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Old 09-03-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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About a month ago I posted a question asking about good products for washing and waxing a 5er. Several people recommended Meguiar's products. So I went to the Meguiar's website and ordered Meguiar's PURE WAX 56 CARNAUBA BLEND.

Upon reading the directions I found this part: "Keep off vinyl and rubber surfaces." Aren't the decals on the 5er made out of vinyl? And isn't the seam joint between the front cap and the gel coat side, made out of rubber?

Is this stuff safe to use?
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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Greg, don't you have that job done yet??????
I tried a can of Meguiar's, fact is the most of it is still sitting out in the garage. Didn't care for it. I use plain old Turtle wax. Always have.




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Old 09-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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Old Farmer...do you use the wax on the decals and rubber joints or do you avoid these...I just waxed all over but now some of the decals are cracking and some are peelimg...wonder if its the sun or the wax?...We have a whole set of new decals but am afaraid to replace...
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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I have a random orbit polisher I put the wax on with and take it off. I wax everything. I don't have any cracked decals. (knock on wood)
My rig sits inside all the time when not in use so the sun really isn't an issue most of the time.





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Old 09-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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This is completely amazing. This afternoon I went outside to wash and wax the 5er. Had a Meguiars wash and wax ready and I even had a special Meguiars bug removing sponge too. I started with the front cap, probably just because it looked worse than the rest of the trailer. First I used the brush on the pole that water goes through and wet one side and the front down real well. Next the Meguiars wash and wax mixed appropriately with waterall over the front cap, bugs came off pretty well, but many were still there. I crawled up the step ladder with the bug removing sponge and a couple dryer sheets. I'd never used dryer sheet, but have heard about their ability to remove bugs so took them along just in case the Meguiars sponge needed some help. At the top of the ladder I began with the sponge; it did pretty well. Then I thought might as well try the dryer sheets. HOLY COW! They worked twice as good as the sponge.

The trailer will be very clean real soon.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #6
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If our 2-cents are worth anything...

We have aluminum siding...I wash with automotive cleaner and use spray-wipe Turtlewax. Keeps streaks down and looks great. Hasn't seemed to affect graphics and I try not to spray rubber directly.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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OK, thanks, thats what Ithought...IT'S THE SUN...wish I had an inside for my 5vr to sit inwhen not in use...
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I use Nu Finish its cheap and it does a good job of shinning the 5ver up and taking those black streaks off that simple green wont. It seems to hold up pretty good even with weekly washes.



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