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Old 11-02-2014, 08:21 AM   #1
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How to restore shine on my RV

restoring finish on my Winnebago
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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I used Zep on our coach and it worked very well. Lots of pros and cons.

Dull fiberglass
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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There a lots of products out there to remove oxidation but I think it would depend on the type of finish on your MH, painted, vinyl accents, etc. It might be a good idea to call the manufacturer and ask for their recommendation.
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I used Polyglow on my 2003 mirada, had set in sun for 2 years ans tried many waxes/cleaners and nothing worked until I used polyglow. First time is work as all wax must be removed but after that very easy to apply, I do it twice a year and it keeps on shining!!
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18 years old, did decals, paint and Fiberglass Gel with ZEP aka Red Max search it out on this forum. This picture is 27 months after the application.
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Looks great Brockx! I am a strong supporter of ZEP as well, did our old coach before selling it then ZEP'd the new to us coach this summer and looks perfect! I don't thing it shone this nice when it was new!
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Zep believer here. Shine lasts for a very long time.
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Old 11-03-2014, 06:36 AM   #8
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If real bad can try this, used on boats.
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Were can I find some "zep"?
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Lowe's, ZEP high traffic floor shine.
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How do you apply it?
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I use a sprayer or spray bottle to apply it and then a clean rag to spread it. It takes a while to dry and you need five or six coats to really get it right.
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How do you apply it?
Step by Step instructions are on the web. Do a search.

I used a soaked, wrung out microfiber cloth to apply. Wipe on light coat in each of 4 or five coats.
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Yes, a micro-fiber rag is best, no lint, dip and wring or spray all are good. Best advice; be sure it is clean. ZEP over dirt or streaks, you have shiny dirt or streaks. Use very light coats, do the decals first they may bleed a little onto the body if you don't, after the first coat they won't bleed. I did 5 coats, takes about 20 minutes to do a side.
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