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Old 05-29-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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Best Wax/Polish and Gutter Extenders

Looking for recommendations for the best Wax/Polish for a 2017 Newmar Ventana LE Class A Motorhome, and if it is better to hand wax or use a power buffer. Also, best gutter extenders. Thanks for any help you may have.
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Hand polish. The best thing out there, IMHO, after 13 years of using it is ProtectAll liquid wax. Spray it on and wipe it off. I use Turtle Wax Ice car wash first.
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I use the same thing I use on the tow vehicle. NuFinish or Meguiar's Cleaner Wax. I use ProtectAll spray on lights, plastic trim, etc. It's easy on and easy off...thus it does not last as long as the two mentioned above.
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Old 05-29-2018, 03:42 PM   #4
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Gutter extenders

Had time finding ones to fit my Storm till I read here to use clothes pin. I clip one on each side, works great stays on during drive. Replace every so often with new. Cheap, no drilling works great
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Here is a thread that you can reference and in post 20 you'll find links to other related threads and some of my detailing pontifications.... http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/wash...ng-384879.html

But in short......

How much time and care do you put into your cars' finish?

How much time and effort are you willing to put into your RVs finish, including how much time are you willing to take to just wash it so you don't muck up the paint by washing / drying it?

Waxes and sealants are "finishes" and a "buffer" does nothing other than the large pad may make it easier to apply. Sealants are simply a more practical finish for an RV vs. a carnuba wax.

A polish does "paint correction" i.e. removes surface imperfections such as scratches, micro scratches / swirl marks / holograms. Unless you are trying to preserve some valuable collector car with old single stage paint, a "buffer" is pretty much necessary - for a novice / general hobbyist a dual action orbital is the most appropriate, while a direct drive rotary is for pros only. There are machines in between, but not going there now.

A wax or sealant is applied after polishing.

There are cleaner waxes / sealants that have a very mild polishing properties.

When it gets down to it, it's more about the time and effort you take than what product you use, until you get really serious about paint care............

Enough for now.
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Here is a link to the previous 400+ threads for your question, but you can follow the link in the previous thread and have what you need and this search link can provide alternatives.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22w...=14&gws_rd=ssl
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How about one that actually 'prevents' the black streaks?

I mean once the finish is clean and waxed no more streaks.
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How does the clip on closepin work a a rain gutter extension?.It 6 in the morning here and I am sure I am missing something thank.
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Rejex and hand apply, wipe off.
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How does the clip on closepin work a a rain gutter extension?.It 6 in the morning here and I am sure I am missing something thank.


I think maybe they are clipping the extenders on with the clothes pins.
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Gutter extenders

On my Storm I have short gutters. I use the clothes pin with spring and clip it onto the gutter so it is pointing straight out. The water will follow the clothes pin out away from the RV . Until I did this, I use to get water drain all down the side. This gets the drip away from the sides. Again strange but works great and easy to just swap when they get old and cost effective. Found a link to a picture of what it looks like

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Rejex and hand apply, wipe off.
This didn't get enough attention. I bought Rejex after some random comment on this forum a few weeks ago, could have been this one. I finally got around to applying it. Keep in mind I wash my RV regularly, but a few days in the heat had the bugs baked into the front cap and windshield. I spent hours with a magic eraser on my windshield, and buffing bug guts off my cap.

Finally applied Rejex by hand and wiped it off by hand. This step took only about 45 minutes (for the whole front, the side mirrors and the side windows). I did the full front windshield as well.

My first test today, driving through Minnesota. Bug guts galore all over the front. 5 hours in the heat. Arrived at my destination, pulled out a bucket, filled it with some water, took my lambs wool mitt and pole and spent 5-10 minutes wiping off the front of the coach. Everything came off with almost no effort, would say it is 99% back to being clean.
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Used clothes pins for years. White plastic ones work and look fine.
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for an experiment....take a stick and a clothespin and clamp the stick to the gutter extension, inside where the water would be running from, and when it rains, watch where the water goes....then you'll know.....and I'd never use a buffer....if you have a oxidized surface, I'd use a clay cloth, available at any auto paint store, and water to prep the surface, then apply Nu-Finish by hand.....but, most folks don't want to make the effort to do anything manual.....if you use a car wash soap to wash with, the Nu- Finish will last a year or more......
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