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Old 06-17-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Car Wax on Airstream?

I use Meguiar's GOLD CLASS liquid car wax on my cars and really like it. Is there any problem using it on my 1980 Caravelle? Thanks, Don
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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I use Meguiar's GOLD CLASS liquid car wax on my cars and really like it. Is there any problem using it on my 1980 Caravelle? Thanks, Don
Don, there's aproduct that is supposedly formulated for the clearcoat of an Airstream it's called 'Walbernize".
I believe that your Gold Class wax will work very well also, but might not last as long. The Walbernize seems to give a good and long lasting protective finish on clear coated Airstream finishes.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:24 PM   #3
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Uwe, I bought some Walbernize and tried it on a small spot and didn't shine up the area much so I'd thought I'd try my wax and see if it looks better. I see turtle wax has a new product called ICE, I'll wait and see the results from other memebers. Thanks, Don
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I use Meguiar's GOLD CLASS liquid car wax on my cars and really like it. Is there any problem using it on my 1980 Caravelle? Thanks, Don
I've used the Gold on my Airstream, and it worked okay, and I often use Meguiar's cleaner and wax on my Airstream, as well as on my truck and wife's car. I think either will work just fine.

I've used Walbernize on my Airstream, and it just seemed so-so to me. I think all the hype it gets from Airstreamer's is pretty much the same as those old wives tales - something that's been passed down from generation to generation, and before you know it, it's passed off as fact.

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Old 06-17-2006, 11:46 PM   #5
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John, I agree with you on the hype thing-- it's a marketing job. I'll like to hear about Turtle Wax ICE! Thanks, Don
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Waxing

I agree with flyfisher.

I just waxed my 25 with turtle wax emerald and it did a heck of a job. I had a friend come by with out mentioning a word and he right away noticed..."did you wax your TT?" yep, "looks like new"!

And the bugs and bird poop come off easier with waxing.

For what it's worth.

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Old 06-18-2006, 07:59 AM   #7
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Rejex

When I first got my CCD, I read all of the threads and got some Walnernize . Atfer applying it so a small spot of the trailer, I really didn't like the finish, but thought that I should give it a try. I ended up polishing half with Walbernize and the other half with Rejex, which is a polymer product that I have been using on a regular basis since my MoHo days. It is available from www.corrosionx.com.

That was in Jan. After looking at the A/S yesterday as I get it ready for my trip, the Walbernize side is not as bright as the Rejex side, and the water beads are not as distinct......almost non-existent. I would say that I prefer the Rejex and will re-do the T/T as soon as I have the time. The CCD is stored outside, so it is a pretty good indicator of who expect. Plus, the Rejex makes it far easier to remove tar and bugs, from prior experience of owning a bug magnet (also known as a motor home).
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I had excellent results with the Walbernize Super Seal and Glaze. Water kept beading and rolling right off the surface for close to a year. You might have a point on it's shine, but I was more concerned about protecting what was left of the clear coat on the 71.
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When I first got my CCD, I read all of the threads and got some Walnernize . Atfer applying it so a small spot of the trailer, I really didn't like the finish, but thought that I should give it a try. I ended up polishing half with Walbernize and the other half with Rejex, which is a polymer product that I have been using on a regular basis since my MoHo days. It is available from www.corrosionx.com.

That was in Jan. After looking at the A/S yesterday as I get it ready for my trip, the Walbernize side is not as bright as the Rejex side, and the water beads are not as distinct......almost non-existent. I would say that I prefer the Rejex and will re-do the T/T as soon as I have the time. The CCD is stored outside, so it is a pretty good indicator of who expect. Plus, the Rejex makes it far easier to remove tar and bugs, from prior experience of owning a bug magnet (also known as a motor home).
Lew,
The Rejex sounds promising to protect my newly polished 63. Plus, it says that it is available at True Value hardware stores now. There's on of those close to work. Will definitely try this, as it says it is formulated to stick to chrome and polished metals. Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:32 AM   #10
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Gold Class

I used the Meguiar's gold class on my 2005 Safari. It's what I had on hand as this is what I use on my vehicles. The Meguiar's did a fine job and that's probably what I'll continue continue to use.

I think the manual says to use an automotive type liquid or paste wax. I know lots of folks here use Walbernize and have excellent results.
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I take care of the Airstream much I have taken care of all my other vehicles over the years.

I use lots of Meguiars "quick detail" with frequent washings. I find I can postpone the heavy rubouts. My trailer is 18 months old and the sides have only had the Quick Detail and look great. I did have to get on the roof and rub it out with cleaner wax to get a nice white shiny surface.

When the sides start to look oily or dingy, then I'll go with some automotive cleaner wax.
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The Rejex sounds promising to protect my newly polished 63. Plus, it says that it is available at True Value hardware stores now. There's on of those close to work. Will definitely try this, as it says it is formulated to stick to chrome and polished metals. Thanks for the link.
I use it on just about every surface....especially the windshield and window glass. I like it's water repelling action and I find that at highway speeds I don't need the wipers on as the water blows right off the glass!

Just be sure to follow the directions and have a place out of the sun to let it dry. It also has 'cure' for 12 hours with no water on it. An added benefit is that it wipes off very easily with almost no effort......wax-on/wax-off!
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I used Turtle wax and Meguir's until i doscovered the Liquid Glass polymer sealant, thru someone here who used it on his boat. It holds up much longer than wax, and is very hard, a it cures in the sun.
It had been great on keeping my clearcoat and bare areas sealed. I stripped the lower area on my Moho to the bare aluminum, and sealed it with LG, it held up and shined well for about 10-12 months. One can did my 28' more than two times.
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Be careful what you use if you trailer is still clearcoated.
Some of the waxes are high in silicone and can interact with the clearcoat, softening over time. Leads to peeling.
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