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Old 07-15-2008, 07:37 AM   #15
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Clear coating can be done. There are many posts about this subject. Most use a wax to seal. Then rewax later.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:59 AM   #16
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So can you use the truck box polish instead of Nuvite on a trailer that has never been polished, like my 63 Ambassador? Do you still use the buffer and the Cyclone? Or is the truck box polish just for maintaining an already polished trailer?

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Old 07-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #17
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Clear coating can be done. There are many posts about this subject. Most use a wax to seal. Then rewax later.
Sorry, I did search for a while but never came across the answer to my question:

Why wax (which would appear to be needed to be done somewhat frequently) if you can clearcoat again (which seems to last several years)? This, over a highly polished TT, I mean.
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Think of the clearcoat as clear "paint" that protects the polished aluminum beneath it. In time this clear finish will fail just like any other paint. By waxing the clearcoat, you will hopefully prolong its' life. To re-clear you must first remove existing clearcoat and re-prep the aluminum surface. Very costly and time consuming,

Frequent waxing over uncleared polished aluminum will protect the aluminum finish and you avoid the potential problems with clearcoats

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