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Old 08-29-2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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Best wax for my coach

has anybody found a wax or rubbing compound that helps with checking in the paint. I know you can't make it go away but something that helps.

I have tried some 3M products but it seems like a lot of work with the same results as car wax when done?
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Hello - I use a black colored wax. The wax residue that gets caught in the 'check' is black instead of white and just makes the check less visible under most lighting conditions. I have found the Turtle Wax color magic works as well as the more expensive ones. Only use it on the black - it will darken everything.

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Old 08-29-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Thanks I will try that
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Alan, thank you that stuff is great I bought the TW black color and used it on Black, cherry and brown the check marks blend in and are hard to notice. I have to highly recommend that stuff for waxing dark colors.

Again thanks
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Has anybody found anything to actually prevent the checking???
Has anybody been using anything that has made it 10+ years before the checking started?

I don't understand why checking is just accepted on a $300k+ RV. If checking happened on a $20k car that was 6 years old people would be SCREAMING at the manufacturers, but on an RV they just put up with it and watch the value of their RV drop as a result.
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Best wax for my coach

Many people have been recommending Rejex.

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Old 08-30-2015, 10:07 PM   #7
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Has anybody found anything to actually prevent the checking???
Has anybody been using anything that has made it 10+ years before the checking started?

I don't understand why checking is just accepted on a $300k+ RV. If checking happened on a $20k car that was 6 years old people would be SCREAMING at the manufacturers, but on an RV they just put up with it and watch the value of their RV drop as a result.
I don't think you can find anything to stop checking. My coach is approaching 14 and I am beginning to see some checking in the darker color. With a 90 deg day, the tan color will see about 100 and the dark stripe will see upwards of 200. Temp readings were done with a infrared gun.

The problem is not with CC alone. I have seen Monacos,Travel Supreme, Winnies, and a couple of others with severe checking that was so bad you could see it from 25ft away.

IIRC, CC was involved in a suit related to the checking, CC claimed it was the fiberglass manufacturer that had the problem and they filed against them. Unfortunately the bankruptcy put a stop to it.

Oh, by the way, I do use Rejex and recommend it for everything. I use it on the windshield, windows, Alcoa wheels, fiberglass shower, and the corian counter tops
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:47 AM   #8
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I use surf city garage products. They are the best. However I do not like their wash products
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In the process of doing ours with Dry Wash N Guard. I used to be a distributor/dealer for them but gave it up years ago. Still use the products though as they're the best I've ever tried, but then I haven't tried everything yet, either!
What I like is the ultra slick finish and being able to apply it in full sun. Keeps the water spots off too. In fact I use it on the windshield and usually don't have to turn on the wipers.
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Many people have been recommending Rejex.

Rejex
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In the process of doing ours with Dry Wash N Guard. I used to be a distributor/dealer for them but gave it up years ago. Still use the products though as they're the best I've ever tried, but then I haven't tried everything yet, either!
What I like is the ultra slick finish and being able to apply it in full sun. Keeps the water spots off too. In fact I use it on the windshield and usually don't have to turn on the wipers.
x2. The PO and I have used Dri Wash N Guard on the rig for the past 20 years. I also used it on my 40' Silverton boat.

Put it on 2x per year. In between use a wet rag to wash and dry towel to buff the shine.

My rig has had very little soap used to clean it since soap removes the stuff.

Still get compliments from fellow Rvers.

I do not and have not sold the product.
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x2. The PO and I have used Dri Wash N Guard on the rig for the past 20 years. I also used it on my 40' Silverton boat.

Put it on 2x per year. In between use a wet rag to wash and dry towel to buff the shine.

My rig has had very little soap used to clean it since soap removes the stuff.

Still get compliments from fellow Rvers.

I do not and have not sold the product.
Yep, after 13 years people still thought our Dutch Star was new and were surprised when they found out it wasn't.
I'm betting that some of these new products are based on DWG's products and are as close a copy as they can make.
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My Winnebago Journey had checking. I had the entire coach sanded, primed with high fill primer and painted/clear coated. It was stunning but the checking started to reappear in about 2 years.

As to best wax/polish, I think most any of them will do a good job if you are willing to do the work. However, as an old fart, I look for easy. I used Dri Wash for several years and it worked great. Got a good deal on some No Wet (similar stuff) and still use it. It works as well as Dri Wash. I now have the Wash Wax All system (wanted the mops with handle) and it also works well.

What really works best though is to go to Myrtle Beach, call Keep it Clean, sit in a chair drinking a beer while watching four young dudes wash and polish the entire coach .
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+1 on Rejex. But nothing we used helped with the checking on our coach due to the bad sidewall material. We eventually had Newmar re-skin our coach.
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