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yxdal 01-17-2020 09:17 AM

RV Wax
 
HI there
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.

fagnaml 01-17-2020 04:53 PM

yxdal -


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

Gary RVRoamer 01-18-2020 07:45 AM

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.

glwinger 01-19-2020 07:11 PM

I use Turtle Wax Ice liquid. No cleaners in it.
Also, it can be used on all surfaces including the black plastic trim.

oldbird1965 01-22-2020 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fagnaml (Post 5114157)
yxdal -


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?

chindog 01-22-2020 04:37 PM

Which goes on first - The 303 or the wax?

450Donn 01-22-2020 05:31 PM

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.

BuzzWolfAR 01-26-2020 11:02 PM

Consider WashWax. Really easy to use, does a great job.

BuzzWolfAR 01-26-2020 11:03 PM

Product is WashWax All.
Quote:

Originally Posted by BuzzWolfAR (Post 5125290)
Consider WashWax. Really easy to use, does a great job.


egwilly 01-27-2020 08:25 AM

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.

Triangle Drifter 05-28-2020 06:56 AM

303 seems to work well for freshening up & protecting the decals. Much depends on the decal material. RV builders go as cheap as they can so don't expect to see marine grade decal material.

There is no easy way for waxing. Any chalking & stains need to be dealt with first. With regular maintenance a mild cleaner wax like 3M marine cleaner wax will do. To have the shine stand up to more than a few months the cleaner wax needs to be followed with a good marine grade wax like Meguires Flagship pure wax or similar. They are not cheap but what is your time worth if you have to cleaner wax only at least three times a year vs once with a high grade wax producing a better shine.


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