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Old 09-25-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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I have tried several different brands of wax over the years and still don't know which is best. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-25-2005, 06:09 AM   #2
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I have tried several different brands of wax over the years and still don't know which is best. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-25-2005, 06:16 AM   #3
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What kind of wax are you looking for, and what are you expecting out of the wax? Do you want something off the internet, or something available from your local stores? Do you want to machine apply, or hand apply? Paste or liquid? Spend hours, or something quick that may or may not last as long? Fiberglass, or aluminum?
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:44 AM   #4
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Good point, washer. "Best" can mean a variety of things. And so can "wax", when used in casual conversation like this.

I like Protect-All, which is easy to apply and provides a relatively long lasting shine that sheds road dirt easily with just a fresh water wash. Works well on fiberglass, metal or glass. And it isn't [technically] even a wax, though I think there is a bit of carnuba in it for advertising purposes. But I wouldn't even try Protect-All if there was any oxidation or deep-seated grime to remove, because it is only a modest "cleaner" and not at all suited to that job.

So Taco, what's your definition of "best" and what will you be using it on?
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:31 AM   #5
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I'll second Roamers opinion and suggest Protectall. I like Protectall Wash also. No hose is necessary,which to me is a definite plus. There are too many places on an RV you don't want water in. Fridge,furnace,genset & water heater compartment for example. The wash is not only good but it does not remove the wax.
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:00 AM   #6
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For years I was loyal to Rain Dance because it lasted a long time. Now I've discovered Insulator Wax (100% carnauba by Collinite) and will never go back to Rain Dance. If you've got a fiberglass-walled coach (and just as importantly, a fiberglass roof), you need to use wax to maintain the fiberglass. -Just my 2 cents...
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:38 AM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taco:
I have tried several different brands of wax over the years and still don't know which is best. Any suggestions?

Thanks Mike </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well...while we were looking at Monaco Dynasty's one day the salesman informed us after I asked this same question to him, just in passing, that NO WAX or POLISH should EVER be applied to the Monaco....

He stated that Monaco's paint needed to "breathe" and the wax/polish would seal it shut and would be very detrimental to the paint...

Anyone else ever hear of this???
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:56 PM   #8
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I'm 3/4 of the way through my annual wax job on my 38 foot diesel pusher. As soon as it stops raining long enough I'll finish the job.

I use two products: 3M Marine Wax & 3M Marine Restorer and Wax. The restorer is a compounding wax.

I buy it at Walmart Supercenters. Sometimes the standard Walmarts have one or the other.

I've always been satisfied with the result.
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No wax should ever be applied??? I would be interested to know what kind of wonder coating is on the sides of the Monaco to make it so impervious to damage.
My guess is that someone told him that he should wait a month or two to let the paint completely dry, and didn't catch the whole statement.
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I like my "No Wet" especially since the wife did the coach the last time one day when I was at work. The coach is 6 years old and stilll looks like new! I tried a lot of other products over the years but this is by far the easiest to use and has proven to last the longest and do the job of UV and ozone protection and look great.
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Yes, that's what he said---no wax applied. I had originally just asked if wax or polish was the recommended "shine" to be applied and that is what started this. I know that some of the newer cars advise against wax itself but reccomend polish instead.

I was initially (and still am) confused and asked him to repeat and he said the same thing..

I asked him did he mean that you should wait an "X" amount of time before waxing/polishing and he said the same thing again. My wife and I were both a little incredulous at this..

We did, however, receive a little more "indocrination" to this dealership when we asked about test driving a new Dynasty.

The salesman did agree but only took us out for an approximate 3 mile test drive along a curvy road--apparently to demonstrate the air bag suspension of the Roadmaster chassis.
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I have used for the last two years the wax/polish from Eagle #1 called nanowax, it eliminates all the swirls and fine scratches associated with the other polishes, leaves a beautiful shine and actually does what it claims. Ed.S
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To: RV Wizard --Mike, Do you know if "no Wet" is similar or the same as "Dri Wash-n-Guard"? I have two bottles of Dri Wash-n-Guard around the house that I could use. Art
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has anyone used perfect polish for aluminum? my barth needs a polish and I heard this is a good product.they have a web site perfect polish.com
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