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Old 09-29-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Is Diamond Brite Truckbox polish still sold by Lowes?

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Got the Safari stripped and recaulked and have been using the some metal polish to remove most of the oxidation. I'm not going for a mirror shine... just so the AS does look like it has sunburn or mange from exposure to the peeling clearcoat overthe the years.

I've heard good things about Diamond Brite truckbox polish and stopped by two Lowes and got the puzzled look and "... we don't sell truckboxes".

Any idea if it still sold at Lowes and what section it would be found in? I've tried cleaners, aluminum trim area... other idea appreciated.

BTW - at Lowes if you don't know what section the product in sold in... they can't find it in their database.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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Yes it is. Here at Lowes in Austin, they usually seem to have the diamond-plate truck toolboxes on the aisle near the ladders I believe. And the Diamond Brite is right next to the truck toolboxes.

If your Lowes doesn't carry the truck toolboxes, then I have no idea where the Diamond Brite might be kept. You might try the general metal polish section?

I'm sure you'll get a lot of varying opinions on this particular product, but I know of at least one well-respected Airstreamer who uses this to polish his vintage rig and he seems to like it very well.

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks! I now know it's possible. The two lowes I checked did not cell truckboxes... but their are more to explore.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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If not at Lowe's

If you can't find it there at a Lowe's - Mark at

Airstreamguy.com - Polishing Information here¬*¬*

Sells it... I called the maker of it, and you had to buy into like $10000 worth of it to carry it...

I like it...for how I want my trailer to look, it works for me! and at Lowe's, I get the Military discount to boot!

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:40 PM   #5
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I've never found it at any Lowe's or HD around the Seattle area.. I think different Lowe's buy different items for retail based on geography. I've had good luck with both 3m polishing compound sold in body shops (not the stuff for sale at a Shucks) for professionals (medium grit) and with Heavy Metal.. sold by Les Schawb tire centers (they will order the bottles for you if they don't have it in stock).
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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I have used the Truck Box Polish on my trailer but found it not very effective. You have to know my trailer is over 40 years old and was never polished. I would say it would be better for maintaining a good polish after the initial polish. It dries very quickly and leaves a lot of residue. I used Laquar thinner to remove the excess residue but it still looks very cloudy. I have found Maguires works better but I really need some Nuvite. Good Luck, I hope this helps.

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Old 10-01-2008, 02:55 AM   #7
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I managed to find Truckbox polish at the same Lowes that "did not have it" ealier. Now it took asking three employees and the third one nailed it. I bought two bottles.

Now my recommendation on usage: Use the truckbox polish on about a 2-4 foot square area. When I tried to do larger areas, it dried and was hard to remove. Then take a reasonablely clean rag with mineral spirits to clean the surface and get rid of the black residue. You need to wipe off the black stuff, not just move it around which a dirty rag will do.

Once you get the surface clean of the black residue and let it dry from the mineral spirits, put more truckbox polish on with a clean rag, covering the the entire surface and then hit it with the buffer.

BTW, this has worked *GREAT* on my AS. I love Diamond Brite TruckBox Polish.
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Ron, so what section did you find it in at Lowes?
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:59 AM   #9
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It was near the ladders (in my case the next aisle) but their actually is a small aluminum truck box section for those needing to carry tools. Just get near the aluminum ladders section and then walk the next couple of aisle and look for shiney aluminum truck boxes. The Diamond Brite polish will be next to it and my store had 5 cases of it at $13.50ish each for 8oz containers. Not cheap, but it works well.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:10 PM   #10
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Wanted to bring this post back alive,anyone know how much a bottle will do? I Googled lowes then Diamond Brite Polish ,with no results.Have they quit carrying it? Dave
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I went looking for it today and all our Lowe's had was a Brasso type aluminum cleaner. It is sold on ebay so I guess I will order it there. We saw someone who used it at the Springstream rally and he had a mirror shine on a vintage trailer.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:21 PM   #12
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In my local Oregon Lowes... it was there 2 weeks ago. You must look in the truckbox section, not in the cleaning section. Just ask for the contractors truck box aisle. If you ask for the "Truck Box Polish", they won't have a clue.

Now if you like a challenge, tell them the UPC is 7 20467 10184 2.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:25 PM   #13
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Oh... depending on the amount of oxidation, you can probably do one side of the AS from the roof center down to the beltline x 12-15 feet of length with one bottle. For my 23' with 33 year of oxidation it took 6 bottles.
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Yessterday I went to the Lowe's near us in Winston-Salem. I found the boxes next to the contractor's check out and walked right up to a shelf with Daimondbrite. If I had asked someone they would have looked at me like I was from another planet! Thanks Forum friends!
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