Cleaning the exterior - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
Senior Member
Carol H's Avatar
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,706
I use the 3m products and yes its a paste that you can buff out by hand using a micro cloth or if you really want to do it right use a power buffer with a wool cover.

so far it has never failed to take off any black streaks for me. There are two types of 3M products - one is to be used if you have heavy oxidation called Restore and Wax - if light oxidation use the one called Cleaner & Wax. - Once you have used the Restore & wax once - you put a normal paste wax on after it. If you keep the trailer washed and just just a regular wax on the trailer a couple of times a year you should not need to do the restore and wax again. I keep a Clean and Wax bottle on hand for using through out the year to get the bad black streakes and bug stains off that dont come off while washing the trailer.

Carol H is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 03:14 PM   #16
Junior Member
Trailer: Burro
Posts: 9
Thanks for the feedback Carol. I'll try this.

Wade W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
Senior Member
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 2,782
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
This September: Just used Clorox and water, sprayed the outside, let it set and then washed with Turtle Wax (Wash and Wax) using one of those BJ's clubehouse brushes on a stick and it looks as good as new.
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #18
Senior Member
Jon Vermilye's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2011 Escape 17B
Oswego, NY
Posts: 1,275
Another useful cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend.
Jon Vermilye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
Senior Member
Myron Leski's Avatar
Name: Myron
Trailer: 19' Escape
Posts: 651
Did light scrubbing with "Liquid Cleanser-contains bleach", a soft abrasive I found in the kitchen, then very thorough hose-down rinse. Next afternoon I applied 4 coats of Red Max Pro with a microfiber lint-free rag. So far....Lovin' it.
Attached Thumbnails
Myron Leski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #20
Senior Member
Name: Daniel A.
Trailer: Bigfoot 17.0 1991 dlx
British Columbia
Posts: 478
Looks great, I wish I'd taken a photo of my Bigfoot before and after.
Daniel A. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #21
Senior Member
Perry J's Avatar
Name: John
Trailer: 16' Casita
Posts: 975
Send a message via AIM to Perry J Send a message via Yahoo to Perry J
I bought an 88 13' Big Foot that had been unused and sitting in the California sun for 3 years. The roof was covered with black spots and bird droppings.
The last 2 days I've been dodging thunder storms for 2 days so I can't remove the last window and reseal it.
I use plain environmentally safe Boraxo and a blue scrubby sponge.
Washing the entire grungy trailer took about 45 minutes.
Lowes doesn't carry Red Maxx in my area any longerZepp Wet Look floor finish is supposed to be the same thing.
I put some in an old Windex bottle and experimented on the front of my trailer.
I have removed the tank cover so you can see the 1/2 area that has never seen the sun since 1988.
A quick scrub with Boraxo and 3 coats of Zepp and you can almost see yourself in the waxed area.
Attached Thumbnails
big 001 (640x479).jpg   big 002 (640x470).jpg  

big 003 (640x445).jpg  

Perry J is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
exterior access hatch and exterior shower aimeelightsey General Chat 36 10-06-2012 03:15 PM
cleaning crm112 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 03-14-2011 04:49 AM
Fibreglass cleaning Ian-Vicki Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 06-06-2008 03:53 PM
Self-cleaning Dogs Pete Dumbleton General Chat 6 05-30-2008 11:25 PM
cleaning carpets Christi V. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 4 03-05-2006 06:35 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.