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MountaineerStreamer 08-11-2019 11:15 AM

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.

Many Thanks
Bill

ROBERT CROSS 08-11-2019 11:43 AM

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

TETO

Bob
🇺🇸

uraljohn 08-11-2019 12:29 PM

Throw out the Nu-Finish?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS (Post 2275669)
WD40, Mineral spirits or Dawn.... Then throw out the NF. 🥴
I would not use it on anything of value.

TETO

Bob
🇺🇸

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.

ROBERT CROSS 08-11-2019 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uraljohn (Post 2275690)
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. 👍

Bob
🇺🇸

AtomicNo13 08-11-2019 02:25 PM

Sounds odd, but try peanut butter. Let it sit for an hour then wash it off.

MountaineerStreamer 08-11-2019 03:36 PM

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 :innocent::blush:, 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.

Bill

AtomicNo13 08-11-2019 04:08 PM

If peanut butter is good enough for my Aston Martin, it will be fine for your awning!��

MountaineerStreamer 08-11-2019 05:45 PM

Aston Martin - - A CanAm Tow Vehicle?
 
AtomicNo13
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 :angel:, just concerned that the crunchy variety we have on-hand would not permit full contact with the metal;).

Off now for a PB&J:D:D

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

Bill

AtomicNo13 08-11-2019 06:02 PM

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.

redhat200 08-12-2019 09:38 AM

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.

jimfa440 08-12-2019 09:40 AM

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.

Hermes 08-12-2019 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uraljohn (Post 2275690)

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).

Life is a Highway 08-12-2019 12:38 PM

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.

TETO

Bob
🇺🇸[/QUOTE]

nuttinbutxs 08-13-2019 07:32 AM

How do you keep the squirrels off the peanut butter? Or do you make them bring a mini buffer with them?

dznf0g 08-13-2019 07:35 AM

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.

MountaineerStreamer 08-13-2019 07:53 AM

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 :blush:

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

Regards,
Bill

AtomicNo13 08-13-2019 08:00 AM

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


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