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Old 10-06-2017, 03:22 PM   #41
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Does 303 have silicone in it? I try to avoid that.


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Old 10-06-2017, 04:32 PM   #42
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Does 303 have silicone in it? I try to avoid that.
According to FAQ on the manufacturer's product page:
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303 Aerospace Protectant™ is a water-based proprietary formula that contains no petroleum distillates, alcohol, mineral oil or harmful silicone oils.
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303 Aerospace Protectant™ does not contain any harmful silicone oils, which can dry out and damage surfaces.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:49 PM   #43
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Cannot put 303 over wax, just for anyone's information, if using it on the trailer itself.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:48 PM   #44
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Cannot put 303 over wax, just for anyone's information, if using it on the trailer itself.
I've seen this stated before. Just wondering, what is the basis for your statement that one cannot put 303 over wax?
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:54 PM   #45
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303 over wax shouldn't hurt anything it just won't adhere to the wax the way it will to plastic or a non waxed surface.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:57 PM   #46
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303 over wax shouldn't hurt anything it just won't adhere to the wax the way it will to plastic or a non waxed surface.
That's exactly what they told me when I contacted them about it. They said I could wash off the wax with Dawn dishwashing detergent and then it would soak in.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:27 PM   #47
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I use this once a year usually in the fall just before storage .
It's for gelcoats/ no silicone .

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Old 10-06-2017, 07:32 PM   #48
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I use this once a year usually in the fall just before storage .
It's for gelcoats/ no silicone .

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Not sure which product you are referring to in that link, but noted this:
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:46 PM   #49
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It's the 45 RV and Boat polish . I haven't waxed after .
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #50
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I've seen this stated before. Just wondering, what is the basis for your statement that one cannot put 303 over wax?
The company says that you don't use it with wax. To get rid of the wax first.

Also should mention that 303 is not expected to give a shiny surface but is matte. So if you want shiny, you need wax instead. 303 is a UV inhibitior.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:13 PM   #51
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Mike, we are using the same brand but a different product. Would like your opinion/advice please. It's our first fibreglass trailer, and still have to learn a lot.
Also: do I still have to wax after?
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:20 PM   #52
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I'd read the instructions that come with the product and if the print is too small, Google the instructions.
Despite web advice I've read, I still don't use Coca Cola to remove silicon.
Just from the label "Cleaner Wax" I would think that product has a mild abrasive in it and wax.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:21 PM   #53
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I'd read the instructions that come with the product and if the print is too small, Google the instructions.
Despite web advice I've read, I still don't use Coca Cola to remove silicon.
Of course not. Pepsi.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:41 PM   #54
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This is what it reads on the back. So I am doing good?
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:46 PM   #55
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Marry I don't think i'd feel comfortable with using something with "mild abrasives" every time. That essentially means you are taking off a little bit of the gel coat everytime. If you have no oxidation were it me I'd just use a good polish or wax and only use this type of product if oxidation started to show up. I just use Nufinish once or twice a year and we have no oxidation. But we are fortunate to be able to store our trailer indoors when we aren't out camping.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:55 PM   #56
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Marry I don't think i'd feel comfortable with using something with "mild abrasives" every time.
Agreed. I've used a polish like that a couple times in eight years. The rest of the time I just wash the trailer with Simonize Wash 'n' Wax. Could be any other brand of 'car wash' with wax in it.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:58 PM   #57
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That 303 stuff is good for rubber and plastic . tires / door seals . I would keep it off or the fiberglass .
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That 303 stuff is good for rubber and plastic . tires / door seals . I would keep it off or the fiberglass .
Besides the seals and vinyl graphics we have been using 303 in the wheel wells . Find very easy to clean the dirt in wheel wells . Pat
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Thank you all!! Marry off on the right pad from now! (I hope)
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Yes a combined cleaner and wax should not be used as strictly routine wax as it has mild abrasives. I remember years ago first using a rubbing compound on my 56 Ford and then applying a good paste wax (sprays were not invented yet). Took almost all day to do my 56 but it looked almost new when done.
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