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I have a 34' DP and am considering doing a wax/polish job myself. Any problems to be alerted about? How much wax/polish should I buy?

I'm thinking this will be a task to do in stages!

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I only wax the front end. Easy to keep bugs off.


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Personaly,i do my oun waxing.I use "NEW FINISH" in the orange bottle,and is easy to apply,and remove.It will take a couple days or so to do the total rig.Also apply some "303" to all the rubber/plastic stuff.

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I just waxed our motorhome last weekend. I had it washed a few days before that and tackled the wax job myself. Our paint job is in excellent shape so I used Meguiar's Ultimate Quik wax that several people on RV.net recommended.

It was easy to use, wax on, wipe off and it gave a nice shine. I also noticed the bugs came off a lot easier too on the front.

I considered the job a good upper body work out! Good luck!

PS. I used one full 15.2 oz bottle and part of another (maybe 2 more oz's) and I spent two days doing the job. I waxed the front, driver's side and the rear one day and finished up the passenger side the next and put a second coat on the front.

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Can't say about doing a coach but our 37' 5'er I usually do over a few days. Just to hard on my aging body to try and do it all in one day.

That said I prefer to use NuFinish or Turtle Wax Liguid Ice, the nice thing about the liguid ice is is does not leave the wite paste look if you get it on your rubber moldings, dries clear and buffs and wipes out easily


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Been waxing/polishing my 40' DP 5 times a year for the last 8 years. I dust it off, wipe it down with a wet cloth then bring out the orbital to wax/polish. The entire job takes 4 hrs and I usually do it in one session. I use a wax/polisher called Mark V I purchase from a detailer supply house locally. It does not leave swirl marks - great for dark colors. My MH is burgandy and my toad is black. I'm getting ready to do it again in 3 weeks.


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Speaking for myself, at my age, I wouldn't want to take on the task, also must admit I'm a bit lazy.

Our gas coach isn't full body paint, so twice a year I hire two individuals in a detailing business who do a wash and wax on location. They charge a couple hundred dollars which I consider reasonable for the work involved.

If yours is full body paint, you may want to consider using a product called "The Solution" I hear it works great as a wash leaving a nice finish on the paint.

Good luck with your project..


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Two cans wax should do the job. I wax and polish every spring. It is great therapy for wanting a bigger rig and is easier to keep clean. Get the kids, grand kids, neighbors. Have fun with it. Follow wax with polish. Every year I try a new brand of wax so have no reccomendations. Actually Mother's carnuba paste wax was surprisingly good. Have Fun


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We have a 36 foot 5th wheel and I wax it two times a year and do the front cap before any long trips for bug control, I do it in stages, the front and back one day, one side another day and the last side on another day, has worked well but it is a huge job, I just take my time depending on the weather and how I am feeling, I do it mid season here in new England and again in oct before I put it away for the year. As I get older I am not sure I will be able to keep up to that plan but so far I have.


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I have waxed the front myself,but never the whole coach. I am barely able to wash the four sides myself. I am not able to wash the roof. I usually hire someone to wash and wax once a year.


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