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Old 12-05-2010, 04:35 PM   #15
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Take a look in any rv make ready department and I betcha its the Wally World type product they will be using. The last rv show I attended (this spring) and I actually saw the Armor All bottle being used.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:58 PM   #16
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I googled 303 Aerospace Protectant and found places on line to buy it. what kind of store should I look to buy it in?
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I've also used 303, and like it. My favorite tire dressing, with very good UV protectant, is Zaino. I like the less glossy look that Zaino provides.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:01 PM   #18
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I googled 303 Aerospace Protectant and found places on line to buy it. what kind of store should I look to buy it in?
Many Rv dealers are now stocking it at around $23 per quart.
The last I purchased was at www.303products.com at $56. per gallon including shipping.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #19
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How well does the 303 work on the non-decal surfaces?
& how long does one let the 303 dry until you polish it?

It' works great on decals. Just wanted to get this straight
in my mind.

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I have been using 303 for almost 20 years now for the whole coach from front to back including roof, tires and awnings. I quit using waxes many years ago on anything. Car, truck, boat, motorhome all get 303.

Buff it as you go until it's dry. A very common mistake is to apply too much. Go to www.303products.com and read the instructions. The streaking that many are seeing is caused by too heavy an application.

For tires, wet the tire with 303, let stand for 10 min. and wipe off the excess.
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Of course any of these products are for looks only. They are not protecting anything but the outside( visible) side of the tire, the inside sidewall is also exposed to ozone, road-laden chemicals and oils, etc.
How many actually crawl under the RV and coat the inside sidewalls? Those that do not are just doing it for looks.
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turtle wax TIRE wax in a green squeezy bottle
lasts long long time and makes your hands soft and supple i use glove and a soft sponge roller to apply it
actually its hard to wash off, but does do very well, it holds up to road rain and i only have to apply it 3 or 4 times per year


the 303 is great as well, used its generic stock number in the navy
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Of course any of these products are for looks only. They are not protecting anything but the outside( visible) side of the tire, the inside sidewall is also exposed to ozone, road-laden chemicals and oils, etc.
How many actually crawl under the RV and coat the inside sidewalls? Those that do not are just doing it for looks.
While it's true 303 Protectant only gets applied to the outer sidewall of the tire and the other surfaces are still exposed to ozone and chemicals, IMO, UV is the biggest destroyer of tires for the average RVer, especially if you travel extensively in places like the southwest like we do. Therefore, while not as good a protectant against UV as a tire cover, applying 303 to the outside sidewalls will help tires last longer.

I had 2 tires replaced under warranty for premature weather checking before I started using 303. There was absolutely NO evidence of cracking on the inside surfaces that never saw the sun.
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The thing I was told by the salesman at the shows and at the rallys was they had one company come in and do all the tires on the coaches. The dressing they use is really glossey and very deep looking black. It looked like it would last a lot longer than a couple weeks or one or two wash jobs?? I've tried all the other stuff and none of it gives the look that I saw at the shows?? Thanks for ideas though
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Would like to see results from a long term test of 303. Everything else is sales hype or unsubstantiated results from users. It's not unusual for folks to see improved results after a few testimonials and good sales pitches.

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Of course any of these products are for looks only. They are not protecting anything but the outside( visible) side of the tire, the inside sidewall is also exposed to ozone, road-laden chemicals and oils, etc.
How many actually crawl under the RV and coat the inside sidewalls? Those that do not are just doing it for looks.
I do. I spray 303 on the outside and inside of the tires and actually apply 303 to between the rear duals. A friend told me I'm nuts, but I have never had cracks or tire failures.
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Would like to see results from a long term test of 303. Everything else is sales hype or unsubstantiated results from users. It's not unusual for folks to see improved results after a few testimonials and good sales pitches.

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Several people in this thread have given their long term testimonials. I have been using 303 many years on tires, slideout seals, vent covers, Diamond Shield and other things. So far I have never had a failure on anything I have protected with 303.

I'm thinking about spraying some on my head to keep my brain young.
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Armour All and most other tire dressings contain petroleum distillates which degrade rubber. Aerospace 303 and the Michelin product do not.
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303 protectant

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I don't doubt that 303 does a good job for making you coach look good. The point is, does it really do something in the way of protecting your investment or saving you time and work. I have been a MH owner for better than 15 years. I have never used 303 or any other product that is supposed to protect my tires and MH finish from sun damage. I have never had a failure of anything that is supposed to prevent failures by applying 303. If 303 or any other like product gives you peace of mind then use it. That, in it self, is worth something.

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