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Old 05-04-2017, 03:52 PM   #1
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I am thinking about waxing the outside/fiberglass shell and front cap for the first time. Is it worth it? It seems a like a ton of work.

if so, what wax do you use?

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Old 05-04-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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Yes and yes. It is worth it and it is a ton of work. If you thickly wax the cap, the bugs come off MUCH more easily. I wax about every 4-6 months, depending on how many love bugs we kill in the process of driving to/from FL. I can tell, when the love bug juice becomes hard to remove, it is time to wax again.

I use Meguiar's Gold.
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Old 05-04-2017, 04:30 PM   #3
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Wax wax and wax. We use an amazing product called Wash Wax All. Easy just spray on and wipe off.
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Been using this stuff for over three years and it seems to work fine.....easy on, easy off. Use it about every six months or so - takes me a full day when I'm feeling ambitious, otherwise I do one side one day, other the next, then front and rear caps

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Old 05-04-2017, 05:10 PM   #5
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I wax twice a year with Ibiz, wipe on wipe off wet. Our 2004 we traded looked almost new and we got top dollar for it. Very worth it.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:54 PM   #6
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Mother's California gold and protectorant on decals andblack trim where wax would be difficult to buff off. Goes on and comes off easy like nu finish .
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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Wax wax and wax. We use an amazing product called Wash Wax All. Easy just spray on and wipe off.
http://amzn.to/2qFexDF


X2 , I do my entire Cedar Creek in one day with this product. I also use wash wax all my truck and my wife's car.
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My old unit was a bit oxidized and had waxed/ buffed a couple times. What a pain in the butt. Decided to try something different and found a product called CostaCoat. It's a polymer and came in a kit with stripper solution, grey 1000 grit 3M pad and polymer. Scrubbed it all down and it looked like hell. The polymer is applied with a microfiber pad and just wipes on, no buffing. 5-6 coats are recommended with 20 minutes between coats. First couple of coats didn't seem like it was doing much but after 6 you could use the side of trailer for a mirror. Well worth a days work. Lasted over 2 years.
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Old 05-05-2017, 12:46 AM   #9
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Hi I use Meguiars Flagship Marine Wax M6332 goes on easy and wipes off easy. This wax has high UV protection and made to protect fiberglass. I applied wax with a powered random orbit wax applicator and wiped it off with a towel. They had a seminar on waxes at the Goshen international Frog rally last year. This is the product he recommended we use to protect the surface of our RV's

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Hi I use Meguiars Flagship Marine Wax M6332 goes on easy and wipes off easy. This wax has high UV protection and made to protect fiberglass. I applied wax with a powered random orbit wax applicator and wiped it off with a towel. They had a seminar on waxes at the Goshen international Frog rally last year. This is the product he recommended we use to protect the surface of our RV's

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X2 on the marine wax. You definitely want UV protection. I'm using Starbrite on my truck and TT. It's been the longest lasting wax I've used yet. It's formulated for boats, so you don't have to worry about damaging the graphics.
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Been using this stuff for over three years and it seems to work fine.....easy on, easy off. Use it about every six months or so - takes me a full day when I'm feeling ambitious, otherwise I do one side one day, other the next, then front and rear caps

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X2 for Nu Finish. Can get this at Walmart. I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on graphics.
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I use " rejex" some tru value hardware store have it or order on line bugs and brake dust don't stick
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I am thinking about waxing the outside/fiberglass shell and front cap for the first time. Is it worth it? It seems a like a ton of work.

if so, what wax do you use?

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Yes, wax, polish. I use Turtle Wax 'ICE', on 'everything' exterior, except the windshield, (there I use Rainex) it doesn't leave white residue on the plastic/rubber parts. It's good for UV protection, tires, can be applied in the sun or shade. Easy on, easy off. No muss, no fuss. Works for us.
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:14 PM   #14
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Take it from someone who lives in Florida...bug capital of the world....WAX IT!
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Old 05-05-2017, 06:49 PM   #15
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I use marine wax 2x per year and on the "odd quarters" put a coat of Aerospace 303 on the cap and all the slide seals. Camper is only 1.5 years old, so no telling if it makes a difference, but I'm hoping to keep this nice for 10.

Plus, using a buffer every six months gets rid of whatever black streaks start to form.
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I use Shurhold's Pro Polish on my 2013 Rockwood Signature Ultralite and it still looks like the day I bought it. The polish goes on easy and buffs out with a rag. No electric polisher needed.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:43 PM   #17
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I have use Meguiars Flagship Marine Wax with great results. I'm going to try the Wash Wax All this go around. I just ordered it and should be here Monday.
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I have use Meguiars Flagship Marine Wax with great results. I'm going to try the Wash Wax All this go around. I just ordered it and should be here Monday.
Yeah, this is what I will probably go with myself, I have put it in my cart and I just need to buy it I do have some amazon money that I can use.

Let me know how it work?
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:02 PM   #19
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I debugged mine with the bug desolver stuff from Advanced Auto. It cleaned up the bugs, and the pine drippings. Once cleaned off I coated it with a thick spread of wax, followed by wipping down and buffering it. It shines and blinds you with the Great Shine. Yea will do it again in about 3 to 4. Oh I forgot MOTHERS PURE WAX.


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Old 05-08-2017, 03:09 PM   #20
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Wax is like motor oil or the Chevy versus Dodge versus Ford debate, everyone has a favorite and they all do about the same thing. I buy cheap Turdle wax and call it good, twice a year.
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