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Old 10-17-2016, 07:43 PM   #21
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I read to be sure and use 100% cotton to buff. The ones that have polyester in them will eventually leave swirl marks, even if they do not show up at first.
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They say the new soft microfiber seem to be the norm now.

Hard to find good quality soft cotton unless I use my DW towels.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:18 AM   #22
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Bamabob... I have heard that the aircraft cleaner is really good to clean and wax, but how effective is it in removing scratches and swirl marks left by previous buffing?
I am not sure how it works removing swirl marks -I would follow Iggy's procedure there.

Then throw all that old school wax and buffers away and use Wash Wax All

Literally, it is a 2 step procedure:
  1. Apply wash wax all solution to the wet side of the pad ; rub over area to be cleaned
  2. Flip the pols over to the dry side pad and 2-3 strokes to buff the paint

you are done. Go to next section to be cleaned. Yes it is that easy.
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:20 AM   #23
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They say the new soft microfiber seem to be the norm now.

Hard to find good quality soft cotton unless I use my DW towels.
X2, microfiber is the way to go. When you buy the Wash Wax All kit, they include microfiber cloths (and I think the pads for the pole are microfiber as well.)
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:36 AM   #24
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I am not sure how it works removing swirl marks -I would follow Iggy's procedure there.

Then throw all that old school wax and buffers away and use Wash Wax All

Literally, it is a 2 step procedure:
  1. Apply wash wax all solution to the wet side of the pad ; rub over area to be cleaned
  2. Flip the pols over to the dry side pad and 2-3 strokes to buff the paint

you are done. Go to next section to be cleaned. Yes it is that easy.

I have used paste wax as well as waterless detailer sprays and they have done well.
My objective is to do a good wax job especially areas at the top of each sides which are about 11 ft to the roof edge.

With all the reading I have been doing detailing is actually a science that make all the wax manufacturers rich.
Anyway we will keep everyone posted on my success with before and after pictures.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:53 PM   #25
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Try. WWWAUTOGEEKS.COM for expertise
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #26
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Yes I have been watching all their video. It is very informative for anyone wanting more than just a basic wax job.
I plan on using their techniques when I do my motorhome.

My buffer and pads will arrive the end of the week.
I also ordered a gallon jug of this stuff.
It cleans waxes and seals all in one. Probably last me a few years.
I got the All-In-One gallon for $59 and free shipping and no tax.
If I bought smaller bottles 16 oz for $16-18 it comes out cheaper in the long run to buy the gallon. Anyone need any?
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:02 PM   #27
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Look up Optimum Detailing Kit which comes with an orange,white and black pads.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:48 PM   #28
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Just for the heck of it I will throw my two cents into this thread. I go through quite a process when washing my 351DS. I use a portable scaffold purchased from Harbor Freight to get the top half. I go through the entire process (the length of the scaffold approx. 6 ft), get down move the scaffold and do the bottom section (four times per side). I use a spotless water system (only because we have hard water and I can't stand water spots) crspotless.com. I use Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash (for soap). After rinsing I use Griot's Flexible Water Blade to remove most of the water. In the drying process I use Eagle 1 Wax as you Dry. I have no swirls. Since there is a water shortage here in Calif. I have been using a Waterless Wash & Wax System manufactured by Chemical Guys and if you want just pure shine I use Speed Wipe by Chemical Guys. I suggest you go on their website www.chemicalguys.com because they have everything when it comes to taking care of your car/rv including a wide selection of towels.
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Just for the heck of it I will throw my two cents into this thread. I go through quite a process when washing my 351DS. I use a portable scaffold purchased from Harbor Freight to get the top half. I go through the entire process (the length of the scaffold approx. 6 ft), get down move the scaffold and do the bottom section (four times per side). I use a spotless water system (only because we have hard water and I can't stand water spots) crspotless.com. I use Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash (for soap). After rinsing I use Griot's Flexible Water Blade to remove most of the water. In the drying process I use Eagle 1 Wax as you Dry. I have no swirls. Since there is a water shortage here in Calif. I have been using a Waterless Wash & Wax System manufactured by Chemical Guys and if you want just pure shine I use Speed Wipe by Chemical Guys. I suggest you go on their website www.chemicalguys.com because they have everything when it comes to taking care of your car/rv including a wide selection of towels.
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Old 10-21-2016, 01:40 AM   #30
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cleaning and waxing

I use Aerospace 303 on my RV, cars, and anything else that is exposed to elements (especially the sun). If you apply it as per the instructions, your RV will stay cleaner and slicker longer than you will ever get from any wax.
Aerospace 303 was created for racing boats and planes to cut down on friction.

Usually, all you will need to do is use a California Duster to keep it clean. Dirt, grime and most other things, really don't stick to it. If you do a good job applying it, and dust it regularly, it can easily last for at least a year. If you get gunk, or bird crap on it, just lightly wipe it off with a damp cloth. If you a stickler for finish (like me), use a spray detailer (like people use on vehicles at car shows). That makes it even slicker. Even dust has a hard time sticking to it.

It is also a great product to use on your RV roof (rubber) because it is a fantastic UV blocker. It isn't cheap, and I think they sell it at camping world now. If you aren't near one of their stores, you buy it at places like West Marine.
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