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    RV: How Many Pads?

    For those who have detailed say a 30' motor home, 5th wheel or travel trailer I am curious, how many pads for polishing and then for waxing or a cleaner wax do you use for each side? Thanks.
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    Re: RV: How Many Pads?

    I use one for each side and one for front and back. 3 total. FYI and good luck

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    Re: RV: How Many Pads?

    It's going to depend on what the condition is of the paint/gel coat. If it's in really good shape with no oxidation, I would say at least 8. If its badly oxidized you may need 20+. I just used 18 on just the cab of a semi...2006 Mack E7-460 Semi SEVERE OXIDATION

    You'll pull off a lot of residue if there is any oxidation present and it'll quickly clog up the pads causing overheating, poor performance and complete pad failure if left. The more the merrier and they will last MUCH longer too. Here's a good read that should answer your questions too...How many pads do I need to buff out my car?
    How many pads?: Discussion!!

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    Re: RV: How Many Pads?

    Mike nailed my thoughts as well. "Depends" but enough to keep working with relatively clean pads.

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    Re: RV: How Many Pads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firehouse Mike View Post
    It's going to depend on what the condition is of the paint/gel coat. If it's in really good shape with no oxidation, I would say at least 8. If its badly oxidized you may need 20+. I just used 18 on just the cab of a semi...2006 Mack E7-460 Semi SEVERE OXIDATION

    You'll pull off a lot of residue if there is any oxidation present and it'll quickly clog up the pads causing overheating, poor performance and complete pad failure if left. The more the merrier and they will last MUCH longer too. Here's a good read that should answer your questions too...How many pads do I need to buff out my car?
    How many pads?: Discussion!!

    Mike
    Thank you Mike for your reply and links, helpful.
    Sincerely, Bruce
    2015 Ram Big Horn CC 3500 Cummins DRW w/AISIN tranny

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