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Old 10-11-2015, 09:25 AM   #21
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I seem to recall that BTS and Aerospace 303 are manufactured by the same company?
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:56 AM   #22
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I seem to recall that BTS and Aerospace 303 are manufactured by the same company?
Nope. BTS is still made by the original company (Dynovatech is what they call themselves legally). 303 was made by 303 Industries, but was recently bought out by Eagle. The labeling has changed for 303 since they merged with Eagle, and some people claim they've since changed the formula, making it an inferior product. I have some of the "new" 303 and some with the original label, and there's no difference.
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:22 PM   #23
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I don't know how waxes protect from UV but apparently they do. I thought that most do not have a UV inhibitor but a couple do. Reace has said that they biggest enemy of fiberglass trailers is UV. That is the only reason we use 303: it is a UV inhibitor.

We wash the trailer first ourselves because we found that others use pressure hoses that are said to damage gel coat, and they can damage everything else, too. So we just do it ourselves once or twice a year with the 303. We may use pressure hoses sometimes but we are careful with them.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:02 PM   #24
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Hi, very interesting to us, as we are about to pick up our new 5.0TA. It will be our 5th and last I'm sure trailer, and we are delighted in the Escape experience so far. I joined this thread because on our previous trailers we used ProtectAll, with excellent results. As an example, when we traded in a 10yr old trailer, it looked like new, with no graphics fade, and we got a compliment from the dealer, instead of the usual trailer trashing so they can low-ball you. Does anyone have experience with ProtectAll? Look forward to your comments.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:11 PM   #25
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The last three years the Meguiars Premium Marine wax http://amzn.to/1OTOKzE I've been using is amazing and does have UV protection. I try and apply it twice a year, but if you miss one no big deal, because it lasts.
I use the 303 on the decals when I wax.
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:44 PM   #26
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The last three years the Meguiars Premium Marine wax http://amzn.to/1OTOKzE I've been using is amazing and does have UV protection. I try and apply it twice a year, but if you miss one no big deal, because it lasts.
I use the 303 on the decals when I wax.
Hi Greg, we have a new trailer and want to protect the gelcoat now so bugs & dirt are easier to clean, and to minimize sun damage. Ideally we would repeat applications annually maybe twice a year if it isn't a big effort (ex hand apply and hand buff on a 21 would be a big effort).

Do you think this wax would do the job regarding bugs, dirt and UV? It sounds like this wax is easy to buff out so that's good!
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Old 01-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #27
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I've had nothing but positive experiences with it in ease of application, removal and protection. All done very easily by hand, no mechanical buffer needed as that can add swirls. Everyone that has ended up trying this product has the same feedback as I've experienced and the boat people speak very highly of it.
I won't put this on our new 19 till spring as I want the new gel coat to settle in a bit before I apply first wax, but then I'll do spring and fall schedule.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:41 PM   #28
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If I had a new trailer I would make sure it is very clean first and then apply a quality carnauba wax that has no additives using clean towels to apply and buff. Some products have abrasive substances to remove oxidation which you will not need with a new trailer (amounts of abrasive substances varies by product and can be identified by reading the label for extent of oxidation it removes). I would try to keep a good coat of wax on the trailer all the time so you don't get oxidation and then have to start using abrasive waxes or wet sand the gel coat.

Carnauba waxes provide a deep shine, liquid forms are easier to apply but pastes give the best shine. Synthetic waxes provide good UV protection and are generally easy to apply but do not provide the shine that carnauba waxes provide.
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We were just washing and waxing (NuFinish) our Escape, and noted again that the 303 has worked great for us on the awning. I bought the fabric version for it and our Sunsetter deck awning, but I think either type might work. It seems to help keep the vinyl of the awning very slippery to dirt and I think the UV protection should help the material last longer.
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Hey Eric,
Thanks for the 303 feedback on the awning. I put it on the awning when it was rolled up to protect the section that is exposed in storage. When I unrolled it camping it had a great looking section up by the roof where I applied it, so I wanted to do the whole awning with it. Looks kinda funky unrolled with the 1 foot protected section.
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