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Old 09-29-2011, 05:50 PM   #1
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Best Wax for gel coat?

Need to find out what you guys use to wax your RV's that have fiberglass and gel coat.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:15 PM   #2
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have had excellent results with NuFinish.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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Ask ten people and get ten different answers!

I used the NuFinish for years on all my vehicles and tt's. It's not a wax, but rather a sealant that can be applied in direct sunlight. Easy on and easy off. Last just as long as any other.

However, this summer I've used Protect-All. It's good for any surface, fiberglass, paint, metal, glass, wood, rubber, etc....
It's really easy to apply. I did my 34' tt in less than an hour. It really does a nice job. It's good for 3 to 6 months, but since it's so easy to apply that's not a big deal. I'll probably continue to use it.

Protect-All makes many different products for cleaning and maintaining your RV and I have also used their rubber roof treatment. It's also very easy to apply and made the roof look new.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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Anything they use on fiberglass boats. When you think about it boats see much more abuse.
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Need to find out what you guys use to wax your RV's that have fiberglass and gel coat.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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turtle wax ice. No white crappy residue anywhere, can cover everything. Makes all the plastic on vehicles look brand new!
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I use Turtle Wax express shine. I have an excellent shine with this. Works great. Gives a nice smooth finish.
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Does that turtle wax ice work real good? A friend of mine recommend that but I haven't got none yet.
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Nufinish...liquid form.. easy application polish, not wax, that requires about 2 applications a year and provides great protection against wind ,rain, road grime, tree sap, bbq sauce, etc.
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Nufinish...liquid form.. easy application polish, not wax, that requires about 2 applications a year and provides great protection against wind ,rain, road grime, tree sap, bbq sauce, etc.
bbq sauce?????

Gotta be a good story behind that one!
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Hey grhodes50,

How many arms do you have? Took me about 6 hours to do my 35' VLite with 3.5 bottles of Protect All. Of course, I did everything: windows, skirting, tires, ladder, tongue(not mine but the trailer). I used a microfiber towel to apply then used a dry microfiber towel to dry and finally another dry one to buff till shine. Did it the first of August so it should last a while since I keep the buggy indoors.
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It took us about 6 hours - turtle wax ice wash and synthetic wax - one washing one drying.
Some good info here: Boat & recreational vehicle detailing
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Hey grhodes50,

How many arms do you have? Took me about 6 hours to do my 35' VLite with 3.5 bottles of Protect All. Of course, I did everything: windows, skirting, tires, ladder, tongue(not mine but the trailer). I used a microfiber towel to apply then used a dry microfiber towel to dry and finally another dry one to buff till shine. Did it the first of August so it should last a while since I keep the buggy indoors.
We definitely did something different. 3.5 bottles? I used about 3/4's of a 32 oz bottle. Directions say to apply sparingly, so I did. Could that be the difference? I applied evenly with a micro towel, then wiped and buffed with another. I did the windows and trim, but not the tires.

This picture was taken last weekend. It's the most recent I have that shows the shine. It also had been 3 weeks and over 300 miles since I last washed and used Protect-All.
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Looks beautiful! Shines so well that the mts on the door side are glowing! lol
I guess I don't do anything sparingly.
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Looks beautiful! Shines so well that the mts on the door side are glowing! lol
Thanks.

This pic shows where that satellite came down last week!


The Protect-All worked great. Didn't even leave a mark!
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Maybe I need to use the rest of that 4th bottle to get a satellite signal to come in better. Of course, it might help if I had a dish to start with!
May have to get one when I get older!
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I use 3M Marine Cleaner and wax (Amazon.com: 3M Marine Cleaner and Wax (16-Ounce): Automotive) a little pricey and not as easy to apply and remove as car waxes however the finish is amazing and loooong lasting.
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