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Old 08-20-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hello. I am Leonard Anderson.

My wife and I plan to do a lot of camping starting in 2014. We are new owners of a 17' Casita Freedom Deluxe. I have many questions about everything. Question # 1 is whats the best way to clean a fiberglass camper? I was thinking of using Simple Green mixed with a cup or two of vinegar to wash the outside down with. Question # 2 is has anyone used Nu-Finish to polish a fiberglass camper? Thanks for the advice.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Welcome Leonard. We are happy to answer any questions you have, but you may enjoy tapping the vast reserve of accumulated knowledge here.

The secret is to use the Google search box as shown below.

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Old 08-20-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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to the Forum Leonard.
Congratulations on your purchase.
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I used to use Nu Finish but had to use it four times a year to keep a shine. Now I use Red Max Pro 3 or Zepp Wetlook. Do it once and it shines for 3 years without buffing at any time.

Here's the long thread with many pictures.

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

Post 239 is one of the best describing the process
Check this out NOT Poliglow...Time will tell..
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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Oh, were suppose to wash the outsides! Just kidding. LOL
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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I used to use Nu Finish but had to use it four times a year to keep a shine. Now I use Red Max Pro 3 or Zepp Wetlook. Do it once and it shines for 3 years without buffing at any time.

Here's the long thread with many pictures.

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

Post 239 is one of the best describing the process
Check this out NOT Poliglow...Time will tell..
Ok. Thanks for the info. I will check them both out. Can I ask where to purchase the afore mentioned products? Can I by them locally?
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Hi Leonard, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

I don't see it in your profile and you didn't mention in your post.. what the year is of your Casita, or if the gelcoat is in "need."

For brand new all molded towables, I'd use Meguires Flagship. If you keep it waxed, it will look good for years.

For an older trailer, with gelcoat that needs help to shine, you may want to use ZEP as mentioned by Norm.

Others will pop in with suggestions too.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #8
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Welcome Leonard. We are happy to answer any questions you have, but you may enjoy tapping the vast reserve of accumulated knowledge here.

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Ok. Thanks for the info. I will check them both out. Can I ask where to purchase the afore mentioned products? Can I by them locally?
Lowes or Home Depot
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Hi Leonard, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

I don't see it in your profile and you didn't mention in your post.. what the year is of your Casita, or if the gelcoat is in "need."

For brand new all molded towables, I'd use Meguires Flagship. If you keep it waxed, it will look good for years.

For an older trailer, with gelcoat that needs help to shine, you may want to use ZEP as mentioned by Norm.

Others will pop in with suggestions too.
Its a used 2006. In wonderful shape. Just needs a good cleaning and polishing/ waxing/ red max to shine up the exterior. Think, I'll try the Red Max, the photos that I've seen on here are stunning. Wow, what a shine.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:05 PM   #12
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Just make sure you take off your shoes when you apply it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #13
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Leonard,
If you apply the Zeppelin as suggested you should have no trouble with your footwear.

I use a deep throwaway aluminum foil baking container and only put a 1/2 inch in at a time. I dip my magic eraser cloth in and wring it out like I were wiping the dinner table, putting a very light coat on. The object is to not have any drips or runs on the trailer and certainly on you. I do wear rubber gloves.
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