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Old 09-28-2020, 09:23 AM   #41
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Model: Vegas 24.1
State: Massachusetts
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Originally Posted by dkoldman View Post
Wow that is impressive.

Mine is 2019. I have been washing and waxing out of gate. So I don't think I need compound now.

You should be fine. My plan is to keep it up now and Iím sure it will stay looking good. What I found from indulging in thegelcoat restoration videos is the gelcoat is very porous and needs moisture. Meguires 45 polish is made to replenish that moisture so applying that with a foam polish pad on a DA polisher followed by your wax or in my case Rejex should keep it looking great.

I asked about the buffer because I bought a nice one from Harbor Freight last year, but I have yet to use on the RV. Thus far; I have done it all by hand. Did you use the buffer in any parts of the process when applying the polish and later the wax?

Yes definitely a buffer. I used a HF rotary for the compound and a DA for the polish. Makes much easier work.

What about your roof? I hope I not about to put you to work I hand wax mine about 3 weeks ago preparing the leaves to start falling on it this Fall.

My roof is TPO on the Vegas. Just wash and 2 coats of 303

Next Jan/Feb; I wish to re-wax the roof and maybe this time use the buffer to after I have completed the hand application of the wax.

It has been a few month since I have waxed the sides, but maybe next spring after roof is complete I will do the sides. I did not use a polish because my gel coat is was in really good condition, but I think I will polish next time before applying the wax.

Short the RV Wash & Wax solution, I try to avoid getting wax on decals. While I don't mask the decals I do apply 303 protectant at the end and wipe down pretty good. The decals stay looking vibrant, prolly better than new?
I have heard many good things about Wash and Wax. Should serve you well between polishing.

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Old 09-28-2020, 12:12 PM   #42
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State: New York
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Originally Posted by mikebreeze View Post
I hand wash my rig with "Whateverisonsale" .
Does that come in one gallon sizes?

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Old 09-29-2020, 03:09 AM   #43
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Model: Four Winds 35 SB
State: California
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Once a year...full wash And wax. About six times a year, Hand wash...granted mine is only 35, but I enjoy it. McGuires and a big brush. Usually follow it up with Quick Detailer and window Cleaner.
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Old 09-29-2020, 03:17 AM   #44
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A foam cannon and a brush on a long pole work great. this company has some great stuff, been using their products for years on daily drivers, RV and the hot rods.

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Old 10-06-2020, 01:17 AM   #45
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Model: Axis 24.1 KC's Big Box
State: Kansas
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Well....why not....we wash our Axis with a regular kitchen sponge mop and a buck of Dawn/water.
Ron & Kay n KC too !
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:04 PM   #46
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My little Class C is only 24í, I wash and wax her a couple times a year. Itís super fun and my rig looks gorgeous too!
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Old 10-08-2020, 12:24 AM   #47
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Model: 35SF
State: Michigan
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We wash by hand prior to each trip out.
Wax approx every 3rd trip.
Just finished washing and drying about an hour ago.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:15 PM   #48
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I hand wash my 33 foot Palazzo about once a year. Takes 4 hours but it looks good and is worth the time.
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Old 10-15-2020, 05:25 PM   #49
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State: North Carolina
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Originally Posted by GVP-The Boxcar Children View Post
Hello All! With times as they are in the Covid world and with Life, we decided to Winterize our Aria 4000 and also took the time to hand-wash the rig this past weekend! We wanted to avoid getting it scratched up at the truck wash, so I tackled the top half via ladder all the way around, washing top-down, low enough to then reach the "wash line" from the ground, then proceeded from front to back all 41 feet of the rig, taking extra time for all the bug prints on the front surfaces. Four hours later and with my arms falling off I called it "mission accomplished", then headed back to put it in its indoor storage before this week's trip to Freightliner for the brake bolt recall and to have the dash AC inspected and/or fixed (as I mentioned in a separate thread last week).

Has anyone else been inclined to do a hand-wash on a rig of this size? Yeah, we may be nuts but the rig sure looks a lot better-cleaner than the delivery date, as a matter of fact....
I have a Windsport 29m and have washed it a number of times. Getting ready to have the front and rear caps wet sanded and waxed because of heavy sun damage and oxidation! Most times I pick a 2 day period when it will be warm and sunny and do half one day and the rest the next. Tryit, you'll like it better!!! Bob Trice
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:55 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by twovillagers View Post
I do the same plus using a "foam cannon" to apply the suds. I do the same for the roof using a tall step ladder.


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