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Old 01-17-2020, 10:17 AM   #1
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I am told that I am not suppose to use some types of waxes or polishes on exterior of rv because some will damage the decals anyone heard of this or have any suggestions on what brand or type to use please thanks.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:53 PM   #2
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Any good automobile "wax" can be safely used on vinyl graphics (I used Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Wax on my previous motorhome with had some vinyl graphics and use this wax on my current motorhome). Do not use "cleaner - wax" products that clean and protect in one step (such as Meguiar's Cleaner Wax). Cleaner-wax products contain solvents (for the cleaning) that could damage vinyl graphics.


To maximize the life of your vinyl graphics, use a good vinyl protectant such as 303 Aerospace Protectant which many forum members use --> https://www.walmart.com/ip/303-Aeros...4093b50d89fb2d
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:45 AM   #3
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I would avoid the deep cleaning waxes, e.g. those that claim to remove oxidation or restore colors. They have the solvents and grittiness that could cause damage. Other than that, most any car, boat or RV "wax" product will be fine. I put wax in quotes because modern products are nearly all synthetics rather than actual wax, though they may contain a few drops of Carnuba or similar wax just so they can use the words on the label.


Some decals are rather porous and the wax can build up in the pores after several applications and cause a sort of milky color. I think that was more true 20+ years ago than today, though.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:11 PM   #4
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I use Turtle Wax Ice liquid. No cleaners in it.
Also, it can be used on all surfaces including the black plastic trim.
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Any good automobile "wax" can be safely used on vinyl graphics (I used Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Wax on my previous motorhome with had some vinyl graphics and use this wax on my current motorhome). Do not use "cleaner - wax" products that clean and protect in one step (such as Meguiar's Cleaner Wax). Cleaner-wax products contain solvents (for the cleaning) that could damage vinyl graphics.


To maximize the life of your vinyl graphics, use a good vinyl protectant such as 303 Aerospace Protectant which many forum members use --> https://www.walmart.com/ip/303-Aeros...4093b50d89fb2d

What, if anything, will 303 do to the wax I put on the vinyl graphics?
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:37 PM   #6
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Which goes on first - The 303 or the wax?
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303 is a 2 day polish
There are a lot of great products out there today. Personally I am a fan of Colonite products. Their fleet wax was originally formulated for the aircraft indistry. McGuires has a great line of RV/Marine products. For my personal car Im now using McGuires Advanced. Easy on, easy off and a great long lasting shine.
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Consider WashWax. Really easy to use, does a great job.
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Simplify your task....wash the rig well and then apply Jescar Power Lock+ and buff off. Very easy to apply. It can be used on glass, plastics and decals with no issue.

I followed up with Turtle Wax Ice Seal N Shine polymer after 5 days. Light spray and wipe off.

Very shiny and good for 8-12 months.

Many YouTube videos on this subject too.
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