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Old 09-17-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Talking Just finished waxing the roof

While on the roof this morning doing my semi-annual inspection of the roof to wall seals, I was happy to find only about 8" of polyurethane seal to be R&R'd. But after doing that I noticed that the ol' roof had lost her luster. I wondered how many folks actually get on their hands and knees and wax it after a good cleaning. I called Winnebago and spoke with Jay, a service advisor. I posed the question to him: "Should I wax it or not, and if so how often?" I was afraid I wasn't going to like the answer, and I didn't. "Yes" was his reply. It should be done annually with a good cleaner wax like Mother's or Meguiar's.

So up to the roof again I went. Removed and repaired the roof to wall section, then proceeded to wax the roof. 2 hours later, my buffer and I were done. I used Mother's cleaner wax. It did a good job. Be careful towards the end, she'll be slickery
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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We had a beautiful weekend in our area weather wise, and I spent a good portion of it washing and waxing the roof with a buffer. But the tree sap was so thick on there, I'm hoping for some better gas mileage now.

But seriously, instead of being disgusted every time I have to go up there now, I'm really proud of the way it looks. And I've been up there a lot because I bought a Winegard Movin View dome dish off ebay, and I'm in the process of installing it, along with a new LCD TV in place of the old CRT.

So, yes a lot of hard work and yes, I'm probably the only one who will ever see it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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How much Mother's did it take? I found it in a 16oz bottle. But don't know how much to buy.

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Old 09-18-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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I used an old Hoover floor scrubber I picked up at a yard sale for the first cleaning, mopped on some PolyGlow and only have to hose it down occasionally to keep it clean and shiney. Now it is a once a year deal to clean the roof up with mild soap and water touching up the PolyGlow using an applicator mop with no scrubbing or buffing.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:58 AM   #5
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Greg;

I always wax my roof yearly. I use Gel Gloss or Meguires which ever is available. They both work well for me. The buffers work well except when I have to work around the fixtures on the roof and then it is all manual for me.

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Old 09-18-2009, 11:00 AM   #6
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Just a question. I have never used Mother's. If doing the roof how would it work on the sides?
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Old 09-18-2009, 12:24 PM   #7
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Good to see I am not the only detail guy out there. In regards to the Mother's cleaner wax, it took less than a half of bottle to do the top. Just so happens that it also works well on the coach. I found where I do not have body paint, oxidation happens much quicker. Compartment doors and such are like new, the white Gel coat needs more attention but I think the Mother's does a good job. I wax the exterior every six months with it. In between wax jobs I touch up with protect-all. A good cleaner with a touch of Carnuba wax. I am exhausted when done waxing, but it is a labor of love!
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Old 09-18-2009, 04:54 PM   #8
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Yeah, I done my roof couple times. My big concern is possible damage from the

weight. I'm not a big guy, 6' 1'' about 190 lbs. Don't want to do more damage

than good, though. I feel sure there are some limits on weight.

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #9
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I love Mequires and Mothers but I discovered something that will make your job much, much easier and get the job done. Eagle One makes a product called "Nano Wax Spray". Comes in Blue spray bottle and it does a fantastic job on the roof. I did the whole roof in 1 hour. Spray it on and wipe it off. Two caveats: if your roof is really in bad shape I would not recommend this product. It is just for those roofs that still have some gloss. Secondly, it will not hold up as long as Mequires or Mothers but hey, I do it twice a year and it works for me. You can use it in the sun as well. I do use it on the sides just the roof. I use Mequires on the rest of the coach. Just an FYI
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Glad to hear I am not the only one that waxes the roof have been doing it once a year since the coach was new in 2003 I use Nu-Finish, the one added advantage you get looking after the roof is a lot less black streaks
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Which wax is the best for the full body painted coach and what type of buffer are you using on the roof.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:13 AM   #12
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NeilV How many coats of PoliGlow did you apply on the roof. I have my coach completed on all 4 sides and the roof is next. 4 coats on the sides did a great job.
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Which wax is the best for the full body painted coach and what type of buffer are you using on the roof.
I've been using RejeX for about 4 years now on the full body paint, rubber, Alcoa rims, windshield, and on the 3M mask on front. It's nearly 6 yrs old and folks in rv parks think it's brand new. I've been fulltiming for 2 yrs and put it on once a year .... it still holds up well.

Their website: RejeX®: So Slick, Bugs Can't Stick!

What convinced me it lasted so much longer was when I first used on my polished aluminum wheels.. I was using Gel Gloss on the body and on the wheels after I polished them up. But with Gel Gloss, they would start hazing over after 3-4 weeks. When I used RejeX it didn't start hazing for 6 months. So then I started using it on the whole coach.

On the roof, I use 303 Protectant to clean and seal twice a year. Ya, the roof is very slippery after you shine it up!
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:13 AM   #14
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What kind of roof r u waxing? I didn't know RV rooves should ever be waxed, and isn't that dangerous for servicing?
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