Monthly Archives: April 2019
No Water? No Problem! – Spit Shine Waterless Wash and Wax
Can I use Spit Shine on a van camper (Ford Transit)?
Good question! Yes, Spit Shine will work great on your little Van! In fact, it’s the only product I use on my personal cars in Arizona because it’s fast and easy. My cars only get washed with water once a year. Our water is so hard that it’s a real pain to deal with. I have a black car and Spit Shine works great without scratching the paint and leaves a shiny finish. Please know that Spit Shine is not a long term wax. The wax benefits in this product will only last about a week or so. But, all and all the product works as a great safe waterless wash and wax and yes I would recommend it for your situation. Of course, I may be just a little bias so you will have to try it for your self and let me know how it works for you.
Thanks for asking,
Oxidation and Relaxation: Restoring your Vintage Camper
I bought a 1968 Forester camper with painted aluminum siding – what is the best product to clean the oxidation & restore shine to the paint? Thanks very much – Paul
Sounds like a fun project! Because you are dealing with factory painted aluminum this is going to be a relatively easy and rewarding project. I would first recommend giving your trailer a good bath with Beast Wash. Beast Wash will remove a lot of the damage that time can bestow upon a finish. After a strong wash and a good rinse all you will need to do is wax it with some Wade Wax. Using Wade Wax by hand you will easily remove oxidation while waxing all in one step. Work with the product wet. Apply the product with a damp sponge and immediately start polishing the work area, typically a 1′ X 2′ area at a time. Work the product until it disappears and leaves you with a shinny surface. Your paint is much too thin to use compounds or a machine on. This will be a fun and easy project, best done with a beer and lawn chair near by so you can take a break and enjoy the process!
A Speedy Fix to Your Cheetah Roof- Removing Black Spots
How do you remove the black spots on my RV roof?
That’s a great question. I’m going to assume your RV has a Rubber roof. If so, the spots could be anything from mold, sap, or liken. That is unless you have a Safari Cheetah Motor-home, everybody knows Cheetahs have spots! To clean your roof I would carefully power wash with Beast Wash, see video’s. Once clean take a spray bottle with a bleach water mix of (20/80 or less.) Spray on and let dry. You may need to repeat several times to remove all your spots. Your most likely problem is mold so this will whiten and make your roof look new once again. If this works for your situation then make it a once a year process and you should be spot free. The exception would be if you are dealing with either sap or a Cheetah. To remove sap you will need to use a solvent based cleaner such as Paint Thinner. Pour the product on an old rag and work the sap off using the rag. Do NOT pour the product on the roof, and only use the rag for cleaning and NOT a blade or putty knife. Using solvents to clean your roof material can shorten its life, so use caution. After the sap is removed consider getting a cover or moving the RV so you don’t have to repeat this process to often.
As far as removing spots from a Cheetah, I think everybody knows the answer to that question.