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Old 05-23-2010, 08:52 AM   #1
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Smile What is the best RV wax to use?

What is the RV way you use for your RV with clear coat and decals? Do you use an orbital buffer to polish with and if so what are the suggestions to using this? So far I have heard good products to be 3M marine wax and Protect All.
Protect all is a liquid wax, but does not last long and therefore I normally have to wax 3 times a year. An orbital polisher is not required with this liquid wax.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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Liquid Glass is the cat's meow, read the reviews at Amazon, forget the orbital polisher. Liquid Glass LG100 Ultimate Auto Polish/Finish - 16 oz.: Automotive
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:59 AM   #3
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I am a custom car guy and motor home owner, 08 Thunder, what I learned with hot rods especially going to events where every vendor in the world tries to sell you their super new, super, better wax/polish. I only use Mequires products, if there was a better product out there Mequires would have it. Get their power applicator, works like a dream with no swirles..........
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
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Just did the entire motorhome with Nu Finish. It is easy to apply and does a great job. No need to use a buffer it wipes off easily with a towel. I ended up using about 1 1/2 bottles.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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Hi dave,
Consider Griot's Garage products. Griot's products are all that I have used on the coach. The have many products. Go to
Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to learn about Speed Shine.

Go to Car Care, Detail Supplies, Garage Organization, Car Accessories - Griot's Garage 800-345-5789 to learn about Spray-On Wax.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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I would second the NuFinish suggestion.

Having been in the boat business for quite a while as well as owing many personal boats over the years, I have tried many, many waxes and polishes but always come back to the NuFinish. I usually do my MH twice a year but if I do go over a bit, it still looks good and beads the water well. Many times I get 12 months out of an application on my 'regular' vehicles without a need to re-polish. Easy to apply and buff without the need for a power buffer. Even though I do have a good orbital buffer, I find it easier to just use several old towels.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:37 PM   #7
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Liquid Glass

Another vote for Liquid Glass. It can be used in direct sun too. Joe
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #8
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I am a former street rod owner and about half of my coach is black paint. I agree 100% with Chev, I haven't found anything better than Meguiar's products. When necessary I use their Swirl Remover 2.0 to get rid of swirls, and then NXT Generation Tech Paste Wax 2.0. Each one is applied with an random orbital waxer on the flat panels for an evenly applied coat that can't be achieved by hand.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:41 AM   #9
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Another street rodder and antique car guy here --- and another vote for Meguiar's products. After using very labor-intensive paste waxes for years, I now use Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Paste Wax 2.0 on everything! Our five year old motor home looks almost new.
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I use Meguirs on my truck and the wifes car but for my 96 rambler that was a little faded it didnt work well I bought 3m and used a buffer it worked great but was alot of work I ran out of 3m and used nufinish with the buffer to finish it up cant tell the difference between them
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:05 AM   #11
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I have been using Meguirs products forever with outstanding results. Depending on the finish condition of your coach they have a product for it.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:53 AM   #12
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Another vote for Meguiars - did some side-by-side comparison with 2 other major brands - Meguiars beat them all for gloss, water beading, and dust/dirt removal with later wash jobs.

Surprising enough, while not part of that earlier test, Zip Wax liquid was a close second - and so easy to apply and remove, it's hard to believe! Here's a shot of what the Zip Wax did on the 10 year old paint on our '91 Dodge Ram pickup - and it was always parked outside, in the weather:

My current practice is, an annual detailed Meguiars wax job, followed by regular wash jobs with the Zip Wax, as needed.

Works for me!
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I just tried a product from Turtle Wax called 'ICE'. It's a polymer finish that went on easily and I hand buffed it off. Left no white dust in cracks or on black gaskets. Shines like glass, beads water great and is smooth as silk. Don't know how it will last though. I've used McGuires and that's hard to beat!
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:20 AM   #14
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The decal graphics on my previous RV started cracking and peeling in only two years. I had used a Turtle Wax product and also something from an orange plastic bottle (is that the NuFinish?). I was informed on some other thread that those products were causing the problem. I have been using 303 Protectant on this coach and it seems OK, if expensive. Works great on the fiberglass roof. I will be interested in the other products that come up here. But I would be cautious of any wax or petroleum based products. They may be fine on cars but graphics and gel coat are different materials.
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