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Old 10-24-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Need a shine - what to do

I am at a crossroads here, I have had my MH for couple of years and am tired of buffing and waxing. I, unfortunately, have to store my MH out doors and it takes a beating from weather and sun. I am trying to decide about the alternative approach and hope for some feedback from all you good folks.

I am looking at the options of, Shine-on, Poliglow and Zep. I love the looks on the before and after pictures, but have serious concerns about the longevity and what will happen afterward. How long do these products last, and what is the steps to be taken after that period? i.e., if the shine lasts a year, then in a year from now do I have to somehow strip the old product off, prep the surface again and re-apply? Can I wax over the finish to maintain a "sealed" surface?

Part of me says if I have to do it again in a year, just stick with buffing and waxing. But the other part of me says, "darn, my arms are getting tired of holding that buffer!"

Looking for some input as to what you good folks decided, and why. I will likely have this rig for several more years, then on to a painted coach!!!

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Old 10-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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I use Protect-All on my all of my past and present rigs and have been for some time. I also use it on my car too. It goes on easy and no need to buff it. I just wipe on and wipe off to a gorgeous shine.

Another good product id Nu-Finish as I have used that too but requires a little harder buffing.

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #3
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I used the Zep Wet Look and was quite satisfied with that. We used it on our '93 Bounder. The entire process for a 32' MH took about 4 hours not including the cleaning time. I covered it 4 times and for the 3 years we had it, it looked great. We also stored it outside with the final year under a cover.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:55 AM   #4
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I did the Red Max Pro. I did the roof one year ago, three coats i believe,, then the rest of the body last spring.. Very happy with the look. My instructions say to scrub it clean and ad a coat every year or two to keep the shine. The whole trick is to get all the old wax off and get it clean before putting on the red max.. I have the instructions I could attach to you, if you want to send a private message with your email address..
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