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Old 08-04-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Best care for "newer" FGRV surface?

Hi Folks,
I've read much of Randy's post and discussion of finishing FGRVs to a shiny glow. It seems as if all this discussion revolving around the pros and cons of Red Max Pro vs. Zep Wet applies to older RVs that have totally lost their shine. See Randy's post here:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...-43004-18.html

My 13' Scamp is relatively new at 2011. I have washed it regularly, am limited to storing it outdoors with no roof (in a storage facility in CA), although I am considering getting a cloth covering. I have not waxed or attempted to update it's appearance. I want to take good care of my baby, but don't know how.

Please fellow FGRVers, tell me the best way to care for the fiberglass surface of my baby so it stays shiny and bright.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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For my money, Meguiars.

Here's one of several threads that discuss it and another product, Vertglass, of which I have no experience.

Note: you don't need the "One Step Compound," it's the Flagship Premium Marine Wax that I'm thinking of. It's formulated for boats....


Good luck with it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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A good marine wax or other fiberglass polish, here is a link Amazon.com: fiberglass polish
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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Reading posts over the years I remember reading a few times to be careful about covering your camper with tarps and such things as it can cause abrasion wear, mold spots, and discoloration. I have no actually experience with this and can't recall the posts I read it in but I thought I would pass it along as you mentioned covering yours up to protect it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:12 PM   #5
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I keep mine under cover, but it's still getting grungy.
I pulled it out the other day as there was a threat of showers.
I thought it would be good to get a natural shower and then
I pushed her back under cover. My van got jilted by the trailer
and a couple storms made it look pretty good.......LOL.

It's probably time for a real bath by now though.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone! I found the Meguiar's products at our local O'Reilly's Auto Supply store. I think it will be the ticket!
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After reading post after post I went with the Meguiars as well. I do the whole trailer in the spring and at least the top in the fall to help the snow slide off. They make a Gel wash that won't remove the wax. Seems to work. Make it shine and take a picture. Raz
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Glad to find something that finally reduces in the skillet.

Will be on the look out for some Mequiars.
Think I've seen it on Walmart's website as well.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #9
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The maintenace "rules" for keeping the gelcoat happy on an all molded towable:

New... or newer, Use a GOOD quality wax, a couple of times a year depending on your domicle, etc.
Older,,, but still good gelcoat, use a GOOD quality polish (Whatever brand)
Really old, chaulky gelcoat. Awesome, Magic Eraser, Bar Keepers Friend and ZEP (or something similar).

There are others solutions, the archives are full of solutions. But it starts with a new trailer and taking care of it!
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Does that include "car wax" Donna. That would be too simple........lol
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Donna sums it up nicely. I would add that after the initial polish of an older trailer switch to waxing as if new. Polish is slightly abrasive which helps perk up the shine but once done wax after that.

This recent thread has cover that folks have had good results with.
Cover for Scamp 13?
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