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Old 08-29-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Waxing

Since our new Cardinal was sitting on the lot for a while, it needs waxing.
Have a few questions for the experts!

Do we wax the decals
Do we wax the end caps (don't want them to turn yellow)
What is the best wax to use

Thanks .... Cheryl
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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Yes wax everything, especially the end caps. Put extra on the front, it makes getting the bug guts off much easier. I use Nufinish or any good carnauba wax just as I would on a car.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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I'm afraid you are going to get a lot of different opinions on which is best, from regular car wax to special waxes for RV's. My dealer told me its okay to use car wax. I just use my Mcquiars car wax on my 5th wheel so check back in a couple of years and I'll let you know how it looks.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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We use Glassco or somthing like that really expensive but easy application. It was recommended by some several camp hosts we know.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #5
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Yes wax and keep waxing. I use NuFinish as its seems to do as well as the others for less$. It does however say do not use on vinel, thats up to you. I will put a few coats on the front cap to make bug removel alittle easier. I have used Protect All and find it very hard to use, but then maybe just me.

Between hand wax I use Turtlle Zip Wash and Wax. It seems to not only do a good job of cleaning but keeps the shine up also. Good luck with your Cardinal.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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Been using Nu Finish for years on cars, boats, trucks and campers. Nice thing is when applying any marks or bug guts can be removed with Nu Finish very easily and instead of a cleaner which removes the shine this adds shine while cleaning.
Just did our Cardinal last week and it is a big job but worth it. Probably the only time I miss a smaller unit.
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Good Lord, we are beat. Been waxing for 2 days (afternoons). Some places we had to do twice. Tomorrow will be the front cap and that will do it.

Hoping after the new year we can get an awning and that should help.

(dealers should have these babies waxed before deliver since they cost so much)
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:55 PM   #8
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(dealers should have these babies waxed before deliver since they cost so much)


Agreed
i use meguirs are any other good car wax.
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What about the so called "sealers" that mean you don't have to wax? Anyone?
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I also decided to make sure I had a good wax.
Meguiar's M6332 Flagship Premium Marine Wax - 32 oz.

I picked up 2 bottles of this stuff off of Amazon.com. Free shipping and no tax.
This is really great stuff. Easy on and easy off.
I have done my rig twice and I'm almost used 3/4's of the first bottle.

Amazon.com: Meguiar's M6332 Flagship Premium Marine Wax - 32 oz.: Automotive

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Look under Marine and RV from main page
Meguiar’s Flagship Premium Cleaner/Wax is a unique formula that will effortlessly remove light oxidation and water spots, minor scratches and haze while adding brilliant gloss and superior protection. Powerful Flagship ingredients provide long lasting protection against salt air corrosion and the sun’s devastating ultraviolet rays. It’s perfect to use on all fiberglass, painted and gel coated surfaces. Works great on all colors and in direct sunlight!
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I use Eagle One Nana wax i really like it easy on and easy off and can use it on everything
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How often and how long?

Couple of questions for the waxers.

How often do you wax your rig?
How long does it take, on average, to do the job?

I paid a guy $150 to wash and wax my rig for me back in late January and he did a great job, but I am thinking about doing it my self next time and putting the $150 in my pocket. I also know that one of the fringe benefits of waxing it yourself is you get to know your rig better - going over all those nooks and crannies.
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Couple of questions for the waxers.

How often do you wax your rig?
How long does it take, on average, to do the job?

I paid a guy $150 to wash and wax my rig for me back in late January and he did a great job, but I am thinking about doing it my self next time and putting the $150 in my pocket. I also know that one of the fringe benefits of waxing it yourself is you get to know your rig better - going over all those nooks and crannies.

I did it in stages over 2 days while parked in front of the house. The stuff I mentioned goes on and off easy and really removes any dirt also.
I plan on doing mine twice a year as I'm in the hot desert.
I need wax with UV protection to protect the fiberglass and the decals.
$150 is reasonable for wash and wax. It would cost me at least $10 a foot.
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It takes me and my daughter at least 4 or 5 hours to do it all wash and wax and wash windows
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The biggest problem with washing and waxing is the bug removal. Any advice on what works really well?
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HAve heard bounce dryer sheets work well when you rub spots with it. I usually use the NuFinish polish to remove them
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The biggest problem with washing and waxing is the bug removal. Any advice on what works really well?
After waxing my front cap with the marine wax the bugs just glide off.
Actually after I did way the bugs are much easier to remove with a wet rag. Can't say about other waxes.
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The biggest problem with washing and waxing is the bug removal. Any advice on what works really well?
As our rig was driven out from Indiana without having been waxed we got our new rig with lots of bugs on the front. I used the Liquid Clay Bar to remove the impacted bugs which had also left some impressions in the new paint above the windshield. At least on the front below the windshield they had instaled Invisibra which protected it from the bugs and rock chips.
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