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Old 08-13-2020, 02:55 AM   #1
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What soap for Wash and Wax your RV

What soap for Wash and Wax your RV

What kind of soap should I buy two hand wash my RV
What kind of spray on wax? that's easy to use?

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I use a soap designed for cars that won't strip wax. I typically buy the best price qualifying product at walmart. There are a lot of places in the US where the minerals are so high in the water that washing with tap water spots your coach to the point of having to strip it down with vinegar and start over so be sure you aren't washing with bad water.

I use Wash Wax All after washing or instead of using the local bad water.

Practical Sailor did a recent test and Turtle Waxs Ice Premium Care, with Sudbury Miracle Coat and NuFinish Rapid Shine were the top performers. They did not test wash wax all.

I am currently trying out Meguiar's Marine Paste Wax on the roof to see how long it prevents oxidation.

I have been using Meguiar's G18220 Ultimate Liquid Wax, 20 oz on the roof and sidewalls. It has prevented oxidation on the roof for about 6 months but it stops beading after 3 months. I am hoping the paste wax does better. The Ultimate Liquid beads on the sidewalls for a year but the Wash Wax All probably helps.
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We've recently become fans of the Chemical Guys line of products. The Snow Foam product applied with a foam cannon is our favorite for the RV and our cars/trucks.
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In most cases any kind of car wash soap will be fine. I used either Mother's or Maguiar's on mine. It cleans reasonably well without stripping wax that may be present. But if it's really grungy, you will want a stronger detergent and maybe even some bleach. That won't hurt the body, but it will probably remove the wax.
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We've recently become fans of the Chemical Guys line of products. The Snow Foam product applied with a foam cannon is our favorite for the RV and our cars/trucks.

That’s what I’m using as well, I found the cannon adapter for my old Karcher and it works great. And I’m another fan of Wash and Wax All, with their double headed mop it doesn’t take me long to wax the whole rig.
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x3 Wash Wax All from Aero Cosmetics and am very happy with them.

Following is an article in Motorhome Magazine on their products.

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.
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I use Wash Wax All too. However, it really works best if coach is the dusty kind of dirt. If you have rain and dirt streaks it is best to use soap and water. Wash Wax also gives a protective coating that is great. When I need to use the good old water washing technique I use any good automotive soap and also wash and rinse with a spot free system so I do not have to dry. Drying is probably the worst part about washing the thing. I also have used a spray wax from Eagle One called Nano Wax. Works good and easy to use.
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Walmart's Blue Coral Wash & Wax Concentrate.

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