How do you wash an Airstream??
This summer we bit the bullet and polished our AS. Started with the big machine and the Nuvite F9 & F7. Broke out the small polisher and a large container of "C". The results were very good. The surface is not a "mirror" finish yet but it is enough to reflect the sun and melt the door mat and any plastic material left next to the AS.
I now have a random orbital polisher and another container of "S". It has been a month since we completed the mid stage polishing with the "C" so a small amount of dust has accumulated on the surface of the AS. I tried the hose but it did not remove all of the dust. I got a big sponge from the tile section of Home Depot. With a lot of water and a minimum amount of pressure on the sponge, I gently washed an area of about 2 sq yards. I then took a new clean towel and dried the test area.
What I saw was hundreds of new scratches on the surface where I used the towel. Fortunately they are not deep scratches but the orbital and Nuvite "S" will probably not remove them. I know aluminum is soft but.....??? Hope that the buffer and "C" will get rid of the scratches.
Any tips on how to remove the dust on the surface of an AS without leaving new scratches?
We are full timing and stay at various RV parks in the western US. For the most part, the water in the West is hard. Are there any products I can put into the water bucket to keep the calcium et al from leaving marks on the newly polished aluminum?