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Old 02-14-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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what a job!!!

Well, i spent 5 hours yesterday waxing the trailer. THANK goodness that is only a once a year thing. It doesnt seem that big until you start rubbing every square inch of it. Now of course, today it's raining!! i'm surprised we're not getting a typhoon since i spent all day waxing it.
Anyway, it looks great. Got up on the roof and cleaned that also. Although it wasnt as bad as what i thought it was going to be. All the sealent looked good except for on the refrigerator vent. The 4 screwholes on the top had sealent in them and when i hit it with the brush it just came right out so that's about all i have to repair.
Going to take it in next week to have them look at the tv and cable wire running through the trailer. I'm not getting any digital stations and the tech said it sounds like it's just a bad tv so he'll probably order me a new one.
I've been wanting to bring it in for a few monor warranty things anyway and since spring is almost here i'd rather do it now before i have to leave it there for 2 weeks once everyone else decides to get into spring cleaning mode.

Have a good weekend..
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:33 PM   #2
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What, only 5 hours??? After washing mine last weekend, and working peice meal a hour or so at a time, I finally got mine completely waxed yesterday. Come to think of it, I probably don't have too much more than 5 hours total in my wax job either. It does take time, don't it??

But it do shine purty!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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my first time, it took me 4 days, its a big job.
congrats on your energy level
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:35 AM   #4
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I probably took longer doing the front of my Surveyor then down the sides. The slope makes that part very difficult. Ended up setting up a ladder at each side, and reaching as far as possible. Then used a couple of bungee cords to strap a small piece of plywood to the gas tanks, so I could stand on those to do the upper middle.

A powered polisher does a great job on those long straight streches.
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I thought about using the buffer, but there are so many areas that you just cant get into and would have to do by hand, it almost made not worth the effort to use the buffer.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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eandsphotography, I used the polisher for just that....the polishing, not the application. I applied the wax (Protect-All), then used the polisher, and did a finish up with a terry towel in the corners that I couldn't reach with the polisher. It went a lot faster that way....and still took a long time, but hopefully saved my arm and shoulder some.
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Congrats of the job well done, the wax that you used, is it safe for "gelcoat"?
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:06 AM   #8
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Congrats of the job well done, the wax that you used, is it safe for "gelcoat"?
I certainly hope so, or I have really goofed up.

It is advertised for use on paint, fiberglass, clear coats, gel coats, and a bunch more uses. I spray it directly on my trailer, rub it in with a soft cloth (slightly saturated with ProtectAll), and rub it off with my power polisher before it dries too much. According to the label, it can also be used on plastic, vinyl, and rubber, so I don't worry if it gets on those type of trim items. It probably doesn't last as well as some of the high-end stuff, but the ease of application makes it worth while for me.

You can buy it Walmart....I think in the RV section.

Check out: http://www.protectall.com/index.htm
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