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Old 11-28-2020, 06:07 PM   #1
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Polish, Waxes or Spray finish

I looked for a thread on Waxes and Polishes, but it was from 2016 and a lot of new products from surfaced since then.
The gel coat on my coach is great and I would like to keep it that way. I would like to know what kind of products that are used and how they perform. I use a spray polish on my cars from Lucas called Slick Mist. It works great on my cars, but not sure what to use on the coach. I have an orbital polisher and I know a lot of elbow grease is required.
I was thinking a liquid paste??????
Thoughts?
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If gelcoat ive had very good luck using gelcoat labs polymer sealant. I use it on boat 1/ yr. Designed especially for gelcoat vs paint.
Of course the degree of shine is dependant on surface prep. Mild oxidation I use swirl remover and a D/A polisher & foam pad.
Polymer is so easy i normally do on & off by hand. Small foam applicator & microfiber towel.
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Wash Wax All system many RVers use it and I've yet to see a complaint. It is waterless, spray on wipe off, cleans and waxes all at once. You can do a midsized RV in two or three hours.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=wash+wax+..._ss_ts-a-p_3_8
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Polish, Waxes or Spray finish

“Wash Wax All system many RVers use it and I've yet to see a complaint. It is waterless, spray on wipe off, cleans and waxes all at once. You can do a midsized RV in two or three hours.”

On board with Wash Wax All. I know you can do a superb job with a heavy wax and orbital and/or armstrong buffing but Wash Wax All is so easy to use especially with their telescoping applicator. Works on the windows too.k
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“Wash Wax All system many RVers use it and I've yet to see a complaint. It is waterless, spray on wipe off, cleans and waxes all at once. You can do a midsized RV in two or three hours.”

On board with Wash Wax All. I know you can do a superb job with a heavy wax and orbital and/or armstrong buffing but Wash Wax All is so easy to use especially with their telescoping applicator. Works on the windows too.k
I'm looking for a proven product that is used on RV's.
I see that two post agree with this product.
How's this on bugs?
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Might take a look at Silica or Ceramic coatings. I have used Permanon and similar coatings on my cars and my RV. Works great. Some are easier to apply than others. And because they bond directly to just about any surface the vehicle needs to be washed with something that will remove residual wax. Such as Dawn or Simple Green Extreme. There are thicker solutions that can be applied and protect even longer but generally left to a professional.
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I'm looking for a proven product that is used on RV's.
I see that two post agree with this product.
How's this on bugs?

Search around, it’s been proven in both aeronautics and RV’s.
Wash Wax All works on bugs but we use wetted Bounce sheets (works great) or the Wash Wax All Degreaser to take off the big bug splatters first.
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X4 on Wash Wax All. I use products by Aero Cosmetics and am very happy with them.

Following is an article in Motorhome Magazine on their products.

https://www.motorhome.com/motorhomes.../dry-cleaning/

The article focuses on cleaning the roof, but they have products for the sides.

What I really like is that I don't have to do it all at one time and pre wash MH. When I get tired, or it gets hot, I stop. When at a campground, and have some time, I do some.

As for bugs, I put Rejex on the front of my MH.

RejeX: Nothing sticks but the shine!
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I looked for a thread on Waxes and Polishes, but it was from 2016 and a lot of new products from surfaced since then.
The gel coat on my coach is great and I would like to keep it that way. I would like to know what kind of products that are used and how they perform. I use a spray polish on my cars from Lucas called Slick Mist. It works great on my cars, but not sure what to use on the coach. I have an orbital polisher and I know a lot of elbow grease is required.
I was thinking a liquid paste??????
Thoughts?
The care we give or Coaches is all Different -

If you are up for the task - then Compound and Wax/Seal/Polymer/Ceramic - Your choice, all will give you a great level of Shine. IMHO. -

Having been doing this for some 50 Years, I've done every method with every type and had varying levels of Satisfaction. -

Look here for a little more info - https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/which-wax-483473.html -

If you look at my Last post on this Long Thread - it is For Bullet Finish - BULLET POLISH - Premium Auto Care - Cleaners, Waxes, & Polishes for Auto, RV, Motorcycle, & Boat, as well as Home & Office! - good price and not too much Work -

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Might take a look at Silica or Ceramic coatings. I have used Permanon and similar coatings on my cars and my RV. Works great. Some are easier to apply than others. And because they bond directly to just about any surface the vehicle needs to be washed with something that will remove residual wax. Such as Dawn or Simple Green Extreme. There are thicker solutions that can be applied and protect even longer but generally left to a professional.
I'm not sure why nobody ever talks about ceramic coating. I had it done on my Black Lifted Silverado. I did it when it was new in 2018. It wasn't cheap( $1500) but the truck actually looks better than new. New trucks are covered in rail dust from the train ride to near the dealer. Look along the bottom of a new white truck you'll see it. Mine had some minor scratches on it also.
The ceramic guy buffs out all blemishes before the coating goes on.
The coating is like no wax. Water beads like crazy and it's way easier to keep clean. Dirt rinses right off. 5 year warranty.
Now on a $100,000+ motorhome it's a no brainier.
Now on my Vette that only gets driven when its nice out and sits under a cover I just use Meguires Gold Class Caranuba.

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Another one for Wash Wax All. However I also, once a year, use Nu-Finish to give the RV a nice waxing. For bugs, on the diamond shield in the front I use a nice coating of 303 after it is washed, but pretty much come right off with little effort. A few times a year I will wash the windshield and then put Rejex on it, bugs pretty much come right off with little to no effort.
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I've been using Dry Wash and Guard (DWG) for 15 years. I've tried most of the new ones and end up dissatisfied with them.
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OP, unless you get your jollies by using a paste wax, orbital polisher, spending hours in the shade (if you have some) keep doing what you’re doing with Slick Mist it’s a good product, with UV protection. Using it several times a year is far easier on the body that one waxing. I used it for years but lately I’ve been using the Wash Wax All product and it too does a good job. However, I don’t use it as a wash product without first rinsing off all the loose dirt and grime.

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