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Old 05-14-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Newfoundland vs. the Door (scratches galore)

Hi folks

We were out last weekend and our Newfoundland decided she wanted to come inside. (Yep - its a 16' Airstream and a 120 pounds of dog - we're pretty sure we win the "largest dog in the smallest trailer" category.)

Well - to make a long story short - a few seconds later there were quite a few scratches on the door. The good news is I don't think any of them are in the aluminum.

There are some good threads on removing scratches - looks like folks have used clay bars and automotive scratch remover (Turtle Wax and others).

Since these threads are a few years old - I though I would ask if anyone has any additional thoughts or suggestions.

Many thanks!


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Old 05-17-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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Hi there; I thought I'd give this thread a bump for you. Unfortunately, I don't have any ideas for your problem, since we have an Argosy in desperate need of a paint job. Hopefully someone will see it this time & chime in with a few ideas.

It might help if you posted some pictures of the scratches - and of the culprit! She sounds like a lot of fun.

Good luck!

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #3
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I have used clay bar to remove some overspray from the factory assembly of the trailer and it left a nice clean smooth surface. But I'm not sure how it would work on scratches.
Maybe the A/S service dept. at Jackson Center have delt with that problem before and can guide you on what product to use.
If you find a good solution, let us know too!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:02 AM   #4
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Hi, a few pictures to show how bad the damage is might help. I scraped the side of my trailer with a parked car; It wasn't too bad and I was able to use rubbing compound on some of it. I also had a slight dent in the scrape that I decided to cover with a decal. With the exception of my brother noticing it before I covered it up, no-one can even tell it's there. [except for when I tell some-one like you] First picture shows the scrape marks and the second picture shows the same area after some cleaning and my decal.
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