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Old 07-25-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Best Care/Wax of Fiberglass RV

First time waxing our Fiberglass RV. EGG Would appreciate your input on what you have found to be the best process and product. Egg is in great condition with very little oxidation.
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:13 PM   #2
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I use 3-M commercial marine products. If you really want to make it pop use 3-M Finesse cleaner/polish before waxing. I removes light oxidation and really brings out the shine and makes waxing much easier. BTW, Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:12 AM   #3
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Eddie Longest has great advice. Essentially a Fiberglas RV is a boat on land and the 3m products are hard to beat. Be sure and put in the labor effort and the rewards will be substantial!
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I have used both NU FINISH and Meguiars Marine on my 1999 Scamp and my 2013 Casita. I live in a rural area and both products are readily available and at a reasonable cost. The 3M products are not available locally . Are the 3M products superior , possibly but I wax my trailer 4 times a year and NU FINISH / Meguiars work / hold up just fine . If you keep your trailer clean and waxed then any good fiberglass polish will work , if you only want to wash and wax your trailer once a year , then even the best fiberglass polish will succumb to the elements IMHO. Regular maintenance is the key
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Wow you sure are one appreciative dude!

I have only used Meguiar's but been very happy with it. It does remove light oxidation and then is a good quality wax. One step seems to work fine for gel-coat that is in good condition. Older, chalker trailers or boats may require a multi-step process for best results but I recommend you try Meguiar's.
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The best wax is the one you're will to use and apply it a couple of times a year. Honestly. Some are hard to put on, easy to get off. Others easy to put on and hard to get off. Any... absolutely ANY wax is better than none.
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The best wax is the one you're will to use and apply it a couple of times a year. Honestly....
Boy if that ain't the truth.. you need to wax the trailer regularly (if you want it to keep a nice finish). I found Meguiar's very easy to use but that is largely because I started with a new gel-coat. Don't ever let it get old. Old gel-coat = more work.
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I never wax my cars. Do I have to wax my trailer?

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No you don't HAVE to.

But the finish on fiberglass trailers and boats is very different than the one a modern vehicle. So it sure will help.

I wax both my camper, and my car.. I like it when they look good and have better resale value, even if the utility of the vehicle is largely unaffected by years of exposure to the sun. If I had to choose one to wax, it would be the camper.
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What ????

What is this strange stuff ...called wax ....that you speak of ????
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No you don't HAVE to.

But the finish on fiberglass trailers and boats is very different than the one a modern vehicle. So it sure will help.

I wax both my camper, and my car.. I like it when they look good and have better resale value, even if the utility of the vehicle is largely unaffected by years of exposure to the sun. If I had to choose one to wax, it would be the camper.
I don't resell cars; they usually just rust away (I'm in New England, land of snow—and salt). Oh, I do resell them—I might get a few hundred bucks, if I'm lucky.

I don't know about the Casita, yet. We might keep it forever; we might upgrade to something larger (an Escape?); we might go for motels (I still dream of taking all the intercity trains in the US, while they still exist—don't need a trailer for that).

So I mentioned waxing to my wife. She said, "That's your department."

Uh oh.

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