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Old 06-07-2017, 06:44 AM   #1
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I am looking for a QUALITY.... Easy to use RV wax. I have been using a McGuire's car wax, But it is very difficult to get off. With my 35 foot 5th wheel, it takes 3days, 12 hours each day.

HELP !!!!!!

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Old 06-07-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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Try Nu- Finish
Been lasting a year with many hand washes using car wash soap......and next year it'll be even bigger!
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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Same as you, I used a light polishing compound to clean/polish my motorhome then use Meguiars Ultimate paste wax, result is pretty nice but yes, ~30 hours job...
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:25 AM   #4
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I use wash and wax all by areo cosmetics. Easy to use and to keep clean in our 40' fifth wheel
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:47 AM   #5
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I use wash and wax all by areo cosmetics. Easy to use and to keep clean in our 40' fifth wheel
Anything else is a waste of time and energy.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:55 AM   #6
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You will not believe this product by Meguiar's Just wipe in on let it dry f or 30 minutes and it comes off like dusting a car. The shine is unreal and last 4 times longer than wax. I know for a fact, I will never use wax again. Synthetic in car finishes is like synthetic motor oil, not accepted at first, now required on my new truck.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by chrisgolden View Post
Hi Everyone,

I am looking for a QUALITY.... Easy to use RV wax. I have been using a McGuire's car wax, But it is very difficult to get off. With my 35 foot 5th wheel, it takes 3days, 12 hours each day.

HELP !!!!!!

Chris Anderson
I have spent many Hundreds of Dollars $$$ on almost every wax out there - for a car some of the money is well spent, BUT for the RV that Orange bottle of http:// - Nu Finish is the solution to the problem - goes on easy - comes off easy - Looks Great - Last for a Year or more.

What i'll do is use a bottle of the http:// - Quick Detailer by Meguiars, for touch ups cleanings on the road. Again Easy and Works.

I've tried all the rest, then just always come back to EASY.




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Old 06-07-2017, 08:14 AM   #8
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I did some informal testing on the painted surfaces of our coach a few years back. Used a different product on each quarter of the coach I cleaned, to see how easy the application was, and how long it lasted.

As background, I do a yearly wash with Dawn to strip off all old waxes and clean off grime to allow a yearly good bonding surface for protection application. (I did this before this test.). While traveling, I use a combo of products based upon the level of dirt and road grime on a surface. Griots Waterless Spray Cleaner on the loser surface where tires can toss up light dirt. And either McQuires or Mothers (Depending on what is the lower price at that time.) Detail Cleaner or Maintenance Spray, whatever the buzzwords are for that specific manufacturer. On the higher up above the basement doors paint.

Note that this is painted with clear coat applications, our previous Bounder Gel Coat I used different products...

OK for the test:

1) Zaino products (My go to product for decades on our cars.). The Z2 product. On, let set, and pretty easy off. (We year coach has micro checking, so as I'm going over the area to remove the Z2, I keep a separate cloth and apply the Z-CS product too, real easy spray, wipe and done... No need to come back and wipe it off too. This product has good UV protection, which helps on the Micro Checking ongoing damage. I'll also share that Z-CS is good on glass and windows, and I nick named it RainX on Steroids.)

2) McQuires Ultimate Wax. On, dry, Off!

3) Eagle One's Nano Spray. Not a wax. Spray on and wipe on, and then immediately follow with a clean rag. Very easy application and removal.

4) 3M Ultra Performance Paste Wax. Longest to apply, waiting for full dry, and while not real hard to remove, not as easy as the other products.

I'd say as far as ease of application:
1) Eagle One's Nano Spray (Note, McQuiers also has a Nano now, as well as Mother's too I believe.)
2) Tie between Zaino's and McQuires Ultimate Wax. Even with the quick wipe at the end of the added Z-CS, I found the the Ultimate Wax removal just a tad longer then the Zaino's Z-2 (Which by the way, is not a wax either.)
3) 3M Ultra Performance Paste Wax. Not surprising, as it is more conventional. And maybe this took an additional 10-15 mins to remove then the McQuires Ultimate Wax. I also used more micro fibers to remove this product too.


So, how did they hold up?
1) 3M Ultra Performance Paste Wax lasted the longest. Even cleaning it say once every two-three weeks with one of the maintenance mists mentioned above, not designed to work with this specific product, it seemed to adhere and protect the longest.
2) Zaino application. I did use their maintenance mist for cleaning. And I also did about every two months add another coat of Z-CS. So I feel this helped it's longevity.
3) Another tie between the Eagle One Nano and then the McQuires Ultimate Wax. I will note that also about every two months, after cleaning the area with one of the maintenance quick detailers, that I'd also add another Eagle One Nano wipe on/off again too. (So easy to do.)


