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Old 08-08-2015, 11:51 AM   #1
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Keeping it clean

One thing I hate about RV'ing is cleaning the rig after a trip. Getting to the front of the cabover area is a real pain and bugs seem to stick to the material like crazy.

From a friend who is a car nut, I heard about a product called Rejex. You apply it like wax and it leaves a super slick finish. You can apply it to any surface that is smooth and doesn't get hot; windshield, headlight lenses, etc.

I used to use this on my motorcycle and helmet when I was riding and it works amazingly well and thought I would try it on the Solera.

After my recent trip after scouring bugs off the front for hours on end, I applied it to all the front facing surfaces of my rig before putting it back in storage.

I'm fully confident it will make the windshield, hood, and bumper easier to clean, and hoping it does the same for the cabover area, which is the worst part of the job. My wife is a winemaker and harvest season has started which means very long hours and working 6-7 days a week so we won't be using the rig for a while. I'll let folks know how it works the next time out.

Anyone have other products they use for making cleanup easier?
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Sea Foam Bugs Be Gone works very well for removing dried on bugs. Spray it on, let stand for 1 minute and brush if of with RV washing brush or rag.
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I use Mr Clean erasers (or generic version) rubber banded to a telescoping windshield squeegee after soaking with sea foam bug-be-gone or other. Honestly haven't noticed much difference in solvents - none work very well for me.
Thanks for the tip on Rejex. Think I'll try. Best coating I've found for easing bug removal so far is old fashioned "Mop-And-Glo"! All the vehicle waxes and similar (including formula 303 - which seems good on other applications) seem to get instantly penetrated by the bug splat. I understand the "Mop-And-Glo" isn't UV stable - maybe our very moderate climate here on the Central CA coast lets me get away with using it.
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I can attest to the value of using ReJex. I've been using it for several years on my classic cars, Corvettes, motorhome and trailers. It's truly great stuff although a bit expensive at about $25 a bottle. It does go a long ways so it's actually not overly expensive if you measure the price per bottle against the number of applications a bottle will give you!
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I can attest to the value of using ReJex. I've been using it for several years on my classic cars, Corvettes, motorhome and trailers. It's truly great stuff although a bit expensive at about $25 a bottle. It does go a long ways so it's actually not overly expensive if you measure the price per bottle against the number of applications a bottle will give you!

Can you talk to the issue of bug removal from the hard to reach cab over on a C, ease there of, etc.for this product. Greatly appreciated, and like others don't see any real difference with waxes, etc. that I have tried.
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Is there anything we should not use with Gel coating? We have trouble getting off bugs, also, but don't want to ruin the coating.
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Is there anything we should not use with Gel coating? We have trouble getting off bugs, also, but don't want to ruin the coating.
This is what I use on my Solera . Works great!!
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:19 PM   #8
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I've found the easiest way to clean the front cab over is from the roof using a good vehicle brush and lots of soap. Then again maybe not the easiest way but it works.
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Lukas oil has came out with a spray in a blue bottle, you wipe it on every other wash. I do it after every wash and just use a brush and soap and water and they come right off no hard scrubbing at all. It will make that cap look like brand new or even better I think. Been using it all season no problem at all. You can get it at Napa. I mean it is best stuff I have ever used....
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