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Old 04-20-2021, 04:23 PM   #1
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Washing polished 1978 Sovereigns

So, we used to wash our vintage trailer with Camco pro-strength Aluminum Care Wash. it was great. No streaks, got the polishing dust all off and looked shiny after. So of course they don’t make this anymore so what are y’all using to wash your polished airstreams. ??? I cannot find any threads or posts on older campers. I’ve searched all websites, Amazon, Camco, etc. I just don’t think Dawn dish soap sounds right. We polished our trailer with Nuvite and a Cyclo.
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Old 09-19-2021, 04:13 PM   #2
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BUT WHAT TO USE TO WASH , I. Also have Hard water so need some thing not to leave water spots.
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Old 09-19-2021, 04:52 PM   #3
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I dont think it's the soap as much as the hard water, I have a hose outlet on my water softner and with an electric power washer using miguiars wash and wax I get good results.
If I try to use the untreated city water I can not dry it fast enough to prevent water spots.
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:15 AM   #4
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I wash my polished 1963 with walbernize wash/wax and regular hose water. So it doesn’t leave any hard water spots I rinse with a spotless filter system. I only try and rinse with it because of the costs of the replacement cartridges.
It works well for me. I’ll see if I can post a link below:
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