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fish0821

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What is a good cleaner wax for aluminum siding.Going to wax the parents camper and would like it to be a good looking job.thanks

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fish0821 wrote:

What is a good cleaner wax for aluminum siding.
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Any wax that the guy uses that I hire to do this job...lol.
Waxing an aluminum sided trailer is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done.

Actually the waxing part was easy...it's the wiping off and buffing part that was the killer. (all those ridges, nooks and crannies.)


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I had a 1978 class C motorhome I bought used in 1991 that was alum sided. When I bought it it had a lot of oxidation and black streaks on the alum. On one of our first outing I was aproached by a older man who said he could make the alum siding look like new with little effort. What he used was Lemon Pledge, he simply sprayed it on and wiped it off. When he was done the oxidation was gone, the blackstreaks were gone and the siding shined like new. It took me a couple hours that day to do the rest of the motorhome. I used pledge on it till the day I sold it and the siding always looked great. Give it a try.


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I use, am using Mequire's Cleaner Wax. Cleans and protects in one shot. $6.90 at wally world. $5.90 at General Dollar.


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I used a wash and wax one step product last year ( can`t remember the name) and it worked pretty well. But, when I tried it on my truck, it left horrible streaks and blotched on the glass that were a real bear to get off. To be sure, it`s not the same as a good hand waxing, but it did shine nicely and made water bead up for quite a while.

This year I`m trying Turtle Zip wax. The thought of hand waxing my trailer doesn`t exactly thrill me. Simoniz had a product some years ago that I used on my vehicles for a while. It was called One Step and it went on clear like water and you just spread it around with a cloth. No buffing or waiting. I can`t seem to find it anymore. I used the one step wax from ArmourAll last year and it was a pain to apply. It comes out of the spray bottle about the consistancey of SPF 50 sunscreen and splatters everywhere. Difficult to evenly spread around and didn`t last very long at beading water. My .02.


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I use Meguires NXT Tech Wax. Can be had from any local Wal Mart, Pep Boys...etc..etc. It's a great all around wax and very easy to use.


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http://www.dwdavies.com/detail.asp?product_id=washnwax3


I have searched high and low for a car wash similar to the one we used in the dealership 5 years ago. It was a wash n wax product but unlike "zip wax" it actually worked. when it was all said and done I broke down and ordered the same stuff we used and i am never going back. This stuff puts a shine on the trailer like you wouldn't believe and does the same for cars. If they sold it in stores it would be the top seller it's THAT good.

I still do my rig by hand with NXT by Meguiars simply because it comes off the easiest.

the Wash N Wax is great maintenance though. I'm a believer

their Quote sums it all up: "WASH-N-WAX" will greatly enhance the finish.

don't mind the snow but this trailer was freshly washed with wash N wax 4 days ago and has not had a hand wax yet




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I used Protect-All on our aluminum sided Jayco...I used Meguiars NXT on last one and will use the same on current one !!


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I use Meguires NXT Tech Wax as well. I use it on my Trucks, cars and Travel Trailer with Aluminum siding.


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Meguiars cleaner wax is what I use on my 1996 Jayco eagle SL210. It took the oxidation off and left a great shine. My brother also uses it on his 1998 Sunliner. Wally world. carries it. A little bit goes a long way, just don't put it on anything rubber or an unpainted surface.


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