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Old 08-11-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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Awning Cover - Unable to Remove Wax "remains"

Having waxed the camper many times with several different products, while not waxing the aluminum awning covers, I got carried away this last round and applied Nu Finish to the covers. Now I can not totally remove the residue, leaving a chalky "mess" that I can not fully remove.

Having tried several different cleaner/waxes, scrub brushing, etc. the chalky appearance remains.

Seeking suggestions for a solution to my self-induced mess.

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Old 08-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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WD40, Mineral spirits or Dawn.... Then throw out the NF. 🥴
I would not use it on anything of value.

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Old 08-11-2019, 12:29 PM   #3
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Cool Throw out the Nu-Finish?

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WD40, Mineral spirits or Dawn.... Then throw out the NF. 🥴
I would not use it on anything of value.

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Correct, mineral spirits, WD-40 may remove it.

I only use Walbernize on our Airstream. Does a great job!

As to the Nu-Finish I have used it for years and years on all of our cars/vans/motorcyles, boats and even my frame off restoration show cars I did in the 1990's. Clear coat finishes, Acrylic Enamels, even some older GM cars with factory lacquer paint. Consumer Reports rated this product #1 for several years. You must have had a bad experience with it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #4
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Correct, mineral spirits, WD-40 may remove it.

I only use Walbernize on our Airstream. Does a great job!

As to the Nu-Finish I have used it for years and years on all of our cars/vans/motorcyles, boats and even my frame off restoration show cars I did in the 1990's. Clear coat finishes, Acrylic Enamels, even some older GM cars with factory lacquer paint. Consumer Reports rated this product #1 for several years. You must have had a bad experience with it.

Not really bad...Just that it's not any better than all the other STUFF on the market.
BTW, I don't use the walberstuff either. 👍

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Old 08-11-2019, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sounds odd, but try peanut butter. Let it sit for an hour then wash it off.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks All

Didn't intend to create a Walbernize or other brand dust-up, but thanks for the suggestions.

Methink I will start with WD-40, then maybe mineral spirits if the WD fails..
Since I only have chunky peanut butter , I'll hold onto that method should the others let me down.

Again, my thanks and I'll report back in a couple of days.

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #7
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If peanut butter is good enough for my Aston Martin, it will be fine for your awning!��
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:45 PM   #8
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Aston Martin - - A CanAm Tow Vehicle?

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Not trying to question the efficacy of the peanut butter approach to solving my issue, nor suggesting that your Aston Martin would be subject to some inappropriate substance application , just concerned that the crunchy variety we have on-hand would not permit full contact with the metal.

Off now for a PB&J

Again, my thanks and I'll put a large jar of creamy PB on the store list.

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:02 PM   #9
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Lol, thinking....
I wonder if the chunky variety might cut the wait time with it's abrasive nature.
Now there is the question of organic, low sodium, Jif, Skippy, Kroger, etc.
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Sorry to hear about your dilemma. I’m sure one of our folks will have some good ideas on how to help. A wealth of resources you’ve tapped into. Please let us know how it works out. I’m sure you’re not the first to have this problem. Good luck.
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I recommend that you clean the aluminum awning wrap with rubbing alcohol, then use a ceramic coating like Produxa or similar. That will coat it and shine it as well. It is a different aluminum finish than the Alcoa sheet aluminum on the AS sides and will not shine as well.
Good luck with your project.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:26 AM   #12
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I only use Walbernize on our Airstream. Does a great job!
Agree!

Walbernized my AS for the first time this summer, really impressed with the result! It may be an "old" product but it certainly gets the job done with an incredibly smooth finish.

Used WD40 for the stainless steel front rock guards, excellent result (Walbernize doesn't work so well on stainless steel).
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Correct

[as Bob said. ! Keep wax off plastic


QUOTE=ROBERT CROSS;2275669]WD40, Mineral spirits or Dawn.... Then throw out the NF. 🥴
I would not use it on anything of value.

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Old 08-13-2019, 07:32 AM   #14
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How do you keep the squirrels off the peanut butter? Or do you make them bring a mini buffer with them?
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My go to for "stuff" removal is auto body prep solvent. It is designed to be the last cleaning before painting. It does not harm plastics etc. and removes wax completely.

PrepSol is one brand, but virtually any auto store has it.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:53 AM   #16
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Success!!!!

With sincere thanks for all of the great suggestions, I am pleased to report that the WD-40 technique solved my problem.. Will also use it on the segment protectors - that stainless steel is a real pain.

Now, what to do with the commercial size container of peanut butter

Tis great to have all of you as an invaluable resource.

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Bill,
I feel like you might be poking fun!
Enjoy your sammiches!
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