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Old 05-29-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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My way to apply wax

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Old 05-29-2003, 07:21 PM   #2
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Waxing top of Casita

I am short (5'3") and do not like heights. When I get on a ladder where my feet are above the band that goes around the Casita I still cannot reach the center of the top. When I wash it I use a long handled brush and it does a pretty fair job. Waxing is a different problem. I was in the paint dept. of Sutherlands with hubby today and purchased a mini-paint roller which is 26 1/2 inches long and was $6.49. I used a food tray as a pan for my wax and it all worked fine. I did get my wax on too thick so that made it harder to wipe off but it still gave me the reach I needed to apply the wax. When I had wiped off all I could reach hubby came to my rescue. Thought there might be some others that are short like me and need a helping hand. If you have other idea of how to reach the hard places without being on top of the trailer I'd love to hear them.
*I don't know how my msg and pic got separated.
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Old 05-30-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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I don't know why it seperated, :conf but it doesn't mater.

Good idea on the waxing, Dene. I'm not 5'3", more like 5'9, but I don't want on the top of my trailer either.
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Old 05-31-2003, 08:13 AM   #4
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Wax on, wax off...

We (actually Dale :) ) are in the middle of a major re-waxing and polishing job on our baby, and have not yet gotten to the top, but I plan to attach a soft cloth around my really old fashioned dust mop. Fasten with diaper pins to the back side of the mop head. By changing the cloth, I can then start with an old bath towel and finish with an old t-shirt for the final touch.

For those of you born after 1970, this used to be a standard piece of household equipment.......:conf It has a cotton cover of looped string, sort of like cheap shag carpeting, over a wire frame that is on a long handle like a broomstick. The mophead tilts and swivels. (If you haven't got one try your Gramma, Wal-mart,or Ace hardware.)

My Daddy always said to make do with what you have- hope this helps you get your own job done.:wave
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:06 PM   #5
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Hi,
I bought this at Canadian Tire for a few dollars. It comes with 3 pieces of clothes. One to wash, one to wax, one to shine. Has a telescopic handle.
Not absolutely the perfect tool, but I used it on top of my Boler, and did easily a good job.
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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Thanks Ray -

Now if we can just get Suz over to wax the Bigfoot, everything will be ducky. :o
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:28 PM   #7
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Does it have a name?

Raymond B.
What is the brand name of the thing you have? I'm in the far east corner of Texas and I don't think we have a place called Canadian Tire. If I have a brand name maybe I can find one. If that doesn't work I may have to rig something like Patricia did for times when there is no one around to :laugh help. I can come so close to reaching it all but it is that 20 or so inches in the middle that I can't reach. At least it is not something that needs to be done very often. Thanks to everyone for all the ideas. I knew someone had to be short like me:umb
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Old 06-03-2003, 10:45 PM   #8
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I'll go to Canadian Tire and look at the wrapping of the thing, and I come back you soon. I have put it to garbage, and don't remember
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Old 06-04-2003, 03:32 PM   #9
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Hi Dene,
I fear not to be a great help. The product I have shown comes from Hero Canada Company in Toronto. The product name on the box is 'Microfibre Wet/Dry Cleaner'. At Canadian Tire, there are many Hero products, in cleaning products department (Soap steelwool, rubber gloves, mops, etc....) I have not found website from that company. I feel they only import products and don't make production themselves.
Sorry not to can give more help.
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Old 06-08-2003, 10:45 PM   #10
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Maybe a stupid question?!?

Just bought a "BIGGER" fiberglass trailer and now I'm thinking that was would make that baby shiiiiiiiine....Is there any special type of was or is regular old turtle was just fine???
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Old 06-08-2003, 10:54 PM   #11
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Hi Dave
Mquires from what I can tell is the best wax. I use Mothers Paste wax as that was the best I could find at the the time.I know other people use different kinds but this worked great for me.
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Nu Finnish was also mentioned as a good wax.
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:42 PM   #12
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Waxes

We've had scads written on that. Everyone has their favorite.

Because of the extreme oxidation mine had, I probably have used just about everthing/kind that there is. Some are better than others, but they are all decent.

I have always said the only wax that is really bad is the one that sits on your shelf unopened; and the best one is the one that you will use regularly. I think that is probably the best answer.

Now that I have said that, I have to tell you something. There's been a lot written about Mequire's new Flagship Marine Wax. It's was suppose to be the best. Well, since I had tried everything else on the market, I wanted to try that too. I hadn't run across it in the stores until a short time ago. So, when I did, I bought it.

In my opinion, this is, by far, the absolute best wax that I have ever used on my fiberglass travel trailer. It is awesome. Expensive, yes. But that is what I will continue to use.

It not only creates a beautiful shine, it restores the color (yes white can change colors). Be prepared, because you may have to do your entire trailer the first time. It cleans all the shades of colors left by dirt and the other waxes.

Longevity?:shg Truth be told, none of them last long enough to suit me, but I imagine it will last as long as the others.

So For my black car I use Zymol...for my trailer, it will now be Meguire's Flagship Marine polish (or is it wax?). You'll know it - key words are Flagship and Marine. I noticed that even Walmart had it in their boat section the other day (not Auto).

This just my humble opinion based on my personal experience. I have tried every one of the waxes that have been mentioned in all the discussions and many that have not.
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Old 06-15-2003, 01:04 PM   #13
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waxing

How many times should you wax your fiberglass home? 1 x a year or every other year? or do it when it looks like it needs it?
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Old 06-15-2003, 01:47 PM   #14
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How often?

This is going to sound like double talk, but the more you do it the less you need to.

Don't you just hate answers like that?

If you purchase a brand new trailer, then you won't have to do it as frequently. Just make sure you start out with a good coat. Does it stay covered or uncovered? How often do you take it out?

Then you have the painted ones, then you have the older ones. They are all different. Initially, an older one may take more waxing, but once it is done, it doesn't take as much to keep up with it.

Sometimes I just wax the top. Other times the front. The front takes a lot of abuse as it rolls down the road. The more waxed you keep it, the easier it is to keep clean.

Try this: Throw a small dry towel up on the top toward the edge. How quickly does it slide down? Run your hand over it. How smooth does it feel?

You'll soon learn your own trailer, weather conditions, etc. Plus, the more often you do it, the easier it is to do. If you let it go too long, then it becomes a real chore.
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