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Old 08-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #15
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We took delivery of a new International 2014 23D last month. I brought it home and immediately treated all of the cast and extruded exterior parts with Corrosion X.

There were even some filiform corrosion squiggles "pre-packaged" with the trailer, on the door and window frames and surprisingly on the sealed side panels. Those were treated with Corrosion X and sealed with an "Airstream" clear pen.

I then waxed everything with 2 applications of GLARE Professional Polish.

Corrosion X, Airstream Clear Acrylic Pens and GLARE are all available on Airstream.com.

Airstream Tech Support recommends these products to help avoid and if necessary treat corrosion.

I only wish that I was made aware of this preventative regime for my last trailer. There should be a description of this process as a "before you plug it in" step with all new trailers.

You should use caution when using CorrosionX. It is very toxic.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:14 AM   #16
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When I purchased my trailer the dealer said to use any polycarbonate wax only. They also use WD40 and window form on the sides and back and WD40 only on the front. They said the WD40 on the front facilitated bug removal.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:54 AM   #17
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Another vote for Liquid Glass - can't be beat for ease of use and protection.

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #18
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When I purchased my trailer the dealer said to use any polycarbonate wax only. They also use WD40 and window form on the sides and back and WD40 only on the front. They said the WD40 on the front facilitated bug removal.
This points out the need for different products for different years. WD40 would be ineffectual in protecting the older trailers with Plasticoat like mine.

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Old 08-14-2014, 11:06 AM   #19
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WD 40 has a lot of solvent that is very good at removing a variety of materials from surfaces. I would be concerned about its effect on the sealants, seals and gaskets on the Airstream shell.

Long-time member Bob Cross uses it to keep his stainless steel segment protectors (no sealants there) clean and shiny, seems to work very well.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:12 PM   #20
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WD-40 tends to attract dirt.

I wash with clear water and followup with 'Gel-Gloss Heavy Duty RV Wash and Wax' from Camping World. The wax flows into all of the nooks and crannies.

I'm going to try to wax my 2014 with Glare Professional after every other washing. It's a lot of work but worth it in the long run.

I used Walbernize on my last trailer but I question it's effectiveness in warding off filiform corrosion.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:42 PM   #21
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No wax will ward off filiform corrosion on panel edges and holes under the rivet heads. They may tell you it will, but it won't. And it most probably cannot protect exterior fittings, wheels and accessories for any length of time.

You need a corrosion prevention product for that, CorrosionX and Boeshield T9 are good ones, applied on a regular basis depending on exposure of the Airstream to northern road salt and coastal salt air. And frequent washings when exposed to these conditions. Don't forget to treat the underbody steel as well.

It takes much less time to treat for corrosion four times a year than once a year waxing, or polishing.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:22 PM   #22
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Liquid Glass?

Where do you get Liquid Glass? And can you use it on the newer (2014) units?

We are confused about what you can use on a new unit with the clear coat, vs. what works on older units. We have a 2014 Flying Cloud that we just got.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #23
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Just so I know what to get....
Are people recommending "Liquid Glass" or "Liquid Glass Legend"

Here is a link to what seems to be the Canadian Distributor:
Catalog | Classic Glass


Also can anyone point me to the correct Micro towels to use. My local store only sells ones marketed by simonize:
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/search...icrofibre+towl
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Just so I know what to get....
Are people recommending "Liquid Glass" or "Liquid Glass Legend"

Here is a link to what seems to be the Canadian Distributor:
Catalog | Classic Glass


Also can anyone point me to the correct Micro towels to use. My local store only sells ones marketed by simonize:
Search Results Page | Canadian Tire
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I've only seen and used "Liquid Glass". Haven't seen "Liquid Glass Legend" so can't comment on that one but am a big fan of "Liquid Glass".

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #25
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Liquid Glass.

Hello fellow streamers. Whose of you who use Liquid Glass on AS, are your AS older ones that are coated with clearcoat or polished ones with no coating. I have an 88 Excella with clearcoat and don't want to mess it up. Thanks
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I use Liquid Glass on my '90 Excella which still has the original Plasticoat in goid shape. I'm trying to protect and preserve the Plasticoat as long as possible and I think Liquid Glass does a good job. Plus it's easy to apply and it looks great. I use cotton instead of microfiber.

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So just to confirm - everyone is using the "Liquid Glass auto Polish" or the "Liquid Glass Detail Spray"

Liquid Glass | Classic Glass

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:52 AM   #28
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Liquid Glass Auto Polish. Available at AutoZone for about $30.00, Amazon for about $20.00. I can do two coats on my 25 footer with one can.

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