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Old 02-23-2004, 01:52 PM   #1
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Which walbernize ?

I am getting ready to wax the trailer soon and are somewhat confused on which product to use. I have a little of the cleaner polish and glaze left over from the p.o. I have used some of it and it helps break down some of the oxidation, but I don't have enough to do much of the trailer. So I was looking at airstreams company site, they recommend the rv superseal for the post 74 trailers. What is the difference? What changed after 74 that would make a difference.
The trailer has most of the clearcoat missing from the roof and spots missing in places on the side.
Does the rv superseal help remove some of the oxidation or does it just put a protective coat over it?
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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Check out the Airstream shop. They have it for sale and point out which ones to use for certain years....

http://www.airstream.com/shop/parts_cleaning.html
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: Which walbernize ?

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Does the rv superseal help remove some of the oxidation or does it just put a protective coat over it?
Thanks for your help
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I would believe that SuperSeal is probably more of a wax. It does have the ability to clean up road tar and other debris on the finish. I'm not quite sure what the majic change was in 74 that crosses the line in formulas.

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If you surf throught the WALBERNIZE website, you will see that they do NOT recommend cleaner polish and glaze for clear coat finishes,
but they say the RV superseal is safe for all finishes.
You might want to call them on their toll free number or email your question. Note that their price is a bit lower than the Airstream shop.
It would be interesting to know what changed after 1974, other than the satin finish in 1982.
I wonder if maybe Airstream meant to say 1964, since clearcoat was introduced as an option in the 1963 models.

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Old 02-23-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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Wabernize

We used Wabernize on our 71 Safari last year and it did a wondrful job. Plan to do it again as soon as the weather warms up some.
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Walbernize

Dan,
Do you remember which one you used? RV Super Seal or Cleaner Polish and Glaze?
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I used RV Super Seal from AirstreamDreams.com. Easy to put on and take off.
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Walbernize

I spoke to the people at Walbernize today and asked what the difference between the Cleaner Polish and Glaze and the RV Super Seal was. They told me that the Cleaner Polish and Glaze has a more abrasive formula to help cut the oxidation of non clearcoat finish. He said that it could still be used over clearcoat but to be aware that it is more abrasive than the RV Super Seal. Since the clearcoat is going on my trailer any way, I chose the Cleaner Polish and Glaze to use on my trailer to help cut some of the oxidation and then put a coat of wax on it.
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Cleaner & Glaze vs. Superseal

I have used both the Cleaner Polish & Glaze (CPG) and more recently the RV Super Seal (RSS). I too have a late 70's AS with "clearcoat pattern baldness". I went with the CPG initially because that was what was recommended when I purchased the trailer in April 2002. I noticed that on some of the areas where the clearcoat had deteriorated completely, the CPG left swirl marks and kind of muddied the aluminum. The CPG is clearly more abrasive than the RSS. The RSS will shine up the portions of the trailer where the clearcoat remains nicely but it does not remove the accumulated oxidization as well. Unless you plan on polishing the trailer to a shine in the future you might be better off using the RSS.

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