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Old 08-14-2010, 07:44 AM   #57
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2Air....: Judging from the number of posts you have you ought to be a looong time member of this site. Please let us know the magic formula you use to keep the water spots reduced on your Airstream. I'm sure you have the same problem we do if you have a polished Airstream.
Sorry for the previous post, I was just posting information from this site. I did not mean to offend anyone or pull anyone's chain. We are all in this together. That is what this site is all about.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:20 AM   #58
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It is a fact that a shined trailer takes a lot of work no matter what.
I use the auto windshield cleaner that Rob Baker mentioned on th VAP as an in-between touch up. It worked well but I still needed a seious repolish touch up after a year.
I tried some aluminum cleaning products from a chemical company and was told there is no magic bullet for keeping up the mirror level shine.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #59
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Tried some glycerin today on half of my propane cover. Bad, bad, bad. One big nasty smear. Never mind that one!
It will definitely smear if you use it not diluted.I think I used to dilute it something like 50 to1 for negs.The glycerin is heavier than the water and the water sheets off with a squeegie.Sort of like the non spotting rinse in a DIY carwash.I would try it with a spray bottle,wipe down.It will leave some of the glycerin residue for the next time it rains.
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glycerine is ENTIRELY soluble (miscible) in water.

it will not provide a barrier against water reaching the aluminum.

it WILL however slow the EVAPORATION of water from the surface and HOLD the water on the skin.

in fact glycerine is used in soaps, cosmetics, moisturizers, hair products and many medications...

because it will ATTRACT and HOLD water. it is used as a MOISTURIZER and humectant.

it is added 2 cigarettes/tobacco products BECAUSE it keeps the tobacco MOIST...

or adds moisture to the SMOKE.
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coating the stream in glycerine is silly...

unless the goal is keeping the surface moist.

r u worried about dry, cracking, flaky aluminum?

if so try rub'n her down in glycerin.

it's also a very effective laxative when used as an anal suppository...

has your 'stream been constipated lately?

http://www.dow.com/glycerine/index.htm

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Old 08-15-2010, 06:31 AM   #61
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By the way, I've come to the conclusion that the MacGuires works the best anyhow. I did flour one side of the trailer for the heck of it. Maybe I'll try wheat on the other side! I'd love to clear coat, but don't want to obcess over every scratch!
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Which one did you use? MacGuires has many different polishes and waxes.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:57 AM   #62
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What to do, what to do...nothing?

Ok Becky~

Need the verdict!


I polished all day yesterday, got only 1/4 done (I went in no particular order, started and stopped in areas where I could escape the sun), with only 1 grade (S), it worked well but had to use F7 in some areas because I didnt have any "C".......woke up today and I cannot lift my arms!!!!

How will I do the rest today????

And when Im done should I rainX or wax? Or do nothing?

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Old 08-15-2010, 08:19 AM   #63
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Caranuba Wax is the verdict (nothing new). I used Merguire's in the can, after trying the yellow liquid. As said in this thread, there's no magic coating that anyone has found. Resign yourself to polishing every year (& having some spots in between) or clear coating. Hopefully, the spots will wipe off between washings in the summer!
By the way Jezibels, your shine looks awesome so far! My remedy is ibuprofin for aches after polishing!
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Caranuba Wax is the verdict (nothing new). I used Merguire's in the can, after trying the yellow liquid. As said in this thread, there's no magic coating that anyone has found. Resign yourself to polishing every year (& having some spots in between) or clear coating. Hopefully, the spots will wipe off between washings in the summer!
By the way Jezibels, your shine looks awesome so far! My remedy is ibuprofin for aches after polishing!
Thanks Becky!

At least we get some really toned arms the more we polish!
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Ok Becky~

Need the verdict!


I polished all day yesterday, got only 1/4 done (I went in no particular order, started and stopped in areas where I could escape the sun), with only 1 grade (S), it worked well but had to use F7 in some areas because I didnt have any "C".......woke up today and I cannot lift my arms!!!!

How will I do the rest today????

And when Im done should I rainX or wax? Or do nothing?

Here's some pics from yesterday.
Real purdee ...nice flowers.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #66
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Becky,

I used the Caranuba Wax and it seems to bring the shine down several notches. I put mine on by hand in a test area and wasn't satisfied with the results.
By chance did you put it on by hand and power it off? Just looking for techniques I might not have developed yet.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:38 PM   #67
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Micro-Poxy MSDS

Here is the MSDS sheet on the Micro-Poxy.
Is there someone that can understand it?
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:51 PM   #68
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Becky,

I used the Caranuba Wax and it seems to bring the shine down several notches. I put mine on by hand in a test area and wasn't satisfied with the results.
By chance did you put it on by hand and power it off? Just looking for techniques I might not have developed yet.
I put it on by hand & it took it down several notches. Exactly why I started this thread! Frustrating!
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