Originally Posted by mmeyer
The real comparison issue of this thread is that poliglo and red max both contain the same materials in roughly the same proportions. Poliglo is touted to be used on fiberglass boats and RVs. The kit which contains about a pint of poliglo a pint of prep which contains the same ingredients as red max stripper a scrubber pad which is nothing more than a nylon scrubber with a handle and an application mitt which is a micro fiber pad shaped to be a mitt runs about $90
For about $40-50 you can get a gallon of polish and stripper several microfiber cloths and 3m scrubbers plus some BarKeeper's friend
Seems to me to be more bang for the buck to go the Red max route as opposed to Poliglo.
The argument on the comparison of wax or what is essentially a strippable shiny coating is a different
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I agree with you Michael except I believe the Zep/ redmax to de even cheaper tha your estimate. I think a lot of people here are recommending power waxes and polishes instead of the Zep because they have either newer trailers or trailers that have not been subjected to years of neglect and the gel coat is still reasonably sound condition and waxes and polish still work well for them. But if your gel coat is beyond that like mine was as I have tried almost every wax and have three different powerwaxers only to get back about 30-40% of the shine and watch it disappear in a couple of weeks than Zep is the answer.
From my experience using Zep and depending on the climate in your area it will require it being done once a year in the spring and maybe a touch up in the fall
and a full strip and redo every couple of years.The total time I've spent stripping and zepping my trillium
in the past five years is about 12 hours about half the time I spent waxing in the first month of owning the trailer. But as always to each there own