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Old 02-06-2019, 03:02 PM   #21
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STOP! DON'T!


I fell for the ZEP floor polish a few years ago. Guess what, it is floor polish. It is not designed for exterior use, it has no UV filter, and after a couple of years it breaks down and has to be totally stripped.


I Imagine the ZEP cleaning products are just fine, but AVOiD FLOOR POLISH!


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I would use the ZEP (Lowe's) heavy duty floor wax stripper with the cleaning pad to strip off all the dirt, old wax, and all else, down to the fiber glass. You may have to use a 600 wet sand paper to take out some rough spots. This process will give you a clean dull white look. Wash all the residue off with the ZEP dirt and grease removal product designed for that and then use the ZEP heavy duty floor wax. Six coats will have that thing shining like it's a brand new trailer. This worked very nicely on my Casita.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:20 PM   #22
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Fiberglass is paintable, but it's not a simple matter. It's an industrial process. Suggestions for expensive industrial paint sound like the only way to go. You can't expect acrylic to stick for long. It'll go on. It'll look nice for a while. But it will peel by and by for sure. It's just not very adhesive. If you're going to go with hand painting of any kind make sure to sand the surface first.



As for floor finish, I agree with those who say it's for floors.



If I wanted a design on my trailer I would go with a wrap. The possibilities are endless. I can't speak for the longevity and problems of removal down the road, but the few I've seen sure look great.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:31 PM   #23
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I agree with Len S. Once you paint does not mean youíre signing up for a lifetime of repainting and higher maintenance. A properly applied two part epoxy will continue to look good - shiny with no fading - for 20 years or more with little or no maintenance. Gel coat on the other hand requires regular polishing and waxing to maintain shine and color.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:32 PM   #24
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Sorry. I meant two part polyurethane, not epoxy.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:21 PM   #25
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I too used the Brightside One Part polyurethane from West Marine with the primer. My Casita was in terrible shape with damage and cracks all over. I included before and after pics.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:28 PM   #26
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Try to avoid painting is at all possible.
If you do paint, prep it properly or you will create bigger problems than you have now.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:30 PM   #27
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Interlux Brightside, single part, worked for us! Bottom done by rolling and tipping, top to follow.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:50 PM   #28
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We have used PolyGlow. Buy it online. Cleans up with one product and shines up beautifully with the 2nd product. Our 13 ft Casita was very full but after several coats ití shines. Itís easy and fairly fast to apply.
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