wachs and polish for fibre glass campers

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 00:35
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hi, I was wondering what you folks use to protect
fibre glass campers/boars from UV, salt and heat?

There are a few expensive brands, but I don't like to pay for
their advertising efforts. Some, like me pretty soon need liters of that stuff.
Do you know any good brands, that do the cutting and gloze and washing job?

ant ideas are highly appreciated

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Reply By: 184 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 00:40

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 00:40
sorry, ment campers/boats, and the waxing job

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Follow Up By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 02:10

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 02:10
nup........ no spell check so we are as real as we can get .......... and if people dont like it well just bad luck eh. :-)
I think you can do something "on-line" but for those of us that have a slow line it is to boring...... no need to say any more eh haha
Do a search on "google" and you will get some good stuff come up, i have been doing some searches on this site and for the last 2 weeks they have not been giving back much .......... but i still luv yas exploroz hahaha so dont giv up yet eh
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Reply By: lancie49 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 09:27

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 09:27
The best way to go would be with a good quality marine polish, probably from a ship chandler rather than the likes of Supercheap.
Whatever you choose be sure it does not contain any silicon.
Over time, silicon content can/will lead to yellowing of a gell coat surface.
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Follow Up By: hazo - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:00

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:00

Think you will find it is the Ammonia content not silicon, albeit silicon can be a troublesome thing when respraying anything if not cleaned sufficiently as it causes "fisheye" effect as it appear in the new paint.
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Reply By: hazo - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:04

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:04
Dont what ever you do use car polish/wax as some contain amonia which "yellows" the white fibreglass.

As said buy a good quality marine boat product and plenty of elbow grease, I do my caravan every 3-4 months.
My current glass van is 3 years old and still looks excellent.

A friend of mine is trialing an american product called Nufinish it comes in an orange bottle, he swears its the best hes ever used, but is not cheap.
I checked their web site and they do say suitable for fibreglass boats etc.

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Follow Up By: 184 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:39

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 12:39
thanks haze, very helpfull, will check it out!!'
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Reply By: dublediff - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 13:05

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 13:05
Use truckwash, T18, or T19 as an alternative with wax additive. It can get a bit problematical if it dries on the surface before you rinse it off, but just means you to reapply it. It is a hose on hose off application and does get the gunk off if you are able to leave it on the surface for several minutes if it doesn't dry...hot and sunny days are the problem ones. I have used it for years with good results. Only started using it on my glass van recently with good results. It does not have ammonia and most truck cabs these days are glass as well.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:55

Sunday, Sep 25, 2011 at 15:55
Hi Chris,

We went to a specialist fireglass place and they sold us a product called Boatsmart made by Ronstan. Its specially made for firbeglass. Have a look at www.ronstan.com
Unfortunately we haven't quite got around to trying it out yet.


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