John C. Duffy - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
Junior Member
Name: John
Trailer: toyota Sunrader
Posts: 1
John C. Duffy

From Eastern Oregon la Grande, Island city area. I own a 1984 toyota 18' Sunrader motorhome fiberglass clam-shell fully self contained, 4cyl 4speed stick. I'm looking for a method of cleaning and polishing the body, which is very heavily oxidzed, heard about using a redmax or zep floor polish any ideas,input yes or no. Has anyone here tried it and if so what were the results and the methods used, prep work if any, just need results etc., good, bad or indifferent. Thank You Very Much I am 78 and have had 2 heart surgeries 1. oct13, 2014 2. June 26, 2015 so not really capable of extreme physical exertion but have sons who would help.

Espeelyi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
papa-t's Avatar
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Coachman
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 967
Fiberglass Hull Cleaner $18.00 Fiberglass Renew $18.00 by Bio-Kleen.

“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
Senior Member
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 3,706
I used the liquid version Barkeepers Friend to clean our Uhaul camper. Worked good, then used a marine wax. It's a mild abrasive, use a damp rag or sponge, flush well with a water hose.
mary and bob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #4
Senior Member
Jon in AZ's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 Std
Posts: 3,571
Originally Posted by Espeelyi View Post
I am 78 and have had 2 heart surgeries 1. oct13, 2014 2. June 26, 2015 so not really capable of extreme physical exertion but have sons who would help.

It's a strenuous job no matter which of the approaches you take, so make sure your sons do the lion's share of the work. Even my little 13' Scamp takes most of a day to wash and wax, and my upper body aches for a couple of days afterward. It's worth it, though- looks great and helps protect it from the sun.
Jon in AZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2015, 06:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,914
Hi John,
As mentioned, it takes a lot of work to clean and prep the surface, but putting on the floor finish is fairly easy and should be done in small sections at a time anyway. Don't forget, you won't see much improvement until at least the #4 coat, and then it's "Glow City".
Goos Luck
Bob Miller
aka Sunrader bob
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote

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
John & Jaci's Great Adventure (Vintage Boler rebuild) John and Jaci Modifications, Alterations and Updates 35 10-10-2011 08:52 PM
"Travels With Charley" by John Steinbeck Adrian W General Chat 5 05-26-2007 08:48 AM

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

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:01 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.