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Old 04-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Jayco Jay Flight-best cleaner for aluminum siding?

Time to clean our Jayco 33bhts. What's the best cleaner to wash and wax the aluminum siding?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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I use a shot of Sunlite dish detergent in a gallon of water to sponge wash my Jayflight and rinse with clean water... and it sparkles like new! Years ago someone told me about using it for outdoor window washing and for washing cars... been using it ever since and works like a charm.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:47 AM   #3
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I have used Meguires "Ultimate Wash & Wax" on my trucks, cars and our JayFlight for many years and have been very happy with the results.
Others may also suggest and recommend 303 cleaning products.
http://www.303products.com/

While I have not tried this product, I have heard of great results from this product as well.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #4
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Funny you ask dragr1, I'm nursing a very sore body this morning from washing my 22fb yesterday. Dawn dish soap is what I used on roof and sides, took me about 2.5hrs. I was WAY too tired to even think about waxing!!!
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It's paint on metal, so I figure I can't go wrong with car wash. I buy a gallon of Meguier's pink stuff and it works fine. I use it on the deck of my sailboat, too.

I don't want a harsh cleaner that will take all my wax off.

For wax, I like Collinite Fleet Wax, but of course, there have been many discussions on best wax, with no obvious conclusions reached.
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Old 03-18-2018, 07:11 AM   #6
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Is it ok to just use Dawn dish liquid?
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Dawn will work just fine. It won't be friendly to the wax that you already have on there, but if you plan to use it prior to waxing, not an issue.
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Dawn will work just fine. It won't be friendly to the wax that you already have on there, but if you plan to use it prior to waxing, not an issue.
How often should we wax?

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dragr1,

Just washed/waxed my Jay Flight stick & tin this past week.

I've always used Dawn on my RV roofs a couple times a year......, I don't go for the perfectly white roof surface . I also use Dawn on my caps/sidewalls if they have a nasty build-up of dirt and/or road film.

Most times I use Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax on the aluminum....., same stuff I use on my TV....., great product.

Meguiar's: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brand-New...lity/827482319

I don't use a buffer so I've found for ease of manual application Turtle Wax Carnauba Liquid Cleaner Wax works fine....., easy on/easy off. Like any wax/polish it's best applied with the aluminum cooled down and not in direct sunlight.

Turtle Wax: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Turtle-Wa...-Wax/627368907

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How often should we wax?

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I'm happy with a couple times a year. I suppose it would depend also, on what type of wax you use. Opinions vary wildly on what the best wax is. For a relatively small trailer like a 26bh (as compared to some monster 5th wheel), ease of application, for me, is secondary. I use a very high quality wax that I won't name for fear of starting a "wax war". It takes a little more elbow grease to hand buff it off. I'll put on two coats in the Spring, and at least one more coat in the Fall.

I doubt very much that there is any definitive answer or general agreement on best wax practices. Whatever works for you.
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