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Old 07-30-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Should I use this wax?

I have a 33.5' Gulfstream that I intend on waxing. I bought some Turtle Wax Ice (liquid) and intended on using this on my car, and thought about trying it on my MH, but after reading some posts on here, it seems that the liquid is not recommended but the PASTE is. Can anyone tell me the difference between the ICE liquid and paste, and whether I should use this or not?
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dblduce....either is good in my maintenance. I use a liquid but it is not a wax it is some polymer.... Nu Finish Once per year polish. The liquid products are much easier on my elbow....and we have huge surfaces to cover. Now I do have an orbital polisher and I will remove the applied polish with a buffing cloth
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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As long as it is approved for gel-coat and fiberglass applications I see no reason why no to use it on your MH. Some folks think if the wax is not hard to apply and buff out,its not as good, not me.
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I made the mistake of putting a nice, shiny wax coating on the exterior walls of my slideouts, it made the walls so slick that the seals wouldn't fold out, they just slid nicely folded in. Took a while to get the wax back off and get the seals working properly.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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Some of the posts ive seen on here said that the liquid might not play friendly with decals, certain paint, etc. I didnt want to take the chance and spend hours waxing to only find out that it started removing the adhesive or something on the exterior decals or paint.
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Ahhhhhhh... I now understand where you are coming from. If that is the case... POLYGLOW is the product that most of the gurus use. I have never used it but I believe it is a liquid. I have an older rig....decals are faded and in poor condition. I do not think I would know the difference if one fell off the MH.
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I made the mistake of putting a nice, shiny wax coating on the exterior walls of my slideouts, it made the walls so slick that the seals wouldn't fold out, they just slid nicely folded in. Took a while to get the wax back off and get the seals working properly.
Oh MAN!! I did that recently... and on the last trip I noticed more noise in the area of the slide wall behind my driver's seat!! I'll bet the seal is not in the right position.
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I have used Liquid and Foam types on my motor home with great results.

Do me (And the rest of us) a favor. Take a trip with the RV, note your MPG.. now wax it,, Repeate the trip.. Note the MPG once again. POST the before and after MPG.
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I've used Turtle Wax Ice and was not impressed. It's very easy to use and the nice thing is, you can use it over black surfaces as well as the paint, but it doesn't seem to last very long at all.
On one of my cars, it didn't seem like it had been waxed at all.
I ended up waxing the car all over again with Zymol.
Let's face it, it's just as much work to put lousy wax on as it is to put good stuff on there.
I prefer Zymol, but that's just my opinion.
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I have used Liquid and Foam types on my motor home with great results.

Do me (And the rest of us) a favor. Take a trip with the RV, note your MPG.. now wax it,, Repeate the trip.. Note the MPG once again. POST the before and after MPG.
Mythbusters proved a dirty car (RV?) gets better gas mileage! Same reason golf balls have dimples!!
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Mythbusters proved a dirty car (RV?) gets better gas mileage! Same reason golf balls have dimples!!

Did they also prove that it looks terrible driving a dirty motor home around the states???
JMO I never leave home in a dirty MH
I used a liquid on both of my collectors.
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