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Edd505

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How are you waxing the top 1/3 of the front cap?? Step latter isn't close enough with the curved front, too far a reach to wax. Works OK on the sides, they are straight. Extension latter would leave marks.


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Try putting padding on the extension ladder?
Can you lay on the roof and reach far enough to apply the wax? That's what I do on our Southwind.
I get most of it from an 8' step ladder.

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Try doing the top from the roof. I did my cap off a ladder I had in the bed of the pickup, backed up to the face of the cap. I’m short or otherwise I could reach the whole thing from the ladder in the bed.


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I start on the roof of our RV waxing the front cap on my belly using my DA polisher, then onto a ladder in our PU bed, then moving the ladder on the ground and boy is it tiring work even with my machine


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Getting too old to lay on the roof. I'll try the ladder in the bed of the truck and see if that might work.

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Forget WAX. After a good washing just use one of the many spray on / wipe off products such as Lucas Slick Mist. Can be applied wet or dry. Use a clean (rinsed) wash pads on a stick to spread it around.


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Edd505 wrote:

Getting too old to lay on the roof. I'll try the ladder in the bed of the truck and see if that might work.


Not likely, as height is not the problem. Even laying an extension ladder against the cap, makes a long reach to top of cap, but may work. For mine, like others said, I get up on roof to do top part, and tall step ladder for rest.

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Hi:
Look at getting a 6ft. scaffold. You should then be able to reach.
I have one for my trailer and it works great.Use it to do the whole trailer. They're very reasonably priced and much safer to use.
Just my opinion.
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I use a foam 8 inch dense foam floor scrubber with a 4 ft handle,use it on the sides as well ,works great.

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