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Old 10-08-2009, 08:58 AM
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Hey Friends, I'm cleaning & waxing the old classic Allegro for our annual Talledaga trip. I got a gallon of wax, which works great. I would however, like to thin it some, to allow using it in a spray bottle.(the gallon is a little cumbersome to use and its real thick like pudding). Its Thetford Premium Color Restorer & Deoxidizer RV Wax w/carnuba, contains petroleum distillates. What can I pickup a pint of at the hardware store to thin it safely? I don't want to rub the paint off my old classic and I don't want to eat the hide off my hands using it. Whats the perfect mixer? olnolan

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Just try mixing some with a bit of water - you might find that it's actually water based.

FWIW - my history with most Thetford cleaning products for an RV - lousy. Awning cleaner - useless, black streak remover - there are better products.

Why not try some Meguiar's Shine As You Dry or Eagle One Wipe and Shine as they are both spray on products and real easy.

I use Meguires NX2 or the Meguires Wax and Clean on my 34' fifth wheel and it looks great - the first is hard work, the second a bit easier.



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Hey Dave, Thanks for the reply. I'm gonna try mixing a small amount with water to see. This cleaner/wax works excellent on oxidized finishes. I figured that one of our esteemed body men could give me the answer right off the top of his head. It says it contains petroleum distillates. That covers alot of things though, varsol, kerosene, diesel, gasoline,etc. all pretty hot. It's a classic Allegro that I have restored to nearly new condition, don't wanna use too aggressive a solvent to thin. I thought about turpentine but didn't want a gooey mess. I have a gallon of the stuff, just thought thinning could make it sprayable to speed things along. Most of the paint is in good shape some upper areas a little chalked. A friend told me he did his quick wipe downs with Pledge furniture polish. I tryed it, it works great, I buy the lemon scented generic from the dollar store. Leaves a nice shine but doesn't last all year.

Did you ever install your heater control valve and swap the relay contact? Never heard any more about it. Later. olnolan
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Did you ever install your heater control valve and swap the relay contact? Never heard any more about it. Later. olnolan

I thought the Allegros had a fiberglass exterior - if so, is it painted or is the color through and through.

The mod is not done yet though I do have the new valve - as a matter of fact, I just was looking at it and grabbed the paperwork to look at tonight so I can maybe do the change out this weekend while I do the cruise control installation (THE WHAT!!!! {long legs, small car} )

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Classic "as in OLD" Allegro

Hey Bud, No, mine is painted aluminum siding. 1986 Allegro 27', P30 Chevrolet chassis, 454, turbo 400, 4.10's. It's so "un-modern" that when we went to Crusin the Coast in Biloxi last year, lots of folks stopped to look at it beachside and took photos like we had it entered in the car shows or something. Ha Ha, the wive and I LOAO, hell all I did was wash it and put on some tire black. I'll post a photo maybe. Let me know if you need any help on your electricals, be glad to help with diagrams, schematics, etc. olnolan
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Hey Friends, I'm cleaning & waxing the old classic Allegro for our annual Talledaga trip. I got a gallon of wax, which works great. I would however, like to thin it some, to allow using it in a spray bottle.(the gallon is a little cumbersome to use and its real thick like pudding). Its Thetford Premium Color Restorer & Deoxidizer RV Wax w/carnuba, contains petroleum distillates. What can I pickup a pint of at the hardware store to thin it safely? I don't want to rub the paint off my old classic and I don't want to eat the hide off my hands using it. Whats the perfect mixer? olnolan
Naptha, is the solvent in it. Same stuff Ronson lighter fluid is, it wont eat your hands off either

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Duh, I didn't think about finding the MSDS. Good thinking on your part. Appreciate your post. Now, if it would ever quit raining, I could get to work on it. Got a bazillion mosquitoes hatching everyday too. Hungry lil bastards. Thanks again. olnolan
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