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Old 07-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Using RainX on MH

The park in which I stay uses pond water to irrigate the grass. This leaves dirty spots on the lower part of my MH. What is the effect of using RainX on the sides (gelcoat) to get the water to simply run off rather than stick? Would RainX have any negative effect on the decals or paint? The MH had a good waxing just after I arrived but the wax doesn't repel anything. The place is watered three times a week so this gets to be a problem pretty quickly.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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I don't know what the effects of RainX on a body surface might be, but there's a park we stay at every year that runs the sprinklers every day. I purchased a few of these that keeps the spray off of the coach:
Amazon.com: Orbit Sprinkler System Impact Splash Guard with Pegs 53161: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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You must have used the wrong wax. Try Rain x Wax
Rain-X Fast Wax Liquid Formula - Rain-X
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I would not put Rain X on gelcoat. I believe it is only for glass. Use some Aerospace 303 or a product from Mary Moppins which should repel and/or make clean-up easier.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #5
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I don't know what the effects of RainX on a body surface might be, but there's a park we stay at every year that runs the sprinklers every day. I purchased a few of these that keeps the spray off of the coach:
Amazon.com: Orbit Sprinkler System Impact Splash Guard with Pegs 53161: Patio, Lawn & Garden
Neat idean but unfortunately much of the splatter is from sprinkler heads that are located away from the MH and spray too far. Management has tried to adjust them, but the input from the source has not been steady.
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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You might want to give it a quick spray with fresh water too. That will at least wash the dirt from pond water off. If they have washing vehicle restrictions I would nicely ask what they suggest to keep your rig clean.

I think a good coat of wax will help but we do use RainX on our satellite "dome". It is a low profile meaning not really dome shaped but flat. Works fine except if you are parked long enough stuff from rain and dew builds up and it starts losing channels. The RainX gives me a little longer between trips up on the roof to clean it off.
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Rejex aviation wax/polymer is what I use on my entire coach, paint and glass both. It does the same thing as rainx on the glass but last much longer. It's the greatest thing I have found for keeping the AC water stains off the side of the coach, bugs don't stick to the front cap as bad, they generally just rinse off with a water hose.
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Rejex aviation wax/polymer is what I use on my entire coach, paint and glass both. It does the same thing as rainx on the glass but last much longer. It's the greatest thing I have found for keeping the AC water stains off the side of the coach, bugs don't stick to the front cap as bad, they generally just rinse off with a water hose.
Same here.
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I agree, Rejex is great. I use it on the MH and toad. It's really slick :-)

Try AquaPel. Much better than RainX for the windows.
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I've used Protectant 303 for years with very good results. Also its good for everything, rubber roof, all plastics and rubber, painted metal, Gel Coat fiberglas, glass. Its very easy to apply and remove, lasts thoughout the season. It might seem expensive @ $53 a gallon from Camping World but it takes only a 1/2 gal to protect my MH. But even protected with the very best wax repeated spray in the sun with dirty water is going to leave water spots eventually.
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Is 303 safe for the decals also? My manual says to use no wax on them.
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Jake, I've used Protectant 303 on mine for years and they are in excellent condidtion. Thats what I like about it is you can use/spray it on everything and its very easy to put on and remove. I must say if you are tying to salvage a surface or decals that have already been damaged by the sun its going to be tough with anything you use. Its my pet peeve to care for my coach the best I can because they cost so dang much and I like a nice looking coach rambling down the road !
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We bought our American Eagle about two months ago and I have been getting her in as good of shape as I can. That includes all the systems and the exterior as well. She looks pretty good already, but bringing the sparkle out is something that I like to do. So, you think that in addition to the decals, that 303 is safe for the paint as well? I have a hard time knowing what is paint and what is a decal.

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Jake, like I've said I've used it on everything with great results since 2001. My coach is a Bounder with Fiberglas sides, but I've used it on other painted surfaces. My coach was is good shape when I bought it so it wasn't dull and I've kept it protected with 303 since. Water beads up on the surface and thats how I tell when its time to protect in again. Buy a small bottle and give it a try and see for yourself, its does a great job with easy on/off and you can use it for the whole coach no matter what its made of. I haven't come across anything I wish I didn't put it on.
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