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Old 07-09-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Value of Waxing RV

I had the impression that most/many full body paint RV owners wax them. I just had some body work done and the body shop that painted and clear coated the work told me there is no need to wax. I was surprised. What do you all say? Do you wax, and why?
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I use Dry Wash N Guard. It protects the finish. In fact rain runs right off, taking most dirt with it.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
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I think all full body paint gets clear coat. Has nothing to do with waxing as far as know.

I enjoy doing it, usually over the course of a couple of weekends a few hours at a time since its such a big job. Also give you an opportunity to give it a complete going over inch by inch to see if any preventative maintenance is required
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X2 for what jondrew said.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yes I wax and the person that told you having clear coat negates the need for wax is dead wrong!
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:36 PM   #6
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He may have meant that you shouldn't wax it for a period of time. Paint needs time to cure before anything abrasive is applied to it, yes wax is abrasive. When I bought our coach new I was told not to wax it for at least 6 months.
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Am in the process of waxing the coach. Oldest Grand Daughter wants to work for some spending money so . . . . . I really enjoy working with her. She is quite the young lady and makes the time go quickly. Plus the coach is looking great.
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waxing is a good thing "clear Coat" is another coat of paint ( part of two stage system}

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I would also guess they meant not to wax for 3 to 6 months as the paint cures.
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One spin off I have noticed is whenever I wax the coach it will rain. Spent the day working on the coach and this evening we got 1 1/2 inches of rain in less than an hour!
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There really is no need to "wax" cars anymore. Most clear coat car paint jobs look great with just regular washing. Using something like Turtle wax- zip wash/wax keeps a car clean and shiny. It also leaves a slippery film on the car so dirt doesn't stick as well.
I'm not sure the clear coat finishes on motorhomes are as high a quality finish as cars. I see many new RVs with full body paint and they sure don't look the same. I think the best purpose waxing serves is to give some satisfaction to the I owner and to keep apprised of body parts and trim that need attention.
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I wax. I bought a orbital waxer from sears. My shoulders have thanked me ever since!
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One spin off I have noticed is whenever I wax the coach it will rain. Spent the day working on the coach and this evening we got 1 1/2 inches of rain in less than an hour!
Have you considered selling yourself as a drought breaker?

I'm the same way. I wash it it rains. If I have it waxed we get a 'Noreaster.
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I wax simply because it makes the bugs and road grime much easier to wash off. In fact, it'll be time for another wax job as soon as Fall gets here and away from the 95+ days.
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