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Old 04-30-2017, 03:51 PM   #15
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:44 PM   #16
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I figured that the clear coat was dead, as it is non existant in some spots.

Wanting to try and save the rest of the coach. The front, rear and sides are in great condition, especially given the age. Don't want the clear coat to start failing anywhere else. So was curious what others were doing to protect from the evil UV rays. Getting some good ideas.

I knew that nothing other than a body shop could fix what is in pic. Hopefully get that addressed next winter.

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Old 04-30-2017, 05:08 PM   #17
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I have been using Wash and Wax All on my coach and cars for many years and I am very happy with how easy it is to use and how well it works.
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Our new to us coach is our first one with full body paint. The shine is like new with the exception of the few minor character flaws from use.

The Wash Wax All system was a purchase i would do again in a heart beat. Today i used it on my TPO roof, took maybe 20 min. i have waxed the MH twice as it only takes a little less than an hour for 37'. Love bugs easily come off to.
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Although I don't have an RV YET.... 2018 is the retirement year and Newmar will benefit.

I have detailed dozens of cars and I suspect the same rules apply.

Shine comes from polish, protection comes from wax.

One of the greatest developments in producing a smooth finish is clay bars. There are lots of videos on the net about how to do it. For an RV it would be a ton of work but in the auto detailing world it is a basic step prior to a light polish, then a nice wax of your choice. Carnauba based wax will bead water like crazy but only last about a month so I would stay away for an RV. The new polymer waxes are probably the best. Miguiar products, Colonite etc.
A nice little polisher is the Porter Cable 7424. It is light and you can 1-hand it on ladder for the high work. Just make sure the polisher is orbital.

When it comes to detailing everybody has their own process, choice of products and opinions.....
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Old 05-03-2017, 09:05 AM   #19
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Preemptive Strike for Roof??

After watching my neighbor wash his roof to clean the caulking I am wondering what I can do to slow this process down when I get my new motorhome. This would be the cleanest I would ever see the roof. I did my last motorhome twice a year. I know Newmar recommends not to do anything (waxing) on the paint, but I would not think there would be an issue with the roof.
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I've been switching over from wax (prefer Colinite products) to using polymers and really like them - EZ on - EZ off - much easier than most waxes.
I've had good results w/ NuFinish and it's available many places and not expensive.

Pick up a new to us Newmar next week and will be doing some research as to what they do / do not recommend.
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Although I don't have an RV YET.... 2018 is the retirement year and Newmar will benefit.

I have detailed dozens of cars and I suspect the same rules apply.

Shine comes from polish, protection comes from wax.

One of the greatest developments in producing a smooth finish is clay bars. There are lots of videos on the net about how to do it. For an RV it would be a ton of work but in the auto detailing world it is a basic step prior to a light polish, then a nice wax of your choice. Carnauba based wax will bead water like crazy but only last about a month so I would stay away for an RV. The new polymer waxes are probably the best. Miguiar products, Colonite etc.
A nice little polisher is the Porter Cable 7424. It is light and you can 1-hand it on ladder for the high work. Just make sure the polisher is orbital.

When it comes to detailing everybody has their own process, choice of products and opinions.....
This is very good advice. I just detailed my "new to me" 2007 MADP. The sides look almost like new. A good wash using a quality car wash soap, then clay bar, then polish, then polymer wax. I used Meguiars Ultimate. My coach is stored inside, so from this point forward it should only need to be washed when dirty and waxed a couple of times per year.

Don't forget to polish and wax the gel coat on the roof, otherwise you will get a white streaks down the side in the rain.
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As soon as I finish my cold one I'll go out and ask my wife what she uses. I believe she favors Mequiars products.
She's on the roof as I write this so it may be a little while until I can come back.
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As soon as I finish my cold one I'll go out and ask my wife what she uses. I believe she favors Mequiars products.
She's on the roof as I write this so it may be a little while until I can come back.
My wife uses Rejex. She just finished applying it to my PU, her Yukon and the Spark. She is waiting for a new shipment of Rejex so she can do the coach.

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My wife uses Rejex. She just finished applying it to my PU, her Yukon and the Spark. She is waiting for a new shipment of Rejex so she can do the coach.

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I was going to support my local detailer but the Wife wouldn't let me spend the money.
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