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TennRhonda

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Posted: 08/17/04 12:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Excel fifth-wheel has a "Gelcoat" exterior. Any suggestions about the best product to use to cleaning it? Also, is there a simple way and/or product, short of using a lot of elbow grease, to apply a good coat of wax?

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Nothing replaces a good coat of wax, however there are several good combination wash/wax products on the market made just for RVs. Check out your local dealer or CampingWorld on-line.


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I use MEGUIAR'S car wash (WalMart about $4.00 fo a large bottle) for cleaning and their wax for - waxing. I only wax the front. This soap really does a good job and leaves a nice shiny finish - looks like it was just waxed.


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If you go to MEGUIARS web site you can enter your paint type and/or model type and they will give you recomendations on what products to use. I used SIMPLE GREEN to clean the exterior and roof and then waxed with Meguiars. So far this year I have only had to wash it off with a pressure washer to keep it looking new. Good luck!


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TennRhonda, what year is your 5th wheel? Just curious.

Sorry, no answer for your question.

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Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Our Excel is a 2003. We are living in it fulltime but I'm still working so haven't traveled except for one trip to the plant in Kansas to get thermopane windows put in. We live in the Smokies in Tennessee and it was cold last winter! We're looking forward to traveling more next year (2005). My husband and I both had surgery this year...him in April; me in Oct. Have alot to learn but love the Excel.

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I have a Filon exterior, I don't know what the differences are. I clean the roof with Murphy's Oil soap and wash the sides with Turtle Wax Wash & Wax to keep from stripping the wax job. I hand waxed the (exterior) walls with Rain-X paste wax once this year. The black streaks wipe right off with a good waxing. To me, there is no substitute to a good hand waxing, however, I am in the market for a good random orbit polisher now!! Whew!!!


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I like ProtectAll. It's a bit pricey but it goes on/off easy and produces a good finish.


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I wash using a soap I bought from CW, as for wax, I bought a RV Gelcoat wax that MEGUIAR'S makes and Nue Finish wax on all non-gel coated parts.

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