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Old 11-07-2008, 08:56 PM   #29
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:57 PM   #30
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Quick question... how much SharkHide did you use to cover your trailer?
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:35 PM   #31
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I have a 32 footer & used about 2 quarts for 2 coats. At about $60/quart, it's a lot cheaper than clearcoating! Hopefully it will be easier to maintain as well, we'll see....
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:08 PM   #32
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Sorry...typo ..my trailer is actually a 31 footer.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:05 AM   #33
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Thanks... I have a '23 footer... so I now know the outside limit of coverage.

To date, I've used Nu-finish "one a year" car wax on mine and it seems to be doing fine... but I'll need to do that twice a year to be safe.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #34
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Hey there Becky,
Thanks again for your "HANDS ON" post's about the Sharkhide. I can't tell you how much myself and the other forum members appreciate it.
As always, feel free to contact me 24/7 if you have any questions at all.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:12 PM   #35
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So if I want to use this stuff on my 2005 Airstream I would have to remove the clearcoat from it to use this product or can it lay on top of it?
This is only made for bare metal isnt it?
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:21 PM   #36
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From what I have read; bare metal.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #37
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Yea I thought it was that also.I just wanted to make sure.Waxing this thing takes a long time and living on the beach makes it worse.I always try to rince the Airstream off every now and then.Also do some touch up with the paint here and there.
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:54 PM   #38
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Hey all,
I still don't have any Airstream shots to share with you folks yet, but as soon as I do, I'll post them. In the mean time, since aluminum is aluminum, I thought I would share a few shots of a pontoon boat we polished and coated a couple months ago. We used the Sharkhide Metal polish, and the Metal Protectant when we were done. And yes, the shots were after we coated them with the protectant.


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Do you have any shots of what the boat looked like before adding SharkHide?
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This thread has interested me for a variety of reasons - one being that I like learning of different products that I can use to protect my A/S when the clearcoat begins to fail.

But what really catches my attention is fact quarts of organic solvents are being used to protect the aluminum. I wonder if I'm alone in wanting to steer clear of this stuff? I'm sure it works well, but is it worth being so close to carcinogenic substances on purpose?

I work in a lab and while people here years ago used to all but bathe in xylene/beneze, etc..., today these sorts of chemicals are used only when necessary and with appropriate protection.
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Do you have any shots of what the boat looked like before adding SharkHide?
Hi Ron,
I'm sorry to say I don't have any "Before" shots. Since it was a new boat, I didn't think to do it.
I do have a Before and After shot of a sample tank I did for a customer to use in a trade show.
This tank was "hand polished" so it's not as shiny as it could be if I would have used a buffer on it.
Hope this helps.
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This thread has interested me for a variety of reasons - one being that I like learning of different products that I can use to protect my A/S when the clearcoat begins to fail.

But what really catches my attention is fact quarts of organic solvents are being used to protect the aluminum. I wonder if I'm alone in wanting to steer clear of this stuff? I'm sure it works well, but is it worth being so close to carcinogenic substances on purpose?

I work in a lab and while people here years ago used to all but bathe in xylene/beneze, etc..., today these sorts of chemicals are used only when necessary and with appropriate protection.
Hi there,
I know what you mean. I've worked in the chemical transportation industry for tweny five years or so. I remember not too long ago when workers used to be lowered into tanks with nothing at all as far as protection to do repair work.
Although not an expert on how these things are determined, it would seem to me that (in most cases) prolonged exposure is the concern, and not so much the amount of exposure that a hobbyist would encounter. After all, we are exposed to things every day of our live's that technically are considered hazardous, but in the amounts we're exposed to, pose no real threat at all.
When I apply Sharkhide, I wear rubber gloves, and apply in a well ventilated area. Normally out doors. That being said, there is no skin contact what so ever, and total exposure to fumes, if any, realistically would be limited to the occasional whiff you might get from what ever could evaporate off the applicator cloth over the few minutes it takes to apply to the project.
I may be completely wrong on my take of this, but I don't think there's any real danger with Sharkhide as long as we use gloves, ventilation, and a little sense.
But as allways ,I and I'm sure the rest of the forum members, appreciate the reminder to use caution around the things we use in our daily routine.
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