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- June 2, 2016 at 7:44 am #34685
Thinking about using the Boeshield T9 on my wheels. Maybe spray it on thickly, let dry overnight and then remove the wax with a clean dry rag the next day. Not sure about other areas on Ollie. Exposure to salt air/water and road salt here in New England might direct me to perform extra maintenance. The T9 should protect against corrosion such as filiform spots on aluminum. Anyone gone down this path?
Our “cousins” over on Air Forum seem to buy this stuff by the case. 🙂
BuzzyJune 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm #34713
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Buzzy, It is really more like the old military cosmoline than wax, it is brown, thick, ugly and supremely effective. You would be fine spraying down some guns that you wanted to bury in your back yard for Armageddon, but you shouldn’t be spraying your RV with it.
I used it decades ago on aircraft. I still have a can in my garage for special uses, but honestly it isn’t something a normal person would have a need for. Pass on this one.
If you want to protect your wheels, wash and wax them twice a year inside and out with a good synthetic car wax like Meguires NXT wax. It is magic. I prefer the paste version.
I will be interested to see how the frame holds up in your harsh environment.
Does anyone know if the wheels are clear coated, or raw aluminum? They are sure pretty, but unlike steelies they can’t be refinished easily with a few cans of wheel paint. I am not sure I would keep them on my trailer. They will just get gravel dinged and look nasty in a couple of years. I like forest roads, and they are very hard on equipment.
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1 user thanked author for this post.June 3, 2016 at 3:47 pm #34715
Boeshield is clear and pretty clean to use. I use it on my bike chain and components all the time. You may be thinking of something else with a similar name?
Edit – found a video on using it on RVs – not particularly informative, but it’s something…
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1 user thanked author for this post.June 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm #34719
Yes, the Boeshield T9 product I use is clear as in the video above. In my sea kayaking I use it to treat steel rings (Wish I could find stainless steel ones, but no luck.) which are cemented to the inside of the cockpit. The cockpit gets a lot of exposure to salt water. They rust up very fast, so I treat them with Boeshield. Even if I forget to treat before the rust appears, the Boeshield will lift off the rust. That stuff is amazing on steel. Figured I might try it on aluminum. Treating the wheels seems easy enough. Overtime if I see rust on the frame, I might consider a larger application. I realize my environment may be more harsh than most.
BuzzyJune 24, 2016 at 10:10 am #35508
It felt like a Boeshield T9 kind of day, so I treated all four wheels with a heavy coat according to the directions. While I was at it, I treated the galvanized steel used to hold the leaf springs to the frame as well. It was very easy to apply! Just spray it on and let it dry. Will check on it tomorrow morning. The hope is to limit rust on the steel and filiform corrosion on the wheels. Time will tell. See pic below of the wheels after receiving a heavy coat.
BuzzyJune 25, 2016 at 7:27 am #35524
Whereas you have salt on the roads we have salt in the air. Year round. We live two miles from the Gulf of Mexico and rust is always on my mind. About 3 months after we took delivery of Setting Sail some lugs showed signs of rust. I was at the factory for an upgrade and they just switched out the lugs. I have been spraying Fluid Film which is a lanolin based product with some moderate effect. It even removes light rust. I will check out this Boeshield T9.
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1 user thanked author for this post.June 25, 2016 at 2:51 pm #35557
Epilogue: Today I circled back to wipe off the excess T9. Using a microfiber cloth, I spent about 4 minutes per wheel. I can not see any down side to this effort. The pics below show the before wipe off and after wipe off. The final result looks good to me. Interestingly, many of our Airstream cousins love this stuff and the Airstream website sells it. That says something to me.
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