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Old 03-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #1
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Polish my True Love

What do you use to polish your Airstream and do any of you have any tips to make this job a little easier?? We have a new one and want to keep it looking good! Thank you - as always for your advice! Laura
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Walbernize

We were told by the PO to use the product Walbernize and they gave us their unopened bottle. I don't have any advice on how to make it easier. We're newbies at this. It will warm up soon and we'll get the hose out and do the spring wash and wax.
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It sounds like you want to protect it more than polish it. I think any good quality automotive wax every 3-4 months or so does just fine. Griot's Garage, an online store that I have purchased automotive products from for many years now for prepping show cars, has a product called Paint Seal that is supposed to last a year. I haven't tried it but I have high regard for their products.

I just finished washing and waxing my 25 footer. Took maybe a couple of hours - I really enjoy it.

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All of the Griot's products are available at the Advance Auto Parts store here.
The sealer is $17.99 at Advance.
I am pretty impressed with the Advance store here. It has saved my neck many times having things that other stores don't or for less money.
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All of the Griot's products are available at the Advance Auto Parts store here.
The sealer is $17.99 at Advance.
I am pretty impressed with the Advance store here. It has saved my neck many times having things that other stores don't or for less money.

Good to know! Thanks for the help!
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It sounds like you want to protect it more than polish it. I think any good quality automotive wax every 3-4 months or so does just fine. Griot's Garage, an online store that I have purchased automotive products from for many years now for prepping show cars, has a product called Paint Seal that is supposed to last a year. I haven't tried it but I have high regard for their products.

I just finished washing and waxing my 25 footer. Took maybe a couple of hours - I really enjoy it.

Poppy

Yes, you are right...I do want to protect it more than polish it! It's new and looks great - I just want to keep it that way! Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:53 AM   #7
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Thumbs up I've asked the same question.

The anwser is:

Strip with Citristrip

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Citristrip-1-2-gal-Safer-Paint-and-Varnish-Stripping-Gel-HCG73803T/100141801

Polish with Jestco
Gray bar red bar polish like this, see the videos and products

http://jestcoproducts.com/

protect with sharkhide

https://www.ordersharkhide.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=0&sort=#4


Once the weather clears I'm starting on mine.
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The anwser is:

Strip with Citristrip

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Citristrip-1-2-gal-Safer-Paint-and-Varnish-Stripping-Gel-HCG73803T/100141801

Polish with Jestco
Gray bar red bar polish like this, see the videos and products

http://jestcoproducts.com/

protect with sharkhide

https://www.ordersharkhide.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=0&sort=#4


Once the weather clears I'm starting on mine.
Why would one use stripping gel on a new Airstream??

Someone mentioned it above, use Walbernize wax twice yearly and you're good!
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Why would one use stripping gel on a new Airstream??

Someone mentioned it above, use Walbernize wax twice yearly and you're good!

Good question, I'm assuming by polish we are talking about a mirror shine. if so. then you need to remover the clear coat first.
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I'm pretty sure RG was looking for wax recommendations to help protect her new trailer. Certainly easy to mis-interpret post wording sometimes.
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Good question, I'm assuming by polish we are talking about a mirror shine. if so. then you need to remover the clear coat first.
On a vintage trailer, yes.
On a new trailer, protecting/waxing the clearcoat.
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Update! My husband and I washed and waxed the new Airstream and we just used carnauba. It worked great and my True Love sure looks shiny and pretty! Thank you all. I did just need to wax - now polish...I'm a girl, what can I say!
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For what it's worth, I used Carnauba wax on brand new trailer. I've since tried a Polymer polish/protectant. Liquid Glass was one recommended here and RejeX (made by Corrosion X). The last polish to the 30 FC was the Liquid Glass and I will say it seems to be lasting much longer than the Carnauba. Tried the RejeX on TV, a black 2500 Chevy and it looks great also. Seems to be lasting well there too.
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I have recommended Liquid Glass in the past - easy on, easy off and really lasts. Excellent product.

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