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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.

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And after.

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And here we are just shy of 6 months later and the haze is already coming back.

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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!

* This post was edited 06/01/22 03:11pm by arcsum68 *


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This is VERY upsetting, I spent a ton of time on this!

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The original protective coating on the Rv has already oxidized and is pretty much gone and changed chemical composition. While the products you used will protect it and give it a bit more shine, that will only last until the wax wears off. Waxes aren't permanent.


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I'd be upset too. We too used Meguires and our dullness returned, but our FW is white so it doesn't show as much. I've seen here people talking about Poly glo and that it's a far superior product.


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Posted: 06/01/22 02:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take it to a good auto detail shop, and ask them for a guarantee as to how long the shine will last.

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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.

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arcsum68 wrote:

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. I suppose you could sand it off, lol.
And that made no sense anyway...I mean, sure they may not guarantee the polish job for a length of time (I wouldn't) but you "could mess it up to mess with them" ROFLMAO.

It's the sun, bud. And half of that is streaking from water coming off the roof, not oxidation. More streaking in the last photo.
Either coat it with something. Ceramic, Poly glow or Zep floor polish, or keep it religiously waxed, or watch it happen again.
It's not you and it's not your camper specifically. It's the sun and the rain streaking.
PS, big rotary polisher = half day or less to cut and polish the cap. Couple hours if only needs polished. Pick your poison.

That's why many/most full time or stored outside uncovered campers look like a dogs breakfast after a few short years, unless they're impeccably maintained.


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This is one of those reasons I didn’t buy a colored WInnebago trailer…and every one I see has this issue.


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arcsum68 wrote:

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

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ReneeG wrote:

arcsum68 wrote:

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!

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