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Old 03-21-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Best Easy On/Easy Off wax?

41ft 5th wheel.

What is the best Easy on/Easy off wax?

Have any luck with the wash/wax combos?

Thanks....first outing of the year and thought about getting a little waxing done.

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #2
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Turtle Wax "Wax and Dry" I have been using this for years on my cars, trucks, and rv. It is easy and does the job. I do it more often too because it is so easy
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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For my Vettes, Hummers and Silverados, I have always used Zaino (Zainobros.com). It's technically not a wax, but a polish with NO abrasives. Goes on great and comes off easily; no white powder. And seems to last about a year and that is from climates such as middle TN, to Detroit, to as south in AZ as you can get, to UT.

And the best thing of all, you can do it in 100 degree weather, IN direct sunlight. Have done that dozens of times.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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man ive zaino'd my cobra and beemer......its quite the process tho!! even with the zfx accelerator it still takes half an hour just to set....probably one of the better systems for sure....and i have NO issue paying my detail guy to use it.....but man o man u better love your car if you do it yourself....LOL

a simpler (and not as amazing option as the labor intensive zaino) is the meguires wash with poly wax....the orange one....couple of washes with that and my gel coated trailer is super shiny and slick!!...and the simplicity means you can use it several times a year with just a bucket and a brush on a pole! lol..

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Old 03-21-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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man ive zaino'd my cobra and beemer......its quite the process tho!! even with the zfx accelerator it still takes half an hour just to set....probably one of the better systems for sure....and i have NO issue paying my detail guy to use it.....but man o man u better love your car if you do it yourself....LOL

a simpler (and not as amazing option as the labor intensive zaino) is the meguires wash with poly wax....the orange one....couple of washes with that and my gel coated trailer is super shiny and slick!!...and the simplicity means you can use it several times a year with just a bucket and a brush on a pole! lol..

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Takes no more time than any other wax or polish I have used, Start at the top, then the front, then the sides, then the rear and by that time a half-hour has lapsed, plenty of time for it to cure with ZFX, the start wiping off in the same order as applied. Will say on a Vette you have some time to stand around and BS with the neighbor, but on my trucks and the popup, no standing around BS'ing.

Believe me, I don't like polishing any vehicle, prefer to be out and down the road off-roading, camping or shooting somewhere on BLM lands.

I will say, Zaino is not cheap.

But a wash/wax combined solution would definitely be easier but I bet it won't last anywhere near as long.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:59 PM   #7
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I use nothing but nu-finish on my Pinto and Chevette ,keeps them looking new. Easy on and off.
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Takes no more time than any other wax or polish I have used, Start at the top, then the front, then the sides, then the rear and by that time a half-hour has lapsed, plenty of time for it to cure with ZFX, the start wiping off in the same order as applied. Will say on a Vette you have some time to stand around and BS with the neighbor, but on my trucks and the popup, no standing around BS'ing.

Believe me, I don't like polishing any vehicle, prefer to be out and down the road off-roading, camping or shooting somewhere on BLM lands.

I will say, Zaino is not cheap.

But a wash/wax combined solution would definitely be easier but I bet it won't last anywhere near as long.
True, but I know of no other guys who go through the trouble and expense of zaino and dont clay bar and use cleaner on some spots before ever even getting to the z2/zfx.....like you said, you only use it once a year so why not do it as recommended......

But yes...the Z2/zfx takes about as long as a reg polymer waxing....then again who only does one measly coat of z2!!!....no one I know..lol...zaino is a luxery waxing system for us perfectionist and who love our cars as much (more sometimes) than our wives! Lol

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best shine and protection possible

Tryed meguires synthetic sealant #21. You need to only put it on a polished/clean surface. I have been waxing/polishing with many products for past 30 years and have never seen anything shine like this stuff, I did my 365saqb sirrea with this since its new I wanted to get a good seal on it before we use it alot. I cleaned the paint 1st with meguires swrill reducer(all black streaks and crap on the paint) then sealed it. It goes on a little tuff but comes off easier. Did my truck hood and will see if holds up like they said it will from sap/ash/bird poo/pine needles etc. The picture is before the sealant went on with just a polish/cleaning and wax with meguires xtream synthetic wax.
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The m 21 is a fantastic polymer! !....you can use it over a fresh washed vehicle or a new one and it will work great...its a thicker product....but it lasts a lot longer...when used with clay bar and cleaner on older paint it will make you smile!! (And sore)...a trailer is just so much bigger tjan a truck!! Lol

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
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Try Collinite. Made in Utica, NY. They make an Insulator Wax that is a liquid. Goes on real easy and comes off easy as well. The shine is incredible, and it lasts!!!
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Looking for other Georgetown owners. What model? Year? Any problems? Good and bad things.
Just make sure you put a VERY thin coat on. The thicker the coat, very difficult to get off.

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What do you guys do with your graphics (decals)? I read that the wax is not good for them?

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I use mequiars ultimate spray on wax. Spray on, quick wipe off. Goes on and off easy. Get my 30 ft tt waxed in approx 1 hr (less if 2 of us do it). I only recently heard about getting wax on graphics being a bad thing. We have always waxed our graphics with no issue. That said, I have heard others mention using 303 aerospace protectant on them with good results.
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Most of the major wax manufacturers clearly state you can wax over decals so long as they are "shiny." Flat decals will show streaks so it is not advised. Also, don't use a very abrasive wax that could scratch the decal(s).

I personally, have been waxing over my automotive decals for what seems to be ever; at least 40 years and have never had a problem.

About 15 years ago, I switched to Zaino for polishing vehicles and it also works quite well.

I have never waxed my popup trailer, so I am assuming the decals are the same type as used on automotive vehicles. But I guess I cannot say for sure.

There is another faction that states applying polish/wax over decals will destroy them. Never seen any empirical evidence to suggest that is true, then again, I have no empirical evidence that what I say is true either. So I guess it comes down to those who have done it and had no problems, and those who say there will be a problem.

I'm sure products like 303 are also very safe; but, how does one apply that product ONLY to the decals and not onto the rest of the trailer (or automotive vehicle)?

That's all I have to say on the subject.

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I used a 3M wax a couple of weeks ago and it went well. The graphics seem to be good with it Thanks.
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What do you guys do with your graphics (decals)? I read that the wax is not good for them?

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303 Aero Protectant. ..great wax for all decals-rv, boat, auto, etc...



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Been using 303 for years on dashboards and other plastics exposed to the sun, just never to "wax" the vehicle. After reading this I tried it all over my camper, especially the decals. As long as I didn't put it on too heavy it went really well. Seems to bead water like wax. I'll see how it holds up.
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I have used Collinetes wax cleaner and polisher on my boats for years and the stuff always removes the grey/black streaking and spider crap well. It also shines up very nicely. Does anyone use this on their gelcoat for RVs?
Picking up my new 8282ws in 2 weeks and will want to clean it eventually.

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Collinite is the way to go. Their Insulator Wax works great.
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