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Old 04-20-2015, 09:27 PM   #21
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Any suggestions/thoughts on good product (Turtle Wax?) that is OK for fiberglass surface for a monthly or "back from trip" cleaning, short of full polish with Star Brite? Have found that rag and water took off the minor black streaks under windows.
Thanks for any advice.
I try to keep our trailer well "polished" with 303 Aerospace Protectant & most of the "crud" doesn't really stick. I tend to rinse with the pressure washer, hand wash with soap & microfibre cloths (Castile soap), rinse with pressure washer, and then re-303. Most stuff doesn't stick, and the H2O2 treatment on stubborn bugs at the appropriate step of this process is quite helpful, as needed.

I can't use smelly products, which almost everything is (303 smells a bit, but it is a quick job so I can cope well enough), and no way am I buffing - hand washing is bad enough, but it works.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:36 PM   #22
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I have plans to utilize my daughter's fiance for a proper wax and buff.
You better make the best of that well you can because after the wedding is paid for the Houdini magic disappearing act will be next.
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Old 04-20-2015, 10:48 PM   #23
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Not if he wants his mounted snow tires back.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:00 PM   #24
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Very helpful suggestions... much appreciated!
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM   #25
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Upon return from Tennessee washed BlackJack thoroughly. Found that using the Mr. Clean white magic eraser worked wonders on the tough bugs, hard to get dirt in the belly band and removing gunk that washing would not, It also cleans up the dirty silicone around the windows and doors and hatches. Just saying...

Gave the trailer and the truck a good wash today in prep for the Bluebonnet Rally tomorrow. The Magic Eraser did a great job on all the bugs.

Didn't help with the yard though. When we got home a few days ago the annual South Texas 'Leaf and Pollen Drop' had occurred. Filled 28 LARGE yard bags with leaves and pollen. Yuck!
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:45 PM   #26
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Any suggestions/thoughts on good product (Turtle Wax?) that is OK for fiberglass surface for a monthly or "back from trip" cleaning, short of full polish with Star Brite? Have found that rag and water took off the minor black streaks under windows.
Thanks for any advice.
We use a Turtle Wax product called Zip Wax when washing after each trip. It contains carnauba wax, which is key (according to ETI). This keeps the gelcoat looking good between twice-yearly waxes.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:29 PM   #27
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Gave the trailer and the truck a good wash today in prep for the Bluebonnet Rally tomorrow. The Magic Eraser did a great job on all the bugs.

Didn't help with the yard though. When we got home a few days ago the annual South Texas 'Leaf and Pollen Drop' had occurred. Filled 28 LARGE yard bags with leaves and pollen. Yuck!
Hi: rbryan4... Best bug remover is a shake of "Baking soda" on a very wet sponge. Used on new cars and trucks...just off the car carrier. Specially the tailgate of the pickup backed on over the tractor cab!!! Alf
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:10 PM   #28
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We spent forever trying to get the grime off of the wheel wells at first. No such problem later as we had put 303 Aerospace. Clean wheel wells with wet sponge in five minutes. 303 cannot be used with wax.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:36 PM   #29
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Gave the trailer and the truck a good wash today in prep for the Bluebonnet Rally tomorrow.
Rbryan4,
Trailer and truck sure look nice all squeaky clean. I think there is a unwritten law that states all Escape trailers have to squeaky clean be you can go on any camping adventure. At least that's my feeling. I always have to have a clean trailer and truck at the start of camping trip.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:39 AM   #30
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I agree, unfortunately they always seem to get dirty upon the destination arrival.
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