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Old 04-22-2003, 11:04 AM   #15
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No, it was some proprietary product from some startup company - "not available in any store". Wish I knew more...
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Old 04-22-2003, 10:10 PM   #16
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thanks for the ideas everyone!

:wave well...found the NU Finish stuff to work pretty good...spent big money on a marine care was and cleaner...looking good...
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Old 04-23-2003, 08:13 AM   #17
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Terrie and Steph .. Glad you got some good results! How about posting an "after" picture!

David ... I'm sold on Meguiar's wax products. I've owned three molded fiberglass rigs ... and think the secret is waxing them two or three times a year.

The two I sold, looked as good as the day I bought them new.

Last week, when we pulled into Gulf Islands, someone asked me how I liked my "new" Casita ... they were shocked to find it was two years old, yet it shines like it just came off a showroom floor (and this was after a 1,000 mile drive from Illinois to Florida). I have to admit, however, that I use Mequiar's Quik Detailer spray when I stop for gas to remove the bugs, etc.

Quik Detailer spray really works well on a well-waxed rig. Couple of quick sprays and wipes and it looks like you just wash the rig!
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Old 04-24-2003, 07:28 AM   #18
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How do you reach the top?

I'm 5'7", but I must have short arms!:lol How the heck do you wax the top of these eggs? Build scaffolding? I've stood on sawhorses and step ladders, but still can't reach the middle of the top. The only thing I haven't tried is to wrap an extention ladder with some sort of padding and lay it against the trailer, the curved walls make it impossible for me to get close enough to reach some spots.

Thanks in advance for the hints!:wave
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Old 04-24-2003, 09:07 AM   #19
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[quote]Orginally posted by Donna D.

I'm 5'7", but I must have short arms!:lol How the heck do you wax the top of these eggs?

Inquiring minds want to know. I was wondering this myself.
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Old 04-24-2003, 03:36 PM   #20
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Buy 2 sponge mops

Clean the top, on a step ladder, with one sponge mop.

Dedicate the other to "waxing" the roof.

Buff the wax with a rag wound around the "waxing" mop.

I'm 6"4' ... and can do this with sponge mops with a two-step stool. Some may need a regular step ladder (from which, I can reach the middle ... but then again, I'm tall.)
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:58 PM   #21
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Sponge Mop?

Okay, that makes sense...I wash the top of my truck canopy with a soft bristle brush designed for car washing....but, some of the folks talk about leaking top vents and caulking...so how do you reach that stuff? I know I can't put caulk on a sponge mop..help, help. I suppose I could hang from the rafters in the garage somehow!

Thanks for any info!
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:11 PM   #22
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Donna, I can inspect the various vent caulking from a step ladder ... but I'm a lot taller than most.

I've seen the folks at the factory lay on the roofs (they don't stand or kneel, but lay out to spread the weight) using a tall step ladder to climb up.

I once backed my truck closely along side the rig and climbed up on the roof of the truck to put in a roof rivet on the trailer (before I started carrying a little three step stool with me at all times.

In all the years, I've never climbed on top of any of my fiberglass trailers. Not saying it can't be done (as long as you lay out and spread the weight like the folks at the factory). I'm not sure I would try to walk across the roof.

You might call the Scamp factory and see how they recommend you get up-close-and-personal to inspect the roof caulking.
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:04 PM   #23
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Donna D.:

A ladder will work.

But if you want the most wonderful way to maintain the top of your trailer, consider this Werner adjustable ladder (from Home Depot, Lowes, or the like). A couple of fence pickets to lay on top and you can reach from one end of the Casita to the other. :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea9f70cc6dceCasita ladder.JPG/>
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Old 04-25-2003, 11:16 PM   #24
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the suggestions....I'm probably going to give each one a try! I know the very top center of my trailer needs a good scrubbing and an even better coat of wax and the tips will certainly help. If I should come across something that really works for me, I'll pass the info along.:cblob
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Old 04-26-2003, 07:12 AM   #25
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If you hang from the rafters, Donna, make sure and get a picture. :lol
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Old 04-26-2003, 08:27 AM   #26
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Oh No!

Hang from the rafters? HAHAHAHA....might give my child some ideas, she really doesn't need. What a vision that is!

But you know, it's really not a bad idea? Hummmmm, rig up some sort of sling system (on a track) and I could putts along all over the top.:thumb
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:34 PM   #27
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Reaching The Top

I wrap a small extention ladder (16') in a blanket and put
it at a pretty strong angle against the side and/or front
and back.

Keep the ladder as short as possible since you want to reach
over the top of the ladder to do your work. If you make it
too long you can also pivot the legs off the ground and fall.

A spotter always is a good idea. I have them stand on the
bottom rung and I feel better reaching futher that way.

Thanks...
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Old 04-28-2003, 04:59 PM   #28
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Hi All
I was just rumaging around the house and found a product called Rain Dance.Its a liquid wax which was purchased at a 7/11 store.I just experimented with it on my Boler in one corner.It removed the Black streakes and put on a nice shine.Its made from #1 Yellow Carnauba.
Just passing it on.:)
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