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BurbMan

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Posted: 06/01/22 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just finished buffing out the 5er with this 3M Marine Fiberglas Restorer and Wax. I first used this on our TT a few years ago and it lasted a full 2seasons before it started to haze a little. I uses a D/A polisher with medium-light foam pad to apply and then buff off with a cotton terry towel. I usually use a microfiber towel, but there was so much oxidation that I needed the terry towel.

This stuff really brings the lustre back to the fiberglas and also has UV inhibitors to slow the oxidation process.

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Try the Zep Process.
You'll be happy with the results.

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Most paste waxes last a few weeks to a few months at most. You can do a little research and will also find that the UV protectants they contain are minimal and do not last. My Zep finish has lasted over 5 years. No yellowing, no peeling, no oxidation. Water still beads and dirt just rinses off with little or no soap needed. Zep seals the surface from oxygen and the acrylics are natural UV protectants with no additives needed.

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I did the Red Max (ZEP) deal to my old DP. Took about 3 coats being real careful about the prep and then the application making sure there are no runs and no bubbles. Once done it was still shining 3 years later when I sold it. That stuff is floor wax and made for flat surfaces not vertical so be careful of runs.

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Grit dog wrote:

arcsum68 wrote:

To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them.


Well, you obviously don't know much about detailing, as you can't "strip" the polished look off of a surface.


This is 100% false. You can absolutely strip wax/polish off a vehicle and that is often the starting point for many detailers. There are even specific products sold just for that purpose as you will see in one of the first videos. HEREare many videos of that exact process on youtube.

Link This is a product link on Amazon, gets great reviews and specifically removes old waxes and sealants.


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arcsum68 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

arcsum68 wrote:

To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them.


Well, you obviously don't know much about detailing, as you can't "strip" the polished look off of a surface.


This is 100% false. You can absolutely strip wax/polish off a vehicle and that is often the starting point for many detailers. There are even specific products sold just for that purpose as you will see in one of the first videos. HEREare many videos of that exact process on youtube.

Link This is a product link on Amazon, gets great reviews and specifically removes old waxes and sealants.


Every once in awhile, Woot (a subsidiary of Amazon), but with deep discounts, has Chemical Guys products on sale. Because Woot is every evolving, I check it about twice a week for deals.

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You can buff that til the cows come home. It won't last. The only real cure is to have it painted. I've had two fifth wheels painted. If you shop you can find places that will do it for around $1,000. Forget the RV dealers. Go to a big truck bodyshop.

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arcsum68 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

arcsum68 wrote:

To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them.


Well, you obviously don't know much about detailing, as you can't "strip" the polished look off of a surface.


This is 100% false. You can absolutely strip wax/polish off a vehicle and that is often the starting point for many detailers. There are even specific products sold just for that purpose as you will see in one of the first videos. HEREare many videos of that exact process on youtube.

Link This is a product link on Amazon, gets great reviews and specifically removes old waxes and sealants.


Wax remover doesn't dull the paint, chief....
Sandpaper will, if that's your goal....


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B.O. Plenty wrote:

You can buff that til the cows come home. It won't last. The only real cure is to have it painted. I've had two fifth wheels painted. If you shop you can find places that will do it for around $1,000. Forget the RV dealers. Go to a big truck bodyshop.

B.O.


Partly true, partly false.
True part is, if you just do a quick polish to gelcoat, you can get it looking decent and it won't last. If you do it right, it is essentially a new surface and will take roughly as long as it took the first time to oxidize and look chitty, again.

You and arcsum68 obviously aren't paint and body guys and are both somewhat mistaken.

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