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Old 07-01-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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ZEP wax on painted Aluminum sheathing

A lot of discussion on the Motorhome pages about using ZEP floor wax on fiberglass exteriors. Has anyone used this wax on a painted aluminum exterior? I have acquired a 1984 Kountry Lite 5th and need to shine it up.

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Old 07-06-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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Wax does better on painted aluminum. Also the stripper will eat the paint.

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Old 07-08-2015, 07:48 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Oldbeek. I will give the Zep a try in an inconspicuous spot. Will keep away from stripper. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2015, 05:56 AM   #4
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Just use car wax on your trailer.

Remember that the paint is very, very thin and you don't want to use anything with an abrasive property. I used Awesome cleaner over the years, and it ate the layer of paint off--microabraisive. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers also have a melamine micro abrasive in it.

Meguiars cleaner wax has a polish built in, and would be abrasive.
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Thanks for the tip. The decals/trim stripes are quite oxidized and could use a buffing of some type. I will be careful of too much paint removal.
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When I still had my Jayco Eagle, I used Mother's FX liquid which has a cleaner and polish in it as well as a UV protector. Real easy to apply and remove. I still use it on all my toys ( including my wife's Mercedes) and the Travel Supreme.
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The folks on the Wax Forum sure seem to like it (Mothers FX Synwax). Problem is finding a source here in the Pacific NW. Mothers website lists NAPA as carrying it, but the local store does not seem to have it. Will keep looking.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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