Got an RV? WAX it!!!

Best RV Wax

January 17, 2020 by Harken Headers

Everyone always thinks about what they want on the inside of their RV and how they will take care of it. The layout, features, slide or no slides, ect. What about the outside of your RV?

It is just as important to take care of the exterior to keep it in good condition for many years. So read on because here I will explain the benefits of RV wax as well as some good options that are both time and money efficient.

Keeping your RV waxed is a great way to keep it protected and looking new longer.

What Does Wax Do For My RV Anyways?

Glad you asked that question. Allow me to give you some examples that will convince you to think twice about skipping the wax on your next shopping list. Wax can:

  • Decrease the risk of oxidation-Oxidation can make that once shiny and new gel coat finish start to look cloudy or foggy. A good wax can help prevent that from happening.
  • Repel water-Wax can help prevent water spots or black streaks from forming on the exterior of your RV.
  • Act as a sunscreen for your RV-What I mean by that is wax can prevent UV rays from damaging your RV, especially the roof. UV ray damage can include cracking, fading and yes oxidation to your RV’s exterior.
  • Prevent dirt and debris from building up-Dirt and debris can cause scratches, make your RV paint job look older, and can do other damage. Have no fear because some wax maintenance can help keep that in check.
  • Keep the exterior looking good and new-Why wouldn’t you want your RV to keep looking good? There are so many perks to that such as being accepted by campgrounds with strict model and year rules or being able to stealth camp like a pro.

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Spray On or Wax Off?

Well you have some options on how you want to go about waxing your RV. There’s the wax in a container or in a sprayer. The sprayer is going to be more time efficient and easy for most. The wax in the container will be more affordable than the sprayer options. Both options are good, it’s just a matter of preference.

Make sure to wax your RV in the shade to avoid water spots or swirls.

Some Key Notes Before You Wax

I know you are excited to go and wax your RV. I am excited for you. Let me give you some key notes to keep in mind before you start waxing your RV.

  • Wash before you wax-You don’t want to wax in all the dirt and debris on your RV.
  • Stick to cooler times of the day to wash and wax-This prevents water spots from forming your RV from baking in the sun. Plus you get to stay cool too. Which will bring me to my next point.
  • Don’t wax in direct sunlight-If your wax dries too quickly the finished job will not look good. Nobody wants to see swirls and water spots after a job like that.
  • Clean and dry one side at a time-This helps reduce water spotting as well. Also do a top down clean. You don’t want to wash and rinse the roof last only to have to rewash the sides.
  • Have basic wash tools handy-A wash brush with an adjustable handlesqueegeea bucketRV soapmicrofiber towels and wash mitts will come in handy for your wax prep work.

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This article gives some good ideas on just RV cleaning in general. Now that the pre-wax prepping is done, let’s get to the moment you’ve been waiting for!

Top Choice

Meguiar’s Marine/RV One Step Cleaner Wax, M5032, 32 oz., Liquid



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This wax seems to do a little bit of everything, and best of all, in one step. Not only does it protect your RV but it helps restore and keep its shine with a non-abrasive formula. Let’s look into some details about this product:

  • It helps remove minor oxidation, light scratches and swirls while protecting against UV rays, salt and corrosion.
  • This wax restores the color and gloss to the gel coat of your RV.
  • Also helps fight against rust.
  • You can buy in 16 ounces, 32 ounces or a gallon container.
  • This formula can be applied by hand, dual action polisher or a rotary buffer in one easy step. Let it dry and wipe off with a microfiber towel.

This wax does need to be applied on a cool surface and out of the sun. It is on the more pricey side compared to other products so that may deter those who are on a budget.

Runner Up

Meguiar’s RV Wax Carnauba Blend, M5616, 16 oz., Liquid



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The Carnauba Blend also has a lot of great qualities but falls a little short compared to the Top Choice Wax. So let’s look into some of the details with this wax, shall we?

