• Ray
    393
    Been spending the last 5 days spiffing up the old trailer. Fiberglass was getting a little hazy. So, I've gone over the whole rig with an oxidation remover and waxed it. Here is a before/after photo. Will have a video soon discussing the products I use for cleaning and waxing the RV. Cheers, Ray

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  • Logan X
    69
    I’m looking forward to the video Ray, I have also been cleaning and waxing my rig. We must be on the same maintenance schedule. I will also post a video soon and we can compare!
  • RVsolar
    161
    Will be doing mine when we get to Mexico well not me I got a guy .
  • T-Rex
    5
    I'm with RV Solar. Take the rig to Mexico twice a year for a wash & wax. Otherwise I need 2 days recovery time.
  • Drew
    8
    Ray,

    Looks great. I'd like to let everyone know about a product I found. It's called "Touchless Sealant" made by the manufacturer of 303 Protectant. What a time and muscle saver. Follow the directions and you'll have a smooth shiny surface. I'm very skeptical .about these kinds of things but this works! I tried it on the car first and then the rig. Obviously you can't get good results on an oxidized or dulled surface though- only good waxes and rubbing compounds will work to get those back in shape.
  • Ray
    393
    In this video, I go through my favorite products I use to clean and wax our Keystone Cougar fifth-wheel trailer.

    With the Cougar now past the 8 years old mark I’ve added a new product to the mix, a heavy-duty oxidation remover. The fiberglass was starting to get fairly hazy and chalky. The oxidation remover helped out by removing the oxidation buildup leaving behind a smooth base to apply wax to.

  • Ray
    393
    Thanks, Drew, think I'll try some on the truck
  • Logan X
    69
    Thanks for the great information and great video Ray! I also washed my trailer this week and I made 2 videos. The first one is washing the roof and the second is the rest of the trailer. All of the music is original. Thanks for watching!
  • Ray
    393
    Good job!
  • RobBob
    2
    I have a 1978 FG sailboat that was badly oxidized and I tried all sorts of products and paid $$$ one year to have the boat done professionally. The results were the same...looked great for 3 months to a year then back to a dull looking finish. Then I stumbled on Zep Wet Look industrial floor wax and the boat has never looked better. First time took 4 applications but now it is just a quick wash and single application once a year.....never looked so shinny. It hasn't yellowed and it holds up in the tough Marine environment. Lots of YouTube videos on this process. If you try this start with a small area like back of rig to see if it will work for you.
  • Rush and Lola
    100
    You sure stay busy Ray. Thanks again for the info.
  • Ray
    393
    Thanks, good to hear it really works and lasts over time. I wasn't sure when I saw a few videos on doing that whether it would last or end up getting all discolored and crack, then a mess to try and remove. Sounds like surface prep is the key. Cheers! Ray
  • Ray
    393
    Yup, this old rig is keeping me hopping. :)
  • Keith
    20
    We must be on the same schedule. I just finished the truck, now waiting for a cool day to start on the fifth wheel.
  • Logan X
    69
    I should have waited for a cooler day when I washed mine. It was hot!
  • Randy Vallis
    38
    I too have seen a lot of videos on this and while they all seem impressive it becomes a major job when it has to be redone. It does not have UV protection and will eventually yellow under continual exposure to sunlight, crack and peel which means you will have to strip it. I used Mequiars oxidation removal kit to restore my Titanium. Yes it took a great deal of effort but with a good variable buffer it did an incredible job. I would be interested to see how the ZEP process you used holds up. good luck
  • John612
    5
    your wheels look great, what'd you use on them?

    thx,
    John
  • Ray
    393
    Oh I forgot to show that product, used a metal polish called CLR Metal Clear
    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/clr-metal-clear-0530703p.html First time trying it on my aluminum wheels, seemed to do pretty good. Cheers, Ray
  • John612
    5
    thanks Ray
  • Logan X
    69
    Here’s my video on washing and waxing my trailer. All of the music is original. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching!
  • RobBob
    2
    Hi Randy, thank you for the input. I have used the Zep for a year now on my boat....maybe because we are in the PNW the sun doesn't affect the Zep, but currently no yellowing, and all I did was add another coat this season to keep the shine. Believe me I was very concerned with yellowing but nothing else was working so "what the heck" give it a try, and I am happy so far...I'll let you all know if my opinion changes. Cheers.
  • RVsolar
    161
    Last year while in Mexico the wife ask if they have ever cleaned the inside
    Of any RV they said they have not, but if you would like it done Wife yelled YES .
    For 50$ US they did the whole inside washed everything .
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