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Old 04-18-2011, 08:09 AM   #15
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sealer?

We have been busy polishing and so far it is looking good - just have a spot on the top and the front curves to go. And then, of course, we need to do the finish polishes with the red bar and the cyclo and Nuvite "S".

I have a question though. Do you seal the trailer after you're done? If so, what do you use? Has anybody used Wolfgang MetallWerk Metal Sealant? It is from Autogeek.com and this is what their product info says:

Seal in the mirror-like shine on all polished metals.

Once you’ve achieved a mirror-like gloss, seal and protect polished metal surfaces with Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant. This acrylic metal sealant eliminates any remaining polish residue for a cleaner, clearer shine that is protected from the elements.

Aluminum naturally oxidizes when introduced to air. A light layer of oxidation actually protects the underlying metal from further oxidation. When you remove this layer, you have exposed the aluminum to the air again. Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant replaces this barrier with clear acrylic polymers. This metal sealant provides durable protection against oxidation while the shiny, polished aluminum shows through.
Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant is the ultimate high gloss, all metal sealant. The water-based, acrylic formula is completely safe and nonabrasive on all types of metal: clear coated, painted, anodized, polished, and bare metals. The finish is crystal clear – never cloudy – on wheels, diamond plate, bumpers, trim, trailers, and much more. Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant locks in the shine you’ve created with Wolfgang MetallWerk metal polishes.
Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant goes a step beyond protection by removing any light residue that may detract from the metal’s shine. A light cleaning agent lifts any remaining residue from the metal as it deposits a clear layer of polymer protection. Metal polishing can be a messy process, creating a lot of black residue. Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant removes the last remnants of this residue to reveal the cleanest, most reflective finish.
Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant is a must for daily drivers and trailers, anything regularly exposed to the elements. A brilliant shine can diminish in a short time without protection. Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant leaves a slick coating that resists brake dust adhesion and repels dirt to maintain the just-polished gleam. You can expect 4-6 months of protection. When water no longer beads on the metal, it is time to reapply Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant. Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant is formulated specifically for metal surfaces. It should not be used on glass or plastics.
Apply Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Metal Sealant by hand or with a dual action or rotary polisher.

It SOUNDS good - has anybody tried it? Or is there something better? It's pricey - $35.00 for a 16 oz. bottle.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #16
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Nuvite S has a kind of a sealer in it - since you are in dry climate, you really don't need anything else - just do an annual update with S and you are good to go.

Thats what I do........

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #17
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Boy! Am I glad I have an Argosy. LOL
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There are a few panels on my trailer that, after removing the clearcoat, are quite shiny. Can I get by with just using the "S" and the Cyclo or do I still use the wheel and the brown and/or red compound on it?
There are many who use Toolbox polish with a buffer and keep a great shine with somewhat less work. You can seal it with a good polymer car wax to help keep the shine.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #19
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Boy! Am I glad I have an Argosy. LOL
And *I'M* glad my trailer is just 18'!
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #20
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There is nothing like a freshly polished vintage AS. Yearly polishing is much less work than the first time. Seems like all sealers break down after several months. I used Nuvite S for final buff and it has a sealer in it. Lasted about 4 months then water spots, smudges etc. started showing up. From 50 feet away it still looks great. Time to buff her up again. First pic is last May just after polishing. 2nd pic is from 3 weeks ago. It's holding the shine pretty good.
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