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Old 07-24-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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I have been trying out a product i found in the City for one step cleaning and polish.I think it has been mentioned before but should maybe be looked at again.

http://www.gel-gloss.com/products.php

I like it and find it works on a number of other things.

I am using the GG1 product.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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Gel gloss is great stuff! Really does a super job on acrylic bathtubs too!
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:44 AM   #3
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Chester, I'll soon have the exterior of my Bigfoot washed down and have been looking at various waxes etc. This trailer hasn't seen wax of any sort in years and at this point when you rub your hand over it you get a white powder on your skin. My son tried a spot with Turtle paste wax and it seemed to work ok but I'd like something that will really give it a shine. Would you say GG1 would work for that, or have a suggestion of something better?

Of course I have to scrape off all the old silicone from around the various doors and fixtures and redo that before I'll be ready to polish it up.
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Chester, I'll soon have the exterior of my Bigfoot washed down and have been looking at various waxes etc. This trailer hasn't seen wax of any sort in years and at this point when you rub your hand over it you get a white powder on your skin. My son tried a spot with Turtle paste wax and it seemed to work ok but I'd like something that will really give it a shine. Would you say GG1 would work for that, or have a suggestion of something better?

Of course I have to scrape off all the old silicone from around the various doors and fixtures and redo that before I'll be ready to polish it up.

I'm waiting for shipment of this:

[b]Meguiar's M6732 Marine One-Step Compound - 32 oz.



http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M6732-Marin...d/dp/B00029CYRG

It's for heavy oxidation. I'm not sure that I'm going to need it now, except for maybe the roof. I put some apple cider vinegar on a wet washcloth and wiped a small area, and it immediately got the white oxidation off! that area would only need wax. I could also rub an area with a wet finger and it seemed to take down the white stuff.

I plan to follow up wax with this:

[b]Meguiar's M6332 Flagship Premium Marine Wax - 32 oz.



http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M6332-Flags...9594&sr=1-1

both items were under $25., so i ordered a mequires microfiber cloth to bring the order up to $27. I couldn't find any of the products locally
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:12 AM   #5
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I also have to get busy and get my trailers exterior back to a possible good shine .... that stuff looks good Chester... but is it availble in the U.S or Walmart?
what i need is a 'polishing party'...LOL everyone come with their buffers and extention cords
I dread doing the top !! Its so high and no way to reach the very middle.. I have used a broom with a rag on it ....??
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Chester, I'll soon have the exterior of my Bigfoot washed down and have been looking at various waxes etc. This trailer hasn't seen wax of any sort in years and at this point when you rub your hand over it you get a white powder on your skin. My son tried a spot with Turtle paste wax and it seemed to work ok but I'd like something that will really give it a shine. Would you say GG1 would work for that, or have a suggestion of something better?

Of course I have to scrape off all the old silicone from around the various doors and fixtures and redo that before I'll be ready to polish it up.
Hi Scott
The post that Tracy made of the meguiars product is real good stuff.Up here where i live it is very costly but does the job well.I have found that any wax made for fiberglass works pretty well.Another good product i have used is Mothers Gold.This too was good.


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Old 07-25-2007, 10:03 AM   #7
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I also have to get busy and get my trailers exterior back to a possible good shine .... that stuff looks good Chester... but is it availble in the U.S or Walmart?
what i need is a 'polishing party'...LOL everyone come with their buffers and extention cords
I dread doing the top !! Its so high and no way to reach the very middle.. I have used a broom with a rag on it ....??
I got mine at a local Store called (Peavy Mart).I have not noticed it anyplace else.
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I have been trying out a product i found in the City for one step cleaning and polish.I think it has been mentioned before but should maybe be looked at again.

http://www.gel-gloss.com/products.php

I like it and find it works on a number of other things.

I am using the GG1 product.
I also use Gel-Gloss, and have found it to be very user friendly. My ( I should say "our" ) Scamp was chalky and rubbed off white on our hands when we got it. I picked up a gallon of Gel Gloss at Camping World and tried it. (last time I looked, it was still less than $30 a gallon, so not overly expensive either) What I like about it is, unlike auto waxes, that it does not dry and get hard to buff off. The drier it gets, the easier it is to buff. I tried my power buffer and it was easier to buff with a clean terry towel (actually, the term is wipe off, not much elbow grease needed---not at all like automotive waxes) I have been using on that gallon for 4 years and still have over half left, so it goes a long ways, too. So, it has my vote... Larry
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$30 a Gallon is a real good deal.
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I hear this stuff is supposed to be excellent as well.

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$30 a Gallon is a real good deal.
Yeah- --one of the few things that are competively priced @ CW...... Larry (and if you don't tell them you have a Scamp, they are friendly....)
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Yeah- --one of the few things that are competively priced @ CW...... Larry (and if you don't tell them you have a Scamp, they are friendly....)
PSSST, you can buy it at Home Depot or Lowes for about $4 a quart....which makes it about half the price of Camping World. Look in the fiberglass shower area or cleaning supplies area. It's in a pink can.

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Years ago when I worked at a hardware store, we carried it in the area with the plumbing fixtures.
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I have a 2005 Scamp and it is not oxidizes, and I just need to keep the shine and keep oxidation away. What would I need, the same stuff or something different. More one step would be nice.
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