Oxidation and Relaxation: Restoring your Vintage Camper

Paul Asks:

I bought a 1968 Forester camper with painted aluminum siding – what is the best product to clean the oxidation & restore shine to the paint? Thanks very much – Paul

Wade Responds:


Sounds like a fun project!  Because you are dealing with factory painted aluminum this is going to be a relatively easy and rewarding project.  I would first recommend giving your trailer a good bath with Beast Wash. Beast Wash will remove a lot of the damage that time can bestow upon a finish.  After a strong wash and a good rinse all you will need to do is wax it with some Wade Wax.  Using Wade Wax by hand you will easily remove oxidation while waxing all in one step.  Work with the product wet. Apply the product with a damp sponge and immediately start polishing the work area, typically a 1′ X 2′ area at a time.  Work the product until it disappears and leaves you with a shinny surface.  Your paint is much too thin to use compounds or a machine on.  This will be a fun and easy project, best done with a beer and lawn chair near by so you can take a break and enjoy the process!