Waxoil

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  1. weejohnw

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    Hi there,
    I am well used to waxoiling my classic cars, however, I am getting differing opinions as the the waxoiling of my Motorhome.
    Just a few months old, (the van that is, I'm fifty in a few weeks!) I am keen to waxoil the chassis. Waxoil or equivilant does help stop the rot setting in. As I use the Motorhome for day trips even over winter, the waxoil does help protect against the effects of the salt.
    Some say (sounding like J. Clarkson introducing the Stig)that I shouldn't get waxoil on the wooden floor, opinions please?
    Regards to all you seasoned Motorhomers, WeeJohn:RollEyes:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi WeeJohn

    I think this answers your question


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    Thanks, I know that it is a great idea, but was getting various opinions on waxoiling the underside of the floor, this advice sounds good and is in keeping with what I was intending to do. But there's always someone who doesn't really know anything that tries to cast doubls and spoil the fun..
    Regards.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    How true.. busy bodies for the most part.. :RollEyes:

    I think it's a great idea, go for it .. :thumb:
     
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    WeeJohn

    Did you have it done? If so did you use Rustbusters and the big question - cost? Looked on their website and cannot see any indicative costs but £600 on Rustmaster + VAT, before trying to negotiate!

    Any comments much appreciated.

    Snowy the Jock

    PS Happy Hogmanay
     
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    Go for it ....

    It's bitumen/oil based.It hasn't affected woodwork on mine.

    As far as I'm concerned I have always waxoyled my vehicles and haven't seen a problem yet as long as you mask off all Braking surfaces and keep spray well away from the alternator/power steering belts and pulleys.

    Protect your investment.
     
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    Go for it. For years I have waxoilied the undersides of Caravans and motorhomes both with wooden floors and never had any problems.

    The oldest one that I know about is 18 years old and was still going strong last time I saw it, so guess it did it no harm.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    I don,t know for sure but is there a danger of stopping the wooden floor from breathing (drying) if its sealed? it is possible to get water spilt on the inside as well as from the bottom.

    Doug...
     
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    Hi, I bought my Autotrail Pullman in 1991, I waxoiled it within 2 weeks & do it every 2 years. So the old girl is 19 years old this year, it has no rust & also after waxoiling the road noise is always reduced. My floors are still good as is the Alko chassis and underneath the cab.
    I would swear by it,
     

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