  • It enhances the gloss of your RV as well as keep it protected.
  • This product blends pure Brazilian Carnauba wax polymers and resins.
  • Good on dark colors.
  • Can be used on fiberglass, gel coat and painted surfaces.
  • Will keep your RV protected from harmful UV rays.
  • Available in 16 ounces or 1 gallon.
  • You can apply it by hand or machine similar to the Meguiar’s One Step Cleaner Wax.

Although this wax helps protect your vehicle it won’t help restore it or help fight against rust like Meguiar’s One Step Wax can. It is a cheaper alternative to the same name brand. This wax does need to be applied in the shade and when your RV is cool.

Good Alternatives

Nu-Finish Liquid Polish 16 oz for Cars


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Yes it does say polish and for cars but don’t let that fool you. It has a long lasting quality to it. Let’s jump into the details of this non-wax product:

  • It can be applied on fiberglass boats, motorcycles, planes, household items and yes your RV.
  • It protects your RV against things like salt, bird droppings, tree sap and tar.
  • This product is available in liquid or a soft paste.
  • Great for fast touch-ups and keeps your RV shiny even in between applications.
  • Made of zinc cross-linking polymer emulsions.
  • Has UV ray protection.
  • Easy application with no rubbing or buffing involved. Put a small amount in a damp cloth and apply it to your RV. Let it dry then wipe off. This doesn’t need a shady spot for application.

Even though you can put Nu-Finish on many surfaces it shouldn’t be applied on vinyl, plastic trim, simulated wood, flat paint or rubber. Looks like it is just available in the 16 ounce size. It won’t restore your RV’s surface if there’s already oxidation or damage like the Top Choice Wax, but it is a good alternative if you are looking to just protect your RV on a budget.

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303 Marine Quick Wax, 32 fl. Oz


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303 Marine Quick Wax comes in a spray bottle so it is a little bit different compared to the other 3 choices. Here are some key details to this product:

  • It can be used on fiberglass, gel coat, paint, chrome, stainless steel and plastics.
  • Contains Carnauba wax. It’s also 100% silicone free.
  • Has UV protection that lasts up to 30 days.
  • Helps remove water spots, dust and debris from your RV’s surface and helps repel them.
  • You have to spray the wax in a misting form evenly onto your RV’s surface. Then spread the wax with a microfiber towel. Make sure it dries to a haze before you buff the surface with a different microfiber towel.

It’s not the cheapest nor the most expensive wax. You do need to apply this wax in the shade and make sure your RV is cool to the touch.The application does involve more steps compared to the other 3 waxes. If you are wanting to do a quick one step job this may not be the wax for you.

Giving your RV a good wax and cleaning on a regular basis will help keep the exterior strong and looking good for a long time.

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All these products have some great qualities to them and can offer good protection for your RV to keep it in great condition for awhile. These choices will get you a quality product that is easy on the wallet and good on time. So what are you waiting for? Give your RV the protection it deserves and get to waxing!Categories

What is Ceramic Coating?

What is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a revolutionary auto detailing product used to protect interior and exterior surfaces from common blemish causing materials. Primarily composed of silica and titanium dioxide, these two substances together form a covalent bond that is hydrophobic in nature and forms a nano-ceramic shield above the vehicle’s clear coat. This protective shield provides durable protection from common environmental contaminants including insect acids, road salt, bird droppings, oxidation, swirling, minor scratches and helps protect the vehicle from the damaging rays of the sun.  It’s these properties, along with the hydrophobicity, that separates ceramic coatings from the archaic waxes or sealants.

Less Maintenance


Before we get any further, the word “hydrophobic” is defined as “tending to repel or fail to mix with water”. Although primarily used in industrial and automotive sectors, hydrophobic elements exist, and have existed, in the natural world for millennia. If you’ve ever seen a lotus flower floating in a body of water, then you have seen hydrophobic properties in nature. It’s in fact these hydrophobic properties that allow the lotus to float in a body of water without getting bogged down and water logged from it’s surrounding environments. By applying these same hydrophobic principles of the Lotus to industrial and detailing products, people are now able to protect previously permeable surfaces.

