Best to all the old friends to whom it's been a long time!
I have a 1973 Lovebug and a 1972 Eriba Puck and a couple of sailboats.
All of these have fiberglass in them.
I am accustomed to cleaning the fiberglass and gelcoat with Borax, West Marine products, gel glow, other cleaners that are more "green", toxic cleaners.
I've also painted with polyurethane paint(many years ago in the Lovebug and it's still holding up beautifully in the interior), scraping carpet off the cabin ceiling on the MacGregor 24' and bringing my C&C sailing yacht back to life. If it needed to be patched, cleaned, scrubbed, waxed, I think I've done it!
Despite all my best and latest efforts, I cannot get rid of the yellow stain in the fiberglass. I've tried denatured alcohol, borax mixed as a paste and kept wet and allowed to set on it for a good bit, orange glo, softscrub, Barkeepers Friend, and just about everything I could think of.
I'd prefer not to paint
the fiberglass even though I've had great success using Diamond Vogel's floor/shelf paint
made of the same ingredients as Interlux -I really did my research at time, even getting specs from the manufacturers, and have had no chipping, peeling, or flaking. I am not so sure on a boat, however, that I'd have the same results. The Lovebug was in Minnesota with humid summers and wet winters and spring, so perhaps it's nots so different in Arizona on a lake where this sailboat is kept?
I place this here because I find friendliness here and feel this could be of possible help to others.
Thank you in advance!
Gigi who couldn't locate her old Fiberglass rv email address!
(but also known as Ginger so I registered a new account)