Waxed Scamp Looks Horrible - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:19 AM   #1
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Waxed Scamp Looks Horrible

Hello folks. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Yesterday evening I waxed my Scamp for the first time this year. This resulted in a streaky, blotchy looking finish. Have never seen a waxing have such results. It is the same wax (Meguire's) I have used many times before.
My question -- what is the best way to remove this rather hideous wax job? Is there a certain product I can use (such as an ammonia solution, TSP, etc) which will effectively strip the wax off?

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:57 AM   #2
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Maybe another coat first?
Perhaps buffing with a power buffer and a good polishing compound and then wax?

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Old 07-11-2018, 09:07 AM   #3
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While Gel Gloss (or equivalent) won't last as long as car wax, it will give nice results with minimum effort.
It is just wipe on and off.

They have gelcoat wax at Walmart in the RV section.
I have found that it works great over regular wax for a final shine.

Nothing beats carsoap and water before waxing.

Some waxes which work well on car finishes just don't work on gelcoat.

To prep the surface use Carwash soap in a heavy solution and use purple scotchbrite as a sponge.
The soap solution will prevent scratching and clean the surface.

Comes out looking like a squeaky bathtub toy.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:11 AM   #4
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Sounds like you are dealing with some oxidation. This will contribute to streaking. Thoroughly cleaning with TSP. Then a good fiberglass cleaner like Collonite Fiberglass Boat Clener 920. Not cheap but will chemically remove oxidation, be ready to use lots of cloths, when a cloth fills with oxidation you'll need to replace it or you'll spend all your time washing it out. This is the best cleaner I have used and it is not abrasive. I buy Collonite products online or at West Marine.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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You might want to start over with Meguire's 3 step system ( cleaner, polish, wax). Sounds like your just waxing over gel coat that needs to be cleaned first.
Works every time for us.
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