On a good day my old Burro
looked like a dirty cloth diaper, and I had despaired of ever getting the energy to shine it up. The little black spots were so hard to get off that I resorted to 600 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper just to get rid of them.
When I realized that the 600 grit areas just made the thing look diseased I had to take action. Unlike Donna, my goal is to make the Burro
match my shiny bald head. (No logic there, just extreme vanity).
Once I got it clean I used Red Max No. 3
, (about $16 at Lowe's, good for about 31 applications), wiped it on (just like dusting) with a microfiber towel dunked in the stuff and gently wrung out. No rubbing, no polishing. No waiting either. (I didn't even need to buff out the 600 grit spots).
Looked awfully blotchy after one or two coats, but on coat 3 I sensed a miracle coming on. Coat 4 and everything was even and shiny.
The B. has now spent its usual outdoor winter, and every year up until this year it has come out looking like a Tammy Faye Baker look alike (mascara running everywhere). Now there is only a small bit of that in the crevices under the windows
and they wipe right off. I used to be almost too exhausted to go camping in the spring because I had worked like a dog to get the B. clean enough to go to the NOG without mental trauma.
This year it will take me about 3.5% of the effort to get it clean and I will
have to bring the sunglasses. Useful stuff.