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Old 08-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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About to Walbernize for the 1st time this weekend

I am planning to apply Walbernize to our AS for the first time since our purchase a few months ago. Any words of wisdom, warnings, or suggestions before I start? Should I presume it is just like applying wax to my car? I don't want to do something stupid on my first application. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have any problems. Walbenizer is much easier to use that carnuba wax. It wipes off very easily.


Remember what Miyagi (Karate Kid) said "Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don't forget to breathe, very important."
[walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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well....just start the clean/waxing w/walbernize.....in past i have used a pink wax that work nicely, however, my first try w/walbernize has left me centered in a ? mark......oh it goes on very nice and comes off just as easy......but the finish is dull.....is this normal????? was as least six months ago i pink waxed the a.s. and it still shines....now what ( am fresh out of my favorite pink wax)
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Watch out for tendonitis! A lot of aluminium!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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I thought Walbernizer was meant for the older plasticoat Airstreams and had no advantage on the newer models with an automotive clearcoat? Wouldn't it be better to use a premium automotive wax?
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There is a Walbernize for new Airstreams and one for older models. I use Walbernize on the end caps and a premium automotive sealer/wax on the "shinier" panels. Just me though.
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Definitely don't Walbernize the segment protectors because they'll look terrible! You have to use stainless steel cleaner on them.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:15 PM   #8
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All,

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:17 PM   #9
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Scott, I really like the Glare product. It still beads up after a year. I apply annually, but you could maybe get away with a year and a half or two (at least up here in the northland, SO Cal probably yearly.)

Find it here: http://www.autopolish.net/
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #10
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Thanks for the lead on the Glare product. We live by the coast, so when the fog come in, so does the salt... I figure we will need to do something to protect the finish 3-4 times a year. The PO was on a similar schedule and still had some corrosion problems on the grab rail next to the door. Hearing that Walbernize is easy on and easy off sounds good to me, but I want to make sure we protect our investment. Again, thanks for the tips.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:34 PM   #11
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The Glare product is very easy on and off. I have NO connection to them, I'm just happy with it and it does contain a UV inhibitor
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