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Old 07-19-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Best wax?

Hi All:
Even with all the reading and research I have done, I still cannot determine the best "wax" to use on my 2009 16' International. The manual says to wax 1-2 times per year, but does not offer any advice on what products are safe/best for the AS. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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I followed advice I was given by more seasoned Airstream owners and used "Walbernize" wax.

You can buy it from the Airstream store or many other places - I believe they have their own website.

It is a pinkish liquid, very easy to apply and remove, I can do our entire trailer in a few hours.

Bought our trailer last Fall and have already done it twice!


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Old 07-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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Have used both the Walberize and Griots Paint Sealer, the sealer is just as easy to apply and lasts longer.

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Old 07-19-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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These gals must shine. does the paint sealer wear off or does it need to be stripped off. WE have an oldie that we just got and she shines, however to keep her that way is the key.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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No it does not need to be stripped off, it can be removed with regular paint prep.

I think it would work great on a shine job.

I put our last coat on last fall when Winterizing, just about ready for a do over.

This is how it looked last spring after a nasty Bflo. Winter.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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No wax!

Hi, after I bought my trailer, I bought a bottle of Walbernize for it. I first tried it on my Lincoln. It went on easy and wiped off easy, but didn't last very long; Maybe a few months. So I never used it on my trailer. Now my trailer is close to five years old, from date of my possession. Actually more than five years old from date of manufacture and I have never waxed it. So far so good. These pictures are after it's last bath a few months ago. My trailer is always parked outside and I'm about eight miles from the Pacific Ocean. [your results may vary]

But if you want to wax or protect your trailer, I think the paint sealer that Robert Cross uses might be your best bet.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:02 AM   #7
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i use a product called "liquid glass" that can be found in better auto part stores. It's about $22 for 16 ounces I think. It's clear coat safe and lasts longer than any other wax I've tried (about 6 months). I use it on all of my vehicles. good luck.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #8
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Still using the same "stuff"....

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #9
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Don't think you can beat a pure carnuba wax with no cleaners or polishers included. I use Mothers brand but there are others. It is more work; but, it also lasts much longer. Also, it seems that it gets easier after a couple of applications in a season??
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #10
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I was informed that the latter models (including 2009) should use Walbernize Supershield.

The first time I washed my 2010, I used a sheepskin mitt. (not a new one, it was a bit matted). The friggin' mitt left long, minute scratches in the clearcoat. Boy, was I upset.

So, went to dealership and got the Supershield. It pulled all the scratches out. Not only that, but here on the wet coast, the water hardly beads on the finish. Runs right off. I also use Boeshield, an aircraft protector, on the seam edges. Its waxlike finish will also help keep that dreaded moisture away from those vulnerable areas.

I heartily recommend the Walbernize Supershield!
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:40 AM   #11
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Try the stuff in the orange bottle....

NuFunish!

I use this on everything! It is inexpensive, available everywhere and lasts a long long time!
You can apply in direct sun, wipes off easily, and will last an entire year!
It leaves no scratches, and will dissolve all the road gunk. I use this on cars, planes, boats, AS, everything!
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:23 AM   #12
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Another vote for Griots One Step Paint Sealant. Use to Walberize, now just hit it with the paint sealant a couple times a year and use Griots spray wax every time I rinse it off.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
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I also use NuFinish. Best product i have found and I think I have tryed them all.
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Don't forget the clay-bar, everything works better when the surface is clean.

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