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Old 04-01-2020, 08:03 AM   #1
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Which Wax ?

Since I am stuck at home I have decided to tackle my first wax of my year old DS. For those of you that have waxed your MH yourself I am looking for your recommendations on products to use. Thanks, Bill
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Since I am stuck at home I have decided to tackle my first wax of my year old DS. For those of you that have waxed your MH yourself I am looking for your recommendations on products to use. Thanks, Bill
I used have used Nu Finish - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nu-Finish...iABEgKh6vD_BwE - is easy to get - not too hard and after 10 years it is still the one, and Yes I have and have tried all the options out there.

For the Toad I'm using Rejex as it does look really good and will be interested to see if it does well on the Toad - otherwise I'll go back to NuFinish there too.

Might also Check with Newmar as I thought I heard that they have a time limit before the first wax on the New Coaches??????

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I used have used Nu Finish - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nu-Finish...iABEgKh6vD_BwE - is to get - not too hard and after 10 years it is still the one, and Yes I have and have tried all the options out there.

For the Toad I'm using Rejex as it does look really good and will be interested to see if it does well on the Toad - otherwise I'll go back to NuFinish there too.

Might also Check with Newmar as I thought i heard that they have a time limit before the first wax on the Nea Coaches??????

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Old 04-01-2020, 08:27 AM   #4
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Per Newmar, Wait 6 months before applying a wax to the coach! It is also in the "Care & Maintenance" section of the Newmar owners booklet!

I just finished doing my Canyon star for the first time. I used "REJEX"! It is a great product developed for the aviation industry. A bit expensive, but I used it on my Mountain Aire, & also on the Canyon Star. And also did my GMC Terrain. There is enough left to probably do another vehicle! Wipe it on, let sit for a couple of minutes, and wipe it off! I do mine by hand, rather than a buffer, to eliminate any "swirl" marks!
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https://www.amazon.com/Rejex-High-Gl...s%2C131&sr=8-2
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Per Newmar, Wait 6 months before applying a wax to the coach! It is also in the "Care & Maintenance" section of the Newmar owners booklet!

I just finished doing my Canyon star for the first time. I used "REJEX"! It is a great product developed for the aviation industry. A bit expensive, but I used it on my Mountain Aire, & also on the Canyon Star. And also did my GMC Terrain. There is enough left to probably do another vehicle! Wipe it on, let sit for a couple of minutes, and wipe it off! I do mine by hand, rather than a buffer, to eliminate any "swirl" marks!
Here's a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Rejex-High-Gl...s%2C131&sr=8-2
"RejeX should be applied to a cool, dry, clean surface. When over 85° F, be sure to apply RejeX out of direct sunlight. If the surface is too hot, the coating can cure before it has properly bonded to the surface, so it may not perform up to its potential. RejeX is wiped on, allowed to dry to a haze for approximately 20 minutes, wiped off, then allowed to cure for 8-12 hours (depending on the humidity; the higher the humidity, the faster the cure). Curing is required to allow the monomers (polymer building blocks) that make up RejeX to attach to the surface being treated and to crosslink into a crystal-clear, impervious film. It is important to allow RejeX to cure for 8-12 hours after the haze has been wiped off. If the coating is exposed to contaminants such as oil, fuel, soot, hard water, tree sap, cleaners, etc. before it has cured, the contaminants may interfere with or imbed in the protective film."

Just a note on the RejeX multiple coats and allow to dry for 20 minutes - Before Wiping off, several coats will work better.

Before I put it on my toad, I compounded and Clay Barred the surface first - it is a Slick Finish. Only Time will tell if it will compare to the long lasting NuFinish I used on MY Coach.

These two finishes are both IMHO Good but very Different, time will tell.

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I use to clean and detail cars several years ago to make extra and now have protected the motorhome for the past couple of years..
I use Meguiar's marine/rv wax and use Meguiar's ultimate wash between waxes ….I wax twice a year and yes do all 42 feet by hand...
I also use 303 on the roof...tires and any exposed rubber areas....Do Not wax the roof.
When I wash I also use a foam cannon and a super wide wash mitt on a aluminum paint roller handle..
I tried the spray on protectant but way too large of a surface for me to do and it came out good and bad as I could notice the spots that were not covered as well..
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X2 on Meguiar’s Marine/RV. Goes on great and is made for gel coat finishes
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A recent thread:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/first-wax-468129.html

My first post in that one is #31, and within it I provide links to other threads that cover exterior detailing to one degree or another. In short, unless / until you are very serious about your paint, there will be very little difference in your results between one (appropriate) product brand or another, and I have a short description of the type products in that post #31 to set a foundation for you. And keep in mind, proper washing is even more important to your paint finish than anything else.

Just spent 4 days last week doing a complete detailing.

Wash, including a full “hands and knees” scrubbing of the roof on day one, with my wife helping out.

Polish with Griots Complete Polish and soft pad, followed by Griots PolyWax sealant the better part of the next 3 days.

Last year I used Adams Spray Ceramic on the bay doors, and I applied Griots new 3 in 1 Spray Ceramic Wax last week. I do not recommend either to a novice (nor any “heavy” ceramic) for a variety of reasons I won’t get into (at this point at least.....).
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303 for the last 10 plus years our choice for the complete exterior. Quick, easy, long last, and a beautiful look. Can do our 45 London Aire in about 2 hours and need to do about every 6 months.
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A recent thread:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/first-wax-468129.html

My first post in that one is #31, and within it I provide links to other threads that cover exterior detailing to one degree or another. In short, unless / until you are very serious about your paint, there will be very little difference in your results between one (appropriate) product brand or another, and I have a short description of the type products in that post #31 to set a foundation for you. And keep in mind, proper washing is even more important to your paint finish than anything else.

Just spent 4 days last week doing a complete detailing.

Wash, including a full “hands and knees” scrubbing of the roof on day one, with my wife helping out.

Polish with Griots Complete Polish and soft pad, followed by Griots PolyWax sealant the better part of the next 3 days.

Last year I used Adams Spray Ceramic on the bay doors, and I applied Griots new 3 in 1 Spray Ceramic Wax last week. I do not recommend either to a novice (nor any “heavy” ceramic) for a variety of reasons I won’t get into (at this point at least.....).
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With a new unit like yours, I wouldn’t even begin to use older technology for a shine or protectant. Those using 303 are on the right track but there are other products that you spray one (wet or dry) that provide a good shine and add UV protection. Unless you like the “Wax ON / Wax Off” process for a really large vehicle I’d try one of them. Lucas Slick Mist, Wash Wax All are good ones to look into. Chemical Guys have some good products too.

I don’t have the energy nor the desire to spend 2-4 days on a shine. But that’s just me.
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Well that's sorta like asking what's a good whiskey? You'll probably get a hundred good suggestions. Personally I'm old school and new school.
I like a good carnuba wax, several choices. I use Meguires with my Griots Garage polisher and a foam pad. Follow up regularly with Aero Cosmetics wash and wax all. Slick as can be, and easy to remove bugs and great for campground use. If you have really deep pockets the ceramic coatings are nice too, but dang...cuts into the good whiskey fund pretty deep.
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303 for the last 10 plus years our choice for the complete exterior. Quick, easy, long last, and a beautiful look. Can do our 45 London Aire in about 2 hours and need to do about every 6 months.
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Curious how you apply 303? Just spray it on from a spray bottle and rub it until it dries?
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Meguiar's® NXT Generation® Tech Wax® 2.0, G12718, 18 oz., Liquid

In the process right now, 2/3 done. I use a small hand buffer purchased at advanced auto. makes the job much easier. A beautiful shine from this wax!
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