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Old 07-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hand Waxing

Just finished hand waxing the beast. The entire exterior is now slicker than fresh goose poop. Bet I'm going to get 20-30 mpg from now on.
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Yeah, did that once. I now pay someone to do that chore!
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Old 07-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Just finished hand waxing the beast. The entire exterior is now slicker than fresh goose poop. Bet I'm going to get 20-30 mpg from now on.
What kind of wax did you use?

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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Try Protect All. It does a nice job and takes very little time.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #6
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I used Liquid Glass, or I should say that is what I gave to the detailers the first time around. The second time we had it detailed the owners recommended their own polish that they felt was superior. I forget the name, but they said theirs seemed to last longer, especially on the roof. They also waxed the windshield and the side windows in the cab area. They said that it works like RainX but lasts much longer. I am on a five month cycle due to the outside storage RV lot. Joe
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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Our coach is stored under cover about 1/2 of the year, so I wax it once a year when we're wintering in Palm Springs. I use Griot's Garage Paint Sealant and apply it with their random orbital buffer. Been doing this for years on all my rigs and find once a year does the trick, and it is really a deep, lasting shine. I get all my vehicle car products from Griot's.

Here's a link to Griot's Garage if you're interested, it shows 8 and 16 oz jars but I buy it by the gallon via phone and it would probably wax my coach about 5 times:

Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #8
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I use a product from Zep Inc. Called Deep Shine. Put on once a year and gives the coach a better than new look.

Best product on the market.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:21 PM   #9
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Yeah, did that once. I now pay someone to do that chore!
what is a reasonable price to pay for someone else to wax a Class A?
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what is a reasonable price to pay for someone else to wax a Class A?
I use a mobile business that comes to where my coach is stored. Everything is done by hand.
Price:
Wash: $3.00 per foot.
Wash & Wax: $9.00 per foot.
Wash & Wax including waxing the roof and cab glass: $11.00 per foot.
It is about a 4-1/2 hour job for my coach.

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In Palm Springs I usually pay $7 per foot for wash and wax (Meguire's Nanosomething) and $10 per wheel for polishing. The roof waxing adds $1 per foot.
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I use a mobile business that comes to where my coach is stored. Everything is done by hand.
Price:
Wash: $3.00 per foot.
Wash & Wax: $9.00 per foot.
Wash & Wax including waxing the roof and cab glass: $11.00 per foot.
It is about a 4-1/2 hour job for my coach.

Joe
Ouch! That's over $400! About $90 per hour. Not exactly skilled labor, either.
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I use Turtle Wax Ice. Works great and simple...Still takes about 4 hours to do it myself without a buffer and 3 hrs with.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:14 AM   #14
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I do my own I hate to pay some on when I can do the job just or allmost as good and he in making 90.00 per hr. Not that I am cheep I am old school
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