Monday, September 10, 2012

Cleaning, Washing, Waxing and A Little Painting


While we were gone last week BIL James work crew painted all the support poles and trusses of the RV port. It sure looks nice. We have decided not to put the four foot panels on the South side instead we will use the panels to close out the eves at each end of the RV port. He hopes to start on this project within the next few weeks. (Click on pictures to enlarge)

It's been a while since the motorhome has had a good cleaning and waxing. I've been using The Solution on the sides but haven't put on in awhile a good coat of Meguiar’s. I know you don't need to wax if you use The Solution but I ran into a deal that I just couldn't turn down.

Since I haven't recovered completely from a fall about four weeks ago (I pulled some ligaments in my left knee) I just haven't been able to do the cleaning I enjoy doing. Like getting up on the roof being one of the neglected chores.

There is a detail shop called The Shine Shop in a small town we drive by every time we go into Longview. One day I stopped by and asked if they detailed motorhomes. The gentlemen said that detailing motorhomes was his next favorite thing he liked doing. He said we will even come to you and do a complete detail job on the exterior of the coach. I asked for a price and he said he would do the job somewhere around $100-$150 but would give a firm price before starting when he came out.


Yesterday was that day. He drove up in this 02 Thunderbird Convertible as I was providing the ladder, wash bucket and water hose. After looking at the motorhome and walking around it he said he would wash the entire coach, clean the engine and tires. He would hand wax the exterior with Meguiar's Paste Wax and polish the aluminum wheels for $160.


I said sold, so he started at 8am and finished the job around 3pm. Boy does it look good too. He did an excellent job and even went back up on the roof for me and applied 303 to all my vent covers including the A/C shrouds.

While cleaning and polishing my wheels I noticed he was using something that looked like cotton balls. I inquired as to what he was using and he replied Nevr-Dull. This is my first experience with this product and I must say it did a pretty good job on the mirrors and aluminum wheels.


This is the end results of his work looks pretty spiffy doesn't it. I also might add after he finished waxing with the paste wax he came behind with a Meguair's quick detail spray wax for his final touchup.


Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.


  1. Now THAT is a good job at a great price! Sure looks spiffy!!!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. I wonder if that guy would come to NC and do my rig? :)

  3. What a fantastic job you all have done! It looks really nice. I love the job on the MH that too looks awsume! Can't wait to see it first hand. Sherri and I will be back over in that area soon.

  4. WOW, it looks fantastic! So does the RV port, also jealous!! :)

    In our area that wash and wax would cost $450.00+!!