Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2011, 07:30 AM   #29
Moderator Emeritus
Cruzer's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sheboygan, WI
Posts: 4,351
There's lots of good products out there. The tough part is finding one that does good in all 3 areas - quality of shine, ease of application, and durability. I've been a big fan of Meguiars products and used tons of them in the past but the one item I've found that stands above the rest is Meguiars #21 - Meguiar's Direct Mirror Glaze Synthetic Sealant 2.0 - although I now buy it in the gallon jug rather than the quart because it's more economical.

Carnuba waxes give a great shine but aren't very durable. You need to keep on them every few month. Meguiars Synthetic Sealant is good for a full year so you get 4 times the life out of it, which minimizes my workload and maximizes it's protective life cycle. It also gives a great shine so that's two out of three so far.

The last is the ease of application. I've never seen any other product that was this easy to apply and still give a shine and offer durability. This purple slop is applied and then is easy to remove without requiring very much elbow grease or having to worry about it caking up. It also doesn't leave a powdery residue that you find the next few days where you missed a few spots when buffing it off. So that's three out of three. I haven't found that in any other wax or polymer sealant.

Mark & Leann Quasius
2016 Cornerstone 45A
2007 Allegro Bus 42QRP (Sold)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - Rubicon
Cruzer is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #30
bsnolt's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mount Joy, Pa
Posts: 39
On my older MH will gelcoats I got some wax from West Marine for removing oxidation from the sides, worked well and use it yearly. I figure a weekend to do entire unit.

bsnolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #31
Senior Member
Stogie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 156
Twice a year I use a good abrasive wax/cleaner then put a sealer over that. I have to do the back end of the coach a couple more times a year as it gets alot of road dirt on it and the front to get the bugs off.
Between times I use either a touch up (detailing) spray or a spray and wipe wax product.
Usually I use NuCoat or Meguiars products. I also like the RainEx products for both windows and waxing.
I have a Flex dual action buffer and highly recommend it. I use a wool bonnet for detailing the shine or removing water spots, the red pad for waxing, and a white or orange for the yearly cleaning.
An RV'r is someone driving a $300,000.00 Motorhome towing a $40,000.00 car and looking for a free place to park.
Stogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #32
Senior Member
ctcamper's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 887
Wax I go with collinite insulator wax:
Collinite Wax Products* :: Choice of the Pros :: Auto, Marine and Industrial


YouTube - ‪Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax No. 845.mp4‬‏

Holds up very well and is easy to apply. I also use protect all sometimes on touch ups or on the rims when I get to a cg.
2011 Allegro 32CA \ 2013 CRV toad
Previous:2007 Winnebago Class C
99' Winnebago Adventurer /Towables
ctcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 06:59 PM   #33
Russ & Ronda's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Orange County California
Posts: 43

I like the kind my detail guy uses. He also does my cars and motorcycle. Used to like doing my own detailing, as no one can really do it the way I like/want it done, but it just got to be too much..!! Was cutting into my martini time...!
2007 Winnebago Adventurer 35L
Good Sam Life Member, FMCA, IRV2
License: RNR4RNR
Russ & Ronda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #34
bsnolt's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mount Joy, Pa
Posts: 39
Name of wax

The wax I use from West Marine is called Starbrite and it has PTEF in it. It has both a cleaner and polish. It has worked for me on some of the tougher oxidation, but I am always looking for an easier way.
bsnolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #35
jojolou's Avatar
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 82
Originally Posted by Cat320 View Post
Nu Finish for me as well...been using it for many years.
I've used Nu Finish for years also, now I'm using Protect All, it is the easiest wax I've ever used and it really shines!
Lou & Mary Jo + Scooter & Sophie
2008 Allegro Bay 35TSB W-25.5
2005 Jeep Liberty Toad
jojolou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 06:44 AM   #36
Senior Member
pacevette's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 308
If I need to remove any oxidation, I use meguiars cleaner wax. Then I use meguiars ultimate liquid wax. I called meguiars and they claim this is one of the best uv protection waxes they offer.
2008 Damon Challenger 376
EZ tow dolly
2015 dart GT
pacevette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 05:04 PM   #37
bsnolt's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mount Joy, Pa
Posts: 39
Marine wax

I used West Marine's "Starbrite" to remove heavy oxidation, then their polish to maintain. I have used Nu Finish and liked the results. The wax is personal preference and how much time and work you want. Secret is to keep it waxed and protected.
bsnolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 09:30 PM   #38
Senior Member
Barlow46's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East Coast Fl
Posts: 1,102
Originally Posted by ctcamper View Post
Wax I go with collinite insulator wax:
Collinite Wax Products* :: Choice of the Pros :: Auto, Marine and Industrial
Holds up very well and is easy to apply.
Collinite I like also. Liquid Insulator Wax (No. 845)

2008 Mobile Suites RE3/2004 F450 Chassis Cab
Barlow46 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mequiars wax pacevette Class A Motorhome Discussions 27 05-15-2011 07:09 PM
Full body paint what wax do you use ct78barnes Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 9 04-13-2011 11:00 AM
What is the best RV wax to use? Dave Killey iRV2.com General Discussion 29 11-10-2010 06:44 PM
Wax versus Polish photoadjuster MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 10-12-2009 02:22 PM
Wax on! Wax off! no18yes MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 06-17-2006 08:33 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.