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Old 11-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #85
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holy cow....that stuff aint cheap! although seems to be 15 bucks on amazon...whew...that is better than 30 bucks...

how long does a bottle of the stuff last you?

I would be hesitant to bother with the stuff on wheels as I read that it is not very durable of a product....so better for interior use?
I usually apply on the AC shroud, FF vents, Black tank vent, bathroom fan cover and skylight at Spring get ready.
Then again when Winterized. I do cover all plastic on the roof during storage.

The AS tires I spray at every wash.
The boat vinyl, windshield and tires 5-6 per Season.
Got the 32oz two Seasons ago, little less that 1/2 left.
Again use sparingly, it doesn't take a lot to be effective.
On the tires I've found it lasts longer on the AS as those are covered when on the pad.

It's definitely more a protectant than cosmetic.
It's lasted very well on all applications.

I started using it after the original owner of our Boat turned me on to it.
10yrs old and all vinyl and trim look like new.


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Old 11-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #86
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well, if a bottle will last for 3-5 years...I can handle that...sounds great...

One quick question:

Since i have now used the pain sealer..I have on order corrosion x for the skin seams and such...I should have asked this before, but can a apply the corrosion x now without pre-treating the areas in question with a solvent or something?

And as I recall you spray those areas, let sit for some ? hours, then wipe off...?
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:45 PM   #87
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Quick thought. I just had a lengthy conversation with Griots. I was ordering product to deal with swirl marks and the sealant also. I asked about using wax between sealant applications. They recommended that either seal once and wax forevermore or sealant only and reapply as needed. The major point of learning for me was that the wax has to be removed before sealant can be reapplied. So, I am using "one step sealant" to deal with swirl/brush marks and then "sealant" only 1 or 2 times yearly -no waxing in between.
Oh and of course I broke the bank on all the other stuff.
Going forward, no one but me washes the AS. No one.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:10 PM   #88
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Pharm, it is the panel rivets and exposed panel edges that need the CorrosionX treatment, as well as the underbody steel. You can also treat the window frames and wheel well trim if they will be exposed to a corrosive environment (like a weekend at the beach with the surf splashing and the wind blowing the salt mist onto your Airstream).

Spray the underbody steel and leave it. Spray the exterior accessories (tail light housings, hinges, etc) let it soak a few minutes and wipe off. If you spray the rivets and panel edges you will have a big mess all over your Airtsream and CorrosionX does not wipe up that easily when after drying. Instead dab the rivets and panel edges with a cloth or something (I use a Q-Tip) dipped into some CorrosionX, let soak while you finish a section then wipe up. Spray and wipe the wheels as well.

Actually I use Boeshield T-9 on the underbody steel becauase it leaves a paraffin wax residue that stays awhile. The Boeshield T-9 paraffin wax on the shell panels can be difficult to wipe off if allowed to dry a day, so that's why I use CorrosionX there.

The aluminum shell panels have the Alcoa finish that is durable, especially against sun damage. Paints sealants may help some, they will keep the panels shiny, but you need a corrosion preventive product such as CorrosionX on the exposed parts such as panel edges, rivet holes (under the rivets), and exterior accessories.

Going on four years this fall, not a trace of corrosion on or under our Airstream.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:50 PM   #89
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I learned my lesson - this year I used q tips to apply most of the corrosion x and it was waaaaaay easier and less mess by a long shot!!!


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Old 07-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #90
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Used new Griot's 6" orbital and Griot's "One Step" today. 95% of swirls are gone and used a little "Complete Compound" in some rougher places. Although I could only get half way done today, that 27FB looks better than when I took delivery.
VERY PLEASED. Next application will just be Sealant.
Of course, in this case the picture does not show the difference in appearance, you'll have to trust me...
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