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Old 10-12-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
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So a very novice question: my wife and I noticed that there are some pics of Airstream trailers that shine like the sun. It seems that most are older so our question is, do people just wax them? Do they have a special finish?

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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Welcome! The "polished ones" are just that... polished aluminum. This was possible because the aluminum used had a special outer allow which protected the base aluminum... and shines really well!

Around 1999 Airstream changed to another protection method... a special clearcoat. They lost the ability to shine.

So if you want shiny, it will be a "mature" trailer.
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