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Old 04-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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Pics of the "New" Fiber Stream

Pics of the Fiber Stream once I've applied the 4 step process of washing, oxidation removal, primary wax and then final overcoat wax..supposedly good for a year. It sure looks a whole lot better than it did! Looking to put the stripes back on..they were already gone when I purchased it. Any ideas on what to use? Paint, Tape, other? If so what kind of paint or tape would one use?

Looking forward to the upcoming get together..see you all there! And if a girl needs help..since this is after all her 1st ever trip..would that be a problem?

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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Certainly looks clean to me! Karen, you go to a rally and ask or need help... you'll get lots of offers. Truly. Egg folks are grand!

I'll leave the stripe question to those in the know.
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Looks good - what did you use to oxidation off?
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Looking to put the stripes back on..they were already gone when I purchased it. Any ideas on what to use? Paint, Tape, other? If so what kind of paint or tape would one use?
I have seen several Fiber Streams that never had stripes. Others only have little stripes along the mold seam near the floor at the widest point of the trailer. Was there evidence like "ghosting" on the gel coat? Mine had definite stripe ghosts of shiny gel coat amidst the very faded fiberglass.

I used "Boot Stripe Tape" for the stripes on my Fiber Stream. I "designed" my own pattern and did not try to duplicate the factory stripes.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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I used Meguiar's Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System. I like it and it worked very very well. The trailer looks 100% better than it did. All the oxidation is gone leaving a nice smooth surface and with the final coat of wax, it just glows!

As for the Stripes..Yes! They were there, have ghosting where they once lived, but now have completely faded or have pulled away. I like the tape idea and most likely will go this route.

Thanks for the promise of "help" if needed. I must say, I am a little apprehensive about doing all this on my own and with no experience. I've taken good notes and am pretty competent..so we will see.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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The beauty of using tape stripes is that if you apply them over a waxed surface they are pretty easy to remove or redo. I knew of a guy who regularly changed the striping on his car and he said as long as you have a fresh coat of wax on the surface it is no big deal to remove them. He used standard auto striping tape. Best of luck to you.
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We used tarp tape from Menards. It is peeling loose in a few spots, but it lasted for several years. We replace it when it comes loose.

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thats gonna be a fun one!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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Beautiful Fiber Stream!!! Wat a find!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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Very Very Very nice Karen!! Did you do all the work by hand, or did you polish with a motorized buffer or something?
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I did most of the work by hand...but! my arms got tired and sore after doing 2 sides so I changed over to the motorized buffer. The only problem with that is the bonnets get filled up fast and you have to change them frequently. So, I'd say I used the buffer but finished by hand. I am a perfectionist and wanted the finish to be smooth and shiny. The only way to get that was to finish by hand.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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Taking the FS in for wheel bearing packing, brake check and overall check-up. I have an appt on Tuesday. I'm taking it to Camping World as they seem to have the best prices for this service plus a discount for Good Sam members. The trailer was last worked on in 2007. The previous owners who had it for 4 years did nothing to it. Since I know less than NOTHING on trailers, I'm hoping that they'll be able to check it all out and make sure everything is doing exactly what it is suppose to be doing. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'm not looking at big money here to get it travel ready. I do know at this point that all systems work..but for how much longer..that is the question!
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Be sure topPut a big note on the trailer that they are to NOT use any silicone for any reason anywhere on the trailer. Also have them put it on your service tag in BIG words also.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #14
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Thanks for the warning, but why is silicone so bad? Please explain the reason..I'd much appreciate it.
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