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Old 04-19-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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Washing the trailer

I have to wash our trailer so I figured I'd check the forum to see what other people use. Lots of mentions about washing a trailer, but not what to use. I'm figuring you don't use just a bucket of soapy water and a sponge, nor would I want to use a pressure washer.

Is there a best wand or device to use? And a particular type of detergent?

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Old 04-19-2017, 01:19 PM   #2
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I pamper Ten Forward Turtle Wax brand Zip Wax Car Wash. A 6' step ladder, a couple of wash mitts, a soft toothbrush for the window frames and a extendable motor home wash brush. And at the end a very large beer.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:23 PM   #3
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Any good automotive finish car wash and if needed fiberglass polish. Step ladder is needed and use a brush on a pole to reach the roof middle.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:27 PM   #4
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I have to wash our trailer so I figured I'd check the forum to see what other people use. Lots of mentions about washing a trailer, but not what to use. I'm figuring you don't use just a bucket of soapy water and a sponge, nor would I want to use a pressure washer.

Is there a best wand or device to use? And a particular type of detergent?

Thanks, Gary
I use car wash soap which is designed not to damage the finish nor remove wax . I have a car wash brush with an extendable handle and soft bristles to reach all the areas of the roof and sides without having to continually climb up and down a ladder.
After washing rinsing and drying the trailer , I apply 2 coats of wax designed for fiberglass gelcoat.
My trailer sits outside 365 days a year and is only covered in the winter , so I wax my trailer in the Spring , Summer and Fall before covering.
I am typing this while I wait for the Spring coat of wax I just applied to dry so I can buff it out . The previous owner of our past 1999 Scamp thought that waxing the gel coat was a waste of time and his lack of maintenance really showed.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:47 PM   #5
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Coin car wash. Then the wife and do the fast and easy spray and wax with micro fiber towels and turtle wax ice premium car care spray wax. Spray n wipe immediate. If not , the sun will dry it on as spots. Good protector so bug guts come off easier too. Donna , you use wax? If so what kind? Thanks in advance.

Anyone know of a wax with a UV protector built in? Reace says protect gelcoat from uv. I know about the 303 Bruce wray uses , so can you use 303 on top or below wax? Or not even compatible at all?
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I have to wash our trailer so I figured I'd check the forum to see what other people use. Lots of mentions about washing a trailer, but not what to use. I'm figuring you don't use just a bucket of soapy water and a sponge, nor would I want to use a pressure washer.

Is there a best wand or device to use? And a particular type of detergent?

Thanks, Gary
Hi: garysd... The only thing I find Wall-o-mart good for is Blue Coral Wax Wash 1/2 gal. jug $3.88 and cheap extendable shaggy wash mops $7.49. Did I mention I was cheap? I never come home from Florida with out some. 2 sometimes 3 Vehicles and the trailer. Alf
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I use a quality car wash, happens to be Mequiar's at the moment. A mit for anything I can reach and a soft multi sided brush on a telescoping handle, a Carrand 93072 to be exact.



With the height of the 5.0TA I need a ladder to get to the roof, I can use a 6' but an 8' would be nicer. One of these days the 6' is going to kick out on me.

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Donna , you use wax? If so what kind? Thanks in advance.

Anyone know of a wax with a UV protector built in? Reace says protect gelcoat from uv.
Meguiar's Flagship Premium Cleaner/Wax
http://www.meguiars.com/en/marine/pr...um-cleanerwax/
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And I'm going to start carrying this in the trailer to clean the nose
Mequiar's Cleaner Wax
http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...er-wax-liquid/
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I try to use Glenn's son in law to wash and wax mine......
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:24 PM   #10
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I use a quality car wash, happens to be Mequiar's at the moment. A mit for anything I can reach and a soft multi sided brush on a telescoping handle, a Carrand 93072 to be exact.



With the height of the 5.0TA I need a ladder to get to the roof, I can use a 6' but an 8' would be nicer. One of these days the 6' is going to kick out on me.

A shammy to finish.

thanks Bob for the info about the Carrand 93072

looks great. I'll splurge the $30 on one, to make life easier.



do you have a favorite wash mitt?
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