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Old 07-31-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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RV specific wax for aluminum??

My TT is the entry level corrugated aluminun type. Should I stick with RV specific wax even though I dont have a gel coat? I was going to use an automotive wax across the whole thing; even decals. Thought??
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My TT is the entry level corrugated aluminun type. Should I stick with RV specific wax even though I dont have a gel coat? I was going to use an automotive wax across the whole thing; even decals. Thought??
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Is your TT painted or bare unfinished corrugated aluminum?
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Im pretty sure bare finish. The metal seams really pourous.
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Im pretty sure bare finish. The metal seams really pourous.
Air streams are bare,your looks painted. Use a aluminum polish on diamond plate that's a job.
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"Zac808"...... I doubt that it's aluminum. From the photo of your trailer, it's corrugated fiberglass with a painted gelcoat. As they get older, the gelcoat can become porous and harder to keep waxed. Often, using a liquid wax, like NuFinish (orange bottle available at all auto stores and Walmart) will be one of the easiest to apply and will bring back some luster. You may have to do a few coats over a short period of time.

When they get too bad, many are using ZEP floor wax to bring back the luster. Do a search for Zep.

Lastly, if your trailer is corrugated aluminum, it's painted and needs the same treatment as described above.
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Never seen an RV with fiberglass sides like the picture shows. ever!!
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It's corrugated aluminum, which has a painted finish. Use any automotive type polish (few of them are actually "wax" any more), or a marine or RV polish if you prefer. No special product required.

Even the Airstream aluminum is clear-coated. Without it, the aluminum would tarnish to a dull gray in a few months.
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All of the Fleetwood Jamboree Class C's built years ago had corrugated fiberglass side panels. I know, because it was a pain to wax for 14 years. Many coaches have a corrugated fiberglass panel. They eventually went away from the design.
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Picked up some NuFinish. Worked good on the glossy white areas. The grey areas are more of a matted paint job so not as glossy.
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All of the Fleetwood Jamboree Class C's built years ago had corrugated fiberglass side panels.
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