Ceramic Coatings are useful across a myriad of different surfaces. From leathers, textiles, steel, wood, paint, marine surfaces, airplanes, helicopters to the interiors and exterior surfaces of cars. Essentially any non-biological surface you can imagine can be coated with ceramic coatings. From hydrophobic protection for designer handbags and high end shoes to brick storefronts, and most anything in between, ceramic coatings help protect both valuable and important surfaces from premature damage and aging. If protecting a surface from water damage swirling, oxidation or premature aging is important to you then ceramic coating can help extend the lives of your important assets while making cleanup a breeze!

What is the Difference Between Wax & Ceramic Coating

An incredibly common question that we hear is “What is the difference between wax and ceramic coating”. Wax is one of the most widely known sources of protection for vehicles but, compared to Ceramic Pro ceramic coatings, wax has a much shorter shelf life and involves far more maintenance. If you’ve ever waxed a car before you’re well aware of the labor that’s involved and constant upkeep required to keep the coat in solid working condition. However, with Ceramic Pro coatings, vehicles have far less upkeep.

Many of the common forms of car waxes are composed of either, bees wax, paraffin wax, mineral wax, synthetic wax or carnauba wax. While these waxes can be picked up at your local automotive parts shop or big block store and applied by the end user, the vast majority of these waxes fail to protect the vehicle the same way a ceramic coating can. Many waxes have a melting point between 180 degrees Fahrenheit and 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Compare this to Ceramic Pro that can withstand temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit. This gap in heat threshold allows ceramic coating products to be applied to surfaces that get very hot including brake calipers, engine compartments and heavy machinery.

Traditional Car Wax
Ceramic Pro 9H Coating

Although waxes tend to be a cheaper than the price of ceramic coatings you generally get what you pay for. In fact, many of these waxes even contribute to scratching and swirling as they are often improperly applied using poor techniques or dirty or damaged equipment. When you take your vehicle into any ceramic pro authorized detailer you’ll rest easy knowing that the vehicle of your dreams gets the proper conditioning and detailing services to brave any road!

In contrast to car waxes lies the flagship product of Ceramic Pro – Ceramic Pro 9H. This industry innovating product has inspired plenty of replication products but none have been able to engineer the same protective qualities of Ceramic Pro 9H. Ceramic Pro 9H stands for a hardness scale of 9 on the pencil hardness scale. The pencil hardness scale is incredibly important in the woodworking and detailing industries as it creates a scale of the hardness for comparison purposes. A common test used to test the strength of coatings, Ceramic Pro 9H checks in with a score of 9. Hence the name of 9H for 9 Hardness. This hardness of Ceramic Pro 9H makes it such a potent deterrent in resisting damage and common blemish causing contaminants that victimize far too many unprotected vehicles on the road.

To validate and guarantee the warranty for Ceramic Pro coatings, vehicles need to have their coated surfaces inspected on at least a yearly basis. To perform this important aspect of ceramic coating maintenance, simply contact the detailing shop that previously coated the vehicle and set up a maintenance appointment with this respective shop. During these maintenance examinations, auto detailing technicians mitigate any damage caused in the coat and generally apply an additional layer of Ceramic Pro coatings to the surface.

Essentially the biggest difference between waxes and ceramic coatings is the amount of protection that one provides over the other. Waxes might look great for a few weeks or months, but they require constant maintenance to obtain the desired results. With Ceramic Pro coatings you’ll need just one annual inspection at an authorized dealer of your choosing. Think of Ceramic Pro as nano-ceramic protective shield between your gel coat and the environmental contaminants that plague the interstates and service roads of North America.

A real peace of mind!

We recently introduced our newest addition of vehicle protection ….. A transparent warranty program! What this means to our customers is that we will offer real warranties that our done in house with our ceramic protection services.

So if you have an issue that is under warranty there is peace of mind knowing that a local , professionally trained , experienced business will handle it for you at no further out of pocket expense , no deductible and inmost case a FREE loaner car! You can check it out here:

When is the best time of year to have my car detailed?

