Well I finally pulled my 17' '87 "Dance Hall' Burro
out from under the canopy at my hunting camp to take it on it's maiden voyage this weekend. First she got a new set of tires
as the dry rot had set in from a few years of being parked even tho they were new when the previous owner had parked it. Then it was off to the car wash bay to get all the red GA dust off of it. It was a quick foaming brush scrub followed by a rinse. After it dried it had that chalky, UV beaten, feel and look. It could use a really good scrub with a mildew remover to help get those spots off.
Any way, I was here yesterday gleaning all the knowledge from you folks experience, for which I must say a very warm "THANK YOU" for this site and your willingness to share your experience. So I read about the BAL Trailer Tire Leveler and went to the local Camping World to get it for $77+tax. While there I saw this product "Protect All FIBERGLASS Oxidation Remover & Color Restorer" but it was like $35 for a 32oz bottle.
Here's a web link http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...rs/38-8937.htm
It looks/reads like the product I should be using to help put a protective coat back on the ole chalky Burro
but that was a bit more than I wanted to spend, not knowing how far that bottle would go. Well, since I'm restoring this Burro
and it's needs are mainly cosmetic I stopped in at the auto parts store for some High Heat paint
the stove top black, as the current look is of heavily tarnished with some pitted rust stainless steel. After a good cleaning with a fast spinning wire brush followed by a degreaser the stove top got a nice coat of Semi Glass Black paint
. It looks a thousand times better now.
So while at the parts store, I inquire about a fiberglass cleaner/restorer and the nice lady points me to "Starbrite Instant Glass Coat" that reads the same as the other product, and best of all it was on Super Clearance markdown for $1.50 a bottle. I bought the last 3
Star Brite Instant Glass Cote
This will be a weekend project and I won't get to it for a few weeks, plus were still under 'drought' mode here in NW GA so home car/rv washing is banned, but yet i can PAY at the local car was argh
. I just have to sneak off to a friends house in the country to give the ole Burro a good scrubbing then apply this coating.
Does anyone here have any experience with either of these products? AS well what or how do you maintain the exterior of your older fiberglass camper?