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Old 07-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Best wax for outside class A??

Have purchased 2001 Holiday Rambler Imperial. Paint kind of dull. Would like to wax to bring back shine. Would like to know what wax is best?? Thanks. Grady
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Believe it or not, many of us have had much success with a floor polish product. Since your MH is 11 years old, I'd think about Red Max #3 Floor finish or Zep High Traffic Floor Finish. Use the search function at the top of the page to find many threads on Red Max #3. It really works and lasts a long time. I won't go through all the steps in prepping and applying, look at the other threads. Red Max #3 has been discontinued, but Zep High Traffic Floor Finish is the same product, new name. Found at Lowes and Home Depot.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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Just another option
I assume the Imperial has full body paint, in which case , treat it like a car that has dull paint. The whole 9 yards, compound , buffer , polish, wax , etc..
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I have a 1999 HR I used poly glow, looks great. Directions are to put 1 to 2 coats on every year
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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+1 for Prhanc. Putting a liquid wax over an oxidized paint finish won't do what you would like. What you need is a fine polishing compound or one of the better paste waxes that have polishing compound component. Be very carefull if using a power buffer and a polishing compound, it's easy to get too aggressive and burn through the paint.
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+1 for Prhanc. Putting a liquid wax over an oxidized paint finish won't do what you would like. What you need is a fine polishing compound or one of the better paste waxes that have polishing compound component. Be very carefull if using a power buffer and a polishing compound, it's easy to get too aggressive and burn through the paint.
Make that +2.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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Just finished with 3m marine restorer and wax. Awesome product brought the luster back to my 12yr old rig.

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I use a fiberglas specific product that's a house brand from West Marine. It's a combination cleaner/polish and works well.
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I use a fiberglas specific product that's a house brand from West Marine. It's a combination cleaner/polish and works well.
I used the paste version of this wax on a fiberglass boat, worked great.
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I have been using a marine liquid wax on our Journey and cannot get rid of the swirl marks. I am not using a buffer, but applying by hand. The lower painted surface looks fine but the white upper is all swirls.

Some areas now have four coats trying to get it right.
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As a slight side bar...

I just had a basement door replaced and painted. Of course, that means the other 90% of the MH now looks even more dirty. LOL If I give it the full monty recommended by phranc, how long before I mess with the new paint?
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Used Zep High traffic on my 93 Southwind and it looks awesome. Process to prep and apply is a pain and it took 2 days but the shine is still there from 4 months ago.
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I have been using a marine liquid wax on our Journey and cannot get rid of the swirl marks. I am not using a buffer, but applying by hand. The lower painted surface looks fine but the white upper is all swirls.

Some areas now have four coats trying to get it right.
Do the entire Zep HTFF method! Works great!
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I use nothing but Collinite marine and Aeronautical wax. It goes on easy, comes off easy and lasts at least a year. just plain great stuff. It is not a cleaner so you have to get your rig clean first then give her a great shine. If you go online just type in Gollinite in Google and you will be able to find where to get it.
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