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Barry & Maggie

    Thank you, Leigh.

    As far as “polishing”, I would concentrate on the roof which receives possibly the least attention from owners (I know mine does, or rather doesn’t!).  Of course everywhere else could do with a good coat of polish too, but it’s the horizontal, out-of-sight roof that suffers.

    Forgive me describing the following but some members may not have this information.  Choosing a polish is problematic in that there are now a lot of “quick fix” products that purport to give you a shine with little or no effort, even some that need no water even.  They contain silicones and a variety of other revolutionary products but… crucially, they don’t give long-lasting PROTECTION.  Carnauba wax gives an acknowledged best protection but few products contain much carnauba because a) it’s so expensive and b) it’s so hard to apply!  I’ve used Zymol on my motorcycle and it’s superb – https://tinyurl.com/y8dto2gf

    But a slightly cheaper alternative for the motorhome could be Meguire’s.  This is among the best, particularly for the metallic silver, red and blue Exsis’ https://tinyurl.com/y9euadla but this is maybe an easier product to apply https://tinyurl.com/y94zqbbs .  Any of the really good polish people (Autoglym, Turtle, etc.) will do a good product, but the importance is finding one with, imho, a large % of carnauba wax, 30%+ if possible.

    I’d be pleased to hear of other’s experiences with not only winter covers for motorhomes but also the various polishes that they’ve found to be effective.  I know that in the garage I’ve got a lot of bottles of part used stuff I’ve bought and then side-lined…!

    One final tip, mentioned on here before but, as we’re approaching winter, maybe a good time to repeat it.  Use silicon (spray or grease) on all the sealing rubbers round the Exsis – mainly door/boot rubbers but also the sliding window rubber and maybe even the windscreen rubber (DON’T get any on the glass!).  This forms a protective, slippery barrier on the rubber/plastic and stops it sticking to the frame when it’s frosty or icy.  Silicon can often be cheaply obtained in Lidl in the form of an aerosol, or from plumbers merchants, B&Q, etc., as either a silicon spray or a small tub of grease.  It’s also important to do this if you’re laying-up the Exsis, not necessarily over winter.