New rivets and Poli-Glow woo hoo! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-19-2017, 04:45 AM   #1
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New rivets and Poli-Glow woo hoo!

Thank you once again to this forum! We replaced most of the rivets (left the curtain rod ones alone) and cleaned the exterior with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pads, then washed with poliglow prep and then did 4-6 coats of poliglow. It looks like a different camper!
2005 Scamp 13'. A friend is going to help me make new curtains next weekend.
Might tackle painting the bumper and trailer next....
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:05 AM   #2
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Howzabout before and after pics?
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:34 AM   #3
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Howzabout before and after pics?
Seconded.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:43 AM   #4
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Mind if I pose a related question to the group?

Assuming that one has a FG trailer in good condition, with little or no oxidation to the fiberglass body finish, which product would be better for a trailer that is stored outside in the southeast?

1. 3M 09030 Marine Ultra Performance Paste Wax

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2. Poli Glow with Applicator - Poliglow International
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thirded, if I can say that
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:06 PM   #6
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I can't reply about best to use...but my 2001 Casita had been stored outside in a storage yard for years when I bought it..I cleaned the very oxidized surface, then used Poly Glo, four coats, did it last year and it still is beautiful. I will do another coat as soon as our California monsoons let up.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:47 PM   #7
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:33 PM   #8
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Polyglow

I keep seeing pretty strong recommendations for PolyGlow. Has anyone experienced any downsides to that product? I'm getting ready to either wax my 2010 Casita or apply a sealer such as PolyGlow.

Thanks all
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:13 AM   #9
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I keep seeing pretty strong recommendations for PolyGlow. Has anyone experienced any downsides to that product? I'm getting ready to either wax my 2010 Casita or apply a sealer such as PolyGlow. Thanks all
Howdy, don't know where you are in Ca but I'm in the SoCal desert and my SD sees 125* temps in the summer and is uncovered. Sounds like you've been reading up on polishing so you've probably noticed that folks are pretty much split on what to use. Not going to push one or another, just my own experience. I used paste wax on other larger RVs with power buffers, PITA. With the SD I use Zep which is like Poly and both are a wax and it takes me about 2 hours to put 5 coats on with a couple beer breaks . The shine lasts me 1 1/2 years in my extreme location before it start to flake a bit on the sunny side. Mine has never turned yellowish like some folks have said they've seen. Stripping it, full strength on the stripper, takes about 1 1/2 hours. Total time of both is less than one side of my last class A. Really no matter what you use, any wax is better than none, just how much time you want to spend doing it . Just FYI, if you should use Zep or Poly, use a white micro fiber towel. Wring it out as much as you can so there is no runs. Others that used a different color cloth had a tinge of the cloth color on their TT after waxing . That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:42 AM   #10
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Here you go. These are all "after". Hard to see in a photo, but it l looks great. Before it looked chalky and dull and dirty! Oops my photos are sideways....
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:17 PM   #11
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Makes it so much easier to clean and no black streaks to scrub off. I use Zep myself every 2 years much better than traditional wax which doesn't do as good a job every 6 months. Its kicks my bottom one day to strip, clean and 5 coats of top coat but none of the work is as tough as traditional waxing and polishing.
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Must have tipped it over to do the sides lol Looks great!
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:24 PM   #13
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That looks great! Thanks for the pics.
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Thanks to all for the input. Clem
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