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Old 06-22-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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The road to hell is paved in wax!

Summary of my first experience waxing our new 2014 MADP:

- 1.0 hours pressure washing loose dirt, tires, wheels.
- 2.5 hours hand drying each section to eliminate water spotting.
- 4.5 hours hand applying mcguires gold class wax to every inch of painted surface, including roof rails, awning caps etc...
- 4.0 hours hand buffing same.
-1 hour applying 303 to front cap. Then learning you have to buff the heck out 303 or it leaves gasoline type swirls...
-1 hour applying 303 to all tires and polishing wheels.

I'd like to say that after all that work over two days this weekend that the results are priceless...but alas, this is not MasterCard commercial. I think I'll pay someone to do it next time. Coach looks great and it feels good to protect the paint from the sun...but man, that is a huge undertaking to say the least!!!

I salut all you do it yourselfers out there!!! Anyone got an easier way?
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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The absolute easiest way I can think of is to find a mobile detailer that will come to your location. Sit back with a cold beverage and watch them do their magic. Finally, write the check, all done!

BTW, it looks great in the picture, I admire your ambition in tackling that job.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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It looks awesome....ever think of using an orbital polisher? Might cut down on your time a bit. There's some interesting videos on u tube for polishing. Im going ahead and buying a portal cable 7424 XP orbital polisher and buying pads and polish from Adams for the truck and will experiment on the rig with it as well.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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You're faster than me

It is a big job but I think once the wax is there, it's a lot easier the next time come washing. Only took 3 hours to get it washed and dried yesterday for me. Spent another 1/2 day today cleaning every window and applying RainX to all outside windows, mirrors, headlight lenses.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
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Beautiful coach!!!
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:49 PM   #6
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You did a beautiful job on your MA. I waxed my DS by myself a few years ago. It came out nice, but what a project!! Now I have a mobile detailer (he does RVs and Yachts) do my waxing. I still wash it myself,but try to con my son-in-law into helping.
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The results: PRICELESS.

Was tough to do but you must have a lot of satisfaction with the result. I would be proud of the result.

BTW: Do you make house calls?
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I wash and wax mine with a credit card.
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I wash and wax mine with a credit card.
+1, when we were in Myrtle Beach there was an RV Wash guy that services all the big RV parks on the beach there.

He came out with a crew of three guys and they washed the coach including the roof, then they waxed the coach and machine buffed it, again including the fiberglass roof. Plus polished the wheels and cleaned the tires.

All for $275, I think I will stop by there every three months for that deal.

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You're not done! The roof needs a good waxing once a year!
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:31 AM   #11
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The only thing I do different is when I wax I use a Porter Cable DA polisher, it helps take some of the elbow grease out of it. Between waxes when I wash it I apply quick detailer spray to the wet coach as I dry it.
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I hope you had your DW help you. That way it will be easier for you to explain hiring it done next time!!

It really looks good.

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I hope you had your DW help you. That way it will be easier for you to explain hiring it done next time!!
I like that kind of thinking.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:21 AM   #14
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Summary of my first experience waxing our new 2014 MADP:

- 1.0 hours pressure washing loose dirt, tires, wheels.
- 2.5 hours hand drying each section to eliminate water spotting.
- 4.5 hours hand applying mcguires gold class wax to every inch of painted surface, including roof rails, awning caps etc...
- 4.0 hours hand buffing same.
-1 hour applying 303 to front cap. Then learning you have to buff the heck out 303 or it leaves gasoline type swirls...
-1 hour applying 303 to all tires and polishing wheels.

I'd like to say that after all that work over two days this weekend that the results are priceless...but alas, this is not MasterCard commercial. I think I'll pay someone to do it next time. Coach looks great and it feels good to protect the paint from the sun...but man, that is a huge undertaking to say the least!!!

I salut all you do it yourselfers out there!!! Anyone got an easier way?
Your Coach looks fantastic!
A lot of pride to be had after a job like that!

I wished I hadn't just done mine, we are at Hearthside Grove, "Dazzling Detailing" will wash the Coach FOR $100.00! Dry it, then wax the entire Coach for $375.00
They are coming this morning to do my wheels.......$20.00 each, said they will look like chrome when done, I saw others they did here in the resort
For 20 bucks a wheel, all the mess, black all over, I would drink coffee, and watch this time, might have them go up and clean the roof while they are here........
Another job I don't like to do, mostly cause of my weight these days
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