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Old 06-01-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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How soon can we wax?

Has anyone on the forum asked ETI if there should be a waiting period to allow the gelcoat to outgas? Is that even a concern?

I just washed and waxed my new truck for the first time and my arms feel heavy and about 2' longer than normal... and here I'm already thinking about waxing my new 5er. Sick I tell you, I'm sick

I'll only have my 5er home about seven days before I leave for the Oregon Gathering. I'd like to get something on the gelcoat to make washing it easier after the trip.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:10 PM   #2
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How soon after hatch can an all molded towable be waxed?

See post #3.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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OMG Karen, I'm so flippin' excited I didn't even realize I had already asked the question! Thanks for the rescue

Y'all just wait, I'll probably ask again before July 3rd (p/u date!)

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Well, there is no rest for the weary or those in the build mode!
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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So Donna, you're not anxious are you?!
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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Well, there is no rest for the weary or those in the build mode!
Ain't that the truth!
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:50 PM   #7
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I have always waited 6 months before waxing any new car or trailer in order to allow the finish to properly harden. Seems to have worked for me for 50 years.
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Has anyone ever confirmed that ETI applies a gelcoat? When I asked Rease last year, I thought he said he did not use a gelcoat (but I may well be wrong).
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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Gelcoat is the release (after waxing the mold) it's the final finish for all molded towables.

It's not "applied" it's sprayed into the mold, then the fiberglass.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:24 AM   #10
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We used Extreme Clean to prep and then applied Rejex. We are very satisfied with the results. Kudos to RVOMAHA for the suggestion.

"I have always waited 6 months before waxing any new car or trailer in order to allow the finish to properly harden. Seems to have worked for me for 50 years."
Old school advise. Modern vehicle paints and clear coats are water based.
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