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Old 05-21-2016, 04:12 PM   #11
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I would use your judgment, not mine but I don't think aluminum sided campers have changed much in six years.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:30 PM   #12
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I don't know what Jayco recommends, I use McGuiars, an excellent automotive, liquid, "cleaner wax". Removes oxidation and leaves a nice shine in one application step. I suspect any quality automotive cleaner / wax product will work - either painted aluminum or hard side.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #13
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"Carnuba wax" is a type of wax not a brand. Carnuba is a high quality type of wax that I would have no issue with.

When I DYI I prefer synthetic liquid wax, and typically use Meguires NXT2.0.

High speed buffing isn't something I have done on my TT. I did previously on our sail boat. I think high speed buffing is easier for the guy working vs hand buffing. I wouldn't be concerned about him using a buffer on my alum sided TT.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:48 PM   #14
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I would use a quality polymer based polish. The finish should last much longer than a carnuba wax based product, Pure carnuba will usually vary bin color from brown to yellow and must be buffed to shine. The polymers in a quality polis will be "shiney" when created in the lab and do not require buffing. Another plus for the synthetic polish is polymers do not bead water well, they tend to "sheet" water from the surface. Wax must bead water and when water beads on a surface there is a much greater chance of water spotting. Hope this helps, Dave.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:29 PM   #15
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When I had our aluminum sides trailer, I used TR3. Got it at Orilleys. Worked awesome easy on and off. Was told by a body shop guy that that's what they used on all vehicles. Leaves a nice long lasting hard shell on finish when cured.
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Old 05-21-2016, 06:39 PM   #16
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Well I am going to try rejex as soon as I get it for mine... supposed to be easy on and easy off and you try to put it on where it can cure 24 hours before rain but once cured it is supposed to last for a year which works for me
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:20 PM   #18
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I remember that scene but they make it look easier than it was on my 39 footer moving the ladder every 5 feet
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A friend once told me "washing and waxing my 5er is equivalent to deicing a 747".
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Only thing I "wouldn't" recommend is high speed buffing. You can take the paint right off of the aluminum, and there ain't much paint. That's mostly a issue with compounds, but can happen waxing too. I'd save that for if it gets real bad years down the road. Wax, I use Meguiars or Mary Moppins Advantage.
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