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Old 07-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #15
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A 27' is $449 at Airstream Adventures NW.
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:49 PM   #16
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Have started using on my cars and truck " ICE " by Turtle Wax. It's a spray on, wipe off type of synthetic polymer. It leave such a nice shine was thinking about using on the AS. Has anyone used this before on theirs?

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Old 07-16-2015, 04:29 PM   #17
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Your Airstream is covered in a plasticoat, not a clear coat as many call it, and Walbernize is formulated to protect this particular finish coating.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:52 PM   #18
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We were introduced to the Glare Products and could not be happier. Airstream endorses it and also sells it. The polish goes on easier than Walbernizing and I think it looks better. Everyone will eventually get swirl marks in the clear coat and the Glare Spider will take it right out before another coat of polish. I can't speak higher of the product.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:35 PM   #19
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One that only imagine that the Walbernizing deal includes a big wet sloppy kiss afterwards.

What dealer is that?
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:37 PM   #20
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Your Airstream is covered in a plasticoat, not a clear coat as many call it, and Walbernize is formulated to protect this particular finish coating.
Plasticoat?.....A very sophisticated polymer "clear coat"

"Using the Alcoa Business System principles, Alcoa engineers, research and development staff, and technicians crossed organizational boundaries and leveraged their knowledge to develop a system to apply clear coating to mill-finished aluminum sheet that met the Airstream standards."


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Old 07-16-2015, 05:52 PM   #21
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I am a cheap sucker ,I guess, all I do after every trip is wash it with a good car wash soap ,and put it under the lean to along my shop, it looks fine
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:28 PM   #22
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My 76 AS has sunburn on top from being parked East To West since new, rest looks very good as people cannot believe it's that old. I never washed or waxed for over 35 yrs. now. Washed roof top one time in it's life, def. sunburn there, will paint with bus coat white when get enough nerve to do it. When I wash use turtle wax soap and wax in one also another brand, have waxed w/turtle liq.wax car polish one time last year, have advantage as live in rural area not much pollution. I used walbernize when first came on market, and blue coral, simonize when younger, now just go with the flow as it comes, but so much rain and humidity must wash to clean up green algae before take out again.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:16 PM   #23
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$1,863 (plus tax) to Walbernize my Trailer - HA!

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Well, you think your prices are nuts check out what CanAm (London, Ontario, Canada dealer) quoted me for my 2000, 28 foot Excella: "To have the complete trailer striped, polished and recoated, then resealed would be approx. 11,000.00(CDN) plus taxes (Provincial: 8% & Federal: 5%, yes 13% total). Even thou the staining is polished, once the new clear coat is applied you will still have the outline of it. If the roof requires stripping and painting it would be and additional $1200.00 plus taxes".
Obviously I will be doing it my self. The stuff I use is Socar Sealant for Automotive & RV Protective Sealant @ $22.88 plus taxes, I have used the last three years and it easy wipe on and off as long as you do it before the sun hits the trailer.
The Canada prices makes your US prices look good, LOL.
Wishing you luck on your quest for information.
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I've been using GLARE polish for about 4 years. It would be nice to hear if anyone has compared - GLARE vs. LIQUID GLASS.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:11 AM   #25
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Walbernize or New Coating?

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If I'd have to guess, the dealer is selling Trident. My dealer was "pitching" it also. The price sounds like what I was quoted as well. I passed on it . Many discussions about wax, LG , Walbernize, Griot's. And that is another "can o' worms".
My dealer was selling a used unit taken on a trade that had the 'blight'. Aluminum under the coating was corroding (salt?). They said the coating could be removed and replaced at about that price per foot. It wasn't Walbernize. They practically gave the trailer away to avoid having to deal with that. I would guess that this is what they were selling. I got a bottle of Walbernize for $16 the other day.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:12 AM   #26
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Have started using on my cars and truck " ICE " by Turtle Wax. It's a spray on, wipe off type of synthetic polymer. It leave such a nice shine was thinking about using on the AS. Has anyone used this before on theirs?

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I use ICE too. I apply mine with the sponge applicator. It wipes off easily and polishes up nicely. What I REALLY like about ICE when doing a car is that it is designed to be used on rubber and plastic trim. When I was a kid, I had to be very careful around these as they would get that white look whenever touched by wax.
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Have started using on my cars and truck " ICE " by Turtle Wax. It's a spray on, wipe off type of synthetic polymer. It leave such a nice shine was thinking about using on the AS. Has anyone used this before on theirs?

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I use the paste version of "ICE" on my truck. I've Walbernized the AS and liked the results, except I was not able to get a uniform, non swirly appearance on the front stainless steel rock guards. I used "ICE" on them, and they look great. No more swirly marks.

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Old 07-17-2015, 10:57 AM   #28
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I hear on that, ICE works on everything, plastic, rubber, and I really like how it repells water and dirt on the windows. Next it's going on the AS.
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