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I suppose anything is possible but I have just been rubbing down the roof and side stripe of my Safari and found the paint is quite hard and needs a 220 grit paper to remove it, this then leaves a coarse finish on the ally that would take a lot of further rubbing down to get shiny again.
I'd bet you wouldn't have any fingerprints left if you did the whole body.
My suggestion would be that you go for a chrome wrap on all the panels. Then you can rip it off again if you decided it looks crap!!
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon
in the section "Dating Safaris" subsection "1950s Safari?" is a picture of a late 1960s van with the nearside stripped down to the ally. Obviously its not well polished but it might give you an idea of what the effect might look like - and actually its looks rather good!!
Hi just to let you know when Safaris where painted the first coat was a etching primer this bits into the ally so it is very hard to get off as some of you have found some early 50/60 models had a yellow primer a little bit softer late Safaris were pre painted panels when they came to the factory hope this helps you all