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Old 04-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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A wash and Wax day!

Wow! Am I ever tired. It's day's like today when I'm glad to own a 21 footer instead of a monster fiver or bus. I don't know how you guy's wash and wax your big rigs. Mine was a near all day event. I used the old hand rubbed paste wax from Turtle wax. I think it will be easier the next time, as it had no wax at all on it before today and was a pain to get rubbed off. Anyway, here is a few pix of my lil girl.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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Wow! Shiney and Clean!
Hand wax! Nice! We have a 34' TT. First year, had it done at dealer.
Second year paid a kid. Last year, spray and rinse cheat. I'm hoping to get ambitious this year. Yikes.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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All your hard work really paid off, she looks great!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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Looks Great!

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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Wax on! Wax ophph! It pays ophph for a classy look. I wish I could get mine out oph storage to do the same.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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Camper looks great

I just wish it would stop raining here long enough to wash and wax mine
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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Camper looks great

I just wish it would stop raining here long enough to wash and wax mine
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #8
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Today is roof treatment day. Ugh. I hate going up there, but the UV blocker has to go down. Then wash and wax after it dries.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:43 AM   #9
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Did the same. All by hand in a 34 ft 5r. Good news, I found a non stainless screw that should not be where it is. I also found a spot where a bead of caulk was missed and needed. Used NuFinish liquid. So far, impressed, nut will see how long it really lasts. Went on easy but found that a damp cloth for removal worked best. Do not use sponge to apply as it creates swirls. Use terry cloth that it damp for application. Happy camping all...

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:16 PM   #11
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #12
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I read many blogs on here regarding waxes etc. I figured I would try it...
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #13
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I did my 34" Coachman on this past Sunday. It took 7 hours but turned out nice! I cheated and used ICE Synthetic Spray Wax.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:56 PM   #14
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I was all set to purchase an orbital buffer and attack the new RV. Called Pinnacle Wax and inquired what was their best product to wax a new, clean RV. They told me to use their XMT 360 Spray wax, and that it is a three step in one cleaner/sealer/wax.

I have some inbound, and hope that it does the trick. Spray on, distribute with a rag, let dry, wipe off. Almost sounds too easy, but their rep swears it will polish and protect the RV.

He did state that if i was a fanatic, I could apply a carnauba paste wax on top of the spray wax which also is carnauba based.

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Almost sounds too easy, but their rep swears it will polish and protect the RV.
And what did you expect the rep to say?
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And what did you expect the rep to say?
I really expected them to tell me that I needed to purchase some other products to wash, clean, polish etc. before waxing.

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #17
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #18
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DW & I did a wash on the Sanibel today as well. I got up on the roof for the first time. Wasn't as scary as I had expected. So far I like the Gel-Gloss result, but I know I'm going to have to do the wax job one of these days.

There were "mobil wash" guys selling their services at the campground where we were last Thursday. $2 per foot with a $75 minimum. Wash & wax was $4 I believe, so look at all the money you saved!

The front of the RV had a bad road tar spray from the TV wheels from some road we were on. I was going to ask here how to get it off, but then I thought "What would Turbs do!". I grabbed the can of WD-40 and it was gone in no time!

I also saw something called a "Towtector" that would probably have prevented that spray. Anyone using using one those?
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #19
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Wash 'n' wax time is a great opportunity to inspect the caulking. I did (waxed) my last year and it took a good day, especially getting some road tar and other spots cleaned.

TTs look great when done. Inspired by the pics, thanks guys for posting.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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NuFinish for boat, NuFinish for camper, as soon as it gets here. And yes, all by hand on the soon to be new 5er. Nothing like a good ole fashioned butt kickin and hey let's face it, you get to know your rig a little better.

After it's done, fire pit, ice on shoulder, and plenty of 12 ounce curls to deal with the pain.

Lookin' good! You can get ready outside now, no need for a mirror
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