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Old 09-04-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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Waxing over decals on motorhome

My owners manual speciffically says NOT to wax over the decals on the side of our 2004 Pace Arrow motorhome. Can anyone advise as to how we are supposed to keep the coach looking shiney and new ?
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We had decal "swooshes" on our previous camper, a 5-r. We just put the wax on the fiberglass part only, not on the swooshy parts. Although we did get some wax on the edges of the swooshes from time to time & it didn't seem to do any harm. Now, our coach has full-body paint, but there are some decals on it (like the RVIA oval). Again, we apply the wax around that decal, not on it.

I'm not sure why you're not supposed to get wax on the decals, unless it could leave that white waxy haze on them that could be difficult to get off & look bad if it was on the entire surface of the decal.

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Waxes are for paints and gelcoat finishes. The decals are vinyl and wax will end up turning white and be hard to remove. Some "303 Protectant" or similar vinyl friendly and UV blocking stuff would be appropriate and keep the decals looking new for a long time.
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Waxes are for paints and gelcoat finishes. The decals are vinyl and wax will end up turning white and be hard to remove. Some "303 Protectant" or similar vinyl friendly and UV blocking stuff would be appropriate and keep the decals looking new for a long time.

I concur and recommend you DO protect the vinyl or it will curl up and die in a few years. I have used "Envy" for years and can also highly recommend it, along with Protectall
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A friend tipped me off to a recipe for a "dry wash" when on the road. One quart of water, 8 oz.s of ProtectAll and 2 teaspoons of Dawn dish detergent. Mix well and spray it on with a squirt bottle and wipe it off buffing lightly as you do. I have since replaced the Dawn dish detergent with RV Wash (same amount). It works great. I only have to use the soap, water and brush wash when it is reallllllly dirty. I don't think I will ever have to wax again!
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Thanks everyone for your help---I now will have the cleanest, best shined MH in the camground...

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