Originally Posted by Otter
Great video, thanks for posting. How is the polished aluminum holding up? Any maintenance issues?
Of course since it's raw aluminum it wants to rot, stain, get patchy, etc Every 6 months or so I go to town on it with mothers aluminum polish, and then spray and polish with s100 polish/corrosion protectant (it's actually marketed for motorcycles). Same procedure front and back.
It should be covered with at least a spray on detail wax when washed or it will pit. Not as bad as it sounds IMO. 2-3hrs of work for front and back every 6 months or simple spritz wax when washed.
I use a power washer with a soap/wax combo on the whole van when I clean it, so spray on wax isn't even a separate step.