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Old 02-19-2018, 05:43 AM   #15
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I have had pine sap drip on my trailer and awning. I thought the awning would be permanently stained. My best cleaning results came from mineral spirits. I have also had good luck with WD-40 followed by dish soap.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:45 AM   #16
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i use tsp in warm water followed by good rinsing once a year.
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:25 AM   #17
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Brush or cloth

Hi we're newbies and just washed our international serenity. Thought we got a soft enough brush but it looks like there are fine scratches. Hopefully wax will take them out?
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Old 03-30-2018, 11:41 AM   #18
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If you use any type of wax, sealer or walberstuff, a grease cutting dish soap will soon render it gone.

Any good car wash soap designed for a waxed/sealed surface is best.

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"Hi we're newbies and just washed our international serenity. Thought we got a soft enough brush but it looks like there are fine scratches. Hopefully wax will take them out?"

mop on a stick has worked since the AS was new, never a scratch.

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Old 03-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #20
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My dried on bug splatters are proving difficult. Any suggestions other than don't let them get dried on?

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My dried on bug splatters are proving difficult. Any suggestions other than don't let them get dried on?

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WD40 and a quality microfiber cloth.
Also works well on the Stainless segment protectors.

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A wash with Zip wax car wash, followed by a wax with NuFinish.
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The WD40 makes the aluminum look better but hasn't removed most of the bugs (even with lots of elbow grease). I had already used some stainless cleaner on the guards, I guess the WD40 is similar to the spray can of stainless cleaner. Made the guards look good except for one long water streak.

Robert, your's looks so good maybe you'd want to come over and show me how!? (thinking Tom Sawyer and white picket fence)

Thanks for the responses. I'll get after it with some wash and wax next.

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I use Wash Wax All. Made for airplanes. Easy to apply and seems to hold up well.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:57 AM   #25
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Bugs are all gone! After a rain storm this morning I went out with a couple dryer sheets (unscented) after reading about it in this forum. I had tried using the sheets on a dry surface and they didn't work for me. On the wet trailer they removed the dried on bug splatters easily.

They left a white filmy residue which easily rinsed right off. Now for the allover wash and wax!

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Washing a stripped and shined 1999?

We had our trailer stripped and shined. What is the best way to care for Kat's Cradle? We are full-timers so never under cover.
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QUESTION? Does anyone have experience to indicate you should only wipe a Airstream with the grain, and not circular?
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QUESTION? Does anyone have experience to indicate you should only wipe a Airstream with the grain, and not circular?
Great point! Yes, when I wash our AS (just sold our 2017 International and picked up new 2019 FC 25 RB twin) I am always very careful to go with the grain. I use Turtle Wax Zip car wash & wax to wash with a very soft curved brush on extendable stick handle (I always use the 2 bucket system), then dry with a "Water Sprite". I use Nu-Finish (Great stuff in orange bottle) on the white part of roof and Walbernize the aluminum skin.I never buff in circular motion always wiping with grain of aluminum. I always use
clean microfiber towels to wipe off wax and clean cotton applicators to apply wax.

I try to do this every 3/4 months. Yes, that is probably overkill but I am very particular about my belongings. I performed several frame off restorations of mid 60's Fords back in the 1990's and had several of my cars trophy at some pretty large shows. So, yes, I am picky about the way our AS looks.
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