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Old 04-29-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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Oxidation

We have a 2014 Hurricane 34E. We love our motor home, however, the New Mexico sun causes the exterior to oxidize. We wax our motor home twice a year. As a matter of fact, I just finished waxing it, but the oxidation is still awful. Any suggestions on what we can do? We are currently using a polish and then we wax with Maquire's carnuba wax. Any suggestions on what we can do to make our motor home look good again?
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:19 PM   #2
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Are you using a good quality dual action orbital buffer to get rid of the oxidation first? McGuire's has a marine-grade oxidation remover that I used on our Axis for the SoCal sun damage. After you get it back to where it actually has the oxidation gone, the only real answer is to get it out of the sun or you will be constantly fighting the battle.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thank you Earl for the great information. I have talked with three different RV service managers and no one has suggested the Meguiars Oxidation Remover and we haven't seen it at Walmart either. I just put it in my cart with Amazon. Unfortunately, we travel between New Mexico and Arizona and this year plan on using it quite often so the storage it out. We are trying to come up with some sort of shade in our backyard but don't have room for a carport. Again, I sure appreciate the quick response and suggestion!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:37 PM   #4
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This took all the oxidation off my 2015 ACE - works fantastic.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:42 PM   #5
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I agree with axis earl on the McGuire's oxidation remover, I have used it on my boats and RVs. I tried using their compound and then their wax and I was not satisfied with how it brought back the original color and finish. After trying a variety of other things, I bought a product that JimmyGeek mentioned in a different post called Rejex 61001. When I put on a coat of Rejex, waited for 10 minutes to dry and then removed the film with a very thin coat of McGuires wax, I was much happier with how it turned out. And it is easy to do with no buffing. You still have to get the oxidation off first.
My Axis stays out in the direct Florida sun all winter and I donít have any easy way to change that. Oxidation is a given, but I hope that the Rejex and wax will help to slow that down. Also because the Rejex and wax is so easy to do, maybe I will apply it more often. Weíll see this summer.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:21 AM   #6
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I just ordered Rejex today. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow early enough that I can give it a try. I have one side of the RV that has oxidation and today I tried three different products in small areas with poor results, none specifically for oxidation. I am hoping I can find an easy way so Rejex is my next attempt.

Years ago when we lived in AZ there was a product sold at the swap meets. I forgot the name but it was the best car wax I ever used. My mother had a little red Honda and it was so oxidized it looked nearly white. I used this polish on it and it absolutely looked new. It was a good six month polish.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:47 AM   #7
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This took all the oxidation off my 2015 ACE - works fantastic.
Trying this tomorrow on the front, will let you know how it works.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:53 AM   #8
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I used heavy oxidation remover before I used the Rejex. I think you May have to get the oxidation off - depending on how bad it is - before the Rejex will really work.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:54 PM   #9
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Worked on the front cap today and it came out like brand new. Used a buffer on the 3M and did the Rejex by hand.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:19 PM   #10
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Worked on the front cap today and it came out like brand new. Used a buffer on the 3M and did the Rejex by hand.
Thanks for the follow-up. We use REJEX, but haven't tried the OXIDATION REMOVER yet.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:03 PM   #11
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One more question... How does everyone polish and wax the top of the front cap above the windshield?

That is the area of the worst oxidation (of course) and also the hardest (at least for me) to get to.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:12 AM   #12
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The only way is to crawl up onto the roof and hang over the cap. I take a lounge cushion and lie down on it and reach over the edge. I can reach the whole cap in about four moves, but itís not something I enjoy.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:18 AM   #13
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Our 2016 24.1 had very bad fading on top of the front cap early on in our ownership. We ended up getting it painted under the finish warranty we paid for. Might be worth looking into having that front cap painted because getting up on the roof to buff and polish would get old the first time.
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Old 05-06-2019, 03:44 AM   #14
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Hey people I have a 12 foot aluminum A-frame ladder super easy to get above the windshield and take care of the cap on C Aís There about $75 bucks at Home Depot, I also have stock so please support them. And think about all of the windows you can clean at your home your wife will love you.
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:00 PM   #15
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Unfortunately, the Axis and Vegas window is not close to vertical like most of the bigger Class Aís so you are too far from the cap on top of a ladder for me. Iíve tried it that way, and you canít get very far up the cap without feeling like you are going to go thru the window or back over.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:28 PM   #16
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Full body paint is the only way to go.....pride of ownership is important....and having a dull finish on your RV is nothing but work.....we have had many RV's....and our present fifth wheel has body paint....Wow....time to have fun instead of endless hours trying to keep the rig looking good...hanging off ladders...only to see it get dull again in short order...its an option that more and more people are getting on towables and motorhomes....
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:37 PM   #17
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I just bought a 2019 fourwinds and Thor recommended a product called Aqua Buff 2000. Havenít tried it yet
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:58 PM   #18
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Take a look at Poli-Glow a marine use product for gel coat, I have a vegas 24.1 in Nevada sun. Check out youtube videos for pole-Glow. i used it and am very impressed.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:14 AM   #19
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I agree with wintertree we have a 2012 ACE with full body paint.
We live in the high desert and the RV sits in our backyard with no cover.
We wax it once a year unless and it's a dark brown with no problem yet. Knock on wood.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:56 AM   #20
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Buffing with an oxidation remover worked for me on area above front window. Its Ox remover, then polish, then wax. Going to try ceramic coating instead of wax. Suppose to last longer.
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