Originally Posted by billandkate
We've owned our 1977 Trillium
for 3 years now. As recommended we used Zep floor wax the past two years to get a great gloss on the surface. This year though, no matter what we try, we notice there is still a residue of gray streaks. My husband believes it is the gelcoat wearing out. I tell him it's the wax residue. How do we get our old gal looking shiny once again?
I started the thread "Check this out Not Poliglow...But time will tell" over 6 years ago.. I posted the results of the two on page 54 here..
Check this out NOT Poliglow...Time will tell..
I wanted to find out for myself the difference in the
poliglow which sells for nearly $90 for a quart and "IS" intended for exterior use on fiberglass things such as boats, and I found that the Red Max (Zep now days) smelled the same, looked the same, and shined the same and was around $19.00 for a whole gallon, so I used Red Max on one Trillium
and poliglow on a different one to see the results for my self and the Zep out lasted the Poliglow hands down, by at least 2 1/2 years to be exact..
Now I've heard all the complaints on here about it peeling as well as the positive, but to me it is hands down the best way to go.. I put it on mine and don't have to do nothing except wash it once in a while for 3 to 5 years then strip and repeat.. Waxing is at least needed 3 to 5 times a year and believe me that is a job "WAX ON.. WAX OFF" all that rubbing.. The Zep you can apply in no more than a hour and your done.. Stripping takes about the same maybe a little longer but that's it and there's no harm done to the fiberglass..
One thing I've found out is not to use a carwash to wash your camper if you have Zep on it unless you just use the plain water, never use the tire cleaner setting, the engine cleaner setting or the soap setting or you could cause it to start peeling..
That's my opinion on the matter and I know there's a lot of people out there who loves the Zep and there's a lot of people out there determine to wax their camper and I say to each his own.. I love this forum and all who post their idea's and experience's...