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Old 04-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Okay, one of you folks must be an auto enthusiast. Growing up and living on the farm, I'm not big on washing the car, much less waxing. I put a coat of turtlewax on the back of my RV today and was not impressed (which is why I started on the back, good trial spot). Any advice? I followed the instructions, but it did not buff out like I thought it would.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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Perhaps the fiberglass is oxidized and you need to use a more abrasive rubbing or polishing compound first?

I'd try a polishing compound then a wax. Yep TWO applications. If it's really oxidized you might need a 3 step process starting with a rubbing compound, then a polishing compound, then a wax.

It might be worth calling a boat detailer, experienced with fiberglass... (asumming a fiberglass exterior on your RV.

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Old 04-25-2011, 03:04 PM   #3
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There's an idea, a boat detailer. It is a fiberglass body. It doesn't seem to be oxidized, but I do not know that much about it. It looked shinier before I waxed it (or at least in my mind it did). Thanks Jim!
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It will need to be polished/compounded out, and not by hand.

It can be saved though with some time, money, and hard work.

PM me with any questions, I have been detailing cars for several years.
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