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Old 05-03-2003, 03:07 PM   #29
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Has anyone used------Mothers (California Gold) Carnuba wax.I was in town today and found some Miguires. but price was way to much as far as I was concerned so bought this Mothers product.Can't try it now due to Rain.:)
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Old 05-03-2003, 05:05 PM   #30
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We used it on the Trillium the first year we had it and were not terribly impressed. I don't know if we didn't have all the oxidization off it or what was the problem. It didn't buff up easily even with the electric buffer (or whatever its called). It finally did put a reasonable shine on but it did not last the summer. Probably was something we did though.
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Old 05-03-2003, 06:23 PM   #31
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Thanks for info.I got some cleaning agent to remove black streaks and the likes from RV.Its made for swimming pools but safe to use on Fiberglass.I tried some the other day and it cleaned real good.Will try wax when rain stops.I want to get a real good layer on roof.All my experiments go to roof.:wave
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:59 PM   #32
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Mother's Paste Wax

A couple of decades ago, Mother's paste wax (without cleaners) was the premium wax. A friend of mine would use that and only that on his Vet. I also have used it on my cars. (Still experimenting for the one best on black). Nowdays, however, I think the wax market has caught up with it and there are many of similar types out there.

Pure carnauba without cleaners is really good for clearcoats, but it's not a once a year deal. It requires frequent waxing to do the trick. No doubt it will help, but if you need to restore a shine, it might not quite get it there. If it doesn't quite get the results you want, save it until you get your shine back...then it will help.
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:38 PM   #33
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This is what I am going to try on first nice day.















CALIFORNIA GOLD®
ORIGINAL FORMULA CARNAUBA CLEANER WAX

Original Formula Carnauba Cleaner Wax is designed to be the one-step plan for paint preservation. This special Carnauba Cleaner Wax is formulated to clean and protect in just one application. We used the same Brazilian #1 yellow carnauba that makes our Pure Carnauba Wax so special, and combined it with a light polish that will smooth minor flaws and make your paint snap. Carnauba Cleaner Wax is especially effective on fiberglass and gel coats. Available in long-lasting, easy-to-apply liquid or paste.

#05701, 16 oz. liquid.
#05500, 12 oz. paste.
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Old 05-05-2003, 06:05 AM   #34
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I got my shine back!

After getting my 94 SD home, I washed it and put 2 coats of Nu Finish on it. It looked pretty good, but it was still kind of yellowish and lacking that showroom shine!
Yesterday, I purchased some Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound and rubbed the whole thing down. A horrible job to do (luckily I had a new set of rivet caps waiting to be installed, since the red rubbing compound stained all the old ones), but well worth the effort. I followed the rubbing compound with 2 new coats of Nu Finish (I should buy stock in this stuff!) and she shines like new. The paint really whitened up. I will post pictures as soon as it quits raining!
For my dark blue van, I use Meguires Cleaner wax (seems to work better on the dark paint), and for all others I use Nu Finish.
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:38 AM   #35
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I used my California Gold (Mothers) and it worked ok . I did a real good cleaning of unit first and the immediate result from just removing stains was good.I am happy with the results.I now want to improve on the shine.A few more coats should do me real good for this season.
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Old 05-05-2003, 01:12 PM   #36
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I thought I should mention that I used a product called "Klean N Shine from Johnson Wax Products to clean my Boler.Its a creme type product .Wipe on-------Hose off.
I tried other stuff but this works best for me.

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