Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 237
My Shining Experience

I conducted a little experiment with making my RV shine.

I have a 2006 Coachmen Adrenaline 42' 5ver. It is white Filon fiberglass. After reading the various threads and seeing the various products I decided to conduct a little experiment.

I did not include pictures because it is almost, if not, impossible to get good pictures a white siding without glare as I have also seen on the forum.

Products used:

Zep wet look floor shine. $26.00 1 gl

Expensive IBIZ wipe on wipe off anything carnauba based wax. States it is good for RVs $20.00 16oz

Expensive IBIZ spray on wipe off cleaner and wax carnauba based $20.00 16oz

Nu-finish Ė wipe on allow to glaze and wipe off. Contains no wax and boast lasting a year. $10.00 16oz

I first washed the camper with blue dawn, then washed again with Ajax and Bar Keepers powder. I rinsed each section for several minutes. As I was washing I used a 50/50 mix of bleach and water on black streaks and mildew around windows.

I used the Zep on my ramp door. Results are a very shiny wet look but it did change the color from white to an off white slightly tanning or eggshell color. Very noticeable. I really am not crazy about the change. I also had some runs that I did not catch, the runs are hard to see b/c they are very clear on white but then turn brown as they dry.

Wipe on wipe off IBIZ did not shine on the filon as I thought it would, was not very noticeable that anything was done. It also had a dirty edge look to it and would not come off as I did the area next to it. I am very disappointed in this product as I have used it on cars with great results.

Spray on IBIZ, same results as above.

Nu-Finish did a great job. It was the easiest to apply and left a good shine. It cleaned away any remaining residue (which you will always have) and left no dirty edges.

Conclusion (IMHO):

The NU-Finish was by far the easiest to apply, left a good shine and is also the best price. All will last a long time.

The Zep was the shiniest and may be suitable for color but not for white. Also the longest application and must be very careful about runs. I used a microfiber cloth over a 2x4 to apply.

IBIZ is a carnauba based wax used for professional detailing and is similar to Mequires, Mothers, etc. I was very disappointed in this product for use on my RV.

I am into this little experiment about $200.00 so I did not try any other products. Overall, I think it is hard to beat the Nu-Finish for ease of use, cost and life of shine.

harderd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2014, 09:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
Rugged Brown's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
I have been using NuFinish on my autos and RVs for 30 years and I am always happy with the outcome. I stock up when it goes on sale. It must also have a cleaning agent in it because it removes stubborn streaks as I go.
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.