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Old 01-13-2015, 07:08 PM   #11
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Seems to me that I actually read the instructions for Nu Finish and that they don't want you to apply it over wax. I'm wondering about that since I use Simoniz Wash 'n' Wax. Have you any knowledge?
Probably true Glenn, since NuFinish isn't a wax but a polymer coating. Easy fix though if you want to remove the wax -- just wash the trailer with regular Dawn.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:02 PM   #12
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Seems to me that I actually read the instructions for Nu Finish and that they don't want you to apply it over wax. I'm wondering about that since I use Simoniz Wash 'n' Wax. Have you any knowledge?
I have been using nu finish for years, on all our cars and trucks and the old 5.0..
Have never had any issue with it going over wax, but then I suppose when you are ready to apply it, most of the wax would have been gone by then. We sold the old 5.0 4 years later and honestly it looked just like new when sold.

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Old 01-14-2015, 07:08 PM   #13
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I've had great luck with NuFinish. I've used it for years on cars and it seems to last quite well. I just bought some of their Wash product too, but haven't tried it yet.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:27 AM   #14
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How often should trailer be waxed? We just purchased our 15' last November and have used it twice since picking up at ETI. I've washed it at a coin-op car wash and once at a semi truck car wash and selected wax option. Is this a bad practice? Should I only wax by hand? And how often? Do I treat chrome more frequently than the rest of trailer to avoid pitting?
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I've done mine by hand (used a buffer). While I did it twice last year I'll shoot for once and see how it goes with the 5.0TA. If I had a 15 I'd try for twice but be okay with once. Is there chrome on your trailer?
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Old 03-29-2015, 05:48 PM   #16
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I think a min of once per yr shud be good using nu finish.

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Old 03-30-2015, 12:11 AM   #17
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I've done mine by hand (used a buffer). While I did it twice last year I'll shoot for once and see how it goes with the 5.0TA. If I had a 15 I'd try for twice but be okay with once. Is there chrome on your trailer?
Actually I don't think it does. When I saw someone else's post regarding chrome, I thought well maybe there's a chrome strip but on second thought, no I don't think it does. I will continue to wash it in a coin-op after each use but will wax it by hand at least once a year. Thanks for the advice, everyone!
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The door hinges are pretty shiney...
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How often should trailer be waxed? We just purchased our 15' last November and have used it twice since picking up at ETI. I've washed it at a coin-op car wash and once at a semi truck car wash and selected wax option. Is this a bad practice? Should I only wax by hand? And how often? Do I treat chrome more frequently than the rest of trailer to avoid pitting?
Polish the chrome door hinges with a good chrome polish ( I use Mother's but there are many others) to prevent pitting. Pitting is caused by oxidation and a good chrome polish both removes oxidation and prevents/retards its occurrence. I don't recommend wax or other sealants on chrome. They don't hurt it, but they don't make it shine as well either.
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The door hinges are pretty shiney...
Right you are! Now I have something to do if it warms up today.
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