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Old 01-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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Dawn dish washing liquid removes all dirt and grim from the sidewalls. After washing, I use Zaino Brothers AIO(all in one) cleaner, polish and protectant.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #12
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I only hand wax the front of the trailer to help with bug removal. The rest of the side walls I use Armor All wash and wax. Does both steps at the same time and there is a good amount of carnuba wax with the soap. After that I use 303 on all four sides (typical need about 1/2 a gallon) for the uv protection.
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Protect all (all in one). It deoxidizes, cleans, and wax. Maintain the shine and protect from UV with 303.
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Reviving this oldie to see if anybody does anything different in 2017. Any newer, easier, faster methods? I bought a soft bristle brush with extending arm to help with the washing part. I always wax my vehicles 2-3x per year but not sure how I feel about spending two days doing the TT. If I could get away with a good wash and wax soap like some of you suggested I might try that first and uv protect after. What do you guys use to dry it? Absorber, soft microfiber towels?
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Wow.. thread is old!
Since this thread began, I think the Jayco roofing material may have changed. On most of the newer rigs Jayco now uses Dicor Diflex II TPO roofing. Not sure what the standard was in 2013. As mention though, no petroleum based cleaning products on the roof. This is still true with the Diflex II roofing. Dicor recommends Spic & Span , 409 or similar. No special treatments are required for the Diflex II.
I use a quality car wash on the aluminum siding followed by Meguiars cleaning wax (liquid) in the red bottle. I treat all other exterior components (plastics,rubber,vinyl) with 303 Protectant. So far, so good, but my rig is only a year old! LOL!
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Wow.. thread is old!
Since this thread began, I think the Jayco roofing material may have changed. On most of the newer rigs Jayco now uses Dicor Diflex II TPO roofing. Not sure what the standard was in 2013. As mention though, no petroleum based cleaning products on the roof. This is still true with the Diflex II roofing. Dicor recommends Spic & Span , 409 or similar. No special treatments are required for the Diflex II.
I use a quality car wash on the aluminum siding followed by Meguiars cleaning wax (liquid) in the red bottle. I treat all other exterior components (plastics,rubber,vinyl) with 303 Protectant. So far, so good, but my rig is only a year old! LOL!

I typically use the same cleaner wax for my cars after I have used dawn to strip away any old sealers/ wax /grease etc but I find that it's hard to remove all the white residue. Has it been OK with the aluminum siding on your rig? I would think that it would be a bigger PITA to remove inbetween the slats? I might try two different waxes. 1 side will be a synthetic wax that leaves no residue and comes off super easy and then maybe a carnuba based wax just to see how each side does .
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I typically use the same cleaner wax for my cars after I have used dawn to strip away any old sealers/ wax /grease etc but I find that it's hard to remove all the white residue. Has it been OK with the aluminum siding on your rig? I would think that it would be a bigger PITA to remove inbetween the slats? I might try two different waxes. 1 side will be a synthetic wax that leaves no residue and comes off super easy and then maybe a carnuba based wax just to see how each side does .
Yes, it is a PITA! LOL! The Meguiars liquid is pretty easy to work with though. I use microfiber cloths to apply and wipe off. They work pretty good.
It's a long tedious job. My 38FDDS is BIG! The box is 37' long! Overall length is 40'4"
It takes me all day to wax it.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:47 AM   #18
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I will be needing to wax and protect the outside of our WH 27 DSRL.. its the TuffShell laminated side, rear & front walls ... recommendations of protecting the outside?
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:35 PM   #19
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Waxing RV

Hey folks, I'm 77 yrs young and a good wax job might out last me. I did see a post where a guy said he used a Hardwood Floor Spray Wax. Thought I might try that on the front of my J Flight G2. With the Aluminum Sides, the thought comes to mind that I have never seen a waxed beer can. Keep the sides washed and the black streaks removed, what are you protecting by waxing? Do, however, take care of the roof.
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Wax will help resist dirt/ grime at the least on painted aluminum. Help keep it cleaner. Protect from UV rays also.



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