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Old 05-01-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Spring Wash n Wax

Just finished the Spring wash n wax and the trailer looks better than when ETI turned it over to us in Nov 2015.

Seems like the twice a year with the Meguiars Premium Marine is the working solution. After the second application I’ve never seen any black streaks, bugs n junk just wipe right off, and you could eat off the roof. (Please don’t go up on the roof for dinner, just an expression).

This was the quickest I’ve done the detail and was done in 24hrs, so it seems it is getting easier to apply and remove the Meguiars now.

Also coated all the plastic with the 303 protectant, and slowly unfurled the awning and coated it with 303.

We are going to be “styling” at the lake this weekend.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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Are you coating both sides of the awning with 303? Is the idea to prevent fading?
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:35 PM   #3
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Have to agree, Greg! That Meguires goes on and off very easily. I really like the 3M Mariine Scotchgard also. Both are easy and look great! Congratulations on getting it done!
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:39 PM   #4
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Just finished the Spring wash n wax and the trailer looks better than when ETI turned it over to us in Nov 2015.

Seems like the twice a year with the Meguiars Premium Marine is the working solution. After the second application I’ve never seen any black streaks, bugs n junk just wipe right off, and you could eat off the roof. (Please don’t go up on the roof for dinner, just an expression).

This was the quickest I’ve done the detail and was done in 24hrs, so it seems it is getting easier to apply and remove the Meguiars now.

Also coated all the plastic with the 303 protectant, and slowly unfurled the awning and coated it with 303.

We are going to be “styling” at the lake this weekend.
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:42 AM   #5
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Are you coating both sides of the awning with 303? Is the idea to prevent fading?
Hey Mike,
So far I’ve only applied to the top side of the awning as that is what is exposed to the AZ sun. The awnings here get brittle at the junction of the material and the roof and can crack out if not regularly treated, so not so much for fading as keeping the vinyl and stitching protected. I’m going to fashion one of the Home Depot pvc awning covers this summer when I get a chance for when it’s stored.
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I purchased one of those covers, they may help with the sun but nothing else, mildew went wild inside.
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I purchased one of those covers, they may help with the sun but nothing else, mildew went wild inside.
When I had the exposed awnings I made a cover out of plastic gutter.
It just laid over the top and was tied on loosely. Seems to help keep the sun off and did not build up mildew. I did learn to make sure the awning was completely dry before stowing it as that really caused mildew!
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When I had the exposed awnings I made a cover out of plastic gutter.
It just laid over the top and was tied on loosely. Seems to help keep the sun off and did not build up mildew. I did learn to make sure the awning was completely dry before stowing it as that really caused mildew!
Seemed like a good idea to me too. Why let the sun do a number on it when it's so easy to provide protection to make it last longer.

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