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Old 05-08-2021, 12:28 PM   #1
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Ceramic coating for fiberglass

We usually get our 17 ft camper washed and waxed once a year by a detailing guy. He uses carnauba wax. Costs us $250. This year he is promoting a ceramic coating job costing $850. It's a 3 day job and he claims it lasts 5 years. Anybody have experience with this?
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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My wife uses an antigravity eye cream.
It costs US$71 an ounce. (How they weight it is a trade secret!)
I'm pretty sure it's not REALLY antigravity.

I'm pretty sure this isn't a ceramic coating for fiberglass either.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceramic

Maybe you could ask what he actually does that's worth US$850 and if it's guaranteed somehow for 5 years.
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Old 05-08-2021, 02:19 PM   #3
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And what if they are not in business in five years? I think I’ve seen claims like this before.

When I butchered hogs on the kill at Wilson’s for 10 hours I needed some antigravity something for my butt which was dragging. A two hour stop at the CIO tavern and a couple (maybe three) quarts of beer and I was ready to go a few more rounds.

To maintain a great looking trailer I recommend this.
Remove oxidation if present , rub out scratches, polish, wash when dirty. Do this each year. Trailer will look great and your arms will be strong. Better than a gym membership any day in my opinion.

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I clean once a year by spraying with a water and clorix solution, let set, rince do it again and scrub with a brush then rince and now wash worsh with water that is heavely duloted with Wash and Wax and I have the shine.
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:21 AM   #5
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Ceramic coating for fiberglass.

Here is a link that might be worth checking out,



https://www.google.com/search?q=cera...client=gws-wiz
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Old 05-09-2021, 12:34 PM   #6
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Hi Gail, I think I know this guy, Mr. Haney from Green Acres?
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Old 05-09-2021, 12:50 PM   #7
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Pretty good replies...no one actually answered your q. Including me.😁
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Old 05-09-2021, 05:50 PM   #8
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We usually get our 17 ft camper washed and waxed once a year by a detailing guy. He uses carnauba wax. Costs us $250. This year he is promoting a ceramic coating job costing $850. It's a 3 day job and he claims it lasts 5 years. Anybody have experience with this?
So you could have it washed and waxed yearly for 250 or 750 over three years or pay 850 now and we'll see?
Does he have any completed jobs to look at or references for that application?
I googled the ceramic coating and ya on a boat maybe but annual waxing seems to me the way to go.
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:12 PM   #9
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I have heard of ceramic coating for cars, I think you can get a lipstick sized bottle for about $40. The three days is about right. The surface prep must be immaculate.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:13 AM   #10
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We usually get our 17 ft camper washed and waxed once a year by a detailing guy. He uses carnauba wax. Costs us $250. This year he is promoting a ceramic coating job costing $850. It's a 3 day job and he claims it lasts 5 years. Anybody have experience with this?
I never heard of this stuff but project farm turned up when I clicked on that other link. I really like his videos and have watched quite a few of them especially when I need to buy something.

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Old 05-15-2021, 10:08 AM   #11
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clean n wax

fiberglass boat cleaner and wax
lambswool polisher
2x yr
keep it simple
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Old 05-15-2021, 11:36 AM   #12
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Good enough for Corvettes

While I’m not a car/paint/fiberglass specialist, I am a Librarian. I am searching for a new car and I have read about ceramic coatings. After I read your question I decided to do research. The best maintained fiberglass vehicle I’m aware of is a Corvette, which ceramic coatings can be and are applied to. Any questions just Google corvette and ceramic coating. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-15-2021, 12:45 PM   #13
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Newer Corvettes are SMC not fiberglass as seen on our trailers and no gel coat.
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:16 PM   #14
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SMC ?

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Newer Corvettes are SMC not fiberglass as seen on our trailers and no gel coat.

My search for "smc" didn't yield anything germane. What is it?
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My search for "smc" didn't yield anything germane. What is it?
https://www.ensignautobody.com/car-t...ber-and-beyond
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Thanks. “Sheet molded compound”. Too bad the marketeers weren’t honest. They could have called it “fast and cheap fiberglass”, FCF, and continued to be just as obscure.
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:55 PM   #17
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Sheet molded compound. Takes in a very broad list of materials.
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Old 05-15-2021, 05:24 PM   #18
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I never heard of this stuff but project farm turned up when I clicked on that other link. I really like his videos and have watched quite a few of them especially when I need to buy something.
My hat's off to Tom for finding the "Project Farm" youtube!!! That guy at "Project Farm" did an OUTSTANDING job on product evaluation/comparison...

I used Rejex on my 14 year old Casita that (since I am the second owner) probably had never been refinished; it had long ago lost its shine. I had to spend a couple of days to "clean it down" before applying the finish and, although, it doesn't shine, it does "reject" anything that tries to stick to it. [According to the hype on the web site, it's used on boats and NOTHING sticks to it.]

I will have to see what/how it looks like next spring after this year's camping...
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