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Old 02-23-2019, 08:33 AM   #1
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Cleaning and finishing the exterior

Right now Buttercup is under cover in the NE waiting for the camping season. When she gets uncovered I want to give it a good washing and waxing (or something like wax).

I searched the forum and found some articles that were a little dated. So..

1) What do people use to wash their RV.
2) What do you use to remove black streaks
3) What do you use as a finish/wax that is effective and will last the camping season?

My rv is a 2018 31 UL with the gelcoat.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:42 AM   #2
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1) Water
2) See 1
3) We use RejeX (easy on and easy off) top to bottom, front to back, and nothing sticks but the shine so black streaks become non-existent.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:13 AM   #3
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I've used this on our last 4 campers with great results.

https://www.amazon.com/Gel-Gloss-RV-...-2-spons&psc=1
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I use 303 on the front cap and ProtectAll wax on the sides. Gives it a good shine but I don't believe anything you apply will last the whole camping season.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:45 AM   #5
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Do you have full body paint?
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I've used this on our last 4 campers with great results.

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2X Great product
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Nope.. just the gelcoat with stickers
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I use Meguiar’s Cleaner Wax at the beginning of each season, and then a wash with wax throughout the season. The front cap will generally get at least one additional coat of paste wax during the season as it makes it much easier to get bugs off.
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Old 02-24-2019, 01:47 PM   #9
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When i had my TT I used Meguires Flagship Cleaner/Wax. Same as RobKelly above.
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Wash with whatever name brand soap was last on sale. Then Collinite was, easy on and off with an incredible shine that lasts. Also I had heard of using a clay bar and it sounded like a lot of work but for our Senecas first major wax I am hitting it all with a clay bar first and I can’t believe how smooth the finish wax turns out.

Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax, 16 oz - 3 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KM81E2..._WCVCCbE1GVWMR
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Wash with whatever name brand soap was last on sale. Then Collinite was, easy on and off with an incredible shine that lasts. Also I had heard of using a clay bar and it sounded like a lot of work but for our Senecas first major wax I am hitting it all with a clay bar first and I canít believe how smooth the finish wax turns out.

Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax, 16 oz - 3 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KM81E2..._WCVCCbE1GVWMR
We just learned about the use of a clay bar so we did ours as well. Fortunately our new RV is much shorter. And this one doesn't even have full-body paint.
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Car wash and wax liquid on coach and turtle was paste on front.
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Also I had heard of using a clay bar and it sounded like a lot of work but for our Senecas first major wax I am hitting it all with a clay bar first and I canít believe how smooth the finish wax turns out.
Wow that's a lot of work. I clay barred my new F-250 and it took 2 hours. Results are amazing though.
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