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Old 04-06-2022, 11:23 AM   #1
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Restoring fibreglass with just a wipe on product ?

Hi, does anyone know the name of a product that you just wipe on your trailer, and it restores the shine back right away ? I know that there was one called " New Glass 2 " but they stopped making. Looking for a new alternative....thank you, in advance, for any replies....Dell.
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Lots of discussion on this subject:
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...ell-43004.html

Basically, Home Depot sells a product called Zep Wet Look floor polish. It takes a couple of hours to apply, (after thoroughly washing your trailer). It looks good for 3 to 5 years and can be removed using the engine wash setting at the wand wash.
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Old 04-06-2022, 02:23 PM   #3
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Yes, Zep works well, but it does require the fiberglass to be perfectly clean and de-oxidized before application. That may require some elbow grease, depending on the condition of the fiberglass. The roof is usually the worst.

Three to five years is probably on the optimistic end of the spectrum. On the pessimistic side, one to two years is probably more realistic for outside storage in the Southwest or if you spend a lot of time traveling. Covered storage will lengthen its life.
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Old 04-06-2022, 05:36 PM   #4
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Hi, does anyone know the name of a product that you just wipe on your trailer, and it restores the shine back right away ? I know that there was one called " New Glass 2 " but they stopped making. Looking for a new alternative....thank you, in advance, for any replies....Dell.
Get a product called The Solution. It comes dry in a jug and a spray bottle comes also. Follow instructions on it for mixing. Put some in the spray bottle, spray on and wipe off. They call it the world's best waterless RV/carwash & protectant. Phone is 1-888-299-2136 or check online under Super Seal Specialty CO Inc. We bought ours already mixed at an RV Show. We love it. It is great for cars, RV's, etc. We always wash first even though it says you don't have to. It makes washing bugs off easier. A little goes a long way. We've put it on our Casita a couple of times, our RV 3 times and have done 5 cars total. We still have a lot left. If using it while the vehicle is on concrete protect it with newspaper or something so the over spray will not get on the concrete. It makes the concrete slick. My husband sprays it on and uses a towel or micofiber on a handle with a Swiffer end or sponge mop type thing on it to keep the cloth in place. He just did our RV and it only took a short while to do it. Our Casita looks new and it is a 2007. You can put The Solution on windows, chrome, decals, etc.
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Old 04-07-2022, 06:34 AM   #5
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Poly-Glo is an easy quick shine. Will take washing, then spraying and wiping with Poly-Prep, followed by 3 to 4 coats of Poly-Glo. Easy to apply in any direction with the applicator mit. Not sure of how long it will last.
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Poly-Glo is an easy quick shine. Will take washing, then spraying and wiping with Poly-Prep, followed by 3 to 4 coats of Poly-Glo. Easy to apply in any direction with the applicator mit. Not sure of how long it will last.
The Solution is much easier. Wash vehicle/RV, spray on, wipe off. Done. One spray on and it protects and shines.
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Old 04-13-2022, 10:38 AM   #7
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Read up on Meguiar's products. I've used it as a step to removing the orange peel texture out of a roller painted surface. We started with wet sanding... then polish with 'ultimate compound' then used their wax. But I recommend reading up... stuff works amazing.
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Old 04-13-2022, 11:43 AM   #8
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I've had good luck with "Seapower" Marine cleaner and wax. Made for gel coat surfaces. Cleans, waxes, and protects.
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Old 05-03-2022, 10:24 AM   #9
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It makes washing bugs off easier. A little goes a long way. We've put it on our Casita a couple of times, our RV 3 times and have done 5 cars total. We still have a lot left.
Sounds interesting. You say a little goes a long way" and that you "still have a lot left." How much did you start with? A gallon jug?
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Certainly not as good as a hard Carnauba wax job, but a hell of a lot easier to work with. Spray it on, lightly buff it with a clean rag, and it gives a reasonable wax and cleanup coat. Originally made for boats but it works on all fiberglass. With two "bum shoulders," there's no way I could make it through applying any coating that requires a bunch of elbow grease to do any more.

Called Bow-to-Stern, aka BTS.

https://btsproducts.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Bow-Stern-All...00NAGT8L8?th=1
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Old 05-11-2022, 05:47 PM   #12
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Sounds interesting. You say a little goes a long way" and that you "still have a lot left." How much did you start with? A gallon jug?
Yes we bought a gallon several years ago and it is still good. We just did the RV again before traveling. You don't have to soak it just a light spray and wipe off.
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Certainly not as good as a hard Carnauba wax job, but a hell of a lot easier to work with. Spray it on, lightly buff it with a clean rag, and it gives a reasonable wax and cleanup coat. Originally made for boats but it works on all fiberglass. With two "bum shoulders," there's no way I could make it through applying any coating that requires a bunch of elbow grease to do any more.

Called Bow-to-Stern, aka BTS.

https://btsproducts.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Bow-Stern-All...00NAGT8L8?th=1
I just bought this product from the factory....owner is a nice guy. My Caista sits outside all year.....after washing......I used BTS per instructions.....the stuff did a great job. Nice shine on the trailer after only one coat.....another coat will make it sparkle. Greg is correct......easy to apply.....not like wax. This stuff works.......recommended.
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