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Old 01-20-2019, 02:27 PM   #21
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Waxing The Front Cap

I back the truck up to the front and apply Zep Wet Look Floor Wax

($24.99gl @ Lowes) with an applicator pad mounted on an extension handle. I'm too damn old to get up on a ladder
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #22
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Do what Psomers suggests but put down your prayer rug and make sure the kneeling rig is facing east. hehehe
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:54 PM   #23
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Werner 8 foot stepladder and lower your front jacks to lower the height you are working. When compete just autolevel.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:55 PM   #24
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Wash and Wax

Paying to have it done is a whole lot cheaper than a hospital stay!!!
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:25 PM   #25
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I use the 22 foot little ladder. You can put it up in an A shape than straddle both sides for support if need be. My preference for wax is Meguiars Ultimate paste.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:15 PM   #26
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Re: products I used a product called Poly-Glo this fall on the front and back caps. It looks like "Brand New"! Also seems to repel the dirt better. It's made for fiberglass boats which was the main reason I bought it. Does a great job there too and reduces the algae and debris line. A bit $ but worth it for a 1x a year treatment. And No....this isn't a paid commercial!! Cheers.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:50 PM   #27
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Waxing the front cap

I use scaffolding I purchased at Tractor Supply. It rolls and adjust to 6 ft. Comes in handy for a lot of projects.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:29 PM   #28
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Like many on this forum I care about the appearance of my Monte. That means polishing and waxing which brings me to this question: how do most of you polish the upper section of the front cap? Iím reluctant to lean an aluminum ladder up against the cap because of the capís rounded front surface ó good chance of scratching the gel coat once I start climbing and putting weight on the ladder. A tall step ladder wonít work because it keeps me more than armís length away from the top of the cap. I suppose itís possible to apply wax to the top of the cap by reaching down from the roof but thatís risking a nasty fall. Anyone have a good solution? Maybe Iím missing something obvious in my old age.
I put swim noodles on the ladder.cut to length slice down middle put on ladder.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:47 PM   #29
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:53 PM   #30
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:51 PM   #31
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Anyone try ceramic coating? Wax will last a few months ceramic coating is supposed to last 3 years even after washing
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:10 PM   #32
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Our truck has a Backflip cover that I can stand on (240#) Dw Shuts the tail gate for support
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:23 AM   #33
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I agree with waynemore, too old to fall that far. Used to use 10í step ladder.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:50 AM   #34
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When the trailer was brand new, I removed all the stupid decals from the cap (Because vinyl ALWAYS starts fading and cracking with exposure to sun.). I now apply Nu Finish, working from both a ladder and also from the roof of the trailer. I buff it with my Dewalt Polisher, then apply 303 protectant over it all. I do this in Apr and October each year, with frequent washings between. (The whole trailer gets this treatment, not just the front cap.)
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:43 AM   #35
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Anyone try ceramic coating? Wax will last a few months ceramic coating is supposed to last 3 years even after washing
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I have thought about the same thing. Monty is at the dealer with the manuals. Will call Keystone CS when I get it back and if I remember. can you imagine claying and ceramic for a full body paint?
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