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Old 03-15-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Washing/Waxing ???

Question for all you gelcoat vets... I have a 36REQS with full paint, and it looks like it's going to take me 17.5 years to hand wax this beast. Is there a favorite wax or technique you like to use. Should I wax the sides of the slideouts? I won't use a rotary tool because I fear of burning the coat and/or paint. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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I had was mine with McGuire's #26 liquid wax. It's partially a good hard Carnauba wax with silicones.
Easy application and wipe off.
http://www.autogeek.net/meg26hityelw.html

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So far my favorite to go on and off and leave my unit protected the longest is Nu Finish paste. Not the bottle. I break it up over 3-4 days doing a side each day to make it somewhat attainable. The worst is going up and down the ladder every 3 ft. I only do the slides once a season since they are stored in. If they are exposed as much as the sidewalls then I would do them as often.

Somehow I talked the wife into doing the lower portion with me for the fall waxing. I don't think she will be back this spring...I am still paying for that one...
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #4
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Get one of the cheap buffers that are low speed orbital and can't burn the paint. Harbor Freight $20. I use it to apply liquid cleaner wax and remove it by hand. It really helps to speed up the job on the flat surfaces.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:13 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the help. I found the Meguiars cleaner paste wax that applies and wipes really easy. This stuff does wonders on black streaks too. Already covered about 200 of the 1,000 approx square feet.
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