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Old 08-07-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Waxing a Northpoint

We came from the class ďAĒ world and when we bought our Northpoint last year we asked our dealer about what type of wax should we use to protect its finish? He told us never to wax our rig and only wash it with vinegar and water.
I have never heard of not waxing something but this is our first 5th wheel soooo I thought I would ask folks who may be more knowledgeable in these things.
All help is definitely appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:50 PM   #2
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Never heard of such!

I hate to wax, so I use a McGuire combination wash and wax.

I do pretreatment as needed with a product called "Spray Power", the bugs, and streaks just slide off. I'm sure it takes off any residual wax too.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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I donít know why the dealer would give such advice. I wash my trailer with car wash and wax.
When I dry it, I use meguiars x-press spray wax when itís still wet to both wax and prevent spots. I use a traditional wax 2-3 times a year on the front cap.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:45 PM   #4
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Ok it’s what I thought. I have what my wife call CWD! Which is compulsive wiping disorder. My RHO favorite colors are black and chrome which my bikes and truck both are.
I use Mothers products which are the equivalent to McGuire’s so thanks for the info. Never heard of the spray power but am certain Amazon has.
We proudly own a 381DLQS which we so far are pleased with.
Another question is when you guys wax is it only spray wax or do you paste and power buff? Cap is one thing but what about the sides with the striping? That does worry me a tad.
Look forward to more help from y’all and thanks so much.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:52 PM   #5
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I pretty much wash my trailer every time we use it. So it either gets washed before we go or when we return (sometimes both). I only use the x-press wax on the sides. Itís a synthetic spray wax that can be used on all surfaces including paint, rubber, vinyl, plastic, glass. I will use a clay bar and synthetic paste wax on the cap when needed. I have also used Meguiars fast finish on the cap with great results
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:09 PM   #6
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For years I have used a spray product called ProtectAll. I get it from Wal-Mart for about $10 for a 16 oz bottle. Works on everything including the black trim and the tent ends on my hybrid. A dealer had recommended it for the textured aluminum on my previous popup. I had that for 14 years and the tent looked like new when I sold it. Once a year I do use a traditional McGuire's wax.
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Never heard of x-press wax either but I do believe this is why I asked the question. Cannot thank you all enough for the info. I have really enjoyed this forum even if Tis the first time I have been on it. I do love to read.
Any other thoughts or comments will be and are greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #8
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Thank you I will also write that one down.
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I've used this on our last 4 campers twice a year with great results.

https://www.campingworld.com/premium...-and-wax-32-oz
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I always wax and if you don't then it will chalk for sure. My current setup is liquid Marine Meguiar's and a DA for applying with microfiber off.

The DA put's such a thin layer it makes it soooo much easier to take off and i use 2/3 less wax overall.
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Want to thank all of you for the responses and advice based on your practical experience. It has and will be extremely helpful.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:29 PM   #12
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Liquid hard shell turtle wax with buffer once a year. Since I keep mine inside now it doesn't get much sun so I'm going to the spray wax. The way I've been doing it takes to long.
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I always wax and if you don't then it will chalk for sure. My current setup is liquid Marine Meguiar's and a DA for applying with microfiber off.

The DA put's such a thin layer it makes it soooo much easier to take off and i use 2/3 less wax overall.
I'm having a brain cramp...............was is "DA"?
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I'm having a brain cramp...............was is "DA"?


DA=dual action polisher
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Thanks Tom!
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