EPDM Coatings
rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Custom Yacht Interiors

Author Topic: Washing and waxing the old tub  (Read 187 times)

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 45787
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Washing and waxing the old tub
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:41:58 PM »
It's been a while since I washed the old tub, but today was the day. We're normally out of town during the summer months, so we haven't had much chance to use the large boat the last few years. A couple of our cars normally sit outside and, after a visit to the car wash, it takes only a couple of days for the peat dirt to accumulate on the vehicles. Same story with the boats.

It's also been a while since the old tub was waxed; Several folks who signed up for the job in the last couple of years either didn't show up or quit very early. I'm not surprised because it has historically taken me 21 days to wax it with a heavy carnuba paste wax.

I have a quote from a detailing company that has detailed our boat in the past. It's a bit pricey, but I'll turn them loose after the holiday.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 06:46:37 PM by Tom »
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

Gary RV_Wizard

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 63173
  • RVer Emeritus
Re: Washing and waxing the old tub
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 08:34:16 PM »
I don't envy you or anyone the job of rubbing carnuba wax onto a that large a boat.  Hiring it out seems like the right thing to do!
Gary
--------------
Gary Brinck
Summers: Black Mountain, NC
Home: Ocala National Forest, FL

Sun2Retire

  • Photo moderator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 2842
Re: Washing and waxing the old tub
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 09:41:10 PM »
Beautiful “old tub” Tom, I’d take it even with all that dirt  ;)


(Quick run down to Monterey oughta wash that dirt off!)
Scott
Fulltiming in a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star 3810, Spartan, Cat C7 350
Eezrv TPMS, VMSpc, 970W Solar, Tri-Metric Battery monitor
2002 Dodge RAM 1500 Quad Cab toad
Stowmaster towbar & Brakemaster toad braking system

Tom

  • Administrator
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 45787
  • Celebrating 25 years of The RV Forum online.
    • RV Forum web site
Re: Washing and waxing the old tub
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 11:12:56 AM »
LOL Scott, just takes a few gallons of diesel. FWIW when the carnuba is kept up, it takes only a hose to clean that peat dirt off. As the wax dissipates, it takes boat soap and a brush.
Tom.  Need help? Click the Help button in the toolbar above.

 

Hosted by Over The Network