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Old 01-11-2013, 02:46 AM   #533
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My opinion is that RMP (and probably similar floor waxes) flat out very well if applied with the sponge and chamois applicator from the makers of PoliGlow. 8" wide swath attached to painter's extension pole. Smaller chamois for details. This item is not cheap but worth the price.

Many have applied with microfiber cloth and claimed satisfaction. You choice.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:03 AM   #534
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Some great information in this thread.

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It is not something that could be picked up with a camera so I won't post a pic.
Hi Mark, welcome to FiberglassRV! We're glad you're here.

Pictures may not show the problem you're seeing in the polish application, but we'd like to see pictures of your trailer.. and you...
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #535
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Some great information in this thread.

Although my job turned out very well. I cannot seem to get rid of the faint 'brush marks'. I used a very fine microfiber cloth and 7-8 thin coats. You cannot feel the 'brush marks' but at certain angles you can see them. I even thinned the last coat with 50% water which helped but they can still be seen in direct light. Essentially you can see which direction the product was applied. It is not something that could be picked up with a camera so I won't post a pic.

I was wondering if everybody is getting a perfectly smooth (spray booth) type finish or if my results are more typical. Could I be putting it on too thin and not having enough product to flow out?
I did not detect any application marks. I put the RM on using a micro fiber cloth that I wrung to just damp with polish each time I dipped into solution. Four or Five very thin coats. I had to be at an angle to even see where I was applying the wax.

I was trying to avoid the dreaded "dried hard drips and runs". Good news is if you want to you can clean it off pretty easy and re-apply.

Have read that the tire cleaner at the coin car wash will remove it, manufacture makes product to remove, and ammonia and water solution are all reported to work.

And +1 on be great to see pictures.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:21 PM   #536
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I'm with rabbit on the applicator issue have tried both.

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:40 PM   #537
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OK, thanks all. I think I was putting it on too thin and there was not enough product to flow out. I put another coat on just a wee bit heavier and the marks all but disappeared. They could only be seen on an angle and in the light from the right angle. I was shooting for perfection. I will get a Poliglow applicator for next year for a top coat after the season. I will try to get some pics to post as well. Thanks again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #538
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Has anybody tried sticking a sticker on a floor waxed trailer? I have a small decal I'd like to stick on our trailer and was just wondering if its possible...
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #539
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The applicator isn't cheap at 20+$. Rinse it well, place in Ziplock bag, keep in freezer, thaw out and use again a couple of yrs. down the pike.

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Has anybody tried sticking a sticker on a floor waxed trailer? I have a small decal I'd like to stick on our trailer and was just wondering if its possible...
You really should take the wax off before applying the decal. You can just do the area under the decal and then a little was touch-up should do the trick with very light coats.
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You really should take the wax off before applying the decal. You can just do the area under the decal and then a little was touch-up should do the trick with very light coats.
+1. That 's how I did it. Used ammonia and water locally, installed decal, then re-waxed over the top.
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So, I'm thinking of trying it on my ParkLiner...I don't think Harry waxed it, the Bar Keeper's friend, is it abrasive? Being a year old Its not oxidising (yet lol) ....so what kind of temps do you need to wax?


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Deryk,
Do not waste your time, your unit is too new. Just polish it with a good marine wax, RedMaxx and Poliglow are for older units that have dulled. when you use Barkeepers, your are using a rubbing compound, not wise on a new unit.
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Derek, you should not need to resort to this "fix" on a 1-2 yr. old trailer. Likewise the BK even though it is not particularly abrasive. I'm a fan of RMP but believe there better choices in protectants and polishes for new gelcoat. Keep what u got, brother, til u don't have it no more.

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Ok thanks...wasn't sure....will have to look at those over priced marine products lol

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Yeah deryk, you've received good advice. The gelcoat on your trailer isn't shot and RMP and the like is for those problems. YOU GET TO SPEND MORE MONEY THAN THOSE FOLKS!

Truly, Meguires (and the like) makes good products for your "new" trailer and be thankful you don't have the old trailer, chalky problems.
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