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Old 11-12-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
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Who restores molded fiberglass trailers?

I'm looking for a professional company to restore the exterior my fiber glass trailer. I am in Arizona, . Dos anyone have experience with a reputable repair shop that can do this work. Maybe buffing but probably more extensive repair to gel coat and graphics. I am near Las vegas and Phoienix.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:36 AM   #2
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Seek out a boat repair shop. Side note, but I met another Escape 19 owner, him with a 2014 model, us with a 2013 model. He marveled at the shine on my Escape. His was quite dull and faded. He wanted to know what I was using on it to keep it so shiny.

I told him I have never polished it. Then the conversation switched to storage when not in use. Mine stays under a carport, his sits outside.
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All it probably needs is a good detailing. You can consult with an RV detailer regarding what specific products they use. I’ve had good results with the Meguiar’s Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration Kit, which includes an oxidation remover, polish/conditioner, and wax. There are other similar products.

A detailer should be able to replace the graphics while they’re at it. There will be “ghosting” under the old decals, shiny original gelcoat that contrasts with the surrounding weathered gelcoat. It will show if you’re thinking about going clean or applying a different style. You can probably order matching replacements from Escape.

If you need to fix cracks or fill larger rock chips and touch up the gelcoat, you may need a fiberglass specialist. Boat repair shops are one option. Some auto repair shops also do fiberglass (think Corvettes). It is expensive, and before spending that money, consider how you’re going to prevent future rock chips.

Mine has rock chips on the lower front along with a few other minor bumps and bruises from the first owner. I decided I would keep a shine on, but I wouldn’t go for “garage queen” perfection. Then I’d tend to stress over every new ding. A couple of years ago I did the Meguiar's regimen myself and replaced faded and cracked graphics. Three days' hard labor (worst part was getting the old decals off) and I'm very satisfied with the results. As long as I keep up with semi-annual waxing (one days' labor), I don't have to repeat the rest. No covered storage now, but that should change soon.
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