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Old 12-19-2020, 01:08 PM   #1
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84 Bigfoot 17' body care

Hello everyone. Come spring I'm looking to polish up my dull 84 Bigfoot 17' trailer. The Mr Clean pads work excellent to clean it but can I polish it up to give it some more protection? Any help would be great. Happy Holidays everyone.
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Old 12-19-2020, 03:00 PM   #2
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I used New Glass 2 on a motorhome & was well pleased, I plan to use it on my 86 17ft look up factory info
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Old 12-19-2020, 04:52 PM   #3
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We use PoliGlow on our 1988 Bigfoot each spring.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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We use PoliGlow on our 1988 Bigfoot each spring.
So the Poliglow is it easy to apply and I take it is shiny after?
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:40 AM   #6
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To use PoliGlow, the trailer must be washed first. Then, 3x3 sections are done with a light coat of PoliGlow. It dries very quickly, and the section is repeated until 5-6 coats have been done. Then move on to the next section until the trailer is completed. It is left with a shiny, wet-look finish. Note: Some folks use Zep wet-look floor polish instead (cheaper!). Same application process. Check out the threads about this for more info. Iíve used both and find the PoliGlow stays shiny a bit longer in the upper Midwest. YMMV.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:00 AM   #7
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To use PoliGlow, the trailer must be washed first. Then, 3x3 sections are done with a light coat of PoliGlow. It dries very quickly, and the section is repeated until 5-6 coats have been done. Then move on to the next section until the trailer is completed. It is left with a shiny, wet-look finish. Note: Some folks use Zep wet-look floor polish instead (cheaper!). Same application process. Check out the threads about this for more info. Iíve used both and find the PoliGlow stays shiny a bit longer in the upper Midwest. YMMV.
Thanks for the info
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Old 12-26-2020, 12:35 PM   #8
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buffing out glass first

I was reading around threads like this and decided to give my '89 17' Bigfoot a good buff out first, then polish with 3M marine polish, as some have advised.
Santa brought me a Porter Cable side-angle buffer with a good quality hook and loop buffing pad as the base for different pads. Some have advised to be very careful to not burn through the thin gelcoat with a rubbing/buffing compound.

I'll start with the cover over the propane tanks, should I have a technique 'malfunction'.

As an aside, I've done the multi-Zep treatment on an earlier Class C RV fibreglass end cap, and it did work great. It lasted close to 3 years, and then was pretty much gone.

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Old 12-26-2020, 02:26 PM   #9
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I was reading around threads like this and decided to give my '89 17' Bigfoot a good buff out first, then polish with 3M marine polish, as some have advised.
Santa brought me a Porter Cable side-angle buffer with a good quality hook and loop buffing pad as the base for different pads. Some have advised to be very careful to not burn through the thin gelcoat with a rubbing/buffing compound.

I'll start with the cover over the propane tanks, should I have a technique 'malfunction'.

As an aside, I've done the multi-Zep treatment on an earlier Class C RV fibreglass end cap, and it did work great. It lasted close to 3 years, and then was pretty much gone.

Bob T.
Victoria BC
Thanks for the info
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Old 12-26-2020, 02:26 PM   #10
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I was reading around threads like this and decided to give my '89 17' Bigfoot a good buff out first, then polish with 3M marine polish, as some have advised.
Santa brought me a Porter Cable side-angle buffer with a good quality hook and loop buffing pad as the base for different pads. Some have advised to be very careful to not burn through the thin gelcoat with a rubbing/buffing compound.

I'll start with the cover over the propane tanks, should I have a technique 'malfunction'.

As an aside, I've done the multi-Zep treatment on an earlier Class C RV fibreglass end cap, and it did work great. It lasted close to 3 years, and then was pretty much gone.

Bob T.
Victoria BC
Thanks Bob.
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