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Old 02-25-2016, 05:53 PM   #15
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I find waxing a bit therapeutic. The old wax on wax off thing. I have never considered paying anyone to wax my cars, boats or trailer. It is too easy to do my self.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:12 PM   #16
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Trident sounds like the same sort of thing as TrueCoat from the movie Fargo.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:13 PM   #17
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I wash a few times a summer and walbernize once. It doesn't change the shine...that's always there but does seems to stay clean better. The corrosion x is a big deal I believe. Mine is an 03 Classic and still looks mighty fine. I kinda enjoy doing the TLC. The AS's are special.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:12 PM   #18
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Waxing your Airstream

I would use the Walbernize wax, it goes on really easy and wipes off well, does a good job. I wax my Airstream twice a year, and it goes pretty fast.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:29 PM   #19
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I wash with car wash monthly during camping season and wax with Griots spray wax 2X a year. When I get into road tar or bugs, I use WD40 which now comes in a spray similar to a bug fogger.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:44 PM   #20
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Sounds to me like they are trying to sell something like automotive clear coat. Certainly doesn't cost $80 per Sq Ft. Anyway what kind of guarantee/ warrantee?. I don't see any dealer insuring for replacement of panels that get corroded, and if the supplier goes out of business...been there, done that with automobile undercoat... P&S also say Turtle Wax.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:27 PM   #21
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I would have to call "bs" on that offer.


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Old 02-25-2016, 10:17 PM   #22
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Woah -- crazy expensive.

For the past 10 years we've been waxing once or twice a year and it has kept the finish perfect. We use a good paste wax.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:49 PM   #23
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I agree with others, way too much money!!

The aluminum does come with a corrosive on protective coating but it is not perfect and some normal care is important. Surface (filiform) corrosion is not uncommon on AS.

You should wash regularly and wax approx 2x per year. I use Walbernize since AS recommends it. It is easy to apply and does leave the outside looking clean and shiny. I actually enjoy doing it and it is one way I give the trailer an overall thorough inspection for problems.

IMHO save your money, buy some Walbernize or other good wax made for the purpose, use a bit of elbow grease and enjoy the outdoors! A little Kentucky bourbon can be enjoyed whilst waxing on a beautiful day too!!
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:07 PM   #24
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Even considering that we may be talking $80 per linear foot, that's $2000 to wax your trailer. Sounds like somebody has included the "couple months behind on the child support" correction factor to that pricing. That's more like the polishing price than a waxing price.
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:49 PM   #25
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Turtle wax ice. Goes on really easy. Took about 2 hours by hand on my 23


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Old 02-29-2016, 10:03 AM   #26
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contain filiform

Just bought a 2006 Classic, and it is in very fine shape except for a few, very small areas of filiform around a couple of handles, etc. My question is if this is an eventual death spiral of the stuff or if it can be contained without spreading. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Old 02-29-2016, 10:36 AM   #27
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Filiform is more of a cosmetic issue than structural. If you use Corrosion X or Boeshield on the areas semi-annually that should stop the spread.

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Old 02-29-2016, 05:54 PM   #28
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SO would you apply or spray the corrosion x on the area first, wipe it off or let it dry? and then wax over it? not sure how that works.

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Filiform is more of a cosmetic issue than structural. If you use Corrosion X or Boeshield on the areas semi-annually that should stop the spread.

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