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Old 04-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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I like duragloss 101, 111, 501. 501 is a boat/rv (gel coat) sealer. IMHO, carnauba will leave a little better shine, sealer (synthetic wax) will last longer. Detailer friend of mine says to add bonding agent to above mentioned, to make it last even longer, haven't tried it yet, but will when (if) I get the honey do list caught up soon!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #12
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I may try that next time. You use the liquid or the paste?
I use the liquid. We were at Myrtle Beach SC and a couple that owned a Cleaning, Detailing and More company were working on a couple units close to where we were set up. He stopped over and gave me a card and we talked for a few minutes. He has used the Mothers product for years and I saw firsthand how well it worked on a couple trailers and the motorhome across from me.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #13
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Paste wax tends to stay on longer than most. Most brands are good now as opposed to a decade ago when only one or two brands would last. Marine grade products are fantastic (try to find one with Teflon in it). But no matter which one you choose, unfortunately the best way for it to stay on is to do a 3 step process (1- CLEAN - remove all previous wax and residue buildup, oftentimes a pre-wax cleaner applied and buffed off is best.....but adding a cupful of white vinegar to your wash bucket will also take most unwanted chemicals off 2- SEALANT - apply and buff with a pre-wax sealant....this fills all the tiny holes and cracks so that your wax will go on and stick much more efficiently....this is the hardest part of the buff job. 3) WAX. This will virtually eliminate any UV penetration and possibility of stain buildup. It will go on and buff off VERY smoothly after the sealant. Yes a 3 step job is a pain, BUT it is the best way to guarantee an amazing shine that will last the season AND repel almost anything.

Also, you can buy bug removal wipes (Armour All and other brands) that you can throw in your RV that can easily remove any residue quickly. (after the above mentioned wax job it comes right off)
Sorry so long winded, tried most everything with all my families vehicles, including boats, RV's, trucks, atv's, snowmobiles, etc.
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monte, what product do you use and do you use an electric buffer like the Griot etc. or totally by hand?
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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For the pre-wax cleaner and Sealant I used Auto Magic products (they are distributed here in Moncton at a high end detailing shop called Auto Indulgence. Cummings Auto Indulgence vehilcle detailing centre
Mcguire's and Mother's (also Eagle One) all make similar products.
For the wax this time I used Turtle Wax paste wax (LOL only thing I had left in the garage last fall) and it worked fine. It will wear off quicker than others but the sealant is the most important step......ANY paste wax used after the sealant is applied, tends to work better than just wax alone.BUT
The best ones out there are the marine based products. The one Iggy shows above probably has Teflon in it if you look at the ingredients. If possible try to find one with it in there. My family had boats for decades here in the salt water and it was my spring and fall job as a student to wax their hulls. At one point you could actually buy TEFLON liquid wax in a bottle direct from a sales rep. It helped keep the marina crud off the bottom of the boats.
I find the orbital buffer to be too inefficient if used flat against the side of the RV. You have to angle it to get the buffer to penetrate deep enough. I use it only to apply. Great to use with the CLeaner and the Sealant......that's where you want to dig in and then fill all the pores and cracks. For removal I use 2 separate buffing towels. One to go side to side, the other to up and down. Sounds crazy but it works. Buffing the sealant is 5X's harder than the wax.
Also don't forget to clean and then add a quick dash of wax on the inside/bottom lip of your slides. Just like the doors on your cars, this is where water will always pool. It lays here in the folds and screw holes. A touch of wax here will go a long way in keep water from getting in under where it shouldn't.
I've got a new RV on it's way from Michigan and I can hardly wait to spend a day or two with this process. Nothing better than doing the 3 step process on a new unit. Keeps it new for a long time.
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Monte, Excellant suggestions and Thanks for the input!
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I just went to WallyWorld and bought a can of this wax. I will give it a try.
I bought some of this today. How did it work for you?
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:34 AM   #18
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just found this video on Youtube. This guy does an amazing job and uses a great system for polishing up an RV that looks VERY similar to cfsoistman's Georgetown!!

How to Wash and Detail your RV with Mike Phillips - YouTube
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I just went to WallyWorld and bought a can of this wax. I will give it a try.
I spent 4 hours yesterday waxing the TT with the Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax (in the can) and I can't recommend this wax if you're doing it soley by hand. It's thick like a hard bar of soap and it's pretty hard to apply. I would have Popeye arms if I had done it all by hand. I ended up breaking out the 10" Orbital Buffer and I had to use a putty knife to get the wax out of the can to spread it on the buffing pad. Using the buffer made it so much easier to apply and the results were awesome. Since it's a cleaner wax it removed all the oxidation and left a very hard shine. It should look good for a long time, but even using the buffer I'm fairly sore today
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Question, and maybe it's been answered and i just didn't see it? When waxing, do you need to stay away from the decals or just wax right over them? On my old tt, i waxed over them and it seemed fine, but i only had the trailer for two seasons before buying my fiver. I want to do it right, and this thread has been a huge help. Thanks to all who are contributing.
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