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Old 03-04-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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Wax...

I've seen lots of members talking about waxing their rig once before their first run out of the year.. What kind of wax do you use? Mine is a bumper pull and I am thinking of doing just the nose to keep the 4 million dead bugs off it.. Do you have to do the whole unit?
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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I did my travel trailer last season and I used a liquid Turtle Wax with a buffer and it came out great.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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No...you dont have to do the whole trailer, just like you dont have to do your whole car...question is why wouldnt you want to? It will protect the trailer from powerful UV rays, it will allow you to wash it way easier. A waxed unit washes up way nicer...if you get caught towing in the rain and its gets all the road grime splashing up on it, it will wash up much easier. It will look great once you are done. Granted its alot of work, but I do mine over the span of 2 or 3 days.

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
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What brand of wax does everyone use?
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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I use Zymol liquid cleaner/wax once a year and then Zymol detailing spray throughout the year.

My wife and I can do our 38 foot aluminum siding trailer in a long day.

I even use it on the door and storage covers.

Try it on a small area I think you will b pleased with the results
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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I'm a big fan of Mequiar products for my vehicles, boat and FW.
http://www.meguiars.com/en/marine/pr...atrv-pure-wax/
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:49 PM   #7
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+1 for Zymol and Meguires...I have used both with great results....
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:37 PM   #8
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I have used Nu Finish (orange bottle) the last couple years...it goes on and comes off pretty easy. But it doesn't seem to last as long as I would like...I guess thats what happens when its too easy to remove... so think I will switch this year to the Meguiars product...have often used Meguiars products on the car and truck and have always liked it, just thought it would be too much work on an entire trailer, but have decided it will be worth the extra effort....I think a buffer will be the next tool I purchase...

Kerrlakelover...do you use the same Meguiars RV product on your vehicle, or a different Meguiars product specifically for vehicles?

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:36 AM   #9
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I have used Nu Finish (orange bottle) the last couple years...it goes on and comes off pretty easy. But it doesn't seem to last as long as I would like...I guess thats what happens when its too easy to remove... so think I will switch this year to the Meguiars product...have often used Meguiars products on the car and truck and have always liked it, just thought it would be too much work on an entire trailer, but have decided it will be worth the extra effort....I think a buffer will be the next tool I purchase...

Kerrlakelover...do you use the same Meguiars RV product on your vehicle, or a different Meguiars product specifically for vehicles?

Rick
I used to be the crazy one in our camping group who, instead of sitting around in the shade while if we were not out on the boats, was waxing the motorhome the week of our vacation. But, since I just turned 60, I've started sitting in the shade with them and waxing the FW at home in the shade under the shed.

I use the entire line of Mequiars RV/Marine products on the boat and FW depending on what I'm working on (#s 49, 56, & 67). For simply waxing the FW, I've started putting the wax on with a slow inexpensive 10-12" orbital polisher. Then I remove the wax with my old main stay...real cotton baby diapers. (I'm more picky with the truck since the finish is totally different than the siding on the FW). I've done this on my last 2 FWs and it has really decreased the time and elbow grease in waxing the big square monster.

I have also been using wash and wax for the last few years on the body of the FW....not the top. Between it, the Mequiars, and storing it under the shed, I only really wax it once a year.

One last unpaid advertisement. For you boaters, I've been using Eagle One Wax-As-You-Dry for a couple of years on the ski boat every time I pull it out and dry it off. This stuff is awesome and really helps keep the boat spiffed up. It also smells good! https://www.eagleone.com/wax-as-u-dry
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:44 AM   #10
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First go buy Opti-seal and seal your paint then wax with turtle wax. It will look wet when you are done. Opit-seal is the key for your paint!!!!!!!! And i wax every inch of it. And now that i have full paint it is a must.
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