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Old 03-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Filiform and maintenance, in a nutshell

Hello,

I have spent a good deal of time reading the posts about the corrosion issue. However, with this subject spanning years and thousands of posts, I was hoping for some clear, concise info.

In the most recent thread about corrosion on new trailers, the following is posted:
"Anyone with a new trailer should apply corrosion protection products as soon as it comes home and follow regularly according to environmental conditions to keep your Airstream looking good."

I am picking up our 2014 FC around the end of April and would like to know ahead of time how to prepare for this.

A purchase of the following seems in order...
1. Dawn Soap for regular washing (right?) Anyone ever wash at a car/truck wash?
2. Corrosion X (spray? gel?) to be applied to seams, rivets, edges and taillights. (Even if no corrosion is found?)
3. Clearcoat... (Apply after the corrosion X? Or when?) And a Clearcoat pen. Where does one buy this? What brand is it?
4. Boeshield T9 applied to underside, but how often?
5. Any other tools that are required to apply any of these products?

Thanks so much, I hate to repeat info on other threads, but for us newbies sometimes all the info gets a little overwhelming. Hopefully a literal 'play-by-play' will help more than just myself.

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #2
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Giving this a bump as I am still hoping for some clarification. Any takers?
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:20 PM   #3
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I will reply to #1, never use dish washing detergent to wash your AS. I have a 2013 Serenity and treat the washing as I do my cars, with a good car wash soap and a soft brush to get in all the nooks and cranies. Dish washing soap will remove wax and other protectants from the clear coat. Best of luck.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:52 PM   #4
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I am picking up our 2014 FC around the end of April
Congrats! We are also expecting delivery of our 20FC the end of April/1st of May.

I use Meguiar's soap on my Chevelle - this was the only soap recommended by the paint shop. Our dealership applies the wax to the unit at delivery, and they say we're good for at least 6 months + before we need to reapply wax.

Following for guidance on the rest of your questions! Being new here too, I've been spending hours just trying to get through threads to get the answers I'm looking for. I hope someone responds concisely!
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