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Old 07-18-2019, 07:28 PM   #29
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I have tried a number of things over the years on my vehicles and trailers, none of which were good enough to stick to a single product.

My latest thing is Bow to Stern Protectant, aka BTS Protectant. I will pass judgment after this RV season ends, for us probably in November. If it gets a thumbs down I may try McGuires Ceramic Spray wax or maybe P&S Bead Maker Paint Protectant. Basically still looking. Don't want Zep or floor polish on a new molded fiberglass trailer.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:36 PM   #30
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.... Don't want Zep or floor polish on a new molded fiberglass trailer.
THAT is the major take-away from all the floor polish discussion.. if its a newer gel-coat finish in good (or repairable) condition, then treat it as such. If the gel-coat is beyond repair or nearly so, then its time to consider alternatives such as floor wax or painting. (IMHO)
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:22 AM   #31
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Gordon, that is the problem, what to use on a new molded trailer? When I bought the Casita new in 2013 it never occurred to me to use anything other than wax. At the time I think I was using Nufinish at the time on my cars so I used it. It was ok. I went on the Casita forum, and jeez Louise, suddenly a world of waxes opened up. So then I started down this dubious road. I have a bottle of Widow wax I am trying to use up. Works well on my black Jeep.

After reading this, that, and the next thing I am confused. There is Beeswax, Carnauba wax (from a TREE for crying out loud, who knew!). Polymer protectants like 303 and BTS, Ceramic spray wax, Hybrids, Hard Wax, Liquid vs paste vs spray, WATERLESS wax systems...FLOOR wax, polishes (which differ from waxes apparently), Clear coat paint, and the list goes on...

I just hope I have not mucked up my new molded fiberglass trailer by using BTS right off the bat. I just really don't know what to apply to a new 2019 Big Foot travel trailer. I want protection first, shine second...but it sure is nice to have a great shine. Oh and I prefer to not have to apply whatever monthly. So the search goes on...
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:49 AM   #32
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ZEP then car wax?

2010 Escape 17B. Thought is was oxidized, but after a thorough wash decided it was just dirty. Still dull though.

Am part way through 4-6 applications of ZEP. Have used it for years on hardwood floors with excellent results. That, of course, is indoors with no UV problem.

I am curious, has anyone used ZEP then car wax? I plan on 2 coats of NuFinish over the ZEP in the theory that the NuFinish will take care of any UV problems.

Thoughts?
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Old 07-31-2019, 09:42 AM   #33
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Read the instructions for NuFinish. If I recall correctly, it's not supposed to be applied over wax.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:14 AM   #34
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Escape recommends https://www.4uproducts.com/

My buddy has used it twice now and is very happy with the application and results.
After washing with 4U, I'm going to wash again with Simonize Wash 'N' Wax to restore shine.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:39 PM   #35
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all the products

I tried all the products out there. My 95 fifth wheel never got any better. Broke down and had it painted. Best thing i could have done. New wherever i go they all think my rig is new.. Year old maybe. Places that are age restricted don.t care. Best investment I ever made. Just my two cents worth. ya'll have a nice day

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