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Old 11-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #11
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I like the idea that 303 actually penetrates in and keeps the gel coat like new, when used from the start, rather than a coating of wax on the surface. But I'm stuck with wax now that I started with it, as I'm not ambitious enough to somehow take all the wax off, nor do I want to leave it unprotected waiting for the wax to wear off.

I've also read that 303 helps keep headlight lens covers from yellowing and getting cloudy. I've been using it on our new car, so we'll see.
If you want to go with 303 instead, there's a very easy way to get the wax off the trailer: just wash it a couple of times with Dawn - the original blue one. It strips wax very well. Detailers use it to strip a car before they clay and refinish it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #12
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If you want to go with 303 instead, there's a very easy way to get the wax off the trailer: just wash it a couple of times with Dawn - the original blue one. It strips wax very well. Detailers use it to strip a car before they clay and refinish it.
Thanks for that. It would be work to do that, but less work each time using the 303 vs the NuFinish I use now. But since we have a shed for our trailer, I only need to wax it once a year.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:22 PM   #13
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Eric,

I commend you for thinking about washing and waxing today. We are expecting snow tonight. I suppose a light coating of snow will protect the trailer....
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:33 PM   #14
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Eric,

I commend you for thinking about washing and waxing today. We are expecting snow tonight. I suppose a light coating of snow will protect the trailer....
LOL its done, up on jack stands and winterized. I've got the snowblower gassed up and ready to go - I sure hope I don't need it.

We just had to sweep up the next million Asian Lady Beetle carcasses out of the shed. Another wonderful imported species!
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Maybe not needing the snowblower is certainly optimistic, Eric!

Greg, as Bruce does, we use 303 Aerospace Protectant, no wax. It doesn't shine the way wax would but I hear the 303 is less trouble and we want the UV protection. Have a cover on now, too, but usually do not and it does not keep really the sun off, it seems.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:09 PM   #16
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Talking Bow to Stern users?

After spending much time reading on the Casita Forums, I decided to go with BTS (Bow to Stern). I bought a quart and a Gallon for refills for the Casita. I just put the first application on the 21' last week after getting 5000 miles worth of bugs off. Goes on nice and also seems to melt off the last of the petrified bug juice better than the bug and tar removers. BTS makes many of the same claims as 303. Since I still have a gallon I guess I will be going with that for quite a while. I am also using it to get petrified bugs off the front of the Silverado that bug and tar remover does not seem to touch. Anyone out there using that on their Escapes? I think waxes and protectants fall into the same category as does argument as to which is better, Ford, Chevy.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:48 PM   #17
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After spending much time reading on the Casita Forums, I decided to go with BTS (Bow to Stern). I bought a quart and a Gallon for refills for the Casita. I just put the first application on the 21' last week after getting 5000 miles worth of bugs off. Goes on nice and also seems to melt off the last of the petrified bug juice better than the bug and tar removers. BTS makes many of the same claims as 303. Since I still have a gallon I guess I will be going with that for quite a while. I am also using it to get petrified bugs off the front of the Silverado that bug and tar remover does not seem to touch. Anyone out there using that on their Escapes? I think waxes and protectants fall into the same category as does argument as to which is better, Ford, Chevy.
Bow to Stern does have similar UV protection to 303. It was developed for the boating industry, while 303 was developed for the aviation industry. Their UV blocking properties are slightly different, but the jury's out as to which works better. I've seen good results with both.
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We just had to sweep up the next million Asian Lady Beetle carcasses out of the shed. Another wonderful imported species!
Yeah those things are nasty. My mom has to deal with cleaning them out of every nook and cranny after a season in central Illinois.
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Yeah those things are nasty. My mom has to deal with cleaning them out of every nook and cranny after a season in central Illinois.
Every time they harvest a soybean field near us, I can watch clouds of them descent upon us. Tell your mom about Buggslayer relatively non-toxic (to mammals anyway) and kills them before they make it into the house. Menards sells it.
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Every time they harvest a soybean field near us, I can watch clouds of them descent upon us. Tell your mom about Buggslayer relatively non-toxic (to mammals anyway) and kills them before they make it into the house. Menards sells it.
Thanks for the tip. She's not in a house, but in a massive 40+ foot 5th wheel. She is a full timer who runs an RV park in Rantoul from March to the end of October. I suppose she could spray down the RV though.
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