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lghjr
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 08:56:30 pm »

Roundy round dirt sprint cars us a liquid dissolved in water, spray on, and left to dry, sure makes getting the mud off easier after and between races.  I have used it on the front of a motorhome during high bug season (those little black ones) and wiping the bugs off with minimum water is a nice touch. Spray bottle before leaving the next day and you are set again.  I used Mudd-Off IIRC.

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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2013, 06:52:50 pm »

I've finally had time apply UV protection on our new 2350 as recommended by Diamond Shield.  Is it important to put some type of UV protection on the roof, too?  The roof seems to be made of material different from that on the rest of the body.  I don't think it would be a good idea to apply wax up there.
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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2013, 02:46:36 pm »

We tried the flagship McGuires and in the most oxidized place on the fiberglass over the windshield, it's not doing that much.  Somebody said the buffer which has a micro fiber cloth on it, isn't enough.  Three tries isn't getting all the oxidation off. Now What?
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2013, 03:57:57 pm »

Our first rig (Toyota/Mirage) was 100% gel-coat fiberglass.  Over the 24 years we owned since new, I was not able to control the chauk-like weathering.  From a serious polishing compound and orbital buffing, to a fast cover-over with magic goop from a bottle, nothing worked to my satisfaction.  That was one reason why we went with a full body paint job with our PC.

I know it's not the answer you were looking for.  Sorry about that.

About that Red Max Pro floor polish I mentioned higher in this thread.  Has anyone here tried it on their PC?  I don't know how well it holds up to the elements.  Here are pictures of it in-use.  http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/check-this-out-not-poliglow-time-will-tell-43004.html
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2013, 04:20:13 pm »

Cautionary tale here: I believe that Lowes no longer sells Red Max, some is available on eBay, FWIW.  Don't remember where I read that.
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2013, 06:14:28 pm »

From the RV.net Blog

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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2013, 06:42:16 am »

I am doing what we did on our white sailboat hull, no wax as it tend to lead to a chalk finish faster, rather we used Astroshield. Washed and applied once a year. The company went out business when parents died and children fought over value of business. This happened about 6 years ago, until then it was in every auto and marine store here in Florida.

The patent was bought by a chemist in Ocala who now sell it via the Internet. It is same stuff as before. Our hull was reprinted 14 years ago and when we sold it, it still had a shine no chalk.

Google Astroshield, you see the original yellow can but it now comes in a nondescript bottle. The children wouldn't sell the right to use the old can for a reasonable price.,

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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2013, 08:21:20 am »

Here is the product I purchased from Meguiars and applied last week to my 2350.   
http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.do?q=4671

My neighbor owns a small Boston Whaler fleet and told me that he uses a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser along with Dawn dish detergent in warm water to remove the oxidation.  It worked.

After removing the oxidation I applied this Meguiar's  3 step system with DeOxidizer, polish and wax.  I am happy with the results. Thank Goodness it's a small RV it took 4 days to git er dun.    Grin

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