poly glow prep - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
poly glow prep

So we have cleaned the Casita like crazy. Getting spots off and we have used the barkeepers friend. Around the lip of the belly band on the actual fiberglass part of it not the band, there as little spots that look like rust. (sort of rust in color)Small but we would like to get rid of them before we do the poly glow. The bar keepers friend didn't work and I used some comet, lightly on that area and it helped a bit but they are still visable. Do any of you know about Wink? It is a rust remover but it is pretty toxic, normally you would use it in the toilet or the sink or shower but it must be ventilated well. Do any of you use that on your eggs? Or any other suggestions? Thanks, we have a rainy weekend coming up and would like to get this put in FIL's machine shed and get started on it.
__________________

__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bkboler's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: 1975 boler
Manitoba
Posts: 173
I've always heard good things about CLR (calcium lime rust remover) although I've never tried it myself. I know you can usually buy it at your typical hardware store in Canada so I'm assuming you can buy it in the States too.
__________________

__________________
bkboler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Bill MacDermod's Avatar
 
Name: William
Trailer: 1999 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe ('Inn EggsIsle')
Florida
Posts: 611
both those products have muriatic (sp??) acid in them and although I don't think they will hurt the fiberglass. I think I would rather use the same thing an auto detail man would use and that would be rubbing compound that you can get at any auto supply, the barkeepers friend is basically the same as Bon Ami, 20 mule team borax etc. the rubbing compound would be a tad more gritty, it comes in many grits and body men use it all the time on fiberglass or metal
__________________
Bill MacDermod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
Well, i don't know what DH used to get that stuff off but we are off to do the poly prep then move it to my FIL machine shed to do the actual poly glo. Supposed to be severe storms today so that will be a good place for it.
__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: John
Trailer: gave up!!
California
Posts: 239
Can't wait to see pics of it - be sure to post them asap!!
__________________
John_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
You know, it is a user friendly product but after 6 passes around the camper and one prep wash, i am ready for bed! It does look pretty good. We decided to leave it there and let it dry really well before pulling it home and getting any dirt in the poly glow. John for some reason, after i got my computer fixed last time i can't get pics to post. It has slowed down my activity here alot. I was having so much fun showing all the things we did to improve the camper, I will try again tomorrow. No promises though.
__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: John
Trailer: gave up!!
California
Posts: 239
Okay, thanks.. The reason I would like to see it, is to see how it compares to the red max that lots of folks are using.
__________________
John_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
John, you know we were doing this in a machine shed so we are going to see what it looks like when we pull it out into the light. Our camper was heavily oxidized. So there was the barkeepers friend, commet, soft scrub, a little of everything before we started this process. I hope if nothing else, maybe i can send a pic to your e mail address and you can post it?
__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: John
Trailer: gave up!!
California
Posts: 239
When you have the pics ready let me know. Send me a private message and I
will send you my email address and post them in this thread.
__________________
John_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:14 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
Ok John, thanks. We went over to get it this morning and it was so muddy we decided to let the wind blow and dry things up a bit before hauling it home.
__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 01:32 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
Before pics...

These pics are from the day after we brought it home. It was heavily oxidized. Kind of a chalky mess. We took off the old stickers as they were peeling really bad and bought new ones and did the poly glo this weekend. Hopefully pics I take tonight will post so you can see the difference.
If you click on the pic you can see that there really isn't any shine to it.
Attached Thumbnails
100_0062.jpg   100_0063.jpg  

__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
My after pics...

I hope i can get these to post. And I hope you can see the difference. It really looks nice. My husband is alot happier with how it looks.
Attached Thumbnails
100_0193.jpg   100_0187.jpg  

__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Dave and Shelly
Trailer: 2001 Spirit Deluxe Casita "New Name: Eggspensive"
Iowa
Posts: 378
Yea it worked. Now i can post my head off!
__________________
sfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: John
Trailer: gave up!!
California
Posts: 239
Post away!!! I think it looks a lot better too.. Or maybe its a guy thing - shiiiiinnnnyyyy... Good work!
__________________

__________________
John_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone tried Poli-glow? Jeanne and Steve Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 67 01-16-2012 07:08 PM
How to Strip Poli-Glow? Kip in Ga. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 13 03-21-2011 08:43 PM
She has freckles and no glow! Now what? Shelley Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 09-12-2010 10:15 PM
Poli-Glow over Decals? Pamela S. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 04-04-2010 08:13 AM
Glow in the Dark Pigs Pete Dumbleton General Chat 10 01-03-2007 08:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.