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Old 05-23-2013, 09:46 AM   #29
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I have used Barkeepers friend and I like the stuff. I perfer the liquid paste to the dry powder. Alot of places carry it in one form or another. In my area Walmart, Target, Lowes and Home Depot carry it. My local grocery stores don't carry it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:26 AM   #30
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Glad to see this thread. I used BFK last summer on my Trillium, rinsed well and used 5 coats of ZEP. It looked great!
This spring, it looks awful. Peeling, flaking, chalking. All on the top half. What could have gone wrong? Maybe dried too fast?
I would love some ideas.
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Did the trailer go through a hail storm by chance? or was it subject to a lot of bird droppings or tree sap etc? People who have reported peeling with the Zep floor finish products in areas where there have been rock chips as well as environmental droppings that eat through or chip off the finish. It is an interior floor finish after all and not really meant to withstand all the outdoor issues mother nature might throw at it.

I have had good results at getting rid of chalking and stains using 3M Marine Restore and Wax put on with a micro cloth and lots of rubbing with take off the chaulk - easier though to use a power buffer with a wool pad to apply it. One bottle will do the whole trailer.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
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Amazon.com: Collier 1Q30S 30 Ready to Use 30 Seconds Outdoor Cleaner, 32-Ounce: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:20 PM   #32
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I've tried using the 3m fiberglass cleaner and barkeepers friend. My 1989 just stays yellow & streaky. My friends' 1971 looks much better. Any other thoughts on getting the yellow stains out would be much appreciated.

Also, has anyone fabricated guards for the front edges of a Scamp where all the rocks pound it? I was thinking some kind of lightweight diamond plating would look good since if I paint, it will chip there eventually.

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Bar Keepers Friend best claim to fame when used on all molded trailers is it is slightly abrasive and removes chalk on the gelcoat.

If you're looking to remove all the gross nasties, but still have a good gelcoat underneath. I'd suggest buying 30 second Outdoor Cleaner (available at Lowes, etc). Put it in a pump spray container (like you use to kill weeds), spray the entire trailer. Let sit for a few minutes then hose it off. Wash with a good car wash soap, dry... the use Mequires Flagship Wax.

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Old 05-28-2015, 05:24 PM   #33
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I've tried using the 3m fiberglass cleaner and barkeepers friend. My 1989 just stays yellow & streaky. My friends' 1971 looks much better. Any other thoughts on getting the yellow stains out would be much appreciated.
Its going to take more than the 3M fiberglass cleaner to get the shine back.

You probable need to use a 3M Marine fiberglass Rubbing Compound with an electric buffer & wool bonnet on it.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:08 AM   #34
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Thanks, that's the product I have tried but only by hand with a rag. Haven't tried an electric buffer.


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Its going to take more than the 3M fiberglass cleaner to get the shine back.

You probable need to use a 3M Marine fiberglass Rubbing Compound with an electric buffer & wool bonnet on it.
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Thanks, that's the product I have tried but only by hand with a rag. Haven't tried an electric buffer.
Was it the Restore and Wax product you tried? or the actual full strength compound? The Restore and Wax works will if only using a micro fiber cloth if you are dealing only with light surface stains - such as black window streaks or bug stains. Either way on a badly neglected and stained fiberglass either product works best using a wool bonnet on a power duffer, not to mention it makes the job go way faster as well.

The good news is you will only need to use the power duffer once if you do it right the first time using the correct product. Haven't had to use the power buff on mine in 7 years once I got the shine back. Simple wax the trailer 2x a year using a cloth now to keep it shining.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #36
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On the front edge of the trailer, because it is a compound curve, fitting even the thinnest diamond plate would be difficult. But you could apply truck bed liner, such as Rhino Hyde (?) applied, which can be had in many different stock or custom colors.
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