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Old 07-10-2021, 05:56 AM   #1
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Easiest way to wax aluminum trailer

I want to detail my trailer. I've had it over 6 months and havent washed it. Starting to get black steaks on the side. Send me some tips! I'm all ears..Is there an easy way to wax this thing? Is there a wax that's very easy to apply and wipe off? Seems like it's going to be a real pain since it's not a flat surface and 23 feet long
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I use LA's Totally Awesome from the dollar store diluted for black streaks.
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Rejex liquid paste was recommended to me, and I applied it after giving our Jayflight a good wash to remove stains and dirt. It's easy to apply: use a round foam applicator pad, do a section at a time, and allow it to dry to a haze (15 to 30 mins or so.) The haze wipes right off without buffing. A 16 oz bottle is more than enough to do our SLX287. Cautions: 1. Avoid doing it in direct sunlight -- shade is your friend. 2. Don't apply if there's a chance of precipitation over next 24 hrs. 3. Don't apply to things like the plastic wheel fenders and the like, but otherwise is great for the aluminum, fiberglass, even glass, according to instructions. I highly recommend it -- you can find it on Amazon.
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I hate waxing! I tend to bucket/brush wash out TT a few times a year. Until a year ago, I used McGuire's wash and wax. Not the greatest wax, but it works for a month or so.

About 1.5 years ago I tried McGuire's Paint Perfect. It is a water like liquid. Suppose to use a small amount with a power polisher. I did it by hand. Worked good, but applied to much. Next day, the TT, was covered in pollen. Hosed (plain water) the camper down. No issues after that. It still beads up nicely 1.5 later. I'm going to do it again sometime this summer.
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Meguires cleaner wax. Did both our Bungalow and 33rlds 2 times a year. Works good on decals also
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:30 PM   #6
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I use Meguiarís Deep Crystal car wash with a soft pole brush or soft rag for black streaks. For waxing, itís Meguiarís RV/Marine Cleaner Wax 50. Itís as easy as any wax to put on. It lasts a full season and even makes it easy to wash the bugs off. Like Parcany said, I wax right over the decals and they look brand new.
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I use LA's Totally Awesome from the dollar store diluted for black streaks.
You weren't lying. Washed the other day and scrubbed but black wouldnt come off. Got some LA and it took all of it right off pretty easily. Now it's going to need a good wax. It will defiantely strip off all your wax.
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I use Meguiarís Deep Crystal car wash with a soft pole brush or soft rag for black streaks. For waxing, itís Meguiarís RV/Marine Cleaner Wax 50. Itís as easy as any wax to put on. It lasts a full season and even makes it easy to wash the bugs off. Like Parcany said, I wax right over the decals and they look brand new.
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Non chemical solution, that even removes tar dots from the surface.....Mr. Clean Majic Sponges. Found this out quite a few years ago when I ended up on a recently oiled road. I don't use any chemical cleaners on the finishes any more other than the occasional marine soap cleaner shot through a soap cannon and a soft brush on a long pole. Quick rinse with the pressure washer and on to the next thing.
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I think i found the wax/protective coating I'm going to use. Remeber i wanted something easy to wipe on and off without having to buff. It's a big job compared to a car lol. I came across this video on you tube and the stuff looks pretty amazing with little effort. It's a spray. Bottle claims 12 months protection and can be applied to plastic and glass too. Can be applied in direct sunlight.
Turtle-Wax-Hybrid-Solutions-Ceramic-Spray-Wax-Coating

Watch this video if your interested. Pretty interesting, he compares like 12 different waxes and test them against repel water and against wax remover. And the hybrid took the cake. Repealed water better than the others and stood up to the wax remover. Afterwards was still repelling water well.
https://youtu.be/uYxKQwZah1s
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You will still get black streaks.
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Turtle wax ceramics!

