I have a bright and shiny RV again. In the afternoon the sun was shining so brightly off her chrome, The Palms looked like she was smiling.
The last time The Palms was washed and waxed was June of 2011, so she was due, boy was she due! I didn't realize how dirty she was until Gary was finished and I saw her again in all her super white glory.
Washing and waxing The Palms took him most of the day, he started right before 10 a.m. yesterday morning, and finished right before 4 p.m. Six hours. That's a long time, and he got everything that was dirty, streaked, caked with bugs, and also all the black areas that got over-spray from the wax job last year. Gary said that shouldn't have happened - you should never get wax on those black areas, but the black parts all over the rig had been sprayed. Around the windows and all the other openings on the sides, right below the front windshield, the black below the bumper, all over. Last year they sprayed on the wax and buffed it out on the body, but there was a lot of over-spray and they didn't take care of it.
Gary puts the wax on a cloth and rubs it in, then buffs it out with another cloth. First the white areas, then the decals, which bleed their color on the cloth and will end up on the white if not done separately. It's all man power.
A couple of interesting things Gary said that I thought I'd pass on. Like most people, I thought I got a cheaper price than the big rigs because The Palms is only 24 feet. Gary said it actually takes him longer to do Class C motor homes because they have a lot of chrome and they aren't a flat surface. They have all the little places he has to fit into and get clean that aren't part of the one-piece, rectangular Class A's and buses that have long, clean lines. I guess that makes sense. He also said the siding on my rig is more porous than the clear coat on some of the big rigs, so waxing takes longer.
That's it for me and Katie for today - have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)