Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
ESCAPE POD's Avatar
 
2007 19' Safari SE
Seal Beach , California
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 215
NU-FINISH polish

Just to add my $.02, I've found that NU-FINISH car polish is an easy product to apply. You can even apply it in direct sunlight, and it goes on and wipes off very quickly. While it won't cover scratches (e.g. from branches), it adds a nice glass-like finish to our freshly-washed Bambi.
__________________

__________________
"I have found through trial and error that I work best under duress. In fact, I work only under duress." -Ed Abbey

Jerry & Susan
2007 19' Bambi SE; 2010 Ford F-150 5.4L SuperCrew 4x4 w/ FlipPac camper shell
ESCAPE POD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2007, 09:50 PM   #2
4 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
holland , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 436
Images: 1
I agree wth you NU is a great product and easy to work with. It also will perform up to one year after application. BUT, my 04 28 safari had a brand new bottle of waubernize from previous owner/ in chula vista ca on a 7k tour and we decided to use the unused formula. I was impressed indeed, with excemption to the rock guards.. Here wd40 worked the best. the old wauber really cleans as good as it does polishes. did the entire rig i less than 3 hours, went to the hot tub and relaxed at the chula vista rv resort. Not bad for the close location to San Diego.She looks better than ever.
__________________

__________________
safari 28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 11:29 AM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
ESCAPE POD's Avatar
 
2007 19' Safari SE
Seal Beach , California
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 215
Yeah, the NU just streaked on the rock guards. Then I remembered that they are stainless steel. Thanks for the wd-40 tip!
__________________
"I have found through trial and error that I work best under duress. In fact, I work only under duress." -Ed Abbey

Jerry & Susan
2007 19' Bambi SE; 2010 Ford F-150 5.4L SuperCrew 4x4 w/ FlipPac camper shell
ESCAPE POD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 12:52 PM   #4
Tramp Streamer
Commercial Member
 
ArtStream's Avatar
 
1995 28' Excella
Artist , at Large
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,002
Images: 65
Blog Entries: 1
Plexi

NU FINISH also works great on the solar rock guards, AKA plexi window guards.

Michael
ArtStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Wabbiteer's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
1972 29' Ambassador
St. Paul , Minnesota
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 2
Umnn - Consumer Labs liked the Nu-Finish in their testing & reported it a best buy but they never admitted what its like to re-apply it a year later - its just a mere 1000% more work since the good protective film turns into a substance similar to Vulkem when the next' years applicator hits it.

If on second application you commit to using 3x the regular amount of new wax to act as a solvent and a huge stack of terry cloth wiper towels to keep the old now-dissolved wax from 'polluting' the surface by wiping it off immediately while still wet then re-applying the true finishing coat you will do okay...

I have used Nu-Finish since it came out around 1980 and I learned how hard it was to re-apply on my 1971 Ford Pinto and haven't bought it since. I perfected the above mentioned method when my great-uncle had me help him recoat his $50,000 Lexus after he read the Consumer Labs article....
__________________

Wabbiteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 05:16 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
ESCAPE POD's Avatar
 
2007 19' Safari SE
Seal Beach , California
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 215
Reapplication woes: NU-FINISH

Since you aren't a current fan of NU-FINISH, what product do you use to polish/wax your Airstream? Walbernize?
__________________
"I have found through trial and error that I work best under duress. In fact, I work only under duress." -Ed Abbey

Jerry & Susan
2007 19' Bambi SE; 2010 Ford F-150 5.4L SuperCrew 4x4 w/ FlipPac camper shell
ESCAPE POD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 05:36 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
1975 27' Overlander
High River , Alberta
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESCAPE POD
Yeah, the NU just streaked on the rock guards. Then I remembered that they are stainless steel. Thanks for the wd-40 tip!
My father used mineral oil to clean stainless steel. Something he learned working in the food industry.
__________________
AlbertF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2007, 06:05 PM   #8
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
mineral oil is a nice product to clean/coat the stainless segment protectors...

many of the brand name sprays for brushed stainless are basically food grade mineral oil...

nu-fin...

the msds isn't complete for this product but it is 10% stoddard solvent...

and that's the primary 'cleaner' agent (white mineral spirits) it contains....

ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Stoddard Solvent

http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/b...%20solvent.pdf

White spirit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

i have tried it but don't use it or recommend it. yes cr DID give it a big THUMBSUP a few years ago, but so what, they also like honda and dell

generally most solvents applied to the new alcoa clearcoat are safe, but on the older plasticoat would be detrimental...

whenever using a petrol distillate solvent, wear gloves, work outdoors and stop exposure IF the listed symptoms begin....

the newer water based poly sealants are clearcoat friendly, durable and so on...

cleaning, polishing and waxing/protecting are better split up into separate steps...

cheers
2air'
__________________
all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 05:39 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Wabbiteer's Avatar
 
1973 27' Overlander
1972 29' Ambassador
St. Paul , Minnesota
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 2
I am not disrespecting Nu-Finish - seeing how gnarly the film is EVEN after it gets diluted by road grime oils and tree saps is impressive, the somewhat rubbery film is still protecting the paint. Just communicating a plan of action for when the real work starts recoating the vehicle.

For my tow vehicle I use one that does some neat things with UV light - gives a 'optical purple' sheen to it from skyshine on the horizontal planes - I will get the name next time I am out back.

I tried above wax on freshly polished taillight castings on my '73 and have powdery white oxide stains after three weeks - I guess it's time to get the Nu-Finish out, IF someone doesn't have a better option....
__________________

Wabbiteer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 05:45 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
Liquid Glass will do what the NU stuff does, and will easily be reapplied when neessary. Its a poly coat over your aluminum, paint or clearcoat. I have been very happy with its performance over the past 5 years.
__________________

__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
to polish or not to polish that is the question Frank's Trailer Works Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 17 08-26-2007 12:15 PM
To Polish or not to Polish, that is the Question? mello mike Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 14 03-22-2005 12:28 PM
Name that finish! Stefrobrts Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 3 05-28-2004 12:55 AM
exterior finish Roland Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 2 06-24-2003 02:04 PM
Vulken and Polish or Polish then Vulkem? rookie Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 5 07-23-2002 08:15 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.