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Old 05-30-2017, 12:41 AM   #1
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Best Wax ?

Looking for opinions , i used Turtle Ice wax on my Thor ACE, and am NOT impressed. What is the best wax for a good shine ? Thanks
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:54 AM   #2
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The best wax is the one someone puts on for you.

My motorhome is way to big for me to do. Can but dont wont to work that hard. I use the Washwax All system. I wash the mh first then apply the washwaxall. Takes maybe 2 hours and it doesnt break my back.

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Old 05-30-2017, 01:19 AM   #3
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Mix equal parts McQuires Gold and Turtle Wax Wash n Wax in a bucket of water and wash your coach. Not as good as a true wax job but looks pretty good, and it's easy!
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:42 AM   #4
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I have had good luck with Rejex it is a polymer sealant. I have found it seems to last longer than wax.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:23 AM   #5
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super D , do you get water spots ?
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Old 05-30-2017, 10:48 AM   #6
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super D , do you get water spots ?
I was one side or end at a time and then (don't laugh cause it works) I use my leaf blower to dry the coach before it has a chance to water spot. After I'm done I use spray detailer wax on a micro fiber cloth for touch up.

I learned the leaf blower trick from a friend who's been a professional detailer for over 40 years, he's taught me a lot of good "tricks of the trade"!!!
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:04 PM   #7
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If you search for "The beast is getting a detailing" you will find my thread from when my coach was done by a mobile detailer and some of the products that were used. The final wax used was Pinnacle. Tried McKees but we didn't like the haze after wiping it off.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:10 PM   #8
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:47 PM   #9
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Dilute or not?

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Mix equal parts McQuires Gold and Turtle Wax Wash n Wax in a bucket of water and wash your coach. Not as good as a true wax job but looks pretty good, and it's easy!
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Do you dilute the mixture as recommended on the bottles? Also, could this solution be used with a pressure washer? Love the leaf blower trick.
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:57 PM   #10
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Smile

have long been a "mequiars" product fan. in the spring I wash the unit and apply mequiars carnauba paste wax. (It takes me all day of course). During the year I wash it and apply the quick detailer. Seems to hold up well. Allen
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:35 PM   #11
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Do you dilute the mixture as recommended on the bottles? Also, could this solution be used with a pressure washer? Love the leaf blower trick.
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I mix just like it says. Leaf blower works pretty good!
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:59 PM   #12
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I just spent 7 fun 95 degree temp hours on my rig w/ Meguiars 50 wax. I don't think the rig had ever been waxed- did a great job on the fiberglass to take off oxidation and shine it up but i have some decals that the shine has been lost (or they used two types). If anyone has better options on decals (besides 303) let me know....
After that experience i am going to try some of your ideas on wash/wax to keep it nice- that was not a fun day.....
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:16 PM   #13
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I tried several different types, waxing after compounding, etc...
I landed on using an acrylic floor polish. It's the only thing that brought the shine back on my faded finish. i know it's not the correct use of the product, and has some potential pitfalls...but a good scrubbing head to toe with barkeeper's Friend, followed by several coats of floor polish and the think finally looked acceptable again!
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:57 PM   #14
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I used this Car Guys sealant and it has given great shine and protection. I sealed the entire RV with it, and I put extra coats on the forward areas that get all the bugs. It has made the bugs easier to clean off.

https://www.amazon.com/CarGuys-Liqui...r+guys+sealant
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:11 PM   #15
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I use a Lucas product on all my vehicles that is a spray that is easy on and off, great shine, no residue. We all have our preferences, but this is one I have used for years and works great. Also, got this tip from a local car detailer. Lucas Slick Mist, Walmart.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:37 AM   #16
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This thread is going to go the way of the "what motor oil do you use". LOL I have been using ZAINO Bros show car polish for roughly 14 yrs now. I have a 99 Dodge Dakota R/T that I show & drag race. These products are by far the best & EASIEST I have ever used! With my arthritis I don't like washing/waxing any more than necassary.
#1) You don't have to "chisel" this of like regular car waxes. It wipes on with a really light haze. Even in 95 degree heat like Lazinskm describes, it wipes off super easily.
#2) It lasts about a year on a single coat. Before retirement I only had a chance to apply Zaino to my wife's car once a year.
#3) It doesn't turn all you black rubber/plastic trim chalky white, it actually treats & protects it.
#3) While I am applying, I rub it onto the plastic head & tail lights to protect from yellowing.
#4) Then, use the application cloth on all your glass. It works just about as good as rainex.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:45 AM   #17
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:53 AM   #18
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This thread is going to go the way of the "what motor oil do you use". LOL
Indeed everyone will be posting their favorite magic formula.

As for us: This past spring I tried RejeX (after reading about it in a similar "what motor oil" er "what wax do you use" thread here). Been happy with it so far; waiting to see how well it holds up.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:20 PM   #19
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I am going to use a liquid marine wax made by Starbrite. I've used it on my fiberglass boats and also my truck, works amazing. It contains PTEF a teflon based additive and it holds up well in UV. You can buy it at West Marine.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:35 PM   #20
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Nu Finish. Easy on- easy off. Once a year. I pay a kid in the neighborhood to do it after I give him some instruction.
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