We get this question a lot , especially during winter months . Honestly there is no wrong time of year to have your vehicle cleaned and protected. Most people want to see there freshly detailed vehicle all shiny in the sunny weather and enjoy it staying clean longer in the spring and summer months . This idea is true but protection is the key in winter months and that’s where detailing your vehicle during those months still has its value.

Your vehicle probably wont stay cleaner looking longer with all the rain , de-icer , mud , snow, cinders , etc on the ground . But with the right educated , properly trained detailer it will remain protected which is most important. Think about this , if your vehicle just went through the whole spring and summer getting hammered by the sun , tree sap , road grime etc and you didn’t protect it then , the winter is even harsher on your vehicle . So its better to get it detailed and protected sooner rather than later.

We recommend and only use ceramic based protectants because there are more chemical resistant , last longer , and have higher uv ray protection rating . Check out our educational site : for more info . More importantly make sure you do your homework on the detailer you choose to have work on your second most expensive possession. They should be trained and certified with credentials to match there experience.





De-Icer and How it destroys your vehicle!

This article is derived from Colorado but we use the exact same melting agent here in Oregon, the best way to keep your vehicle corrosion free is frequent washing especially your undercarriage . We have a special tool designed to attach to our steam cleaner to do just that.

The result of mag chloride and failing to remove it from vehicles might result in serious accidents involving cars or even school buses, Stiglich said.Soap and hot water.The Colorado Department of Transportation buys mag chloride from EnviroTech Services, a Greeley-based company. There are no bonding agents in EnviroTech’s mag chloride and hot water or soap usually remove the substance from vehicles, said Steve Bytnar, research director for EnviroTech.The state requires mag chloride be 70 percent less corrosive than rock salt, Bytnar said. The effect mag chloride has on vehicles depends on the composition of metal parts – and anything metal is susceptible to corrosion, Bytnar said.George Brodin, who owns Leadfoot Linda’s Ethics Automotive in Eagle-Vail, said mag chloride is corroding rubber car parts faster than in the past, he said.”We see the windshield wipers lasting half as long as they used to,” he said. “We see all kinds of corrosion underneath the car.”Electrical components, covered in plastic, often corrode and trip check engine lights. Brodin then has to check the electrical system to determine what’s going on. If the plastic wire covers are gone, Brodin sprays a sealer on the wires to prevent further electrical problems.

The Colorado Department of Transportation hasn’t found mag chloride corrosive to rubber and plastic, although it can ruin chrome trim, department spokeswoman Nancy Shanks said.Beyond rubber and plastic parts, the mag chloride rusts wheels and hubs together, Brodin said.”It takes a hammer to get the wheel off the hub,” he said.However, the tradeoff for clear and safe roads is more than fair, Brodin said.”I’m sure it’s saved lives,” he said. “In this regard it is a good trade off.”Gary Bergman used to collect various car parts damaged by mag chloride for demonstration. He owns vehicle repair shops in Eagle-Vail and Frisco, where he has monitored the effect of the substance on cars. A year after the Department of Transportation applied mag chloride to roadways, Bergman said he saw rubber components disintegrating, brakes rusting and other effects.The most common brake corrosion occurs on passenger-side brakes, where the tires hit pools of mag chloride along the right side of roads, Bergman said. Bergman said he hardly ever fixes brake rotors by grinding anymore, because the mag chloride so effectively rusts them.

Leave the snowBergman and Brodin have different solutions. Brodin says people should clean their cars frequently, especially the undercarriage.If the long lines at area car washes following snowstorms is any indication, people are doing just that. People do wash their cars more often in the winter, said The Spa Car Wash manager Chris Dudar.”It’s more compelling – there’s a lot more stuff on the roads,” Dudar said.But like Stiglich, Bergman said mag chloride sticks to vehicles and water reactivates its corrosive qualities.”You can’t wash it off because it has a bonding agent so it sticks to the road,” he said.Instead, Bergman recommends the state do as Finland does and leave the snow, sprinkle cinder on top and make people use snow tires.”If they left the snow on the roads people would slow down,” Bergman said.

