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Old 03-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #15
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I used a type wax that you applied after washing the vehicle you put the product on the towel and wipe the vehicle down while still wet. Worked great. I got a bid from a guy last summer said $600.00 bucks I said go for it never saw him after that.
How do you find someone to do it for you? a truck wash moblie type unit or how?
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #16
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I committed to doing the wax myself, as I think there is a benefit of a serious examination of every inch of the exterior twice per year.

Here's what makes the job a little easier for me:
Griot's Garage 10765LNGCRD 6-Inch Random Orbital Polisher : Amazon.com : Automotive

used with:
Meguiar's Flagship Premium Marine Wax - 32 oz. : Amazon.com : Automotive

and with these:
Griot's Garage 11271 6" Red Waxing Pad - Set of 3 : Amazon.com : Automotive

If there are a few scratches to work out, I use this:
Griot's Garage 114763MPCOL Machine Polish, (Set of 3) : Amazon.com : Automotive

And for the top of the RV, tire rubber, and also my front (diamond shield) I use:
Amazon.com: 303 Protectant 32 oz.: Sports & Outdoors.

Of course, when it's all done, some of these are called for:
http://www.amazon.com/Advil-Liqui-ge...keywords=advil

And often some of these too:
https://www.google.com/search?q=beer...2F%3B525%3B354
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #17
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I would never wax my rv! DW is too good at it.

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:11 PM   #18
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Thanks for all of your inputs! So far the Optimum product sounds like it is worthy of trying next. It sounds easy to apply after minimal prep, doesn't require post-application buffing by hand or orbital buffer and can be applied in the morning then bake in the afternoon sun.

I have a fear of orbital buffers as I have seen the little swirls that they can etch into the surface if a piece of grit gets blown in there from a nearby tree or if the tool is used improperly in a moment of distraction. I didn't have any black spots/streaks to deal with but the constraints of keeping the Rejex coated surface out of the sun and heat all day is just about impossible most of the year in Florida.

I have been washing my TPO roof with Murphy's Oil Soap for years as recommended in my Owner's Manual and figure that I will use it on my newly treated side-walls now to minimize abrasion of the Rejex finish (and future Optimum finish) as well. Hopefully the finish will last longer than my body takes to recover from this exercise.

Thanks again for all of your recommendations!
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I often use Turtle Wax & Dry . . . .does a decent job, easy to use. But I have just recently used the Turtle Paste Wax , I did buy one of those electric buffers which really helped, took me two days to do my 31 ft. class C . . . . but man did it look good . . . . Really good . . . well worth it, although I felt pretty sore for a couple of days . . . .
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For me the biggest pain is dealing with water after I dry the coach. Takes forever to dry. Anyone use this:

CRSpotless Water Systems™ Spotless Car Wash De-Ionized Spotless Water

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For me the biggest pain is dealing with water after I dry the coach. Takes forever to dry. Anyone use this:

CRSpotless Water Systems™ Spotless Car Wash De-Ionized Spotless Water

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I use a Hydro-Tek De-I low pressure-pressure washer and it leaves a spot free finish without hand drying most of the time. The product you referenced looks interesting as it could be mounted on-board the coach.
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For me the biggest pain is dealing with water after I dry the coach. Takes forever to dry. Anyone use this:

CRSpotless Water Systems™ Spotless Car Wash De-Ionized Spotless Water

Chris
This would be fine if you were going in to business of washing MH's. But the cost for just your own use seems high.
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I hand wax once per year. Wash often, & spot wax often to remove black streaks. I bought this
HaRVey Cleaner - HaRVey Cleaner
a few days at an RV show, We'll see how it works. Also, I use a product called "The Solution"
Super Seal Specialty Co. [ Tire Repair - Waterless Car Wash - Waste Digester - Cooling Sealant ] [ Tuff-Stuff - The Solution - Piranha - Super Seal ]
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This would be fine if you were going in to business of washing MH's. But the cost for just your own use seems high.

Understood, but it would be usable on all of my vehicles. I agree, expensive and would probably cost $10 in resin PER wash which is why I am wavering. The up front doesn't bother me as much as the recurring costs. It takes me 3 hours to wash my motorhome, 2 hours of that drying it. And then I sit nearby and revisit the spots that continually trickly water like windows and gutters!

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No more waxing for me. (Well, I do have to wax the basement doors since they are aluminum)

Poliglow Products, Inc.| Manufacturer of Poli Glow, A New Concept in Boat Polish

I have this on the coach. My coach is older and had some neglected vinyl graphics, but I wouldn't trade my Poli Glow for any amount of wax now that I've had it on for a while. It's so easy to maintain and keep up now, like mopping a floor, except its on the walls of the motorhome, just a thin coat or two maintenance every year. Washing the coach is also quite easy as well.
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check out shineon.bc.com. they got a good vid
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Thumbs up Let the waxing begin!

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I use a Hydro-Tek De-I low pressure-pressure washer and it leaves a spot free finish without hand drying most of the time. The product you referenced looks interesting as it could be mounted on-board the coach.
I see you found the thread, What are you going to use to wax that BEAST? Besides your elbows Sure does pass the time.......
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