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RE: Buffing out hazing RV

In the boating world we say that a boat can be any colour, as long as it is white. Dark coloured gelcoat does not do well with sun. Once it has been let go it takes alot of work to bring it back. It also needs to be done much more frequently to keep it looking good. Looking at your current state it is not as bad as when you started. A good going over with a cleaner wax, such as 3M cleaner wax, followed by the Meguires Flagship wax again should restore to the condition of your first highly successful efforts. I have had saltwater kept boats since 1981. A tough environment to be in. There are many great products out there these days but time & sun will always destroy them without regular attention. I appreciate the advice, but the second time around took a surprising amount of work to get it looking good, felt like should have stripped it first since the previous wax was gumming up my pads. I ended up going to the full rotary buffer and even then I was struggling. I am not about to put the same product on it that never went through a full NorCal summer and looked terrible in 6 months. Maybe I got a bad batch? I dont know, but you know how the saying goes, fool me once...
arcsum68 06/16/22 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buffing out hazing RV

I decided to go with the floor polish. The ceramic coating was going to be pretty prohibiting considering you cannot apply in the sun and it cannot get wet all at for at least the first 24 hours, not even morning dew. The floor polish looks good from far but far from good. And I am being picky for sure, its nothing I am going to remove unless I start having issues. My problem was the mop I got seemed almost soapy and I was having to work out the bubbles, maybe it was whatever they treat them with to make them stay moist? Not really sure. If it keeps it looking good I will keep using it. If you have a white RV maybe thing twice since it does apparently get dirty and need to be stripped occasionally, but from the videos I have washed it cleans off easy enough and comes out looking great with re-application. In my case I am only doing my front cap, but if things look good in a year or so I will likely reconsider and make sure my mop head is nice a clean. Honestly I think a microfiber would do a much better job or even shooting it with a HVLP! Definitely research that before you do it, I have not at all.
arcsum68 06/16/22 05:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buffing out hazing RV

To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them. Well, you obviously don't know much about detailing, as you can't "strip" the polished look off of a surface. This is 100% false. You can absolutely strip wax/polish off a vehicle and that is often the starting point for many detailers. There are even specific products sold just for that purpose as you will see in one of the first videos. HEREare many videos of that exact process on youtube. Link This is a product link on Amazon, gets great reviews and specifically removes old waxes and sealants.
arcsum68 06/02/22 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Buffing out hazing RV

Thank for the recommendation ReneeG. I already have the supplies to do this multiple times so I may just start over and finish with a ceramic coating. I am a very capable DIY detailer and have all the tools needed, I cannot justify to myself the cost to have someone do this for me as much as I would love to. To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them. I looked up the thread. It's not Polyglo, but instead Zep Floor Wax. Zep Floor Wax thread Thanks, I will look into this, looks very promising!
arcsum68 06/01/22 06:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buffing out hazing RV

Thank for the recommendation ReneeG. I already have the supplies to do this multiple times so I may just start over and finish with a ceramic coating. I am a very capable DIY detailer and have all the tools needed, I cannot justify to myself the cost to have someone do this for me as much as I would love to. To be honest I highly doubt they would guarantee anything anyway since I could just go home and apply a stripping agent to the work just to screw with them.
arcsum68 06/01/22 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buffing out hazing RV

This is VERY upsetting, I spent a ton of time on this!
arcsum68 06/01/22 02:26pm General RVing Issues
Buffing out hazing RV

Hi all, once again on the hunt for some advice. Back in Jan of this year I decided it was time to tackle the front cap of my TT that has become really hazy and chalky and was just looking terrible. I used Meguires Ultimate Compound to do the stripping and then finished up with the Meguires flagship premium marine wax. Here is a before. https://i.imgur.com/nmmOykC.jpg And after. https://i.imgur.com/hdWx8Y1.jpg And here we are just shy of 6 months later and the haze is already coming back. https://i.imgur.com/InUToOp.jpg Did I do something wrong? It seems like the products I used were highly recommended. Is there something I can do to keep it looking shiny? Looking for any advice anyone can provide. Thanks!
arcsum68 06/01/22 02:24pm General RVing Issues
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