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Old 11-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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Wash and Wax

Has anyone used Camco RV wash and wax and if so how did it work and was it safe on decals ?


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Old 11-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #2
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Yes/ as well as any all in one product/ seems to be.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:59 AM   #3
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It's probably ok....but just ok....there is nothing like washing it, then getting right down to it and applying a proper wax...it's hard work, but the results are much better and longer lasting...may take you a couple days to get it done but the results are a shine and a protection that is much longer lasting.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:04 AM   #4
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I agree, we just recently picked up the camper a little over a month ago so I've not had the time to spend putting a fresh coat of wax on due to either rain or colder temperatures arriving so my thought is to at least wash it with this protection i'm sure it will do the job during the winter and then prior to summer do a hand wax to protect from the summer elements


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I totally agree with WFD - it's OK as a "wash" but for polish/wax, there's just no easy way out. Either pay up, or be prepared for LOTS of elbow grease.
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I have used Camco for many years. It does the job, on my white park model lots of black streaks. Fantastic works well on these and with the large Costco size jugs cheaper. I wish with Camco after and it looks just fine.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:54 AM   #7
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I always wax my whole unit 2 or 3 x's per year. I had a boat and let the gel coat go one time and it took a lot more work to get it back from oxidation. I will use that wash and wax in between when I just wash the unit. It will help. But you still need to wax by hand at least 2 x's per year. I would not suggest to use a power buffer on those thin gel coat walls unless you know how to do it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #8
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And some of today's waxes are really not that hard to put on and take off...some brands of paste wax can be a chore. Meguiar's makes an RV wax that works very well and isn't overly difficult to work with. It's called Meguiar's Marine/RV #50....designed for gelcoats....big fan here of the Meguiar's products.
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It's probably ok....but just ok....there is nothing like washing it, then getting right down to it and applying a proper wax...it's hard work, but the results are much better and longer lasting...may take you a couple days to get it done but the results are a shine and a protection that is much longer lasting.
I totally agree.
Nothing beats the shine of a good coat of hand applied carnauba wax.
But, as others have said...it is a lot of work.
I do mine every spring...since she hibernate inside, I skip the fall application.
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A simple rule of thumb is to stick to marine grade gel coat products. Spray on or hand wax, it's up to you.
Many on here use Areospace 303 for a UV protectant. It's great stuff for protecting decals. Not only protects but does a great job rejuvenating faded plastics.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000XB...965?pc_redir=C


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