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Old 07-25-2007, 06:57 PM   #15
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I hear this stuff is supposed to be excellent as well.

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It is not excellent but OUTSTANDING!

I've seen the results on a 17 feet Trillium and 3 years after first application it was still first class. I have done my 13 feet Trillium this year. A long but very easy process. Each year you have to clean the surface (20 minutes) and apply two finishing coats (40 minutes total). That's it that's all.

My Trillium was in a very bad condition. I suppose that nobody ever applied anything during the last 20 years. It looks like new now!
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:33 PM   #16
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>It is not excellent but OUTSTANDING!

Vertglass or Gel Gloss sources besides Camping World please. Possibly hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart?

I am not near a camper store and would like to avoid shipping if possible.

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Old 07-25-2007, 08:34 PM   #17
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>It is not excellent but OUTSTANDING!

Vertglass or Gel Gloss sources besides Camping World please. Possibly hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart?

I am not near a camper store and would like to avoid shipping if possible.

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I buy Gel Gloss in the plumbing dept. at Home Depot. It is great on old fiberglass and the shower in the house.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:06 PM   #18
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I have used Gel Gloss, and get a nice sheen, but nowhere near what I think Vertglass could do. I do think that each successive application of Gel Gloss (over time) brings out a slightly better result. I average two full wash/wax procedures on my Fiber Stream per year.

Another product I have used is "FW1" that seems to equal Gel Gloss in result with slightly less effort.
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:12 PM   #19
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>It is not excellent but OUTSTANDING!

Vertglass or Gel Gloss sources besides Camping World please. Possibly hardware stores, Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart?

I am not near a camper store and would like to avoid shipping if possible.

patty
Check your local marina. There are a lot of fiberglass boats so they tend to have fiberglass maintenance items. Here in Canada Vertglas is cdn$99.95 for the kit, which sounds quite expensive but I saw the results on a Trillium two weeks ago and now believe it's worth spending the money. The people that owned the trailer said they only did 5 coats versus the 8 coats suggested in the instructions. I pulled up beside them at a traffic light and talked them in to pulling over so I could find out what they used to get the shine.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:08 PM   #20
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We just bought a stored outside for 3 years Casita in Vancouver,WA and there was a LOT of black streaks and mold/mildew and RVPro recommended BEST Black Streak Remover. It goes on dry, wipes off pretty easy by hand and did a GREAT job. Even found a nice shine underneath so it didn't dull the finish like some do. Will now use GelCoat to finish it off!
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:45 PM   #21
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I bought the Gel Gloss at Homedepot yesterday and went out this morning and at least got the roof done.. ( after 4 hrs) that included the washing... It doesnt shine but at least the oxidation powder if gone. it feels slick now, but far from shinny.. I used a buffer but guess i dont have any oomph in the oophf-fa!! tomarrow morning looks to be coolish so i will at least get the top half done..
I ran out of steam.!!!
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:15 PM   #22
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It is not excellent but OUTSTANDING!

I've seen the results on a 17 feet Trillium and 3 years after first application it was still first class. I have done my 13 feet Trillium this year. A long but very easy process. Each year you have to clean the surface (20 minutes) and apply two finishing coats (40 minutes total). That's it that's all.

My Trillium was in a very bad condition. I suppose that nobody ever applied anything during the last 20 years. It looks like new now!
Just got on this site...we have a Casita and I have used Gel Gloss spray and Nu Finish ...now Turtle Wax...Do you think using Turtle Wax (primarily a car wax is bad for fiberwax? Seems to shine but takes some elbo grease.
What was the product you used?

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Old 07-30-2007, 08:20 PM   #23
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I would only use a product thats made for fiberglass.Turtle wax in my books would be a no no.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:35 PM   #24
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I have used NU FINISH car polish for about 20 years now. Have used it on cars, trucks, boats, canoes, kayaks and even polished the plexiglass windows and crome belly-band on the trailer. It's mild enough that it doesn't rub off the finish on painted surfaces but a good rubbing will take the small scratches off the plastic. It's available from CTC and a lot $cheaper$ than many big name brands.
I guess I sound like a commercial but it is one of the best I've found for the $buck$
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:40 PM   #25
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I have used NU FINISH car polish for about 20 years now. Have used it on cars, trucks, boats, canoes, kayaks and even polished the plexiglass windows and crome belly-band on the trailer. It's mild enough that it doesn't rub off the finish on painted surfaces but a good rubbing will take the small scratches off the plastic. It's available from CTC and a lot $cheaper$ than many big name brands.
I guess I sound like a commercial but it is one of the best I've found for the $buck$
I think Nu Finish is also recommended for FG.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:58 AM   #26
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:39 AM   #27
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I have used Vertglass successfully on my 18' boat and decided to try the end caps on my trailer, worked great, nice shine and looks much better.
Those folks looking for vertglass in Canada, check out blyacht.com I have ordered from them and they are excellent. Price is around $70 for the kit.
Hope this helps.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:15 AM   #28
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have used NU FINISH car polish for about 20 years now.
Yep its a good product. i used it on my cars and on the other trailer too. i think it did just as good a job as the Gel Gloss.... The Gel Gloss did a good job... removed alot of the oxidation. but it really needs a professional detail to make it shine more than it does or new paint.. but thats out of the question....
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