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Old 01-29-2019, 07:33 PM   #1
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Iím just curious. Anyone owning a 41 foot fifth wheel wax it themselves? How long does it take you? How often you REALLY do it, and are you 65 or over. They want an ungodly amount to do for you. 400-800$ . Just for the wash and wax. We have had ours 6 seasons. Took me about 9-10 hours to do the whole thing. Not all in one day.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have a 36ft 5er. It took me probably about the same over the course of a few days. I did it twice this season. It did seem to keep the camper easier to clean. I am not over 60.. And used the NuCar finish wax.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
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Ho did the new finish turn out, and did you do it hand our with a polisher.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:06 PM   #4
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Looked good, did it by hand. Was not too bad. Just pace oneself..
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:12 PM   #5
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I applied Meguiars flagship premium cleaner wax for boats and RVs. Did with hand first and then used a DA polisher with a little more on pad. I still missed a few spots. . It came out great. It Took out the small amount of oxidation in the paint and has a great shine. It was pretty easy to take it off.
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Takes me 5 days (my choice to do it that way). 1st day I wash it. Then over the next 4 days, I wax 1/4 of it at a time plus front or rear cap on one of those days (again, my choice).
I use an orbital buffer to apply the wax (allows for more even coverage) and take it off Karate Kid style. I do this in the spring & fall with just washes in between. Either in the spring or fall I will pay to have it washed because they will wash the roof & awning including the slide toppers. But, I always will do my own waxing.
Not 65 yet......is 64 close enough?
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:42 PM   #7
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Hello, I did mine with this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Adam's Buttery Wax. I've used a lot of different waxes over the years(mainly Meguiars), and this Adam's product was really easy to apply/remove. I used my Harbor Freight waxer/polisher for most of the applying and removing. Haven't had it on the RV long enough to give a longevity report, but so far holding up good.
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I will try the NuCar Finish. I did one with Turtle Wax, was not satisfied. From a 70 year old. IN age not in mind
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:40 PM   #9
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i'm over 65, the 5th wheel is 42 feet, and i use meguiars premium flagship cleaner / wax by hand. i get it done within a week. i basically break it up into sections and i spend a couple of hours per day. it does look good when done but by then some dust will have blow on the sections i did first. i this 2 to 3 times per year; after getting the cover off in the spring, mid summer, and before our big trip in the fall. then there is the furniture polish to put on all the wood inside, but that is another story. how does it collect so much dust?
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Mine is 25', and use NuCar finish once a year. The storage lot where my trailer is has no water for washing, so I use a waterless wash initially. Usually takes 2-3 days for the wash and wax. Upper 50's here, and one sore arm afterwards.
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