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Old 07-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Wax Streaking

I've used everything on my Jayco 29Y front cap. No matter how long I let it dry, it still streaks, and won't wipe off completely. The Filon manu., recommends Turtle Wax Super Hard paste wax. Suggestions? Tku
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I wonder if you're getting it completely cleaned and ready for waxing? Do you own a buffer, or are you doing this by hand? What is the cap made out of, fiberglass or is it painted aluminum? Is it dull or oxidized? Sorry for the questions, but I've done a lot of detailing on cars, boats, as well as all of our own motorhomes, and it matters what your starting point for waxing is.
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Is the front cap filon or just the side structure? Go online and get an RV specific fiberglass restorer and sealer. Work on small sections in the shade and buff the begeezers out of it, preferably with a power buffer. On my Arctic Fox fiberglass cap I use a Protectall product, or anything with UV protection.
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I wonder if you're getting it completely cleaned and ready for waxing? Do you own a buffer, or are you doing this by hand? What is the cap made out of, fiberglass or is it painted aluminum? Is it dull or oxidized? Sorry for the questions, but I've done a lot of detailing on cars, boats, as well as all of our own motorhomes, and it matters what your starting point for waxing is.
By hand, fiberglass, not oxidized, or, dull. Just can't get the wax to come off without streaking. Thanks
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Is the front cap filon or just the side structure? Go online and get an RV specific fiberglass restorer and sealer. Work on small sections in the shade and buff the begeezers out of it, preferably with a power buffer. On my Arctic Fox fiberglass cap I use a Protectall product, or anything with UV protection.
Filon. I've searched and haven't come with anything. I've worked in the shade. Which Protectall product do you use? What power buffer do use use, or, recommend? Thanks
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I've had luck with the Oxidation Remover and Color Restorer. I have a generic power buffer I got with Mothers wax products for my truck. Not much, but it saves time. Keep at it. Good luck.
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Since it's not oxidized, I would just try a different product. The one I used exclusively is Mother's FX SynWax. It comes in the can as a paste and also cream in a bottle. They say they're the same, but I have better results with this paste. I've also been able to use this paste skipping the step of buffing off minor oxidation. Here is a link to where I get it for your reference.

Mothers FX Synwax Paste Wax, Mothers polymer car wax, Mothers waxes, auto wax, paste car wax

The streaking can be caused by a couple of things that I can think of. Applying it too thick in the first place? Or leaving it on too long before trying to remove it? It is much better to apply a very thin coat and then buff off with a towel. Go back and apply another coat and again, buff off. I've found this method works better because you start to feel at ease applying it thin, because if you miss a spot, you will get it on the second coat. I love this Mother's product because it comes off so easy, it's almost fun!
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