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Old 03-14-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Looking for the lazy mans solution!

The time has come to give the new RV a coat of wax. I have used a product by Turtle Wax on my truck. It is called ICE and is very easy to apply and polish. Has anybody used this product, and if so what are your feelings. I want to give the new baby a good cleaning and polish, but I am retired and have developed an adversion to hard work. LOL

I have suggested to my DW that she has always been so good at making every thing in the house shine so well that maybe this is her department. I can't understand, but she showed a bit of attitude when I mentioned this idea.

There are so many products out there and I know some are better than others. One of the things I like about the ICE product is can be applied to all surfaces. (painted surface, decals, even rubber) It does not leave a powder or resideau. Thanks for your help. This forum is fantastic!
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I got Ice for Christmas...used it twice did not like it...didn't seem to hold up very well.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:35 PM   #3
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I have used it, but I like Meguair's better. It seems to last a little longer. The good thing about both is, the do not leave a white residue on anything.

If you can get the DW to do it, sit back and have a cold one! Don't forget to tell her how good she is doing while watching!
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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I just finished waxing mine using Meguiar's NXT paste. I don't know how it holds up but it is very easy to work with and put on a good smooth shine.
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If you can get the DW to do it, sit back and have a cold one! Don't forget to tell her how good she is doing while watching!
"Are you losing weight?" works pretty well too........
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #6
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I use a paste wax with carnuba usually takes three days to finish. If you use ice I don't think you are suppose to get it on decals read directions before applying.
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I use polish all with an orbital polisher and this for wash and normal wash/waxing with or without water.
http://www.washwax.com/products/Mop%...20Special.html
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I like Protect-All. It does a nice shine, decent protection and basically spray on and wipe off. There are products with longer lasting protection, but they take a lot more elbow grease. My wife uses it around the house too, both RV and stick house. Does anice job on ceramic, e.g. toilet, stainless steel, countertops, etc.

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There are a lot of products out there that others will give the thumbs up to and someone else will nix. I have found some I liked and others that I thought I did yet changed my mind.
Therefore my advise will not be about the product but your comment about retirement! You do not need to finish it today! Take your time! If it takes you several days to complete the job, just remember that you are no longer punching the clock!
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Personally, I feel that waxing your coach only brings you BAD LUCK. I waxed mine once and it rained on us for the first three days on our last trip after waxing. We had a roof leak and a flat tire and our ''step'' stopped working properly. It works sometimes and it dont work when you fail to check it and you fall out of the coach and spill your beer.
My justification for not waxing is that if God meant for us to ''wax our coaches'' he would put liquid wax in the rain storms. Another solution to the un waxed coach that is durtier than yours and this will make yours look good. This is why I dont wax.....

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Go to you local home center and you are likely to find a few ethnic types hanging around looking for hourly work. About three and a couple or 4 hours and a case of budweiser (after the work is done) usually results in a speedy and thorough cleaning and waxing. Gotta show most of these guys how you want it done and after that you are good to go. $10/hr each is a cheap price when it comes to a thorough job.
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Go to you local home center and you are likely to find a few ethnic types hanging around looking for hourly work. About three and a couple or 4 hours and a case of budweiser (after the work is done) usually results in a speedy and thorough cleaning and waxing. Gotta show most of these guys how you want it done and after that you are good to go. $10/hr each is a cheap price when it comes to a thorough job.

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Hire a kid from the neighborhood. Or take the weekend to
git-r-done...
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