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Old 07-06-2022, 04:29 AM   #1
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wax coat

I just finished washing my 1976 31' Sovereign, I used Meguiar's gold class car wash with an 8' footstep lander, long handle brushes. Had some moss growing on it everywhere from being parked under a maple tree I sprayed on some moss killer cleaner from Home-depot you fit the jug to your water hose it was just a soap & bleach you could smell the bleach. So, then I finished out with the Meguiar's soap, took about two days the trailer looks clean has a few patchee spots up high from the clear coat gone.

So now I would like to put on a wax coat that will seal, protect, and stay on for a while!? Lots of stuff on the market, kind of cone fusing? So, I'm asking what's working for a wax coat?
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Old 07-06-2022, 04:54 AM   #2
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This will be almost as bad as "best tow vehicle" on "best hitch". It has also been discussed many times.

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Old 07-06-2022, 01:05 PM   #3
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Havenít found the perfect answer yet. I do know I was disappointed with Glare products.
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Old 07-06-2022, 01:21 PM   #4
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If I want wax, not polish, Collinite 845 is my go to. The paint in this pic is 22 years old with 99k miles on it.
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Old 07-06-2022, 02:32 PM   #5
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Since you're apparently familiar with Meguiars products (I also use the Gold Class Car Wash) you might consider Meguiars Professional Polymer Sealant #20. It is easy to apply and remove, provides excellent protection and lasts much longer than regular waxes. I use it on my 5 year old truck and the Airstream. Not particularly inexpensive but worth it IMO.
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Old 07-06-2022, 04:35 PM   #6
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For the AS lots of people use Walbernize. I’ve used it and it seems to work fine. In between waxing I use a Aero Wax which cleans and is a wax. Walbernize makes a similar product.

Honestly I don’t think you can go wrong with most waxes and cleaners. The main thing is to do it. Some say twice a year some once. I think it depends upon how much you are out traveling in the elements. I wax mine once a year since I have inside storage. Then I clean with a Wash/Wax product like Aero Wax in between if necessary.
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Old 07-07-2022, 06:51 PM   #7
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I used Griotís 3 in 1 Ceramic several months ago.
Better shine and much easier.
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Old 07-07-2022, 07:35 PM   #8
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I used Griot’s 3 in 1 Ceramic several months ago.
Better shine and much easier.
+1 Griots 3 in 1 Ceramic. I used to use Walbernize but that old school product is more work, expensive, and does not last. I now use the following products in order for a complete job. Wash well, clay bar rag with Meguiars last touch to remove bugs and road grime, 3M hand glaze on boondocking scratches, top it off with Griots 3 in one Ceramic which is the star of the show. My understanding is Meguiars has a similar Ceramic which is as good or better but I have not tried it. Some links below.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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+ 2 on Griotís 3-in-1 Ceramic

Until now I’ve used Walbernize on our Airstream. I picked up a Griot’s Synthetic Clay pad and their Ceramic 3-in-1 wax and used it on our TV. It came out so nice I decided to use both on the Globetrotter.

I’ll see how long it lasts but have been very impressed with the ease of use and shine. Best product I’ve used so far.
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Old 07-07-2022, 08:51 PM   #10
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I used Griotís 3 in 1 Ceramic several months ago.
Better shine and much easier.
Out of curiosity, what is easier about the 3 in 1 Ceramic?
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Out of curiosity, what is easier about the 3 in 1 Ceramic?
Just spritz, wipe with 1 towel, buff with another and move on. Almost like using a quick detailer but it lasts a long time.
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Just spritz, wipe with 1 towel, buff with another and move on. Almost like using a quick detailer but it lasts a long time.
That’s really the same thing I do with Walbernize. Not saying 3-1 isn’t a better product. I’ve not used it before.
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That’s really the same thing I do with Walbernize. Not saying 3-1 isn’t a better product. I’ve not used it before.
Yes, pretty similar, but still a bit less work and/or buffing.
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OK; Folk's I've been taking notes It's good to hear from experienced people and the wax they use thanks. With the brand names given here will help me with a better idea and choice.

I may have to wash again? the time frame has moved out and there are many tons of space dust that fall to Earth every day!

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