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Old 08-23-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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Turn that chalky white shell into a nice shine

I followed others lead that I read in another thread on restoring that chalky gel coat into a nice lustrous finish. I used the Red Max floor finish (1 gallon was $16.00 at Lowes) and it turned out very nice, that stuff is a tuff finish and gives the fiberglass a nice new finish, it is about a semi-gloss finish, not overly shiny but very nice and much easier to clean. It only used maybe 1/6 to 1/8 of the gallon to put a few coats on the shell, a little goes a long way. It was easy to apply, just wipe on with rags and let stand to dry, it self evens and dries fairly fast, 20-30 minutes. I put about 3 coats on. I will post pics when I finish a few other small projects and get some spare time. I highly recommend this finish. Be careful not to over apply and get drips, the drips will dry and cannot be removed with mineral spirits or alcohol, I think I may have to smooth a couple of areas out by getting some of the Red Max stripper to redo a few small areas.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Just curious but is that stuff UV Resistant?
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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There is another thread going on it, a couple members are doing some time trials, so far all opinions are it holds up well, only time will tell, no UV rating on it that I am aware of.
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There is another thread going on it, a couple members are doing some time trials, so far all opinions are it holds up well, only time will tell, no UV rating on it that I am aware of.
Interesting, well I am anxious to see the long term results. Maybe I can have one of my industrial coating engineers look at the product and give a chemical analysis that I can add to the study?
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Here is a link to the thread.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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