March 27, 2019

Product Review: Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax All for Easy Waterless Horse Trailer Cleaning

Since I've now gone way out of my way to make this trailer exactly what I want it to be, it's time I started taking care of it.  You really should wash your trailer regularly and wax it twice a year.  I...have not done that.  In fact, I haven't washed or waxed it once yet...bad.  Traditional waxing, washing and clay barring is just a lot of freaking work, and that's time I don't have, so I've slacked.

But then I stumbled upon this:

It's a waterless wash/wax originally intended for airplanes (which are made of painted aluminum just like my horse trailer), and from what I can tell by the reviews (five stars after 2,000 reviews on Amazon!), it has a niche cult following.  It's made to Boeing and Airbus specifications for aircraft safety, and is biodegradable.

I'll cut to the chase: I was freaking blown away by this stuff.  Both how easy and fast it was to apply, and how amazing the results were.  My trailer looked like I spent hours washing, clay barring and waxing it.  If you live in a drought/water restricted area or if you just don't have a ton of time to spend on trailer maintenance like me, this stuff is the holy grail.



How do you use it?

Step 1: Spray on small area of trailer

Step 2: Wipe off.

That's it! And the trailer looks and feels like it just came out of the show room with that new trailer gleam.

Reflecting the indoor and the 3h slant next to it like a mirror!

It took me an hour and a half to do the outside of my trailer by hand.  I would spray it on, use a rag more or less soaked in it to agitate the dirt and black streaks, and then dry it completely with a dry rag.  As the dry rag got soaked, I demoted it to damp rag duty.  The damp rag was kind of unnecessary, but it worked for me.

Left side before, right side after (look at the caulk!)
Several things to note if you try this:- You have to dry it with a towel before it air dries or else it will leave a cloudy film (which you fix by re-wetting it with Wash Wax All and re-drying).

- It's safe to use every time you wash your trailer (the wax won't build up).

- If you submit a question about this via Amazon or the company's website, the owner will reply to you.  He's very passionate about his products and making sure people have a good experience with them.

- If your trailer has a lot of grit on the surface, it's a good idea to rinse it first so that you don't drag particles across it and scratch the paint.  I did not do this.

- A 16oz bottle ($9.95) did my 7'6 tall x 12'10 long x 6'4 wide trailer with very little left over

- I did it by hand with towels, but they do make poles and scrubbers to make it go quicker for large vehicles.  I recommend doing your trailer by hand at least the first time though - inspecting it that closely, I discovered some minor maintenance issues I'd have missed if I used a pole, such as failing caulk and nose paint chipped by rocks.

Working my way around the nose

- It's safe to use on "any surface that can get wet" but do a patch test first!

- It's probably not going to work well on a trailer with a busted clear coat or oxidized/chalky fiberglass.

- For tougher dirt, the instructions say to wipe with a damp (water) rag before drying, but I didn't have to do that.

- My black streaks were fairly new so it almost completely took them all off.  If your black streaks have become black stains, they recommend using "Polish All" to take them off.

- You could use this stuff to do like, one section per day if you only had 10 minutes after your ride to do it and couldn't dedicate a couple of hours to doing it all at once. 

This isn't an ad and they're not compensating me for this, this is just a freaking awesome and relatively cheap product that I wanted to share with everyone.  I've got a couple of other of their products I'll be reviewing too, but this is the main one.

Bottom Line: This is a game changer for trailer maintenance for me.  If you don't have time to devote to trailer cleaning, or if you live in a drought-prone area, this is a must have!

What: AeroCosmetics Wash Wax All
Quantity/price: Various, from 4oz for $4.95 to 5 gallons for $139.95.  16oz did my 1H slant once.
Where to buy: Amazon or direct from the manufacturer


  1. oh my god. I NEED THIS. My trailer has green streaks on it (just from this winter) and I had it washed at the trailer company I bought it from like two years ago and they waxed it but nothing since. I need to buy this then rope my husband into doing it for me. I am chicken of ladders (I can do the low part). Thank you for your review. I would totally spray mine off first for any leaf particles etc. WOW! thanks again!

    1. You're welcome! Sorry husband haha! If you get an extension pole you wouldn't even need a ladder from what I've read (RV people who are also afraid of ladders have reviewed it) but yeah it'll be easier and faster if you can see the roof.

  2. nice review - my truck and trailer live full time underneath a tree and they both look pretty sad right now haha. this looks like a pretty easy cheap and effective solution, esp the whole "biodegradable" thing too!

    1. Yeah, biodegradable wasn't my first criteria but I'll admit it does make me feel better not putting chemicals into the ground at the barn. You'll have to let me know if it works for you! Should take tree crap right off.

  3. Mentally reviewing how long it would take me to do this to my 3-horse gooseneck makes me want to cry a little 🤣 but that's awesome that the product works so well! I'm going to pass the review on to my mom, her trailer is sporting very unattractive green lines all over it currently!

    1. You could toooootally do it way faster than I did if you had the extension pole and big mop head. I really took my time doing it by hand, haha.

  4. I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't really cleaned my trailer - I'll have to try this! Thanks :)

  5. THANK YOU! This stuff looks amazing. My trailer is almost a year old, but I've never actually used it yet, so it's still quite clean. I'd like it to stay that way, so I'll have to get me some of this magical trailer windex!

    1. Take care of it and it will take care of you!