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Old 08-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

What products have you all had the best results with for cleaners and waxers?
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

I'd suggest you do some research on "303 Aerospace Protectant". Amazon has many reviews on it, and I've used it for years. I think it's great stuff.

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Old 08-29-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

We like RejeX. With it, the dead bugs wash off the front of the trailer so easily! In hindsight, it would have been nice to bring RejeX with us to the Escape factory, and apply some to the front of the Escape before we ever drove away. http://www.rejex.com/
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

Thanks! great suggestions...especially when you have used it and know personally

so....how much do I need to purchase in order to cover our 19' escape trailer?

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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

303 goes on thin, I use a dampened washcloth. I have a qt. bottle that I've used on the whole trailer twice, plus other rubber/plastic stuff, and still have a quarter left.

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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

There is a lengthy thread on http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html where they talk about using a floor polish Would anyone try this on their brand new shiny Escape? Or is that something that should only be used on vintage rigs to bring them back from oxidization? We're wondering what, if anything, we should treat our new trailer with when we pick it up in Oct. We plan to head south for a few weeks straight from the factory. Ideas?

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

Hi Glenrose,

I have used Poliglow on a dull, sunbaked fiberglass travel trailer with great results. Life just got busy and I was lax on the outdoor care of my last trailer. But in my opinion I would use the best wax for fiberglass that you can buy on your new trailer. Meguiar's #50 Marine/RV Cleaner Wax is an excellent fiberglass RV wax that is great and it's long lasting. It takes time and effort to apply. Do some research on that product.

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Old 09-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

Or, if you bring a ladder with you, you can just spray and wipe the 303 on everything, and be on your way. I've found over the years that on bicycle tubes and tires it prevents checking and oxidizing, so I've used it twice on my trailer tires.

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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

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I'd suggest you do some research on "303 Aerospace Protectant". Amazon has many reviews on it, and I've used it for years. I think it's great stuff.

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I agree with Bruce - 303 seems to be great stuff. From what I have read it supposedly penetrates into the gel coat of fiberglass to help protect it rather than just sitting on the surface like waxes. We bought a used Kevlar canoe that had some faded and dull spots. I used 303 on it and was amazed at how well it worked. The only drawback is that it is fairly expensive, but makes up for that with the ease of application and time savings.

I have also used NuFinish auto polish and have been very satisfied with its results and durability

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #10
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Re: preferred bug/tar clnr and wax

good quality wax when applied properly fills the voids in what ever it is being applied to and does soak in, the key is the prep work prior to applying the wax. A proper wash and going over the surface prior to waxing with at least a cleaner wax or polishing compound, you would liikely be surprised what the polishing cloths looked like when I went over our brand new 19 ft trailer a couple of weeks ago when we got home from the factory. I used 3m marine/rv gel coat polishing compound for heavily oxidized surfaces, and then used megiuars marine/rv gelcoat wax. trailer looks amazing now. I was quite disapointed in the condition of the roof when i got home, there was epoxy from the ac and soalr panel mounts and paste from the power polishing at the factory all over the place but the roof took alot of elbow grease. I guess back to the original point that with out stripping back the surface no wax is going to get great results.
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