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Old 09-22-2016, 12:54 PM   #41
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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 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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I personally, use the 3M product with a Ryobi orbital polisher if polishing is needed and then Meguiars Premium Marine applied by hand
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:14 PM   #42
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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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We get us 55 gallons of 303 , a turf sprayer with a wand and take it to rallies. We contact the cheerleader coach from the local high school, spray down a trailer and let the kids polish it off. Owner pays us, we take a beer cut, then we pay the kids What could go wrong?
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We use Rejex once a year, does a nice job. Our Escape is in the building when not on the road so that helps a lot. Bugs come off nice, once wet down, as Rita shines the Escape up before trailer tours.
Refining the screen room today before Thompson for bug proofing.
The Mississippi ought to be running pretty good by next weekend with the 8, 10, and yes 12 inch rains in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota the last couple of days.
Our main river here, Cedar, comes in well below Thompson, but is impacting Eastern Iowa big time.
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:18 PM   #43
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Old 09-22-2016, 01:50 PM   #44
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I've got a gallon of 303 and 2 backpack sprayers - I think we're ready to go into business Dave and Paul.
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I personally, use the 3M product with a Ryobi orbital polisher if polishing is needed and then Meguiars Premium Marine applied by hand

What do you do with the decals? Tape them off or polish them at the same time?



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Old 09-22-2016, 02:57 PM   #46
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If you're using 303, or even some waxes, you'll want to apply it especially on the decals to prevent fading. Just be a bit more gentle when going over the decal portion, or do it by hand instead of a machine.

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If you're using 303, or even some waxes, you'll want to apply it especially on the decals to prevent fading. Just be a bit more gentle when going over the decal portion, or do it by hand instead of a machine.

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I am assuming that I wouldn't use the 3M Marine Restorer on the decals then because it has an abrasive?

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I am assuming that I wouldn't use the 3M Marine Restorer on the decals then because it has an abrasive?

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Correct. The colored portion of the film might wear off. I'd recommend hand application and buffing on the striped portions.

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:53 PM   #49
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I used Poliglow on my old Campster and it made the very old, worn gelcoat look new. It should be topcoated every year but as I haven't done that on a regular basis right now it is looking a little tattered, but it easily removes with their cleaner if you want to start fresh. (I'm going to try coating over it first.) You have to put on about 6 coats to start with but they dry in about 90 seconds so it is easy to do. I should do that...if I do I'll take some before and after pics.

But you shouldn't have an Escape with any near the wear on the gelcoat that a 1970 Campster has.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:03 PM   #50
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I personally don't recommend Poliglow or anything in that family that frequents fiberglass sites. It's basically floorwax and if you ever have one go "yellow" on you it will be a mess on your hands. Ask me how I know....
Just a good modern RV wax/polymer product applied once to twice a year is all you need on these trailers. The 3M restorer does a great job on removing chalk, etc with the orbital polisher if needed.
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