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Old 05-26-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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Waxing Shortcut?

It's time again for the semi-annual "Waxing of the Trailer" - ugh - and in looking for a shortcut, I'm wondering about maybe just leaving the wax residue on the roof, i.e. after a through washing, apply and rub in the wax as normal, but then just let the dry filmy wax residue stay just the way it is. As all you waxers know, the worst part is the roof, and this would significantly reduce the effort. Except for the odd - and observant - bird, no one would be the wiser, and my elderly arms and shoulders would appreciate not having to polish out the residue. Perhaps the only downside would be that when it rains, we might get waxy residue streaks running down the sides of the trailer, but these should rub out easily. Plus the extra wax coverage on the roof might afford additional protection? Any thoughts about this?

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Old 05-26-2018, 03:41 PM   #2
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I have nothing to base this on but I would worry that the extra wax could actually trap grit and road grime. Making it harder to clean without scratching the next time you wash it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:45 PM   #3
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For what it’s worth we used Simoniz Wash and Wax on the roof, then we applied Turtle Wax spray on wax everywhere we could reach from the ladder. It goes on easily and polishes up without a lot of elbow grease. We did our 5.0 top to bottom in 2 hours. We’ve had good luck with the spray on wax on the car and truck so thought it could work on the trailer too.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:18 PM   #4
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BTS (Bow to Stern) doesn't take significant polishing. On the roof I give it a quick swipe. On the sides I give it a little harder wipe with a microfiber cloth. It never really shines so polishing is not a big deal. So far it seems to keep the UV deteriation away.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:40 PM   #5
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BTS (Bow to Stern) doesn't take significant polishing. On the roof I give it a quick swipe. On the sides I give it a little harder wipe with a microfiber cloth. It never really shines so polishing is not a big deal. So far it seems to keep the UV deteriation away.
BTS is what I'm going to use on the roof of Ten Forward. I can't reach a lot of the roof. But I can spray it! Then put a cloth around a mop and swipe at it the best I can.
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