OK, so the party is over. I mentioned the bugs we accumulated on the trip. Here's a visual.
They did NOT just wipe off like some of you talk about after using the RMP or Zep #3. It took us 4 hours of scrubbing, both of us working to get it clean. Some of those bug stains were in there! But now it's clean.
Initially I was planning on using a wax the first time, but after reading the whole RMP/Zep thread yet again, I think I'll give it a go. I hate reapplying wax every few months. I'll see what Robin thinks. Now it's clean and dry and in the shop. Later this week I'll put something on it.