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Old 08-28-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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Wax on, wax off

We have a new 2016 Eagle and am new to the fiberglass siding. How often should I wax? And, are the wash + wax combo products as good as good old fashion paste?
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:09 AM   #2
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The wash/wax combo products have a place, but IMO are no replacement for good old fashioned paste. I wax the entire TT twice a year (spring and fall) using a good paste wax, and use a wash/wax combo when cleaning in between. Depending on travel, I'll sometimes add a third coat of paste wax to the front cap as it really helps get the bugs off.
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I do mine once a year but I do use the wash/wax liquid when I wash it which is before every trip which is usually once a month.
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I hate waxing even my truck, so the htt has never been waxed.

I usually wash the htt, after every trip. I have tried a few different car washes. So far I like McGuire's wash/wax combo. It's ok, nothing special, but it seams to works.

It still looks as good as new.
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The wash/wax combo products have a place, but IMO are no replacement for good old fashioned paste. I wax the entire TT twice a year (spring and fall) using a good paste wax, and use a wash/wax combo when cleaning in between. Depending on travel, I'll sometimes add a third coat of paste wax to the front cap as it really helps get the bugs off.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:40 PM   #6
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I had been paste waxing the cars and boats for 45 years. Usually need twice a year - you can tell when the wax has lost its umph.

Five years ago switched to McGuires QuiK wax. Itys spray on / wipe off. Even in a bad snow / salt environment after a year the wax is still effective. Never had a paste last so long.

I can do my car in 20 minutes. It took me 30 minutes to do the entire Jayco. That was the first time for the trailer, so I guess the verdict isnt in yet.
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I use the camco wash/wax and it does a good job.But for wax I use Meguiars NXT wax.My trailer is 37ft long and quite a pain to wax so I do it in portions over a few days to give my arms a rest.But now that its done when it gets wet you can really see it bead up and leaves a nice smooth finish.I am one of those that washed their car once a week and waxes 2x a year so I am picky with products but the Meguiars has done great for me.I don't prefer the spray wax as they can leave a haze and sometimes require more rubbing than if you just had waxed it,but that's my opinion,others like the spray wax
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I give it a wash first, then ProtectAll for me twice a year.
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30 mn to wax your trailer !! Really ? You must use all limb with 4 buffers ;-)


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I had been paste waxing the cars and boats for 45 years. Usually need twice a year - you can tell when the wax has lost its umph.

Five years ago switched to McGuires QuiK wax. Itys spray on / wipe off. Even in a bad snow / salt environment after a year the wax is still effective. Never had a paste last so long.

I can do my car in 20 minutes. It took me 30 minutes to do the entire Jayco. That was the first time for the trailer, so I guess the verdict isnt in yet.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:41 AM   #10
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I am fairly new to TT, so my 07 only washed 2x since got it a year ago an it seems to wash off paint like crazy. Is this abnormal? Washed 1/2 and the soapy water looked like whitewash. When camping soon I'm going to try waxing. It looks OK but wow does it chalk up. Trying add pictures.
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