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Old 04-17-2002, 01:43 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Glass Wax

I don't remember exactly where, but I was reading somewhere about a product called "Glass Wax" that is supposed to be a great final coat and/or cleaner for a newly polished airstream. This writer stated that is was becoming more difficult to find...well, we found it at our local Restoration Hardware store last night. It's about $7 a can. I checked Restoration Hardware's online catalog and it's not shown, however you may be able to order it by calling a store nearby.



After a bit more searching online, I also found it @
http://www.hometrendscatalog.com/

Let us know how it works...we're not there yet!

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Old 04-17-2002, 02:02 PM   #2
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In the Virgin islands people use that stuff on thier car glass to block the sun!
Also as a kid I remember that was what my mom cleaned our windows with.
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Old 04-17-2002, 06:07 PM   #3
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I have always cleaned my chrome with Glass Wax. It does great & keeps it looking good for quite a while. Takes off rust pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2002, 06:20 PM   #4
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Sounds like this stuff would not be good on Plasticoat. If it takes off rust that is....
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Old 04-17-2002, 10:19 PM   #5
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I found the webpage that talked about Glass Wax...it's

http://www.perfectpolish.com/Polishi...tream%20clean.

Looks like lots of good info on polishing...

BTW it is not intended to be used on clear-coat/Plasticoat, just stripped & polished aluminum.

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Old 04-18-2002, 01:57 PM   #6
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Walbernize

My Airstream dealer told me to use only Walbernize on the plastic coat areas, and use NOTHING with a petroleum distilate in it on unfinished areas (Walbernize included - it blackens the aluminum). Use carnauba was on the unfinished areas. There are several types of Walbernize, see their Website


http://www.walbernize.com/
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Hi Billy. Now that complicates things. I only new about one product. I hate too meany choices.
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Old 05-23-2002, 03:40 AM   #8
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Walbernizing

Hey Billy,,,or Anyone else who knows..
I went on the W..site, and there are so many products...

which one is for Airstream exteriors?
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I found Glass Wax at Ace Hardware.

I strongly recommend www.perfectpolish.com for anyone who is contemplating stripping and polishing. I just finished stripping and polishing my 31' 78 Excella. (see pictures on airstreamphotos.com)
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Glass Wax

Among the orginal paperwork that came with my '64 Overlander was an instruction sheet that suggested a semi-annual process of polish with Met-AL polish (handled by most Airstream Dealers that I have visited) followed by hand buffing with a piece of terry cloth powdered with corn starch or wheat flour, and the final step was to apply a coat of Glass Wax (I have found it at both Ace Hardware and True Value Hardware) and Buff. A try of this process (8 years ago) on two panels convinced me that my coach would be professionally polished and plasticoated.

I still like to use Glass Wax on all of the exterior windows of my Airstream and automobiles - - the glass just shimmers afterward, and the summer bugs seem to be easier to remove at those regular gasoline stops. I don't use it very often for the interior of the windows because it does create a certain amount of fine dust that likes to travel.

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Exclamation Oh NOoooo....

I have been meaning to post this for some time now...but Glass Wax has been discontinued!!! I bought up the entire inventory at our Restoration Hardware awhile back...& I haven't been able to find it anywhere else. So, I just thought I'd pass the word along so you don't go searching for it to no avail...

Discontinued

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glass wax

it seems everyones kinda interested in a good thing once its gone. for all trhe years ive been familiar with glass wax and used it here and there (it is used a lot by chrome shops to final dress freshly plated parts which are then masked in newspaper,and yes it does work great on glass or the tinted window covers, and really helps cleaning away the black mess associated with the polishing aluminum process. anyway another place to find it is at your local orchard supply hardware. i bought the one out on my side of town 6 months or more ago. you can get them to do a stores check and just ship it airborne. i dont think it even has to go haz mat and can go ground service when you ship which is cheaper and guaranteed 5 days. wayne wunder 62 globetrotter /99 safari
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Sorry Wayne...

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...another place to find it is at your local orchard supply hardware.
don't have these here in CO...

Checked OSH's online ...it's no longer available because it's no longer made. I read several months ago that the inventor (Mr. Reckitt I believe) died, shortly thereafter, the Coleman & Reckitt company stopped making it...

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