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Old 06-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #15
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Those stainless steel wipes are nothing more than mineral oil wipes.
Yes. But I also attest that they work great. Give them a try!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
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I guess I should have said a bottle of mineral oil is a dollar and a paper towel is. 01$
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:27 PM   #17
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Have you priced mineral oil lately? It's gone crazy in recent years.

edit: that's mineral spirits I'm thinking of...carry on
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #18
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Dollar stores my dear!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #19
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This might be a stupid question - But does anyone use WD40 to clean not just the rock guards but complete exterior? I used it a little on a small area and it seemed to clean the Alum very well, I'm just concerned about using it and then wishing I had not.

Any input would be great

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Old 06-03-2014, 11:36 AM   #20
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Not silly....
Petroleum based products and vinyls, plastics, and rubber don't play well! Try silicone if you want a shine!
WD40 is a light oil film.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #21
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TKS AtomicNo13 for the info.....
I think I will stay away from it then.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:11 PM   #22
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WD40 is fish oil
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:18 PM   #23
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Wd40 does have fish oil, but there is a petroleum component also. Wd40 is great stuff, when used in the right places...
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:17 PM   #24
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Okay so I washed off the little area I applied the WD40 earlier so that should be fixed up
(thanks for the heads up on not using WD40)

I still have the issue of a water streaks that I get after washing as my a bit hard. So I'm still trying to figure out what cleaner I can use that will take the ugly hard water marks off the trailer. Can use a general purpose cleaner like "Greenworks" or is that also not good?

While i'm on the "cleaning topic" what type of soap is safe to use when one is washing these rig's?

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I just use a good car wash soap. I think any mild soap would work. Maybe something like Ivory soap or the like. I like the WD40 for the segment protectors though. Always have some of that around.
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I personally use turtle Wax, Zip wax, and wax/ polish with NuFinish.
Easy to use!
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Try Orange Pledge! Dave Schumann from AS recommended it for both the Aluminum and Stainless Steel. We carry a can with us and use on the inside and out. Works great and smells good.
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The owner's manual for our 2014 Sport FB 22' actually recommends using Pledge Multi-Surface cleaner for the interior aluminum surfaces. We also use Clorox wipes and they leave no streaks. Exterior-wise, I just Walbernized the exterior last weekend, and it made a huge difference. Please see the YouTube video posted by Colonial Airstream on how to Walbernize. Putting it in a spray bottle was a great idea. The skin feels silky smooth. I plan on using Turtle Wax Zip Wax wash from here on out. I have always used it on our boat with very good results. I would point out that I believe most folks use way too much product. A little goes a long way.
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