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jl61sp
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:22 PM
Hello I have a 1988 Allegro R.V and cleaned the aluminum exterior with clorox clean-up with bleach that seemed to work great but now I have oxidation to deal with how do I clean it off easily?

Mike Phillips
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:38 PM
If you're real lucky it's just light oxidation and a quality cleaner/wax will do the job. By using a cleaner/wax you can clean, polish and wax in one step and that's the "easily" part of it.

If it's in bad condition it will probably take at least two steps to fix the problem.

How long is your RV?


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Mike Phillips
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:41 PM
M50 comes in both a 16 ounce bottle and a 64 ounce jug.

M50 One Step Cleaner/Wax (http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.asp?T1=MEG+WAX+1)
http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/imagesEdp/p84793z.jpg


You can apply this by hand or machine...


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jl61sp
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the response my r.v is 34feet long and hopefully I can just brush something on and wash off it's kind of a large job to scrub or compound it.

Murr1525
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:47 PM
Hmm.. is it bare metal? Just curious if the M50 or other cleaner/waxes are generally used for that?

jl61sp
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:53 PM
It,s white painted metal.

Mike Phillips
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
Are you talking about an oxidized aluminum RV or an oxidized Fiberglas Gel-Coat RV?

:scratchhead1

Mike Phillips
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:54 PM
It,s white painted metal.

Okay so the white paint is oxidized? It's chalky looking?

:confused:

Mike Phillips
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:57 PM
Thanks for the response my r.v is 34feet long and hopefully I can just brush something on and wash off it's kind of a large job to scrub or compound it.

If you have chalky, oxidized paint, there's nothing you can brush on and hose off that will make it look new and waxed again, at least nothing by Meguiar's.

I suggested a cleaner/wax with a stellar reputation for doing a great job in one step and that's because my folks own a 40' Motorhome and I understand most RV owners don't want to do multiple steps to the outside of the RV.

:scratchhead1

jl61sp
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:27 PM
Thank you,can I buy this at any auto store or r.v parts supplier?If not where can I buy this?

Murr1525
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:38 PM
I am sure it is a little specialized, here is a link online:

#50 (http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/m5032.html)

You could also check the Dealer Locater link on the right side of the main page. Just be sure to call before you go.

CieraSL
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:48 PM
Thank you,can I buy this at any auto store or r.v parts supplier?If not where can I buy this?

If you have an O'Reilly's auto parts store near you, check with them. They have several warehouses in the Southeast and they can probably order it for you so you can just go pick it up at the store. Hope this helps!

Mike Phillips
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:23 AM
Besides the two suggestions above you can check for a local Marine Supply Store or possibly an RV Supply Store.

If you see just one Meguiar's product on the shelves but not M50, chances are very good they can order it for you.

Also note, when working on an oxidized surface, you need to work the product somewhat aggressively in order to remove the oxidation.

You can't just apply and smear it around and then wipe it off. Part of the cleaning action of a cleaner wax comes from the cleaners in the wax, the other part comes from you and the passion you put behind the pad.

Also, when restoring an oxidized surface you want to tackle small sections at a time, about a 16" to 20" square. You work this area with the cleaner wax really well and the allow the wax to set-up and dry. As it's setting up and drying you move onto the next section and be sure to overlap into the previous section. Overlapping your sections insures all the paint is equally cleaned and polished so your entire RV will look good when you're done.

If the panels are fairly flat then you could buff this RV out with a DA Polisher and possibly an orbital buffer since it's a single stage paint.


Machine Photos - DA Polishers - Rotary Buffers - Traditional Orbital Buffers (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23332)



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