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Old 03-16-2014, 12:01 PM   #1
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OK I have read many forums about waxing gel coat . My local rv dealers say it's a big no no to wax gel coat ! I have a 2001 5th wheel and has light caulking . I have tried a spot with boat cleaner/wax and looks great but worried about waxing . I see many people say nu finish is great . Is this true I need your input please !
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OK I have read many forums about waxing gel coat . My local rv dealers say it's a big no no to wax gel coat ! I have a 2001 5th wheel and has light caulking . I have tried a spot with boat cleaner/wax and looks great but worried about waxing . I see many people say nu finish is great . Is this true I need your input please !
I use that good old stuff Turtle wax 2 x's per year, still looks like new and you can see yourself in the gloss. The paste of course. Easy to apply and take off. If you have caulking try 3m they make a great product that will clean and polish at the same time. I have never heard of not waxing gel coat. I had a boat that sat out in a marina and had to do it 4 x's a year. If you let it go to long you will end up having to use a compound cleaner and a buffer. Never heard of such a thing.
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OK I have read many forums about waxing gel coat . My local rv dealers say it's a big no no to wax gel coat ! I have a 2001 5th wheel and has light caulking . I have tried a spot with boat cleaner/wax and looks great but worried about waxing . I see many people say nu finish is great . Is this true I need your input please !
I've never heard of this. I've waxed my campers and boats for years without a problem, in fact I insist that they ARE waxed to protect the finish.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #4
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I have waxed for years also ! I guess question is do I wax or polish? And what's best ?
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:12 PM   #5
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I hand wash and wax 2 times a year without problems.
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I have waxed for years also ! I guess question is do I wax or polish? And what's best ?
If you have chaulking, a light marine polish would be fine to remove it. I would follow up with a good wax to preserve the newly cleaned surface. Still don't know why dealer would say not to wax a gel coat.
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I asked another local dealer and they said they don't wax either because of swirl marks . Can I post a pic to my page like other people or I can't yet . Like your GMC PIC . Or if so how do I do it ?
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I asked another local dealer and they said they don't wax either because of swirl marks . Can I post a pic to my page like other people or I can't yet . Like your GMC PIC . Or if so how do I do it ?
The only way to get swirl marks is by a buffer. I do it by hand as I guess most people do, also 3m makes a product to remove them to.
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I use a RV wax that is made for the gelcoats. Bought some at Walmart but I am sure the RV dealer has some. The only time I can see not to wax is if gelcoat is already gone, then you would be waxing bare fiberglass which will leave swirl marks.
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I hate buffers I never use them and never will. Sounds stupid but this is my first fiberglass camper and don't know how good the gel coat is . I have owned many boats and "sided" campers.
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