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Old 11-21-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Lasting shine

Let me get this straight.Strip clearcoat,polish trailer to high sheen.
What next? Wax? or a new clearcoat.Trailer stored in barn.
How to maintain annually?

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Old 11-21-2009, 08:47 AM   #2
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So many answers. read read read

Your never done polishing.


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Old 11-21-2009, 09:39 AM   #3
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if the barn has a dirt floor you will have a constant battle with the dust - we do! I sometimes wonder if outside would be better...
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Clearcoar will begin to deteriorate in 5 years or so. A polished trailer will stay shiny for a few years. Of course the more time passes so does the shine. Some people polish every year, some don't. Some people wax some don't. After the original polish, you don't have to do the whole process over again, just touch up. After the trailer is evenly polished you could also let normal weathering develop a natural patina. That looks good too.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by bwaysteve View Post
Let me get this straight.Strip clearcoat,polish trailer to high sheen.
What next? Wax? or a new clearcoat.Trailer stored in barn.
How to maintain annually?
Don't forget to reseal after the polish, let it age, then wax.

Or, reseal the seams, then cleanup and clearcoat.

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