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Old 01-30-2006, 12:52 AM   #21
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hi razorback and welcome to the forums

alcoa paints the clear on before it leaves their factory. arrives at airstream in prepainted sheets, stacked to gether and with a thin film applied to the surface that is removed during construction.

yes walbernize can be used on the new clearcoat.....buy the version formulated for new finishes....the dealer knows the difference.

did you buy from the shop is searcy? great folks and prices....sometimes the tech with apply a coat before delivery......or gene will give you a free bottle during the purchase.

i tried a section and didn't like it, so i tried several auto waxes that i use on my cars/trucks....these worked great....plain wax, not cleaner/polish/wax...as the can abrade. settled on meguire's ploy sealant wax....easy on and off. good for 6 months to a year depending on trailer conditions....for rough deposits on the finish i use a detailers clay. for small scratches i use meguires scratch-x. microfiber sponges for application and microfiber towels for buffy wax off.

your owners manual should say it is safe to use any quality auto wax....


but many here worship the wallbernize....

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:28 AM   #22
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Thanks, 2airs

I will probably take your recommendation and use what you do. Mequires makes a good product.

I got the Classic as we were going through Texas. I know the Searcy dealer moves a lot of them, but we just happened across one in Texas at a good price. We weren't really looking for a new one as our 76 Caravanner was serving us just fine, but we had been traveling for 4 months and the 25' one was closing in on us. We are in hog heaven with the new one!

Thanks for the wax info.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:37 AM   #23
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hey razor back, that's a great unit. sometimes the trailer finds you.....

and you live in a wonderful state for outdoor living.

i'm coming down next month for some mtn bike riding and hiking...love arkansas.

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Old 01-30-2006, 01:49 AM   #24
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There are a lot of good things to see in Arkansas. You can fill up a vacation and still not see everything. If you like bluegrass and acoustical music, try Mountain View in the Spring and Summer. Musicians come from everywhere to sit and jam on the square every night of the week, but particularly on weekends. We spend several weeks a year there because its so laid back. If you ever get to check it out, Fiddlers Valley RV park is just a couple of blocks off of the square and great rates ($18 per night). If you like this type of music and getting away from the fast paced places, you'll make more than one trip.
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Walbernize makes different formulas. For the new Alcoa finishes, use the Walbernize Super Seal Product. It will not harm that surface. I'm sure you looked at one of the other products.

http://www.walbernize.com/rvsuperseal.html

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Thanks, Jack

I may do some more research on it. It sounds like what everyone else is using, but the clear coat warning on the section I looked at scared me.
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Thanks, Jack

I may do some more research on it. It sounds like what everyone else is using, but the clear coat warning on the section I looked at scared me.
It is perfectly safe on your new trailer as long as you use the Super-Seal product. I've used it on both my Airstreams and my dealer Walbernizes every trailer he sells prior to delivery. The only thing it is not good on is the stainless steel rock guards. It streaks the finish so don't use it there.

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