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Old 06-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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Old polishers take note

I have a 25 ft Tradewind and I cannot decide if I should Polish it or redo the plasticoat.I love the look of a polished trailer but are they harder to keep cleen on a day to day basis. Does rain fall or dew- do you in? I waxed my clearcoat about 3 times a season so would I be in for more work or NOt, Thanks
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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Well, this topic will polarize vintage Airstream owners as well as any!

You will find as many answers as people you ask...which why there is so much info already here on the forums, and possibly a lack of overwhelming new posts here. Try a search on 'polishing' for starters...

I can tell you what we have opted for...polishing. Once the initial polish is completed to your satisfaction, it really only takes a weekend or two at the beginning of the season to shine it up and add a coat of wax. Another coat of wax at the end of the season and that's it.

IMHO it beats restriping the clearcoat every 5-10 years, because it will fail again, even if only by the rocks that are kicked up. And in order to keep it looking good, you still will need to wax it periodically...

Both will need to be washed about the same...

The ohhhs & awes that a polished trailer receive every time you take it out are worth the effort ~

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I have a 25 ft Tradewind and I cannot decide if I should Polish it or redo the plasticoat.I love the look of a polished trailer but are they harder to keep cleen on a day to day basis. Does rain fall or dew- do you in? I waxed my clearcoat about 3 times a season so would I be in for more work or NOt, Thanks
I polished my 75 Trade Wind this past month. The clear was not bad but the spots that had UV damage drove me to distraction. Once it was completed, (only for a few weeks now) it has 'hazed" a bit but not bad. I love the look and we are quite happy with the results. My plan is to touch it up every 6 weeks or so to start. I can do a quick (Cyclo) polish in about 2 hours.
I was surprised that after a rain it did not streak....
Here is my effort web page.
http://www.airstreameurope.com
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