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Old 06-06-2016, 08:42 PM   #785
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Thanks Joe,

Glad to hear the cracks are just appearing to be a cosmetic thing.

However are people not filling these gel coat cracks during the cleaning and prep portion before applying the floor finish?
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:05 PM   #786
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I've used polyglo and future or floor waxes like it on mine and my brothers campers..polyglo has a great cleaner but the rest of the stuff seems the same to me. You have to use two to three coats of either to get that wet shine look.
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Old 06-17-2016, 08:47 PM   #787
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Helleo Joe. What did you use to strip off the Poli Glow? I have used the Poli for the last three years and it needs some re-doing After reading the comments about floor coatings it seems that Zep is the way to go. Any advice.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:36 AM   #788
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Helleo Joe. What did you use to strip off the Poli Glow? I have used the Poli for the last three years and it needs some re-doing After reading the comments about floor coatings it seems that Zep is the way to go. Any advice.
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I used a floor stripper from Sam's like this ZEP product.
ZEP 128 oz. Heavy Duty Floor Stripper-ZULFFS128 - The Home Depot
You need to keep the surface wet while it's working then rinse it off or it will re-harden.
That would be easy on a horizontal floor but not so easy on a vertical surface of a Casita
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:43 AM   #789
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:56 PM   #790
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I used a floor stripper from Sam's like this ZEP product.
ZEP 128 oz. Heavy Duty Floor Stripper-ZULFFS128 - The Home Depot
You need to keep the surface wet while it's working then rinse it off or it will re-harden.
That would be easy on a horizontal floor but not so easy on a vertical surface of a Casita
I found using the Zep stripper full strength in a spray bottle and a course sided kitchen sponge worked well on my Casita. I did areas about 3' square at a time and rinsed it immediately. Took about an hour total.
Diluting it as per instructions would have probably taken 4 rounds.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:11 AM   #791
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that's great
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:34 AM   #792
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magic erasers???

Hello! I just bought an 82 burro, needless to say, it is very dull and has some black spotting, which I assume is mold. I dont beleive its been painted over at all. I bought some magic erasers at Costco, and began cleaning the inside really well, and decided to give it a try on the outside. It has been working great to remove the mold spots and other hard stains, but I just want to make sure I'm not causing any harm to the surface. Has anyone ever used those, or can offer any advice on this?
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:00 AM   #793
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I've used it without any problems. Good items.

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Old 07-25-2016, 07:03 AM   #794
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Any abrasive does some degree of harm to the gelcoat, which is very thin. So it always makes sense to use the mildest abrasive and the gentlest touch that gets the job done.

Check the packaging to see if it is recommended for use on fiberglass. One that is, and often recommended here, is Bar Keepers Friend. I turn it into a thin paste before applying.

Once clean you can follow up with a marine fiberglass restoration kit from 3M or Maguires. It include a mild polishing compound and wax. There are a couple of different grades depending on how badly oxidized the gelcoat is.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #795
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I know this thread is about 6 years old but I am wondering if there are any updates?

How did it holdup?
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:43 AM   #796
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I know this thread is about 6 years old but I am wondering if there are any updates?

How did it holdup?

Yes there's been several updates.. I started the thread and updated my results on page 55 post #766 and #767 of the very thread.. Some hate the stuff others love it, you'll have to make up your own mine...
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:00 AM   #797
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Love it and use floor finish from Sam's club!
You can buff it with automobile polishing compounf and a 7" buffer so that it only looks new but feels like too.
A yearly thin coat helps and about every three years you might need to remove it and start fresh.
Our Casita is 17 years old and has never been stored inside so the gel coat is zilch, nada.

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Old 08-30-2016, 05:28 PM   #798
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I first applied the floor finish 5 years ago (#246 page 11) and did a quick buff and re-coating 2 years ago (#695 page 50).
I would say for those 5 years the trailer looked more than respectable anytime I gave it a quick wash with a bucket and hose.

This year I noticed the finish was wearing off on the roof and on one corner (the areas that had the most sun exposure).
After a complete strip down, using floor wax stripper (full strength) and wet sanding with 800-1000 grit paper, I re-applied Red Max (or Zep floor finish) with the following results.

If I had any doubts about this finish on how it looked, how it lasts, or how effortless it was to maintain I could have easily gone back to compound / boat wax method after I had striped it.
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