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Old 01-07-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Electric polisher help.

would like to save my arms and buy a reasonably priced polisher. Prices are from $30 to $300 I have looked at autozone's web page and they have some reasonably priced ones. Anybody out there used a car polisher on an airstream. My model is a 2012 and is in superb condition, it just takes it out of me when I do it by hand.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:56 AM   #2
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Since you have a newer trailer I am assuming you are really talking about waxing it like you would a car. Not stripping the clearcoat and polishing the aluminum.

For removing wax an orbital low priced car polisher with a terry cloth bonnet or even a soft cloth held under it should be fine. They are not very expensive. You do not want any kind of a high speed polisher

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Old 01-07-2015, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thank you Rick, yes just a wax remover. I do not want to have another dream of me polishing all night after doing it all day.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:15 AM   #4
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any car polisher will do that. The main thing is to use a good wax or sealer. I like Liquid Glass if you can find it.
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James check out the products and tools at Griot's Garage. Car Care Products, Detailing Supplies, Auto Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 I use a lot of their various products. Their orbital unit and the pads are some of the best stuff out there. I use the Paint Sealant product on the trailer.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:05 PM   #6
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I use a Craftsman 10 inch polisher/buffer that I bought at Sears for about $40. I use the thin blue application pads they sell for it and any good liquid auto wax will work fine. I use Meguiars Gold. Others here will have their preferred brands. I apply the wax using the polisher/buffer and I wipe it off with a soft terrycloth towel by hand when it's dry. It goes on quick and easy this way, and it's easy to wipe off. Takes me about 90 minutes to do the whole thing. My AS is now almost 14 years old. I wax it once a year and store it indoors. It looks like new.

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