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Old 09-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Walberize and the front stone shields


My husband applied Walberize for the first time and he also applied it to the front stone shield panels on our 2008 Safari SE. The stone shield panels are very streaked, and the rest of the AS is not.

Are you not supposed to use that product on the stone shields? Any ideas on how to get the streaks out.

Thanks for any input,

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Old 09-07-2008, 03:10 PM   #2
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The rock guards are stainless steel. Use a stainless steel cleaner and it will shine right back up. Walbernize is not for the stainless front wraps.

I got some stainless steel cloth wipes from Home Depot that worked great. Must not be abrasive in ANY way.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:15 PM   #3
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AH HA! Stainless Steel.....Thanks so much for the reply.

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Old 09-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #4
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...Are you not supposed to use that product on the stone shields?...
hi 'mom

i don't use walbern' on any part of the stream and don't advise others too, it's not a very good product.

the upper window covers are called 'rock guards' and the lower stainless segments are called 'segment protectors'

the issue with the lower segment protectors isn't that they are stainless, but BRUSHED stainless.

so NO wax/polish will work well on the brushed surface.

the streaky stuff can be removed quickly with many solvents, like alcohol or acetone and so on....

IF you wanna coat them with something, opt for an oil based BRUSHED stainless product and wipe most of it off.

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Thanks 2Air,

what product do you use to polish?

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Old 09-07-2008, 03:47 PM   #6
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I've used Cerama Bryte Cerama Bryte is the #1 ceramic cooktop cleaner in the world which you can get any grocery store in the cleaners aisle. It does an excellent job on the stainless segment protectors and also removes any stuck on bugs or tar. Just go with the "grain" of the stainless and use with a wet papertowel or cloth.

Mine look like new for 3-4 weeks after a cleaning.
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what product do you use to polish?Diane
the airstream skin?

since it's clearcoated, any good car wax/sealant works fine, the less abrasive the better.

i use what i have used for many years on the cars and trucks for cleaning and prep followed by a polymer sealant.

sealants tend to last MUCH longer than waxes and products from the meguair's line are very good and widely available...

silvergate did a little show n tell on his routine here, which most folks could follow without much trouble and with great results.

start with post 182 here and read for about 5 posts...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/show...&postcount=182

here is another review of the general topics...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441...ize-31480.html

or search in the subforum on this topic with the term 'sealant' and my user id...

lots of stuff there.

much of the routine and debate and product selection relates back to HOW you deal with the passenger vehicle paint and trip.

some of us are nuts about this stuff and others do the car every 5 years with a 10 minute product...

naturally results vary.

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