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Old 04-14-2016, 09:10 AM   #61
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Before we purchased our 19, we asked Escape about the wax. Haley replied, "Mother’s Wax is a brand that we recommend to our customers. This is a wax that you would use once a year for up keep. Another type we recommend is called JR Browns, and this is a spray and wipe wax that you would need to use 3-4 times a year. As long as the wax has carnauba oil in it then it is a good type to use on the Escape." We are planning on our first wax upon return from a coastal trip in the area.
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Old 04-14-2016, 09:26 AM   #62
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Speed Nanospray

Some of you may remember that I had a very buggy trailer at the rally last year, and it was even more buggy when I got home. Some forum members recommended 'Bug Melt' from a company called PPC. I liked Bug Melt so much that I tried their Speed Nanospray last fall when I was washing and waxing the trailer. It is too early to know how it will hold up, but it want on easily and made the surface of the trailer feel incredibly slick. I am going to use it again in a week or so when I wash the trailer after our spring trip
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This was enlightening. I've used gel coat sealer on my boat (salt water) but wasn't crazy about the result. I'll use carnuba on the new trailer and follow up with sealer.
Carnauba Wax vs Gel Coat Sealants
This looks effective:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLF2I2A?psc=1
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:00 PM   #64
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If I recall correctly, ETI says not to wax your trailer for six months. Gel coat needs to fully cure.
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If I recall correctly, ETI says not to wax your trailer for six months. Gel coat needs to fully cure.
Well one of us grumpy old men is remembering wrong (but that happens to me all the time anymore), but I could swear I asked Reace when we picked up ours and he said go ahead and wax or polish it right away if I wanted.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:17 PM   #66
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Well one of us grumpy old men is remembering wrong (but that happens to me all the time anymore), but I could swear I asked Reace when we picked up ours and he said go ahead and wax or polish it right away if I wanted.
I asked Tammy the same thing when I picked up Ten Forward, she said go ahead. It already has wax on it from the mold release.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:04 PM   #68
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So, do most people do a wax job as soon a they pick up their camper or at the end of the first season? Does ETI do any type of initial coating on the new units. If not, has anyone asked them to do an initial wax job so the unit is protected from day one before it hits the road? It would seem that an initial coat of wax would help in the long term care of the finish. I'm sure lots of people have a fairly long trip back home after picking up their new baby.
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So, do most people do a wax job as soon a they pick up their camper or at the end of the first season? Does ETI do any type of initial coating on the new units. If not, has anyone asked them to do an initial wax job so the unit is protected from day one before it hits the road? It would seem that an initial coat of wax would help in the long term care of the finish. I'm sure lots of people have a fairly long trip back home after picking up their new baby.
Not us. 2,200 miles up the Cassiar Highway, cleaned up just fine once we got home. Scott

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So, do most people do a wax job as soon a they pick up their camper or at the end of the first season? Does ETI do any type of initial coating on the new units. If not, has anyone asked them to do an initial wax job so the unit is protected from day one before it hits the road? It would seem that an initial coat of wax would help in the long term care of the finish. I'm sure lots of people have a fairly long trip back home after picking up their new baby.
Doubtful ETI would wax your new trailer. But, they might steer you to an RV detailer in the area where you might be able to get it done.
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