped up I use the air hose and hit all screw
Heads and then the rivet lines.

Do not use solvent. It will flash the shine if you know what I mean.

Hope it helps.
Now go flying and worry about the shine in a few days.

Bruce (BOOMER) Pauley
Kathy (KAT) Pauley

VAF #582-----------------EAA LIFETIME MEMBER
EX -KC-135A -------------BOOM OPERATOR #3633
VAN'S FLIGHT------------#6930

See you in OSHKOSH

=VAF= 2006-2020 DUES PAID
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 03:24 PM
mculver's Avatar
mculver mculver is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 269

Word is that corn starch is corrosive. And because it works its way into seams and under overlaps. it can cause corrosion in places that are hard to see.

I have no personal knowledge about whether this is fact or urban legend; however I have a lot of experience with Nuvite and found that it is not hard to clean up around rivets and other areas.
-- Mike Culver;
RV-9 project sold but details of the build at
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 03:50 PM
xblueh2o xblueh2o is offline
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 838

A friend of mine with a polished warbird uses it. Does a small area at a time just like waxing. He just dabs a soft rag in a tub of the stuff and wipes it on the surface, keeps wiping until all the residue of polish and cornstarch are gone. Takes about as much time as removing wax.
RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work
Fuselage underway
N18451 reserved
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.