A detailers struggle

We as detailers see your vehicle very differently than you might . To us you have swirls, scratches, RIDS , oxidation , environmental fallout, different types of stains , sticky kid messes , everywhere we look we see another issue we are going to have to resolve. You as a consumer probably just see shiny , colorful paint, maybe some small scratches that should come out easy and an interior thats not to bad and needs just a quick vac. In our detailer brains we are thinking hours up on hours of reconditioning to bring your vehicle back to its maximum  potential. As a consumer your probably thinking 1-2 hours tops will have my car looking new again .


As a detailer I can tell you first hand that its a daily struggle finding that fine line between doing enough to satisfy your customer and staying profitable. I try to go above and beyond for each customer that we have the pleasure of detailing for yet I struggle with doing way more than whats actually been paid for and making sure that each vehicle meets our high standards and more importantly exceeds a customers expectations. . We have to go through a certain process and several steps to achieve the level of desired outcome and those processes and steps take time to complete hence the reason for charging a reasonable amount for what we do . Some of us also invest in good equipment , tools , training and continued education to make  sure we a delivering the best outcome safely and efficiently. Doing things the right way takes time like all good thing in life.


We try our best to bring your vehicle to its maximum potential safely , without damaging any aspect of your vehicle or compromising its integrity. To accomplish this we have to evaluate the issues going on with your vehicle and address them accordingly . Please bare with us as we struggle to achieve your desired results while struggling with ocd.

Sincerely ,

All Detailers


Keeping a clean car may seem obvious to some people. However, many people do not know just how important it really is to keep your vehicle clean. Here are 5 reasons why you should keep your car clean.

1. It preserves your paint. 

Many people think that washing and waxing a car is a luxury and not necessary. In reality, maintaining your car’s exterior is extremely important in preserving it. Most cars naturally depreciate, but you can extend the life of a car and in turn preserve its value longer if you keep it clean. Dirt, grime, and salt are natural enemies to your car’s paint. If exposed for too long, they will eat away at it, not only damage the paint but the metal too.

2. It can prevent costly repairs

As I alluded to in the last point, car filth can wreak havoc on your car’s paint and body. Some of this damage is irreversible and will require complete replacement. Those repairs cost a lot of money, in general, and hurt the overall value of the car.

3. Clean cars are safer

According to statistics, you are likely to get in a car accident approximately once every 18 years. You should do anything you can to reduce those odds, including keeping your car clean. People get in accidents every year because of dirty windows reducing visibility. Cars naturally have several blind spots and the smallest amount of dirt can reduce visibility tenfold.

4. Cleaning the interior is healthy

Many people allow the interiors of their cars to get far too dirty. If they lived in the same conditions in their home, people might see why it is important to clean the interior. Cleaning the interior of a vehicle eliminates harmful bacteria that can accumulate on steering wheels, upholstery and dashboards.

5. A clean vehicle makes you proud

This might be the most important reason to keep a clean car. It has been scientifically proven that having a clean car makes you happy. How a person keeps their car says a lot about them. Take pride in your vehicle and keep it clean.

Contact us today and let us help you keep your car looking good!


Safely remove snow from your vehicle . Tips and Tricks

How to Remove Snow From Your Car Without Scratching

Posted by James Dudra on 6th Feb 2014

If you’re in the snow belt and a car enthusiast, winter can be a tricky and frustrating time of year. And while keeping your car cleaned is a difficult task unto itself, removing snow from storms can also be a challenge. What many people fail to realize is that improper snow removal from their car can actually cause serious damage to your car’s paint. Scratches, swirl marks and even dings can occur if you improperly remove snow. We set out to find out what works and what doesn’t during the winter months.

