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Old 10-11-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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Restoring the shine on the exterior

We have a 10 year old Sabre fifth wheel. We have kept it washed. However, the exterior has lost its shine. I am looking for suggestions as to how to restore that sparkle.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
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Depends on how much time or @ you have to invest.

Check out auto detailing forums.

at a minimum they will suggest the following:

*clay bar (Meguairs and mothers make OTC clay bars, and other internet available brand like Pinnacle and and Chemical Guys)
*polish with orbital buffer, correct pads and fiberglass safe polish
*use fiberglass safe compound on rough spots then go back over again with polish
*LSP (last step protection) this will be a high grade wax or sealant

your choice of polish and compound should be fiberglass specific or fiberglass safe products.

almost all waxes and sealants should be compatible with your 5th wheel.

Meguiars makes RV/Boat specific products

as for a orbital buffer, Porter Cable makes a great entry level (still pricey and not HF junk) product that works great and eliminates potential surface marring or burning that can happen with rotary buffers

also, pad choice is critical. again, the auto detailing forums are a great resource, and they will be having their black friday sales soon!!!

good luck!
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:31 AM   #3
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I just used Meguiar's clay bar on my truck. It did an amazing job removing all of the crud I could not scrub off. (requires a lot of elbow grease) It feels incredibly smooth now. Definitely worth trying.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:15 PM   #4
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if you have a fibreglass shell, you're going to want a rotary polisher. the porter cable is a great machine, but wont tackle chalky fibreglass oxidation like a rotary machine with a wool pad.

megs is a great product line for fibreglass but so is duragloss, scholl concepts, and aqua buff.
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