Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
munimula's Avatar

 
1993 34' Excella
1962 16' Bambi
New Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 597
Images: 10
Silicone spray instead of walbernize???

I was speaking with a fellow Airstreamer this weekend at Jersey Shore Haven Airstream Park about waxing my Airstream. He suggested that instead of using Walbernize he sprays on Silicone instead. Any opinions about this approach to treating the exterior with a silicone protective coat?

This was the first I've heard of it. btw - the skin on his '83 looks excellent.

--Dave
'78 Excella 500
'93 Excellea 1000

http://www.dwmorrison.com/airstream.htm
__________________

__________________
munimula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 07:15 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Tinsel Loaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Can you give us a better idea of what kind of silicone your tallking about. Is it pure liquid silicone oil? Is it in a past like auto wax or a liquid solution?
When I Wlberize it is hard to believe how the coating just sucks it up and how bright it looks and feels after the buff. Difficult to believe silicone outperforms a old fashion Walberizing. I could be wrong. Let the members speak..........
__________________

__________________
Tinsel Loaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
munimula's Avatar

 
1993 34' Excella
1962 16' Bambi
New Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 597
Images: 10
he uses silicone in a spray can. basically the same stuff i use on my zipdee metalwork. he says two cans of the spray does his entire 31 footer. sprays it on and rubs it down with a rag. one hours work and his entire trailer is covered.

i'm going to give it a try unless someone says it will hurt the aluminum skin.

here is a link to what he uses...

http://www.shipstore.com/ss/html/CRC/CRC06077.html

--dave
__________________
munimula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #4
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
On a vintage, maybe, on a new(er) coach, not a chance.
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
munimula's Avatar

 
1993 34' Excella
1962 16' Bambi
New Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 597
Images: 10
i'm reading at the crc website - says it's not plastic safe. guessing it would deteriorate the clear coat over time.

friend says an AS dealer at a SC beach town recommended it.

--dave
__________________
munimula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2005, 08:03 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
munimula's Avatar

 
1993 34' Excella
1962 16' Bambi
New Haven , Connecticut
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 597
Images: 10
okay - searched the crc site further and found a version of their silicone spray that is "safe on most plastics". product number 05074

just bought a case of the stuff. i'm going to experiment on my '78 before i apply it to my '93 - formerly theo's '93.

--dave
__________________

__________________
munimula 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
Walbernize? 68 Suburban Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 19 10-10-2012 09:35 AM
Vulkum or Silicone?? gwsullivan Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 26 03-16-2004 06:27 AM
Glass Wax InsideOut Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 21 09-01-2003 03:31 PM
Walbernize...before and after pics Rog0525 Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 1 09-16-2002 10:23 PM
Plasticoat vs. Clearcoat spray...?? HappyChi Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 9 08-12-2002 07:13 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:45 PM.


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.