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Old 05-03-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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to Walbernize or not to Walbernize

My new to me 93 has a clear coat that is wearing thin in parts. What polish would you recommend for preserving what I have left and making it look a little better?
Walbernize or something from the auto store?
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:48 AM   #2
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At Alumapalooza last year during the "how to care for your AS" session they said with modern AS you have 2 choices: Walbernize, or Glare. They said once you pick one or the other, you should stick with it. I.e. don't go back and forth between the two products. I don't remember the "why" on that. I don't know if a 93 would have different considerations.

I picked the Glare route and I am happy with that. But it costs! the Glare wash is not bad - $12 or so. The Glare Polish is $35 a bottle. One bottle gets the whole AS done.

As for other items available from the auto parts store, what types are you thinking of? Car waxes like Turtle wax, Meguiars, etc.? I don't know about using those on an AS. Probably safer not to use those. If you decide that's what you want to do, test it on a small section just to be on the safe side.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:51 AM   #3
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Is Glare a brand name? First I've heard of it.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:16 AM   #4
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yes. GLAREŽ OFFICIAL SITE | Car Polish & Car Wax | Auto Polish | Auto Wax | Aluminum , Motorcycle , Aircraft and Marine Polish.
I use the Glare Auto Wash, and then follow with Glare Professional Polish. Once a year is my frequency. They also sell it at Jackson Center if you're ever up there.

In looking at the Glare website they also have a special formula for Aircraft. Wonder how that would do on an AS?

AIR-GLARE PROFESSIONAL AIRCRAFT POLISH will reduce the Air-Drag Coefficient of the aircraft which in turn increases maximum air-speed and fuel economy. AIR-GLARE will allow for a much easier de-icing of the aircraft as well as. AIR-GLARE has been tested and approved by BOEING for all PPG Aircraft Paint, and can be used on a wide variety of aircraft paints and materials. AIR-GLARE is also excellent for polycarbonate (maintains optical clarity), glass (including instrumentation glass), Carbon Graphite (including helicopter blades), fiberglass, aircraft aluminum, and all metal alloys.
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:19 AM   #5
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I use the Glare brand & like it.
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From this I gather Glare polish is a benefit for those times that I exceed Mach I.
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Found this product through a friends referral who used it on his plane & motorhome. I’ve used it on a motorhome, my Airstream, and cars - easily applied and polished off. Really work as a multi-cleaner & wax. Good for spot polishing, too.
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I've used Walbernize on three newer AS and like it. Wash first, dry, they put the stuff on. in sections and wipe off. One bottle does a 30' about two times. I do it twice a year.
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Which is easier?

I hate waxing my truck, not that eager to "wax" my 30 footer.
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I called Glare last year to ask about the aircraft one. They told me that they are the same as automotive formula. ...just different label for different market.
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I typically Walbernise once a year just prior to taking off for another season.
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We use Glare on the shell, front window rock guards, and shower walls. Good product. They claim it has UV protection; if it actually does that would be an additional benefit.

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I have used the Walbernize and found it easy to apply and wipe off, seems to leave a nice finish.
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I called Glare last year to ask about the aircraft one. They told me that they are the same as automotive formula. ...just different label for different market.
And $10 more for the aircraft label.
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