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I think i found the wax/protective coating I'm going to use. Remeber i wanted something easy to wipe on and off without having to buff. It's a big job compared to a car lol. I came across this video on you tube and the stuff looks pretty amazing with little effort. It's a spray. Bottle claims 12 months protection and can be applied to plastic and glass too. Can be applied in direct sunlight.
Turtle-Wax-Hybrid-Solutions-Ceramic-Spray-Wax-Coating

Watch this video if your interested. Pretty interesting, he compares like 12 different waxes and test them against repel water and against wax remover. And the hybrid took the cake. Repealed water better than the others and stood up to the wax remover. Afterwards was still repelling water well.
https://youtu.be/uYxKQwZah1s

X2 on the Turtle wax ceramics!
I like this stuff, wash and spray/wipe EVERYTHING, tires, windows, trim, glass, plastics 2 times a year. I don't buff it off cause I'm too lazy. It does leave light streaks most noticeable on glass by not buffing, but it will buff streak free if desired. Beads like crazy, bugs are easier to remove. Unfortunately it doesn't stop black streaks, they still happen with it.

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The wet wax seems to work well also, actually it's my favorite as you can apply to damp surfaces. I use a sponge mop, one bottle will do my 36' 5er over 2 times.-

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Old 07-21-2021, 02:04 PM   #13
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X2 on the Turtle wax ceramics!
I like this stuff, wash and spray/wipe EVERYTHING, tires, windows, trim, glass, plastics 2 times a year. I don't buff it off cause I'm too lazy. It does leave light streaks most noticeable on glass by not buffing, but it will buff streak free if desired. Beads like crazy, bugs are easier to remove. Unfortunately it doesn't stop black streaks, they still happen with it.

Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Wax Coating
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out 4.5 of 5 stars171 ratings, based on171reviews
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The wet wax seems to work well also, actually it's my favorite as you can apply to damp surfaces. I use a sponge mop, one bottle will do my 36' 5er over 2 times.-

Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Wet Wax
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Good to hear! I already ordered. Sad it doesnt stop the black streaks tho lol. At least I know how to get rid of them easy now.
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The black streaks are simply dirt. If the trailer is well waxed, they will come off easy.

I spray "Boat Nine" on a sponge mop and tackle the big spots (not the whole trailer). Then I use Maguires Quik Wax on the whole trailer. Just wipe on and leave it. I do an entire 19' trailer in about 30 minutes with hardly any elbow grease.
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My Jayco 175RD is just 2 years old. I wash the rig every time I return from a trip. I use Gel-Gloss Wash and Wax. I think there are probably a number of similar and effective products. The wax it leaves on the surface seems adequate to provide protection against the elements (UV damage) and bugs come off pretty easily. When washing I start with the front end to dampen and loosen the bugs making sure it stays wet until I get back around to do the final wash.
Iím sure a quality waxing is superior but I think it is easier to spend 20 minutes for a frequent quick wash with a product containing a wax then trying to do a dedicated wax job.
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I use Meguiarís Deep Crystal car wash with a soft pole brush or soft rag for black streaks. For waxing, itís Meguiarís RV/Marine Cleaner Wax 50. Itís as easy as any wax to put on. It lasts a full season and even makes it easy to wash the bugs off. Like Parcany said, I wax right over the decals and they look brand new.
I as well have a 212 QB and I use Meguiar’s paste wax. It's still beading and shiny after 6 months. I purchased a Ryobi One 18V rotary power washer and use the soft bristle head to wash the trailer, works great and a real time saver. The medium bristle head work great for the roof.
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My Jayco 175RD is just 2 years old. I wash the rig every time I return from a trip. I use Gel-Gloss Wash and Wax. I think there are probably a number of similar and effective products. The wax it leaves on the surface seems adequate to provide protection against the elements (UV damage) and bugs come off pretty easily. When washing I start with the front end to dampen and loosen the bugs making sure it stays wet until I get back around to do the final wash.
Iím sure a quality waxing is superior but I think it is easier to spend 20 minutes for a frequent quick wash with a product containing a wax then trying to do a dedicated wax job.
I hear ya. But I bought used so wasn't maintained. After I'm done gettin all the black streaks and waxing. I'll most likely just do a quality wash n wax every couple months to keep it maintained.
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I hear ya. But I bought used so wasn't maintained. After I'm done gettin all the black streaks and waxing. I'll most likely just do a quality wash n wax every couple months to keep it maintained.
Getting it back to good condition will take some work, but once there, you shouldnít have to wax every two months. A good wax in the spring and mine stays shiny and washes easily all year long.
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I use and love Rejex, but I generally used a process on the RV Street YouTube channel https://youtu.be/ewXghIetIw4 which includes step-by-step instructions (and Rejex is rhe final step)
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Rejex! What more aluminum can you get than aircraft and that is what is was designed for. Go to Rejex.com and look at the history.
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