Originally Posted by AIRTRVL
I have a question, Are you applying this wax to your 1962 Tradewind? If you are does it have clear coat or is it polished aluminum? If it is bare aluminum that may be your problem. I believe that Walbernize and all auto waxes are meant to go on clear coated or panted surfaces not bare metal.
Yes, it's on the '62 Tradewind, and no, it doesn't have a clear coat, and is polished. I had that concern too, as I've read that in the old days, Walbernize had a version for clear coated trailers and one for non-clear coated trailers. Now it looks like there is only one version. I also think I read somewhere that the old clear coat version had a mild abrasive in it, but I can't verify that. The abrasive concerned me because I spend so much time polishing, that I didn't want an abrasive in the finish that was potentially coarser than my polish. I don't think the new version has any abrasive because I don't see it effecting the aluminum in any way.
I think Punch and D Green were correct about letting it dry too long. I played around with it a little this afternoon, and I think I'm getting better results now. I'll work on it more tonight to make sure.
I'm headed to Arkansas in less than two weeks with the trailer. I had hoped this would be a simple process. Now I'm worried about making a mess before I leave. I hate travelling with a sloppy looking trailer.