Do You Need to Wax Your RV?
Are you looking for more ways to look after your RV and keep it in good condition? Regularly waxing your RV is a great way to maintain the exterior finish of your vehicle. Read on to find out more about waxing your RV and choosing the right wax.
The benefits of waxing your RV
Why do you need to wax the exterior of your RV? The main reason is protection from the sun’s UV rays and other types of weather. Think of wax as sunscreen for your RV. When regularly exposed to the sun without wax, the finish of your RV will start to fade in color and lose its shine. The coat will also be more susceptible to damage from wind, rain, snow, and hail.
Even dust and dirt accumulated on the surface of your RV can start to wear down the finish over time. RV wax applies a protective layer over your RV’s exterior to prevent this kind of damage.
Waxing your RV
We recommend waxing your RV at least every six months. Before applying the wax, you need to properly wash the exterior of your RV to remove any dirt, grease, and other debris that’s built up on the surface. Make sure to use a soft-bristled brush and a gentle cleaner, or one that’s designed specifically for car and RV exteriors, to make sure you don’t wear away or damage the finish yourself.
You’ve got a lot of surface area to cover when waxing your RV, so it’s a good idea to take it a small section at a time. If you’re using a certain wax for the first time, then try testing it on a small patch on your RV to make sure it doesn’t interact badly with the finish. There are different types of wax that may be better suited to different RV surfaces depending on if they’re fiberglass, gel-coated, or rubber, for example.
RV Share has a short guide to the different types of RV wax to help you choose the right one for your vehicle. Applying the wax itself is a simple job and you just need to follow the instructions listed on the packaging, but the job is likely to take a while. So, just take it one section at a time and be patient, the results will be well worth it in the long-run.← back to news
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