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#1 SCOOBY14B

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

I just bought a 4 year old fifth wheel camper and wanna get it back shining.

Apparently it's technically filon fiberglass and not really gelcoat.

What is a good (preferably one step) product to use to get it looking food again? I plan on using a PC 7424 polisher for it.

I've attached a picture to show you the camper.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 Mike Phillips

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:41 AM

A good one-step cleaner/wax should tackle that no problem, you should consider buying a gallon as that's a lot of real-estate to cover.

Do a quick and simple test using some ColorX by Meguiar's. Apply to just a small section, work in well, let dry and then wipe off and inspect. If it looks more clear with good gloss then you're lucky and probably just about any quality cleaner/wax will work.

If you run into any problems like hard application and wipe-off and it doesn't look good after you remove the residue then probably nothing will work.

ColorX is fairly Bubba-Proof.


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#3 BobD

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:36 AM

I just bought a 4 year old fifth wheel camper and wanna get it back shining.

Apparently it's technically filon fiberglass and not really gelcoat.

What is a good (preferably one step) product to use to get it looking food again? I plan on using a PC 7424 polisher for it.

I've attached a picture to show you the camper.

Thanks in advance.


Look at the Collinite line. It's what I use one RV's and campers.

#4 Satinsilver

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:03 AM

Duragloss #501 has great cleaning power with protection since you were asking about a one step. Jason(MotorCity) uses it on chrome trim also.

Duragloss #501, Duragloss Marine / RV Polish

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:42 AM

I just bought a 4 year old fifth wheel camper and wanna get it back shining.

Apparently it's technically filon fiberglass and not really gelcoat.

What is a good (preferably one step) product to use to get it looking food again? I plan on using a PC 7424 polisher for it.

I've attached a picture to show you the camper.

Thanks in advance.


I have a 7 year old RV with the filon fiberglass. I use Meg's A12 cleaner/wax twice a year with a DA and a polishing pad. Still shines and beads water after all these years.

Grab a six pack and take your time.

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#6 abbeysdad

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:14 AM

First you need a good cleaning. Then (now remember that fiberglass is cloth impregnated with a polyester resin = PLASTIC) use 303 Aerospace Protectant!
Spray on, swipe with a paint brush and let set for awhile (but not long enough to dry out), then go over with a dry MF towel OR your PC. Periodically, just spray and wipe with 303!
The beauty of 303 is not only does it maintain/restore the luster or sheen, but you can't get better UV protection.

#7 ThomasC

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:48 AM

Just how good is 303 on gel coat?
I have looked into this product more than a few times but could never quite figure out if it was a sealant, wax, or something else.

#8 abbeysdad

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:31 AM

It acts like a sealant and UV protectant. Treatment is different if the surface is faded (spray on and spread to soak - I've also read of using a pc to work in) otherwise spray on and wipe off.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

tnks, looks like I will have to give it a try.

#10 DESERTCITIES

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

3m Marine Polish Will Do Just Fine...trust Me.

#11 Nicky Papers

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:44 PM

Garry's will do the trick on that. I've used it many times on RV's. It's a great one-step wax that will clean, shine, and protect.




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