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Various ways as already mentioned. Sometimes I do my waxing in a boatyard & have access to A frames & long boards to put between them.


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wildtoad wrote:

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.


I purchased some of this ( Lucas Slick Mist) today. Haven’t tried it yet. Is it any good and does it last? Thanks

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Back of my truck with a short step ladder works well. Shorter distance to fall, as long as its in the bed of the truck [emoticon]

After many types of wax used over the years, had a friend tell me about Griots Garage Liquid Gloss Poly Wax, not the cheapest I have ever bought. Got it from Amazon, comes in a kit with an applicator , and micro fiber buffing cloth. Have only done part of the front cap, its the only wax I have used that put on an even shine, and not shadowy so to speak. Actually the only one I have used that did bring out a decent shine. I am sure there are other products that will do the same, but this seems to work as well as anything I have used.

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If/when I get motivated enough to wax, and believe me it’s needed.....I’ll stand in the tractor bucket, while the wife positions the bucket. I’ll be sure that she understands that I “do not have” a life insurance policy!


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I used to get on a step ladder to do the bug scrubbing, washing, and waxing. I've also backed the pickup up to the nose for more stability. The past couple of years while in Florida I've hired a detailing service to wash & wax the whole unit. It cost $11/foot, or $374, for the service. I believe it is well worth the cost and do it once per year, usually in mid-March before heading back to Michigan.


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Parrothead Mike,
Until this past winter we used to do the same. Not towing South anymore so am now looking to find the same kind of service up in the Traverse City, MI area. The service we had did a fantastic job every year and kept our trailer looking almost like new. Well worth the $350 or so for our 30ft trailer.
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I backed the truck up, lowered the tailgate and put my step ladder in the bed. Works great until you look down.


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wantabe351 wrote:

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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I’ve always used a wash brush that has a built in extension pole and stand in truck bed place a damp rag to put wax on then dry microfibre to take off. Up on roof to get last bit by hand. Cap looks new after 6 years. Easy work. Do sides same way from ground. Using chemical guys jet wax and very happy. Bugs come off cap with wet cloth. Same brush and pole.

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