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Old 11-06-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Walbernize, and winterize

Hi folks,
Has anyone paid to have their AS "Walbernized"? If so, how much is reasonable? Our nearest AS dealer sub-contracts the job out, and gets $450 and up, depending on length, to wash and wax.
Is this something I could do myself? Can it be done outside in temps 50ļ or less?
Also, this dealer charges $135 to winterize - is that reasonable?
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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Walbernize is a liquid wax, much like any brand of car wax/polish. You can do it yourself. Rub it on, let it dry to a haze, rub it off. No special equipment needed. Some people use a buffer to take off the excess and polish, but the trailer finish can be damaged if done improperly.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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You can winterize yourself in an hour with an outlay of 10.00 for two gallons of RV antifreeze, 5.00 for an air pressure adaptor which fits on your freshwater inlet. It's not difficult, the learning process is worthwhile. There are many winterizing threads in this forum.

No need to use walbernize wax, which is difficult to find except at the Airstream Store. Use another high quality buff and shine car wax. It would probably take two-three hours to do your 28 footer. A cloudy 50 degree day would work just fine! And you'll do a better job than the kids at the dealer.
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Youtube video on using Walbernize

Found this while looking for something else. Never thought of using a spray bottle.

How to Walbernize Your Airstream Trailer - Waxing & Protecting Exterior Aluminum Finish & Clearcoat - YouTube
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I have done this with the spray bottle. Very efficient.


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$200 to winterize and Walbenize, and $50 a month to store at dealer. My first year will do this myself next year in a car wash bay under cover.
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