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Old 02-01-2018, 10:09 AM   #1
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What do you use to clean your Airstream?

Hi I'm wondering what everyone is using to clean your silver aluminum Airstream trailers?

How do I stay looking cool?
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:11 AM   #2
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Everyone seems to have their own secret sauce. I use any old car wash soap and Walbanize it once or twice a year.

Oh, and alcohol to remove pine sap.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:49 AM   #3
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I use Turtle car wash/wax as needed.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #4
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What do you use?

Has anyone tried Nuvite?
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Liquid car soap.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:25 AM   #6
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Has anyone tried Nuvite?
If by Nuvite you mean Nuvite Nushine II I wouldn't recommend it. That is an abrasive compound that I suspect would ruin a clear coat finish,
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I hire a nice experienced Airstreamer to do it.
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At the beginning of camping season, I go out during a hard rain dressed in a raincoat and handwash the trailer with whatever car wash/wax I happen to have on hand. No fuss with having to drag a hose around. The rest of the season it gets rinsed off when ever it rains.
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Has anyone tried Nuvite?
You can use Nuvite's paint care/dry wash line.
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Just wondering. How much would that cost about?
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Meguiar's Boat Wash three or four times a year, Meguiar's Gold Class Carnuba Paste Wax twice a year. California Duster as necessary.
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We stayed for 12 days at a campground in FL under pine trees and the AS is pretty messy. Lots of sap stuck to the top rails and on the awnings.

Would it be ok to use a pressure washer set to a low pressure and some weak soap?
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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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