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Old 05-06-2016, 12:52 PM   #31
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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.
Greg that exposed section probably should get extra coats every so often since it is always exposed the UV. Thanks for that reminder.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:10 PM   #32
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Good idea, Eric. Probably about every month or so in AZ I'm thinking.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:13 PM   #33
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As I was climbing up the ladder to put 303 on the vents and AC cover, then also applying and wiping the NuFinish, it made me consider when we get the new 21, just using 303 all over the roof and NuFinish on all the front, back and sides. I know the 303 does a great job of protecting the gel coat from UV and the only downsides seems to be that it needs to be applied more often than a good polymer polish like NuFinish or a good wax, and that is does not gives as much shine. But it sure would be easier to just spray onto everything on the top and give it a quick wipe and the shine isn't visible on the top to anyone anyway.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:32 PM   #34
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Eric,
The Meguiar's Premium Marine wax was so easy on and off that I don't think I'd want to be doing the roof as often as 303 would require. If you only did the roof once a year the Meguiars would still be giving protection, where the 303 you'd probably have to do every 1-3 months.
Never used the NuFinish so I don't know much about it.
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Eric, you can buy the 303 in 55 gallon drums. At that point you can choose to paint the entire trailer with a paint roller or use a tank sprayer to cover those areas you choose.
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Eric, you can buy the 303 in 55 gallon drums. At that point you can choose to paint the entire trailer with a paint roller or use a tank sprayer to cover those areas you choose.
Maybe I can get a dip tank.
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Eric,
The Meguiar's Premium Marine wax was so easy on and off that I don't think I'd want to be doing the roof as often as 303 would require. If you only did the roof once a year the Meguiars would still be giving protection, where the 303 you'd probably have to do every 1-3 months.
Never used the NuFinish so I don't know much about it.

NuFinish lasts us a year too. I'm just getting old and lazy I fear Just had my Medicare birthday
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:21 AM   #38
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Sandra,
Over on SOI we have extensive posts on trailer waxing and prep. Just look in the maintenance table of contents for the posts. I use 3M Marine restorer/wax if there is chalking, and then finish with Meguiars Premium RV/Marine wax. Awesome stuff and easy to do.
Greg - what is SOI?

I want to restore the gelcoat on our trailer roof before I get a solar panel installed. We have lots of chalking and oxidation and black dots all over the roof. I have quotes from a few local auto detailers and they were in the $600 range so I am going to tackle this in my spare time

I have read through quite a few posts on the forum. I plan to use the 3M Marine Fibreglass Restorer and Wax on the roof and upper sides and 3M Marine Fibreglass Cleaner and Wax on the lower sides that are only lightly oxidized. I will follow-up with a RV/Marine wax probably Meguiars as suggested. I ordered a Porter Cable 6" Variable-Speed Polisher to help speed this job up.

I still need to figure out the best product to use to wash the trailer to remove the oxidation, bugs, dirt, etc. I also need to pick up some polishing and buffing pads for the polisher. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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msweet -- Baglo's son-in-law is a pro at this stuff. Hopefully Glenn will have some suggestions about what he uses.
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I think Msweet is already well on the way to restoring shine with the products chosen.
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