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Old 05-25-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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Wash Brush Marks

I washed the RV today and got some light brush marks. I must say I am surprised because the brush is the softest one I have ever used. Any ideas on how to remove the marks. Will they buff out when I apply wax?
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Wax will help. I really like my full body paint but my big gripe is that the clear coat is so thin. It needs to be thicker or more coats or something.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Brush Marks

My owners manual for our 2008 Tour says to never use a brush of any kind to wash the coach as it will scratch it. Use microfiber or sponge mitts.
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Scottma: Go to auto parts store and fine one that sells Mequires products. Find the Mequires product that says "Swirl and Scratch Remover". It is no. 9 of their product chart. Shake the bottle well first, then using a micro-fiber cloth made for this purpose try it on one spot to see if the scratches come out. You will need two cloths...one to apply and one to remove. If that does not do the job then try Mequires no.2 which is a very fine compund. Same thing as above then follow that with no.9 then finally Mequires no.26 which is the pure carnuba wax. CAUTION: only due very small areas at a time and do not let the product dry and not in direct sunlight. Put on the wipe off. If none of those remove the marks email me and we can go on to the next step. As stated above, never use a brush of any kind. Use only micro-fiber cloth type mits. My hunch is the first step will work for you unless the marks have gone beyond the clear coat. Good luck
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scottma: G'morning from Tampa!!

Yup, we too were told never to wash the rig with one of those brushes, so we purchased (at Camping World) one of those extendable wands and matching clip on head to which you attach a sheepskin washing pad. I forget the brand, but this system works VERY well and absolutely NO scratches or swirl marks.

On a cool morning or in the shade, I'll wash a section of the rig using a NO WAX car wash soap with this sheepskin first wetting the area, then dipping pad in soapy solution and washing the area, then rinsing. After a portion of the rig is done, I'll use a chamois (usually draped over the sponge/squeegee end of an extendable windshield washing wand) to dry off the just washed area before it dries on its own. This prevents any water spotting and the area washed looks great!! No Brushes for Us!!! Steve & Lynette
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:24 PM   #6
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I through away the brush

I am going to take the time to rub them out as suggested. I think I should be able to. You can only see them in direct sunlight at the right angle so I don't think they are too deep.

Has anyone used the Trident system ? http://www.tridentprotectionsystems....s-exterior.asp
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I've always used the soft RV wash brushes with never a mark or a swirl. Even in the high gloss clear coat on our Tradition. Had a course towel leave some marks once, though. We were parked where hard water sprayed onto the coach from the park sprinkler system and were wiping it down to prevent water spots. Took me a while to figure out which one of the towels I was using was leaving the tiny scratches. I switched over to a window squeegee instead.
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Help me here guys - some one once told me to never use a polich or compound on clear coat. I am not sure about a pure wax. Would the McGuiars not be a bad idea? How about just something like Turtle Wax? Discussion?
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Don't use rubbing compounds or oxidation removers on clear coat because they can scratch enough to leave marks. However, most modern auto polishes are safe for clear coats and will say so on their label. Car finishes have been using clear coats for the last 12-15 years, so the wax/polish industry is pretty well adapted to it.
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i recently purchased a gallon of turtle wax brand wash (blue) almost unbelievable! when the label says no spots they mean no spots. this the best wash/cleaner i've ever used. cleans well and when you rinse it leaves no water spots. i think i've tried about a million of these products (seems like it) this one really works! another tip is go down to your nearest hi end car wash and talk them into selling you a hogs hair brush head (about 30 bucks) you will never use anything else jim
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