Ditch the Brushes, Brooms and Shovels
First, let’s start with what you should NOT use when removing snow from your car – brushes, brooms and shovels. The majority of brushes on the market have coarse bristles will wreak havoc on your car’s paint the minute they make contact. Regardless of how lightly you sweep away the snow, they will do damage. Shovels can also ding or scratch your car, especially if you can’t tell how deep the snow is.

Use a Foam Brush
Your best bet for snow removal is to invest in a high-quality foam brush. With these devices you can simply push or pull snow from the vehicle. One of the most popular brands today is Sno Brum, you can find this handy little device on Amazon for just $19.99.

Use Gloves
If you don’t want to invest in a foam brush, go with what nature gave you…your hands. Obviously you’ll want to be wearing gloves (leather is preferred), but this method will work. Just be aware that you won’t be able to reach all areas of your car, especially the roof.

Invest in a Car Cover
Our last option is more of a preventative measure…a car cover. This can work on storms where the accumulation is less than a few inches. If you’re due for a major storm (6″ +) then I wouldn’t use a cover simply because it would be incredibly heavy to remove.

Regardless of what method you use, you’ll want to make sure your car is protected from the elements during the winter months. We normally suggest applying a coat of Quick Wax in the fall and a touch-up mid-winter to keep your vehicle shielded as best as possible.

Why its important to choose the right detailer for you

There are many cases in which an individual simply does not have the time or energy to get their car back into proper shape.  A professional detailer is an individual or business who performs detailing services and is licensed to be in business, properly insured and in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Professional detailers are educated about paint finishes, automotive upholstery, and the other components that make up a vehicle. They understand what causes these materials to deteriorate over time and what to do about it. They understand the chemistry and science behind the detailing process they perform.

Contracting the right car specialist isn’t an easy task.

Many call themselves professionals but do not adhere to industry standards and lack customer commitment. A vehicle is the second largest investment for most people therefore you do not want amateurs performing work on it. You want a true professional. Your car care guardian should be committed to customer satisfaction, education and be a superior craftsman.

Check out these 6 tips how to choose the right professional detailer:

  • Get informed about different professional detailers. There are a lot of professional detailers that just learn the basics and the lingo of things that should and should not be done to your vehicle, but really do not have a clue.
  • Find a detailer with a proven track record. Professional detailers should have been in (full-time) business for at least one year. You should obtain references from three recent clients and check them. If they are unwilling to provide any – stay clear. A true professional has excellent references and is more than willing to provide them upon request.
  • Make sure they are legitimate. They should have a business license and insurance with limits that will cover your vehicle.
  • Professionalism is important. This means that they do not show up to the job site late, do not complete the car late, leave the heater on, leave your music system on, and don’t dress inappropriately for the job. When you trust the second-largest investment you possess with a stranger, all of us do expect a particular level of professionalism and trust.
  • Is the detailer well organized?
  • Make a decision! It’s not time to make an intelligent decision based on your knowledge. Remember, basing your decision on pricing alone is not enough. In general pricing reflect the quality of work.

To make the right choice, make sure you ask your future professional detailer the following questions:

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Can you show photographs of vehicles of some of your recent past work?
  3. Do you have testimonials that can attest to their skills?
  4. Are you familiar with my type of vehicle?
  5. Do you have options in the finish of interior surfaces? This also applies to tire dressing (Matte finish vs. Satin finish vs. Gloss finish)
  6. What detailing products do you use (known brand names are preferable).
  7. How long have you been in business?
  8. What are the difference between their services and their competitors?

There is an art to detailing a car or truck. A bad detail can do more harm than good to your vehicle if you’re not careful. Delivering a clear car is what you expect after your vehicle has been detailed. Offering it using a professional’s touch and great customer care is exactly what will make you truly happy with your experience. So, there are a lot of things to think about beyond the quality of the detailer’s work.

Choose a professional detailer who has an excellent reputation online and off-line before you make a choice.

And if they satisfy you, be sure to be loyal to them in exchange.  Perfection Plus Auto Detailing has the training, skills, and professional products required to provide our clients with the best detailing services possible. Our number one goal is client retention through client satisfaction.