Originally Posted by bozlouie
Hello, what is the best recommended product for yearly waxing/protection of the gel coat of the fiberglass? I have a new trailer.
You will get a TON of opinions on this... Your fiberglass trialer is akin to a boat. So, the care and feeding is similar to that of a boat. You are doing well to do this while new. If waiting even a few months, it makes the job harder as the surface will have started to oxidize.
I only recommend what I know will work. So here is what I do:
Step 1. Meguire's M67 One-Step Compound - Applied by Mechanical Buffer
Step 2. Meguire's M63 Flagship Marine wax - Applied by hand then buffed off with a micro fiber towel
Since you Casita
is new you can use a random orbital polisher and orange foam pad as opposed to a more agressive orbital polisher. Griots Garage makes a nice one - the G9. Porter Cable has been the standard until recently and still makes a decent buffer - the 7424XP. A buffer will help clean the surface and open up the gel coat to accept the sealer/wax used in step 2.
Of course to some this may be too much work so the alternative is to do nothing, or pay someone... Expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $40 per linear foot. The roof may (or may not) be included in this price.
This should be done annually or better yet twice a year.
I have no ties to Meguire's. I just have a lot of products on the shelf including the 3M, Collonite, Presta etc. I recommend Meguire's here because its readily available, inexpensive and the results are repeatable.