We need advice on removing the yellow discoloration of our rV - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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We need advice on removing the yellow discoloration of our rV

Hi All!
My hubby and I just bought a 1991 27' Gulfstream. Low miles and great condition......except the fiberglass exterior is yellowing. Any advice on what products to use so we can diminish the yellowing? I have seen forums about products used to eliminate oxidation and revitalize the shine, but am confused as to whether these products will work on taking away most of the yellowing.
Thanks for your time!

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailer website.

While your gel-coat problem is common to all recreational vehicles, I know several members would be confused by posting in a forum for travel trailers.

Search results for "Poliglow"

These links discuss the issue.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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3M Wax and Restore did the trick on my old trailer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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rename the color "ivory" ,,,problem solved.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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It may be a coat of old wax that is yellowing rather than gel coat. Seems to me gel coat normally gets "chalky" with age. YMMV.

If you have some ammonia based window cleaner try cleaning an inconspicuous yellowed spot with it. Ammonia cuts wax, if that removes the yellow it's the wax.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:42 AM   #6
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I have used Meguiar’s products on many trailers. There stuff is made for fiberglass (boats) and it works very well on our trailers. They have many different waxes, polishes, oxidation removers, etc. You can find their products like in Auto Zone, maybe walmart, and anywhere they sell auto paints.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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Meguiar's makes pretty good stuff from my experience with it. I used Star Brite from auto parts store, which is same stuff as Scamp sells. Not impressed with the protective shine life span of that product. Using the rest of the bottle on inside FG where it does not have to stand up to weather.

I would not use anything with a "protective" aspect if I wanted to finish with Red Max or Zep. Any "protective" layer left behind during cleaning/polishing would have to be fully removed before application of those finishing waxes.

With "yellowing" I suspect old wax coat. Easy enough to check and real easy to wash old wax off.

Rub down with oxidation remover or Bar Keepers Friend might also be a good place to start. Do a small area with different approaches and see what you see.
When you like what you see.... do that.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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I have what used to be a white 1988 Lil Bigfoot thats now Ivory.
It's white where I removed the stripes.
I have been wet sanding and have come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to live with the Ivory.
Hope you have better luck than I've had.

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