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davedru 02-12-2018 10:41 AM

Wax or Aerospace 303?
 
What do people use to protect the exterior of their trailers going into the summer? I've always used Aerospace 303 on things like ski boxes etc. with really good results. Heard some people talking about wax, and just curious if there is a general consensus on what works best?

Thanks-

Dave

AllanEdie 02-12-2018 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by davedru (Post 236894)
What do people use to protect the exterior of their trailers going into the summer? I've always used Aerospace 303 on things like ski boxes etc. with really good results. Heard some people talking about wax, and just curious if there is a general consensus on what works best?

Thanks-

Dave

I also would be interested to hear about experience here.

I can tell you that the 303 product is spectacularly effective in other applications for protecting plastics from UV. Interesting idea to use it on the trailer body. Probably easier to apply too. OTOH, it might not ease removal of the evil bug crust. I'll be interested to watch this discussion. :popcorn:

CADreamin 02-12-2018 11:22 AM

We use Nu Finish and it's worked for us. Except for last Spring when we didn't get to it in time and had some oxidation. Just finished up polishing and buffing that out ... what a job! Nu Finish goes on next.

If you do a search on the Forums, you'll find lots of information (and opinions) as to what works best.

CADreamin 02-12-2018 11:26 AM

Someone on an older post mentioned Gel-Gloss. We've never used it on the trailer; however, I did use it when cleaning my mother-in-law's fiberglass tub surround and it worked great. It claims to be a 'polish & protector' all in one.

Steve Clark 02-12-2018 12:08 PM

Dave, Go to the Searchv button at the top of this page and enter Wax into the Google Search box. There are many interesting threads on exterior maintenance.

gbaglo 02-12-2018 01:43 PM

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I prefer to use products that are formulated for the intended use.
I figure 3M research and development has the experience to produce a top-notch product.
In between proper wax jobs, I use Simonize Wash 'N' Wax, which keeps the shine. Just wash the trailer as usual.

David H 02-12-2018 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by CADreamin (Post 236900)
We use Nu Finish and it's worked for us. Except for last Spring when we didn't get to it in time and had some oxidation. Just finished up polishing and buffing that out ... what a job! Nu Finish goes on next.

If you do a search on the Forums, you'll find lots of information (and opinions) as to what works best.

Likewise. I have used Nu Finish for the last 4 years on my 2014, 17B and it still looks like when I picked it up from ETI. Although the flattest portion of the roof has dulled somewhat as one may expect.

rbryan4 02-12-2018 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by davedru (Post 236894)
What do people use to protect the exterior of their trailers going into the summer? I've always used Aerospace 303 on things like ski boxes etc. with really good results. Heard some people talking about wax, and just curious if there is a general consensus on what works best?

Thanks-

Dave

If you're looking for a consensus on what to use, that's like asking which tow vehicle. Way too many opinions. I can tell you what I use: Meguiar's Wash and Wax for regular washings, 303 on all plastic, rubber and vinyl, and Starbrite for a proper wax job on the gelcoat about once a year.

In my experience nothing works better on on plastic or rubber than 303, nothing works better on gelcoat than a marine wax or marine polish designed for fiberglass, and a high grade wash and wax will keep it looking new in between the periodic waxings. Simoniz, Turtle Wax and some others make good wash and wax products, but I've found Meguiar's a bit better at gloss retention and water beading.

If TopCoat F11 wasn't so darn expensive, I'd use that on the trailer. Crazy good stuff, and it can be used on any surface, including the glass.

davedru 02-13-2018 10:16 AM

Thanks everyone!

Brookfielder 02-24-2018 08:25 AM

I have used Protectall All Surface Care for many years in motorcycle, automotive, and marine applications. I have always loved how easily it applies a coat of carnuba wax that hangs in there for months, without the usual waiting for haze and buffing afterwards. I had noticed their specific fibreglass and RV products, but had no motivation to look at them until we picked up our 19 in September.
I fully intend to try out the all surface care on the 19, and keep it clean with a good quality soap that won’t strip wax. Currently I have Kleen Flo Golden Wash for my vehicles.
Folks have brought some interesting products up in this thread!



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