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Old 02-21-2013, 05:24 AM   #1
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Oxidation on 1991 Bounder

Just bought a 1991 Bounder sat for 6 yrs Looking to make the ex look new again TKS !! Dale Kansas City Missouri (New Member )
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:54 AM   #2
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What is a Bounder?

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I seem to remember hearing about a mutiny on the Bounder.
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In Her Majestys English it's a not very nice person. In RV english it can be a sticky motorhome or trailer.

If it sat outside for 6 years, I would first take care of the leaks and water damage before worrying about polishing.
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And this: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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Google says Class A windwagon from maker Fleetwood. What's a windwagon, Bob?

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Is your Bounder all fibreglass? I assume the exterior is painted no matter what the body panels are made of. If so, my opinion is that compounding the paint would be the way to go in preference to applying floor wax except as a low effort, last ditch fix.

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In Her Majestys English it's a not very nice person.
As in "You, Sir, are a cad and a bounder. Unhand my daughter, I say, Sir." Only a small 'b' though.
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Just bought a 1991 Bounder sat for 6 yrs Looking to make the ex look new again TKS !! Dale Kansas City Missouri (New Member )
Hi, Dale

Lots of folks with rigs like yours seem to be using "Redmax Pro" with really good results. Here's a link to a long discussion at a site with a big mix of RV types. There are folks commenting there who've used the treatment on all kinds of siding- and even on cars!

The very first few posts at that link give a good description (with pics) of the method used by someone on a rig with siding like your Bounder has.

Good luck with the shine-up!

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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Is your Bounder all fibreglass? I assume the exterior is painted no matter what the body panels are made of.
Why assume that? The majority of fiberglass-covered RVs (both trailers and motorhomes) have gelcoat (recent fashion has been white with vast amounts of decal) as the surface finish. Many are indeed painted but that's a premium feature; Bounder is up the Fleetwood Class A motorhome range enough that now they typically are painted, and even Fleetwood's bottom level is now partially painted, but the unit under discussion here is from two decades ago.

It could be painted, but that's not a safe assumption... and I think unlikely.
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Dale, Congrats on your purchase. Though fiberglassrv.com main interest isn't MH's, (molded glass travel trailers) anyone who has driven down a highway or camped in a campground has seen a Bounder...... There are tons of them on the road with almost cult status!

Though Bounders are not my favorite Rv, they have a huge following and are praised as one of the best Rv's on the road........


Here's a group I found for you, Bounders of America - BOA - Fleetwood Bounder RV Owners Group Hope you find the answers your looking for!



Here's the logo, that might help others to know what you bought! Enjoy your new purchase. Hope you get years of creating great memories.........
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Never noticed. I'm sorry. I asked Google the musical question "1991 fleetwood bounder painted or gelcoat" and got a thread in which at least two owners were contemplating having them painted. When asked why, one poster revealed that gelcoat could no longer be maintained easily. I retract my unwarranted assumption that these unique vehicles are painted. I have led a sheltered life. Even the somewhat distraught lady whom I helped to move a picnic table to allow her to land her enormous "craft" right after she trimmed the trees in the immediate vicinity didn't invite me in. I don't wonder why.

By all means use RMPro or ZEP on your unpainted fibreglass bus. That's what it's not made for and it does it's job quite well. Personally I would keep it away from paint. There IS some evidence that an attempt to remove the stuff from a painted surface with ammonia does result in an unsightly mess.

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Dang it, Jack....you pegged the needle again!



Please don't force me to go "digital"...

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