So what do a use now? Well I found that the Eagle One Nano (And now other products based upon what is on sell at the time I'm shopping.) is so easy to wipe on/off all at one time - that it is what I'm using. Mostly on the sides and back of our 40' coach. When I get up on usually a borrowed ladder while traveling to do the front cap. I use the 3M Ultimate Performance Wax. Followed with a Z-CS coating. (I use Magic Erasers to help remove the bugs. Then go over the cap with a bit stronger cleaner like Simple Green or even Invisible Glass. While this is not as good as Dawn in getting down to a clean surface, it does allow for good bonding of the 3M.)

I do have other specialty products for severe work of say bird droppings that have been on too long. And will use these combo polish/cleaners in isolated areas. Then clean with Simple Green or Invisible Glass, before applying usually the Nano products.


All that being said. I'll share that my BIL who has a painted boat, is just now trying Mequiars Boathing product. I see another test coming, as he said it went on/off as easy as his normal Liquid Gold (Think that is what he used.) product. So do a small section of the coach with it, probably next to he 3M, next time a wash the coach with Dawn.


Last few comments. Other then the yearly full wash and cleaning, I really do not become a slave to our coach. Sure I maintain mechanicals as needed, and if in a location for a period of time will slowly work my way around the coach cleaning as mentioned above. But I really do not get out at the end of each days drive and detail the coach. (Seem to see this, and sure the coaches look great. But seems like some owners take an hour each stop to clean!). I know our coach will get dirty traveling the interstates and highways. I keep it protected. And will do periodic good cleanings, short of washing with Dawn, along the way. But other then cleaning the windshields and two front side windows each day before traveling, I'm not too anal about it. The coach is to be used, and we do so...

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Old 06-07-2017, 11:24 AM   #9
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Just like everyone else, I've tried probably 50 brands of wax in 40 years of RVing. Some are easier to apply than others and some last longer than others. Some people use two part products, which is like waxing your coach twice, and some use a brand that requires complete shade and curing time.

After trying all these products, I found the best bang for the buck is NuFinish, just like others have discovered. I wax my coach about three times a year because it's parked outside. As I get older it gets tougher. After trying all the different waxes, NuFinish lasts as long as any of the others and in some cases longer.

If you want something that is easy to apply and remove, inexpensive to buy and easy to find at Walmart, use the NuFinish. It comes in both paste and liquid. On the liquid, I remove the cap and then remove the cap seal (paper insert). I drill a 1/8" hole in the cap and reinstall it on the bottle. It makes it easy to squirt out a little at a time. When I'm done, I reinstall the paper insert in the cap to seal it until next time.

I use a buffer. I have a large automotive DA buffer that is very heavy and a cheap palm buffer from Home Depot. The palm buffer, has a 6" pad, is lightweight and really makes the job go quickly.

Lastly, I have one of those rolling mechanics stools (Harbor Freight) and sit on it, rolling down the side of the coach as I work. I can easily reach up to about 4'-5' high as I go. Once I've done the length of the coach, I move the stool back to where I started and roll the length of the coach, toweling off the residue. This sure saves the back. Works on my cars too!
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:40 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by chrisgolden View Post
Hi Everyone,

I am looking for a QUALITY.... Easy to use RV wax. I have been using a McGuire's car wax, But it is very difficult to get off. With my 35 foot 5th wheel, it takes 3days, 12 hours each day.

HELP !!!!!!

Chris Anderson
I have been using this,but first I was and then apply...nice shine,easy on and off..Chuck

D115 Detailer Rinse Free Express Wash & Wax, 1 Gallon

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Product number: D11501 | SKU: 070382009434

Specifically formulated to be used as an alternative to traditional washing on light to moderate dirty vehicles.
Wash & Wax all exterior vehicle surfaces without rinsing
High gloss, water beading durability
Non-scratch, non-streak formula
Quick and easy wipe off, with biodegradable detergents
Secondary label (#VSLD115) available for placement on application container
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by lnickell50 View Post
I use wash and wax all by areo cosmetics. Easy to use and to keep clean in our 40' fifth wheel
X2! I have been using this on my 5er and truck. A great product, I even take the Wash Wax ALL and use it in the campground to clean the front when towing.
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Old 06-08-2017, 08:28 AM   #12
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...Try Nu- Finish...
Yes, good stuff, easy on easy off.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:10 AM   #13
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Not to hijack the thread, but as an interesting aside....I recently had my car repainted and the folks that did the work (nice custom shop) said the wax products were superior to the newer synthetic products, which I found surprising.

I'm staying with Rejex. It's not hard to use and according to my aircraft friends, has the best UV protection they have found.
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I've a Rejex fan/user for a few years now .

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