Monthly Archives: June 2019

25
Jun

WOW, it Really Works!

Carol Asks:

For cleaning RV carpet in your video you used WOW cleaner. Is that the best type of cleaner and why? Where can that be purchased? Thank you for your video’s and expertise.

Wade Responds:

Carol

           WOW is our Superior Interior Cleaner!  We originally created this product strictly as a leather cleaner. The idea was to use  a more natural product, like citrus oils, to reduce the risk of damaging a natural material such as Leather.  We figured why not clean nature with nature.  However, when testing the product on various materials we found ourselves saying over and over WOW this works great on multiple different surfaces, hence the silly name.  WOW works as a good carpet cleaner removing most organic stains while leaving little reside. This is important as soap residue will attract dirt and if left in your carpets or fabric they will just keep getting dirty.  We also did not load WOW with unnatural scents that can overpower you when cleaning in small spaces such as your RV.  The same methods that I use in the video can be done with other cleaners, but you will want to be careful to pull all the soap off of the area you are cleaning. 

WOW is only available on our website.

Thanks for asking,  

Wade

18
Jun

Code Red: Color Injected FRP

Aaron Asks:

Hi.  I have a 2015 Red Minnie Winnebago TT.  2451BHS.  I have used your rejuvenator with wax.  Great Stuff!!!

However, the red is not even.  There are patches it seems.  I used the buffer to remove product with a wool pad.

Do I need to do the rejuvenator a 2nd time or wash and wax it now?

Pastor Aaron

Wade Responds:

Aaron

               You picked a hard color to buff out.  Color injected FRP is what you are working with. Some of these panels prematurely fail and some of them just will not buff out. Sounds like yours is looking better, so that’s good.  I think you might need to buff her out again.  Work in small 2ft X 3ft sections. Liberally place the product on the area to be buffed. Work the product wet with your buffer until gone. Don’t let the product dry on the unit, you need to work with it wet and the buffer on as high of speed as you can handle.

  After you get your trailer shiny wash with water, do not use soap or wash and waxes to wash. Soaps remove wax and wash and wax contains silicone that will build up and dull your finish.

Good luck!

Wade

Aaron Asks:

Would Beast Wash be okay? Or should I wait?

Wade Responds:

No, Beast Wash will remove your wax and all that hard work.  You will only need to wash with water and a brush.  If you have any areas that don’t wash up just use some Wade Wax or RV finish Restorer with wax  by hand over the areas that did not wash up with water.  The idea is to keep wax on your finish to help reduce the bleed through of your FRP.

Wade

A used buffing pad, but definitely still useable


Aaron Asks:

How long can I use my buffing pad before changing out and washing?  I only used this for the back end.

Pastor Aaron

Wade Responds:

Your wool buffing pad looks good to me.  You can easily clean it by running the machine and carefully laying a flat head screwdriver over the pad.   As the pad is spinning work the screwdriver back and forth over the pad at an angle, this will remove the compound build up.  You can also machine wash your wool pad but let  it air dry. By doing this your pad will buff out more RVs than you will ever want to.

Aaron Asks:

thank you for that great tip. What I also meant to ask was at that level of dirtiness do I need to stop using it clean it and then come back and use it again. Or can I just keep going until I’m done for the day?

Wade Responds:

The red side after using the rejuvenator and a buffer

You can keep going until you start feeling the pad jump or you are having a hard time getting a even shine.  It’s the dampness of the pad that’s a problem.

Aaron Responds:

Thanks for the tip!  Bought a second bottle of rejuvenator today!
Your product does wonders on faded red!!   You can really see the red again on top.

Aaron Asks:

So I have gone over the RV twice with rejuvenator.  It looks awesome when I finish, but a haze comes on by the next day.  Do I need to water wash it or something else???

Help!!

Wade Responds:

Aaron

                This is not good news!  It sounds like your color injected FRP sidewalls are bad.  You can try washing with cold water however that may not help. These panels are bleeding from behind and at this point washing won’t hurt your unit but to properly fix this problem, it will need to be painted.  I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. It’s hard because you didn’t know what you had until you were done buffing it out. Often you can get a shine and with some maintenance keep it shiny. But there is also the chance of it looking great when done and just days later they bleed back out.  It all depends on the state of your FRP.  You may want to reach out to Winnebago and see what they have to say. 

So, with all that being said, what can we do to help make your trailer look good on the cheap? She is already all buffed out so you have a good surface but nothing will stick to it because its bleeding. Let’s try to apply some lite oil on it, such as baby oil or tire dressing. The petroleum will become your new finish.  It will collect dust, but you can wash it.  If you do use soap, you will wash the old oil off and then can apply a new layer.  You can also try and hand wax your trailer but I think it will just be extra work with limited success.

I know it sounds crazy but give this a try, I don’t think your buffing was in vain. Thinking outside of the box is your next step to keeping that shine.

Wade    


11
Jun

We’re Sick of Those Streaks

Pat Asks:

Best way to clean it up a little? Just to even out color a little?

Wade Responds:

Pat,

               There are several things you can try to do to clean your Silver Streak up. I would first wash her with Beast Wash full strength.  Be sure to get the trailer wet and don’t let the product run down the sides. This will help remove the oxidation. Be careful to not let any cleaners run down the side of your anodized gold stripe as you can ruin this finish. Keep your trailer wet and rinse often.  If you do this you can get a fairly good clean satin look to your aluminum. I would then follow up with our Water Spot Remover to help remove rust and dark marks that Beast Wash did not remove. Water Spot Remover contains Muriatic Acid so wear gloves and eye protection and keep it off your gold stripe. 

Beast Wash will neutralize the Water Spot Killer so be sure to rinse Beast Wash off  before trying to use the Water Spot Killer. I also recommend  a lite Beast Washing after using Water Spot Killer. This will neutralize and remove any extra Water Spot Killer. By working with these 2 products and doing a little experimenting you should be able to get that old girl looking a lot better.

Wade

Pat Responds:

Thanks for your quick response…. A couple of questions.  How long should I leave the full strength beast wash on before rinsing off?

And the gold strip is actually gold painted over an unknown surface. I have never tried to strip it.  Will that make a difference and do I just tape that area off to keep the beast wash off if needed?

Thanks, Pat

Wade Responds:

Pat

        You just wash and rinse normally. It’s important to not let the product dry on the side of your RV and be sure to always rinse well.  As far as your gold strips, taping them off may help prevent streaking, it’s worth a try!

Wade


04
Jun

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble

Aaron Asks:

How effective is the beast wash in a foam cannon?

Wade Responds:

Aaron
               There is no reason you can not use Beast Wash in a foam cannon.  However, what is the purpose of this?  Aerating the soap to make bubbles will not help clean your RV.  It will only make a bubble show that seems to bring out the child in us, I know I enjoy a good bubble show.  The problem is that our environment does not.  Soaps that produce lots of bubbles also contain high levels of PH.  Hi PH levels in our water system makes it difficult for fish and other marine life to breath.  Higher PH does not increase the cleaning levels of soap.   Because of this, we at Wade Maid keep Beast Washes PH levels low thus keeping bubbles to a minimum.   I am also not a fan of spraying any soap directly on your RV.  Often you can not work with the soap quickly enough to be effective, end up wasting product or worse yet damage your finish.  My preferred method is to mix  your cleaning solution in a bucket.  Mix the soap with water and use a wash brush to wash small sections of your coach at a time and always remember to rinse often. 

So if you want foamy bubbles purchase a bubble maker grab a silly hat and do a silly dance! If you want to play with a cannon join the Navy!

Great question, thanks for asking

Wade

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