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Old 03-15-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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I'm killing myself

Yesterday I washed and scrubbed the 5th roof with Dawn. Then had EPDM chalk all over the sides so I had to wash it. I was wore out last night. A shot of bourbon and a hot bath and I was out like a light. Got up this morning and said to myself: self, you know you have to do the right thing and wax that trailer. I got the sides done and will finish tomorrow. If I live that long. I should have kept count on how many times I went up that 9ft ladder. Meguiars Flagship Marine liquid wax applied with a 6" random orbit with microfiber pad. I used a 10" random orbit to knock it down, and microfiber towel to finish it off...the trailer and me!
That $300 quote from the detail shop is sounding pretty good.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:36 AM   #2
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Yesterday I washed and scrubbed the 5th roof with Dawn. Then had EPDM chalk all over the sides so I had to wash it. I was wore out last night. A shot of bourbon and a hot bath and I was out like a light. Got up this morning and said to myself: self, you know you have to do the right thing and wax that trailer. I got the sides done and will finish tomorrow. If I live that long. I should have kept count on how many times I went up that 9ft ladder. Meguiars Flagship Marine liquid wax applied with a 6" random orbit with microfiber pad. I used a 10" random orbit to knock it down, and microfiber towel to finish it off...the trailer and me!
That $300 quote from the detail shop is sounding pretty good.


But I'll bet it wouldn't be as good of job that you've done....
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:53 AM   #3
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Yes, $300 may sound good, but think of all that great exercise you're getting! (Hope you've a hot tub in a day or so when those muscles start getting stiff!)

I do wash our roof once a year and clean the walls/front/back, but don't go to the extremes you have. I do like the bourbon part though!
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:50 AM   #4
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Since you have that much energy, I happen to know where there is another 5ver that needs attention, weather up here is great and oh I will supply the Bourbon as I watch from my easy chair with of course drink in hand giving support...
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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Finished a few minutes ago. Tub is running. Might even run those air jet things.
That Meguiars Marine wax works pretty good. I may hit the front cap with some 3M marine wax and/or carnuba in a few days.
I do need to get a 12 ft. step ladder. I gotta tippy toe to work on the cap.

Now I'm road ready.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:46 PM   #6
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Wow! It must be the weather. I've been doing the same thing the last two days....only I'm not finished. Got to finish rubbing her down with 303 over the next couple of hours. Then I think I'll have a beer And you're right, that fee at the dealership don't look half bad at the moment.

Seems like you said you were picking peas and collards the other day....maybe a pot of greens is in order..
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Old 03-16-2015, 03:30 PM   #7
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What do you think of the 303?
I'm thinking the peas and the collards are coming out of the garden. I've got tomatoes sitting on idle waiting to get planted in those spots.
We had rain everyday last week, the rivers are over flood stage and have flooded the bay with freshwater, so no saltwater fishing for me anytime soon. More garden and yard work to do anyway.
April and May are going to be on the road, so gotta get 'er done.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:15 PM   #8
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303 is some good stuff. I buy it by the gallon. Can't say I've ever had a spray on wipe off work as well. Use on the RV, boat and both have always held a deep shine.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:28 PM   #9
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^^^^^^^^ This! Stem to stern, top sail to keel! Sunscreen for your stuff
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:18 PM   #10
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I could not get my trailer to our driveway from storage for the wash and wax due to our cul-de-sac being too full of cars. So spent some time trying to figure out how I was going to wash the top of our trailer. We had rain so I thought I would go over in the rain, take my long handled soft brush I wash the Tundra with and see if I could not use the rain to rinse the trailer roof as I cleaned off the winters dirt. Being retired I have the time so over to the trailer I go with my long ladder and working my way around the sides I was able to brush the top and as it was wet the dirt loosened up. Good so far but the rain quite! My Oregon rain failed me and everything I had loosed up now dried up! So back home and bring over some 20 3 quart bottles of filtered water that I had been saving up for this season and washed and rinsed the roof again, only now all the drained white oxidation ran down the sides. So then it was clean all the way around the trailer and rinse off with one bottle at a time. Then it was every couple of days go back over to trailer and wax a section until my 70-year-old arms would not function then home to get sympathy from wife. Also got up on roof and caulked, cleaned all the plastic, lubed the TV antenna. Still doing spit and polish work but just about finished, also changing all the lights to LED's.
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