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Old 01-20-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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She Cleans up Nicely!

Well, I bit the bullet yesterday and spent 8 hours detailing the exterior of the coach...scrubbed the roof, hand wash and wax, cleaned all the windows and detailed the wheels and tires.

I used Turtle Wax Ice for the soap and wax. It is so easy to apply, simply mist on and wipe off. Other advanteges to Ice are that you can apply in direct sunlight and you can use it on all of your trim...plastic, rubber, chrome and glass, although I prefer Stoners for the glass. I have tried nearly every brand and type of wax over the last 30 years of vehicle ownership on my cars, RVs and boats and TW Ice is the easiest and most user friendly wax in my opinion, plus it leaves a great shine!

For an eight year old coach, she looks pretty darn good! The weather cooperated nicely with nearly 70 degree temps most of the day and sunshine...gotta love South Central Texas!
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So when can you come over and do mine?
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Nice job...she looks great!
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X3. Always enjoy seeing some pride in ones own work. Well deserved here.
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Wow, looks awesome. I'll have to wait a couple more months to do ours. I've use the ICE stuff in the past and works very well. Someone in a campground told me about 303 Aerospace Protectant and been using that ever since. I have to admit that I don't like the glossy look on car tires, but I love it on motorhomes. I use Surf City's Beyond black on our cars for the new tire look without the gloss and whatever glossy wet look I can find for the RV.
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Good job! She looks great.
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It definitely looks all cleaned up.
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Great job, I am so jealous looking at it; ours is a mess right now. Our situation will not let me clean it but in about three weeks we will be moving it back to our s&b and giving ours a good thorough cleaning and waxing is on the top of my list. I'll give the TW ice a try.
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WOW, great looking job. I wish I could still do ours in 8 hours but unfortunately as age creeeeeps up it tends to take a couple of days now.
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I wish I could do Teris right now but unfortunately there is a foot of snow on top of her.
Can't wait for a nice warm day in March to get her ready for the season!

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I'm not physically able to do this chore in one day any more. This time I hired a couple of guys (cost $80) to have the outside totally cleaned, including the roof. The coach has a 5 year shine that does not need wax applied. After they finished it looked as though it was just "spit shined"! I was very pleased.

Now after last night's rain I'll have to do some touch ups, darn!
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I keep hearing of a wax (Company name begins with "M") that is supposed to be the best but you know... .I've used Turtle Wax and am very impressed with it.. Works well..

Now here is something I will ask you to do..

IF you have not washed and more importantly waxed in a while (like years) What was your MPG before waxing?
And what is it now?
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Nice job - thanks for the TW 'Ice' tip.
My Allegro is encased in ice right now but not the turtle wax type.
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I keep hearing of a wax (Company name begins with "M") that is supposed to be the best but you know... .I've used Turtle Wax and am very impressed with it.. Works well..

Now here is something I will ask you to do..

IF you have not washed and more importantly waxed in a while (like years) What was your MPG before waxing?
And what is it now?
Huh, not sure...I am probably one of the few who doesn't really pay much attention to my MPG...we live in South Central Texas, so most of the places we enjoy going are within a couple of hundred miles...the coast, our spot at the lake, state parks, Texas Motor Speedway...I normally just make sure I keep her no lower than a quarter tank and I know I am within driving distance. If I had to guess, I would suspect around 7-8 MPG...she has the 8.1L Vortec with the W24 chassis and I keep her around 65 most of the time.

Thanks for all the compliments, she really is in great shape and shines like a new penny. I am very appreciative of the previous owners who took such good care of her before she came into our lives.
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