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I got an older nomad at the beginning of the summer. When I got it home I scrubbed it with simple green and it cleaned up great! It looked clean compared to what it looked like before I started, But now I'm used to it and want it to really shine. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get that new shine back on and old alluminum TT, I would appreciate it.

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Paint it might be your best solution.


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I like it!!! I didn't realize I could. Do I just get an alluminum paint?

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It has paint on it just like your car does ,it can be waxed or if the paint is real dull you may need a light polishing cleaner wax.

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If you are handy and ever painted a car, sure you can paint it. You will first need to prep and etch the aluminum to prepare it for paint. Then get a couple of gallons of automotive paint in your favorite color and go at it. Or if you really don't care too much go get a couple of cases of rattle cams in your favorite color and go at it.

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Red Max Pro 3 does a great job on fiberglass. Maybe it will work on painted aluminium?
Do a forum search for Red Max.

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ya you are right dear. we can clean our room or home by the pain..

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They do make special paint to paint aluminum siding on a home. I would think it would work exactly the same on a RV. You do not need to do anything special except to wash off oxidized paint, which it sounds like you already did. Guy next door to me did the siding on his house this year and it looks great. His old siding was 30 years old with lots of white primer showing through the tan exterior color. One coat covered it nicely. I am sure he just got it at Lowe's or a Home Depot.

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I have 38 yrs experience auto painting and have painted many RVs ,there is no such thing as alluminum paint, there is a color aluminum , prep is the most important part of painting anything . It must be sanded with fine sand paper and primed with etching primer if the paint is sanded down to bare metal. Dont use house paint on your TT unless you dont care about a good finish . House paint will not give you quality look on your TT . ( good luck )

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I stand corrected. While there are numerous paints specifically recommended by people like B. Moore and S. Williams for painting aluminum siding, there apparently is no paint formulated exclusively for aluminum siding only.

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