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Old 09-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Wash and wax

Time to give our camper its first bath, I have heard not to wax the decals. I need some advise as to what to put on the decals if anything. I use regular car wax on the rest. Any better suggestions?

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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I wash with Zip car wash and then coat entire camper with Nufinish, decals and all. I have never noticed any adverse effects to decals.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I'm currently giving my trailer it's fall waxing.I use NuFinish, but not on the decals because it says on the bottle not to use on vinyl.For the decals I use 303 Protectant.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Aerospace 303 Protectant for the decals. A little goes a long way. People use it for anything and everything on their car and RV. It's especially good for the tires.

Google "Aerospace 303 on RV decals".
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #5
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I've used Nu-Finish for years over the whole TT and the only decals I'v ever has issues with are the ones on the side of the TT that faces directly into the sun all day long. IMO the sun does the damage not the waxes. Nu-Finish goes on so easy and rubs out with little to no effort and last.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Well, I hope you can wax over the decals. I just finished waxing the entire 5th wheel with Mothers paste wax, and applying Mothers Showtime after that. Decals and all, and boy is she slippery. Word of caution though, the front nose of the Crusaders are pretty scary to wax. I had really reach on the ladder and from the roof line, and all the time thinking this is going to make hell of a video if I slide off the front of this thing.
I also prefer the Zip Wax car wash soap from Turtle wax. I hit it before and after every trip decals and all.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Washed (with Zip Wax) and waxed ours on the weekend. Used Turtle paste wax. Noticed some blue color on the applicator when I waxed the decals on the sunny side. Being new I thought this was oxidation that the wax cleaned off.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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I bought some of 303 Aerospace protectant for my decals yesterday. I am pretty excited about this wonder material. We will see if it works.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:45 PM   #9
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I bought some of 303 Aerospace protectant for my decals yesterday. I am pretty excited about this wonder material. We will see if it works.
Where did you find it? I've looked and can't seem to locate any.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #10
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I went to 303's website and did a dealer search. Believe it or not our local swimming pool supply house carries it.
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