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Old 09-26-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
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Spot free wash

Recommendations for a spot free wash/rinse agent to wash my RV. Also, do I need to wax or otherwise protect the fiberglass? The roof is also fiberglass, not rubber.

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Old 09-26-2016, 04:54 PM   #2
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I think you have to use a de-ionized water system. So far I haven't found anything that doesn't water spot. We have very hard water here in Tucson.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:03 PM   #3
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Glad to hear you plan on cleaning your rv. I think it's very important.. also to do everything yourself. If your going to wash the entire thing then get a 8ft ladder... Some wash and wax. I recommend maguiers products. And a few of your favorite drinks and have fun.. The reason for the ladder is to wipe off the entire rv.. Good luck and have fun
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:51 PM   #4
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I just recently bought the CR Spotless water system & its well worth the investment! You wash as normal with soap & brush and then rinse with hose attached to cr spotless system & walk away! I washed my entire 40 ft coach in 45 min in 90+ heat in FL and was amazed there was not 1 water spot on it!
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:44 AM   #5
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I use my back pack blower after the wash and blow it off.
I have tried several products for waxing from $25-30 bucks a bottle to a 7 dollar can of turtle paste wax it did everything all the others did but with one coat including removal of lite oxidation.
I also tried using foam pads this time and they do a much better job than Lambs wool or cotton pads. I use a Milwaukee professional buffer. I also use the Lambswool to go over the side windows, very few water spots and they wipe off easier. Do it on a cool day and out of the sun.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:41 AM   #6
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After a waxing I use Wash Wax All unless it is really dirty.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:24 AM   #7
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Thanks. Might try the blower trick first. Don't want to spend $300+ on the deionizer.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #8
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I wash the coach by hand and dry with the old trusted chamois.
Have used this method for many years and do not have spots.

Yes, it takes a little longer but so does caring for anything you
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:54 AM   #9
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When I wash our rig, I make sure to dry each section as I go to avoid the water spots. To dry it without a ladder, I use an old washing brush on an extendable painters stick and wrap a chamois or microfiber towel around it. It's basically the same motion to dry as it was to wash. You can't dry above the slides, but then again I don't wash there very often either.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:03 AM   #10
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:04 PM   #11
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+1 for CR spotless deionizer. I wash a 40' coach in less than an hour, quick rinse and it dries without spots. We live in southern Mississippi and the chamois took longer than the wash and a lot harder. Have 9 months of rinsing on the CR using the original fill, it came with extra resin for a second fill. I also use it when washing my cars. Well worth the money.
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