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Old 06-25-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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Post polishing seal or wax?

Hi All,

Finally starting to work our rig over and shine it up. Couple questions, with Glass Wax no longer available, what is everyone using to preserve their shine when finished polishing? Other question is, what are you doing in between rounds of polish? I've got a limited supply of Glass Wax and have been treating polished areas as soon as I finish a step as I sometimes have to let it sit and it starts fogging up from rain etc. If I use a automotive wax type product in between polishing steps, does anyone know if it need to be removed (with mineral spirits) before polishing or whether I can just start the process from where I left off and not worry about it?

Thanks In Advance!
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Old 06-25-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hey Jason - how's it going?

Anyway, I use Rollite sealer - seems to work pretty good. I don't think you need to take off the wax - you can wash with dawn dish soap and it will remove the wax - although I think any compound you use will remove the wax. Once per year, I do a once over with Nuvite S - keeps things shiney.

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Old 06-26-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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Hi Ken,

Thanks for the info. Another question, does the sealer haze the finish at all? I noticed the Glass Wax hazes over slightly.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
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I've always been told the Rollite sealer will "tone down" the shine a bit, but I have not found that to be the case. If you look at the vintageairstream site - my old trailer is the first set of pictures under 59 Traveler, you can also look in the my photo section here and see pic's of the 75 to see that results I got.

The sealer is very easy to use - just wipe on and wipe off. I used it 2x per year - spring and fall - I do store my trailers inside and this climate is dry - so not sure how often you would need to do it there. The sealer was great for the streaks you get after a rain.

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Old 08-21-2004, 10:13 PM   #5
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Looks like Glass Wax (pictured below) is a thing of the past. I wonder why?

The say that "No Streek" by Gel-Gloss" is the replacement I posted a photo of both No Streek and of Gel Gloss. They both sound simular.

Also Liquid Glass (pictured below) is suppposed to be a good sealant.

I am about to try RejeX (pictured below) for the first time to see how good it is. It reads real good anyway.

Then there is the Polimer sealant recommended by Rolite (pictured below) Sea Breeze.

Nuvite says to use the "S" grade to seal in the shine, but it doesn't read like it is a sealer.

Lots of choices - so what is everyone's expereince? Have you tried one of the pictured products and how well does it work? Or do you use something else and how well does that work?

Got me wondering which, what, where, and how?????
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Old 08-21-2004, 11:22 PM   #6
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Might be an interesting poll if someone hasn't already started one on that.
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Old 08-22-2004, 08:32 AM   #7
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my AS is not polished, the clear coat has a nice shine though. I used Liquid Glass on it last year and again this year and it retained a great gloss all year long. I stripped the lower grey painted panels, and used the LG on them...they have no clearcoat, they are looking good a couple of months later..shiny, although I did not mirror polish them. You can feel the coating with your fingers, its a smooth plasticy covering that seems to hold up well, and one can did the motorhome all over 3 coats.
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my AS is not polished, the clear coat has a nice shine though. I used Liquid Glass on it last year and again this year and it retained a great gloss all year long. I stripped the lower grey painted panels, and used the LG on them...they have no clearcoat, they are looking good a couple of months later..shiny, although I did not mirror polish them. You can feel the coating with your fingers, its a smooth plasticy covering that seems to hold up well, and one can did the motorhome all over 3 coats.
How well does it hold up as far a bug splater?
Does the bug remains wipe off easy or dificult?
Also what about bird droppings?
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We still have a 3-4 years supply of the Glass Wax (7 unopened cans) so we haven't had to cross this bridge yet.

I'd love to know what everybody thinks of the alternatives before we run out ~

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We still have a 3-4 years supply of the Glass Wax (7 unopened cans) so we haven't had to cross this bridge yet.

I'd love to know what everybody thinks of the alternatives before we run out ~

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Shari,
Since you are expereinced with "Glass Wax" I would be interested in knowing your opinion of which of the above products sound the most simular.

All you need to do is put in the name of the product in Google and it will search out the website so you can read about each.

From what I read the RejeX seems the best choice and that is why I am going to try it out. I hope others can report on each of the above so we can come to a conclusion that will benefit us all.
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Also, do you know the reason why they stoped making Glass Wax? I couldn't find anything.
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I'm not sure why they quit making it other than the timing seemed to be shortly after the inventor died.

Have you seen this old Glass Wax thread? A link there suggests that the "No Streek" Glass Cleaner & Polish by Gel-Gloss is a comparable product.

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Glass Wax no more

The story I heard is that EPA made them change the formula to the point it no longer worked. So they quit making it.
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The story I heard is that EPA made them change the formula to the point it no longer worked. So they quit making it.
I don't know who or what was the reason they quit making it, but it couldn't be because it didn't work.
The EPA thing could be true and it is very beliveable. We have seen a lot of real good products go to the wayside in the past for some pretty low keyed reasons that the EPA gives us. (I won't even start) Anyway I thought that if someone could check this or that product out we might be able to put together something that would point us in the right direction.

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I did read that thread and I did see the thing from Bea's Emporium. That is where I got the "Streek Free" from. If anyone has used it I would be most interested in thier report.

Too bad some other company wouldn't buy the forumla and put it into practice in Mexico or some other foreign country that didn't have to abide by EPA rules if that was the reason.
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