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Old 12-11-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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Question 3 dumb questions

Please excuse the simplicity of these questions but if you don't know, you don't know!
1. The wax you all are talking about, is that car wax?
2. I was reading posts about a coating like gym floors have, is this over the wax?
3. I want to put up a magnetic backsplash but do not want to screw around with the integraty of the VT so would like to be able to remove without damage. How do I put it up without damaging the fiberglass?

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Old 12-11-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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Please excuse the simplicity of these questions but if you don't know, you don't know!

1. The wax you all are talking about, is that car wax?
No.... It's boat fiberglass wax. there are many good brands but most prefer Maguires

2. I was reading posts about a coating like gym floors have, is this over the wax?
Don't put this over your wax.... this coating is like Poly glo which is supposed to give a really good shine but long term testing to see if it will yellow is still up in the air

3. I want to put up a magnetic backsplash but do not want to screw around with the integraty of the VT so would like to be able to remove without damage. How do I put it up without damaging the fiberglass?
Go into Lowes and they have a commercial velcro there that i have been having good luck with.... go for the $$ don't buy the cheap stuff ..... You could also put a "Dab" of Silicone in each corner...tape it in place for 24 hours til fully dry and if you want to remove it that little dab of silicone will come off fairly easy.... I used to use this trick on fancy tailight covers for when i had to go thru inspection and they would come off easily

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Please excuse the simplicity of these questions but if you don't know, you don't know!
1. The wax you all are talking about, is that car wax?

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If you mean the RedMax, which has had a lot of recent posts, it is a floor wax. So far, people are liking it a lot. Let's see by next year how well it lasts. I hope it has holding power because if it does, I'll be wanting to use it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #4
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Wink Thanks for the input

well now I know 3x as much as I did this morning!
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:48 PM   #5
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I'm going to use the Red Max Pro on my egg in the Spring and if it works well I'll bring you a sample to the rally in July- you can get it at Lowes in the mop department- $15/gallon
By the way there is no such thing as a dumb question, there are only unasked questions!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thanks!
Oh, I can tell you by experience, there are dumb questions, I know because I am an elementery school teacher and I have hear some doozies!
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3. I want to put up a magnetic backsplash but do not want to screw around with the integraty of the VT so would like to be able to remove without damage. How do I put it up without damaging the fiberglass?
You could also use the double sided foam tape the boler people use for their seams. I think I've seen sheets of small squares sold in hardware stores for picture hanging etc.
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Kbeale.....I believe the gal who sold the camper to the guy mzabo..had already applied poliglo to that camper you have. That is the one you bought? correct?............Bruce
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Joe[/QUOTE] "1. The wax you all are talking about, is that car wax?
No.... It's boat fiberglass wax. there are many good brands but most prefer Maguires"


Suspect an equally large number of us prefer the 3M products. Either way you can't go wrong.
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Your right about 3M..... every product I buy from them is top shelf but have never tried any of their waxes.
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I recently found some poor patches on roof of the boler while clearing snow off will take down. repair and try the boat wax in the spring
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Commercial/heavy duty velcro is a wonderful product for removeable attachment points (like your future magnetic backsplash).

Another comment:

My wisest boss once told me that the only "dumb" question was the one that wasn't asked. Thirty five years later, I still agree with him.

Ask away, and never feel "dumb".

There are many people here to offer assistance.

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The best wax is the one you use. That sounds strange, but true. Often folks buy really great products but find they are not the easiest to use so the poor trailer only gets an occasional wax job. If you find an easy to apply wax (or polish system) and find it easy to use, your trailer will get waxed more often.

I use Gel Gloss it's for fiberglass, about $4 a pint:
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Yes thats the camper!

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Kbeale.....I believe the gal who sold the camper to the guy mzabo..had already applied poliglo to that camper you have. That is the one you bought? correct?............Bruce
Yes that is the camper I bought! If it was poliglowed does that mean I wouldn't do it again?
Thanks everyone for all the info. My last camper I got into and just went , this one seems to come with a responsibility that I am just beginning to understand. It was never my intention to get a rare vintage camper,( I was looking for an affortable light one.) it just ended up that way! But am finding this is rather cool!
So I am not just a newbie , I am an accidental newbie!
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