Exterior Care - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-19-2003, 10:55 PM   #1
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Exterior Care

Hi All
I was just wondering what all you other folks do too maintain your Fiberglass units exterior.I find there is pro and cons on what is best method. Hoping to find some of your secrets.:)
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Old 01-20-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hi All----Someone must have some ideas on Fiberglass Exterior Care. I have some stains I can't get out and looking for all and any Ideas.
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Old 01-20-2003, 12:22 PM   #3
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Hi Chester,
The normal procedure here is: cleaning and waxing.
Additional there is the 'black streak' problem.
To remove black streaks I use an American product 'Star Brite, Instant Black Streak Remover'.
By Star Brite, Ft Lauderdale.
Is that (part of) an answer?
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Old 01-20-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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Lex------Yes that helps a lot.Fancy having someone from Holland tell a Canadian about an American product. Good show.:wave
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Old 01-20-2003, 04:26 PM   #5
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Ok All-----I know there is a whole bunch of real good folks out there in cyberland who have some good ideas on this subject.Any and all ideas are welcome.:)
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:56 PM   #6
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Hi Chester:

Sorry it took a while but had to go out to the Scamp which is parked in a storage area here in the park to get the info.

I have used "Star brite" marine polish in the blue pint container and bought it at Mills Fleet Fram store in Minnesota.....works fairly well as a cleaner/polish but................

Also tried Star brite "Instant Hull Cleaner" as a stain remover with limited sucess (it works better than just a cleaner/polish)

I have had better luck with Duragloss 581 "Black Streak Eliminator" these last two products I bought at a local marine (boat) dealer in Minnesota.

I have had the most luck getting safe fiberglass cleaners and polishes from marine stores.

After cleaning the last step is applying a good coat of paste wax (carnuba based) by hand over and over again it's the only thing that will last. Most other polish and waxes are either silicon or petroleum based (kerosene) and look good for a short time.

to quote Mr Miyagi ".........wax on, wax off" ;)

JMHO

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:57 PM   #7
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Noel--------Good info.Thanks.I know I have seen some older units on highway that really shine.and the shine is on original paint as far as I could tell.:)
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:40 AM   #8
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Paint or F/G?

Ches & Marie asked about polishing/waxing F/G trailers, but mentioned seeing shines on "original paint". Is yours bare F/G or painted F/G? Makes a difference which product you use. Check this thread on this forum for details.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...268&page=1#1387

Basically it says Meguire's boat products are great for polishing and MANY coats of carnauba wax really bring out the shine!
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Old 01-23-2003, 09:52 AM   #9
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How to make it shine

Here's another thread started by Suz that shows before/after pix and tells how she got great results.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php...262&page=1#1328
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Hi Jack---Thanks for feedback. Getting some good ideas now.Mine is original color.
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