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Old 09-06-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Port Hardy, British Columbia
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Wax for fiberglass

Is there a waiting time before you first wax your trailer to allow curing of Gelcoat? What is the best wax for the trailers?

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Old 09-06-2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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Pretty sure I was told wait 6 months, but that's back in 2014. Any wax will work, personally I use Starbrite Marine Polish. I also have Meguiar's Marine Wax but switched to the Starbrite. Tried both a couple years ago, each on 1/2 the trailer. The wax looked better but didn't last as long as the polish, going by beading up of water.

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Old 09-06-2019, 06:07 PM   #3
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I have always waited 6 months, for my cars and trailers....
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:09 PM   #4
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We did ours approx 10 months after pickup and used Meguiars Marine/RV cleaner wax (M5016c). The wax went on and came off great. So far we have been very happy with the results. Not sure who gets more rain: you up in Port Hardy or us down here in Vancouver but I can tell you that the water still beads up despite all our rain, dirt roads and several washes.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:47 AM   #5
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I use Meguiars Marine boat wax. They make two marine waxes one is just a wax and one is a cleaner wax. I use the non-cleaner wax. I have found that this wax is effective. I store my trailer in a heated workshop so it is not in the elements all year. Several people have remarked how new and shiny my trailer appeared while out camping.

I wax the entire trailer once per year. A suggestion - put three coats on the front of the trailer and bugs will just wash right off with no scrubbing.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:57 AM   #6
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During orientation June 24 I was told I could use Carnauba and I had no time restrictions on when I could wax

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