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    Cleaner and Polish for Painted Airplanes?

    I am going to be cleaning and waxing/polishing a few airplanes at my local airport to earn some cash for flight training. Wondering what product lines people recommend. All aircraft are painted with no bare metal.
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    I have used a product on my truck and it's great.............and easy ! It's called Top Coat and on the spray bottle it has F11. I took my truck through the car wash and when I got home, about 15 mi., I used the Top Coat and after two months it still looks good from just hosing it off or from the rain. It's not cheap but it's quick and pretty easy. I bought the 16 oz. bottle for about $36.00 and I've done the truck twice, glass and all and I still have enough to do it two more times. Check it out on YouTube.
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    PlanePerfect is a line of products used frequently by the C-195 crowd and similar. If it's good enough for a C-195, it's good enough for me!

    P.S. - You never realize how much surface area a plane has on it until you wax it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris In Marshfield View Post
    PlanePerfect is a line of products used frequently by the C-195 crowd and similar. If it's good enough for a C-195, it's good enough for me!

    P.S. - You never realize how much surface area a plane has on it until you wax it!
    Chris in Marshfield needs to update his name and signature:-)
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    I love the PlanePerfect window cleaner (EyesOutside or something along those lines) and the drywash isn't bad. As far as washing goes, I just use a mild soap to wash with and then I wax with Collinite 845. I've not found anything easier or better.

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    I use Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All products on my plane. With the degreaser, cleaner, and some spray on carnauba Turtle Wax it seems to do a good job. The Plex Wax works great on the windows too.

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    Does it matter if it's a fabric or metal surface we are waxing?

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