Fiberglass Cleaner - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Fiberglass Cleaner

I brought my "new" 84 Scamp 5'er home a couple weeks ago. When home I noticed there were several "rust" discolorations in places where the hardware had corroded. After trying several products unsuccessfully I found a great marine product that cleaned it right off with some rubbing. Unfortunately, now I have very clean spots where I removed the rust discoloration. Is there a simple rub on wipe off product out there that will remove all the old yellowing/oxidation? The "marine" product worked fine but the thought of using it to rub out the entire 5th wheel is not appealing to me if there are better faster products.
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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Think you will find that one bottle of 3M restore & wax will do the whole trailer... not a big expense and suspect you will be happy with the over all result.

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Old 07-27-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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I have had good luck with Bar Keepers Friend on a rag and bucket of water, others have reported good results with TSP, water and a little soap in a bucket. I have used TSP in a bucket of water on my Scamp with good results as a final wash before waxing.

Big soft scrub brush on a short handle proved very handy too.

I found the washing with rags and a brush, followed by a power wash rinse to be less work than StarBrite fiberglass clean/restore and wax product that I had to rub on and rub off. But I was just clean at the end of my process, not waxed. I used Red Maxx Pro #3 liquid for my wax job as a follow on process.
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