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Old 08-20-2013, 08:18 AM   #15
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I recall seeing them for about $128.00 on Amazon.

On edit....$117.00

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Old 08-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #16
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I too bought my Porter Cable random orbital from Griot's when they used to sell them.....before they started making their own unit. It has lasted over 25 years and is still going strong; loads of cars, vans and motor homes polished, not to mention the thousands of board feet of wood sanded. Great machine!!!!

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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Question - is this product just for new trailers or can it be used to freshen up older units?
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #18
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Andy,
I use it on our 1999 after reading the good details you see on this thread in times past. Been using it for two years and the Paint Sealer really makes a difference. Great protection for your Airstream.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #19
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thanks everyone for the wonderful detail, advice, wisdom, etc....you all always come through....I think it is 117 bucks for the porter cable model on amazon right now...its not on sale...Ill keep watching it and see if it perhaps goes on a sale in the coming 2 months...pickup date at dealer for me is "set" for 11/1/13

I guess the Griot's and porter cable model are really the same thing at this point?

I bought some microfiber cloths (6 of them) from advance auto parts a couple weeks ago...these will not damage my AS.....how much better are the griot's microfiber towels anyway? About nearly double the price as the ones I bought...may be a big difference though in practice
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #20
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Thumbs up I know it's hard.....

.....to feel a photo. (Although I'm sure many guy's have tried.)

The left side a Pep Boys offering, the right Griot's.
About the same age and number of washes.

BTW....Griot's used to sell the PC orbital but recently stopped and now offer there "own" brand. Can't comment on the quality.

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Old 08-31-2013, 10:35 AM   #21
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Thumbs up Griot's Garage Customer Service....

POI on buying from GG...OUTSTANDING Customer Service.

Four years ago I bought a floor creeper from them.
I can be pretty rough on my stuff...two of the casters broke today while moving a heavy load,(no not me).

Four new casters on the way......NO CHARGE.

You get what you pay for...it may be a little more expensive, but for me it's worth it.

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Old 08-31-2013, 10:50 AM   #22
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I'm headed to the Seattle area in a couple of days for 2 big solar installations. These are on SOBs, but so far, 5 of 6 have been Airstreams.....everything from a 2 panel system on a 19' Bambi with new Lifelines to a 400 watt system with new Lifelines, 2000 watt sine wave inverter/charger and extensive re-trailer re-wiring.

I will be stopping by Griot's home base in Tacoma. Probably a dangerous move that will ultimately prove to be a very expensive side trip!!

I'll keep you posted on any new goodies that I find at the store!
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #23
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Cool - thanks everyone
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Has anybody tried Glare Sealant? How do you compare it to the Griots?
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #25
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The scuttlebutt I've heard most often....decent product, some swear by it, others give the company a thumbs down and the product a hohum.

I still use the Griot's Sealer and new Carnuba Paste Wax. Works well for me.

I think AS sells the Glare at the JC Store so I'm sure some have used it.

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Old 10-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #26
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T - 2 weeks and pickup my AS

Ordered yesterday griots 6 inch random orbital sander - paint sealer - and some red pads


Did I get the right pads for the sealer on the AS?

Any tips for application appreciated

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I use the red pads. Seem to work fine. Wash them out well when done.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:22 AM   #28
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Pharm,

I also use the 'red' pads to apply.

When I first started with the G-sealer....I found it's real easy to apply too MUCH!!!

After the pad is seasoned, three dime sized spots will do a 6'X6' panel.
The sealer doesn't fog like a wax so it can be difficult to tell what you've done.
I use the rivet lines and blue painters tape to keep track.
I apply two 6x6 panels with the orbital, go back and wipe the first down with a microfiber cloth, do another panel, go back etc.etc.
When done, I put a microfiber bonnet on the orbital and go over the entire trailer.
Touch-up's done with the Griot's Spray-On Wax or Detail Spray.


Have fun....

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