Originally Posted by s.s.sloan
I've been reading all the posts here in this section and actually have more questions . I see "Andy" replied that ALL Airstreams could be polished but do we need to research exactly what our outer"skin" is? I thought all airstreams were aluminum but is that incorrect?A few times I see "stainless" and "brushed stainless" mentioned. We are ready to remove the clearcoat and stripe on our 87 classic MH. Would like to use the advised "Bix" and spray off - do we need to determine if ours is made of aluminum or stainless before we attempt the suggestions? Will it damage the windows at all?
All Airstream and Argosy trailer and motorhome shells are made with "aluminum."
They have never been made with stainless steel and never will, since it's too heavy.
The incorrect information, and myth, usually comes from someone "that thinks they know," but in reality, they don't.
All the coaches that Airstream have ever built, can be polished to a mirror finish.
The sole exception is the front and rear "caps" on Argosy trailers. They are galvanized.