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Old 06-12-2011, 06:43 AM   #15
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Whats a "bikini line"?

I don't think Cloudsplitter has one....I'll have to go look.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:45 AM   #16
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Whats a "bikini line"?

I don't think Cloudsplitter has one....I'll have to go look.
If you see one, I wouldn't call attention to it ... Cloudsplitter probably doesn't realize it and calling attention to it would only embarrass.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #17
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I am a big fan of Shackley's Basic H cleaner. I use it for everything, and it does a great job. It is made from plant products, and it goes a long way as it is concentrated.

I add six drops to a gallon of warm water and I can clean the whole trailer plus awnings. I let it work for a minute or two before rinsing and it leaves a clean surface.

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Old 06-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #18
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Will you please quit it with all that "never been waxed stuff"...

we all know there ain't no birds in California.
Every time I polish the trailer I think of Bob Sunrus sitting in his rocker cackling about all of us waxing. Go on Bob, get some of the new products. They last a long time and are much easier to do. You'll be a better man for it.

We use Armor All car wash a couple of times a year. Then we use Griot's Paint Sealant once a year—something Bob Cross turned me on to. It is easy to apply, pretty easy to polish and it lasts at least a year. You can use their Spray On Wax when you wash it during that year or not bother. This stuff is great. Other companies have similar products and I believe they have added polymers to them to make the stuff stay on so long. Once you get a Griot's catalog you will learn about stuff to take off old wax, stuff to seal, more stuff and more stuff which you can buy if you want to go crazy or own a Ferrari. They do sell good stuff—we got a telescoping brush thing (not actually a brush) to wash the whole thing a lot faster. It is much better quality than the stuff you see in stores and costs more, but saves labor and time. A product that lasts a year is cheap compared with waxes that last a month or two.

One question—if you wax, will you wane?

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Old 06-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #19
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I use an extendable brush and Zip wash & wax. Looks OK and does come clean.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #20
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Like a true barrister Gene speaks the truth...this thing works great!!!







I found even the softest "brush" will mark the clearcoat.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:18 AM   #21
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Bob,

Will you please quit it with all that "never been waxed stuff"...

we all know there ain't no birds in California.
Hi, funny that you mentioned it; We do have birds in California, But for some reason they like My Lincoln better and leave my Safari alone. I bought some Walbernise, or what ever they call it, and decided to try it out on my Lincoln. I think it was good for about a week, so I never put it on my Safari. As time went on, I decided not to wax my trailer, ever.

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Like a true barrister Gene speaks the truth...this thing works great!!!

I found even the softest "brush" will mark the clearcoat.
Hi, this is why I rinse my trailer off very well before using a mitt or brush on it. I saw an Airstream in a camp ground once that was very scratched up. The owner told me he that he washed it with mud all over it.
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Thanks for all the input

Want to thank you all for the input to my original thread on washing solutions for AS. Great source of info here. Regards nm1oqrz
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:15 PM   #23
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pine pitch ouch...

anyone have a solution for getting rid of this stuff.My 2004 classic sat under some trees for 2 weeks and it is a friggin mess.help
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anyone have a solution for getting rid of this stuff.My 2004 classic sat under some trees for 2 weeks and it is a friggin mess.help
Mineral spirits... gently with a microfiber cloth.

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thanks bob I was afraid of hurting the clear coat .
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thanks bob I was afraid of hurting the clear coat .
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I have used MS many times to remove pitch/sap also to clean the panels for caulking, leak repair. The microfiber has a nice soft texture that helps the process.

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Bug and tar remover can help, but it takes a while. The longer pine sap is on there, the worse it gets as it bakes on and sometimes can discolor the surface.

After removing it, reapply wax or other sealant; it makes it easier to get the next blob of sap off. Some bug and tar removers have a wax added, but I don't know how good a wax it is.

Lots of other solvents could remove it too including mineral spirits. Plasticoat or other coating may be ready to peel or disappear or whatever it will do and a strong solvent could damage it. If it is ready to go, the solvent will only speed it up a little, though.

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