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Old 10-18-2012, 08:38 PM   #1
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Poli Glow vrs Mop n Glow

i read on this forum that Mop n Glow is in the same family as Poly Glow. Before spending the money on Poli Glow I decided to try it on the decals of my 99 Winnebago. After applying 6 coats of Mop n Glow the decals looked great.

Three days later we had a rain, after the storm has passed I checked the decals they had white stripes running down them. I expected to be able to wipe them off easily. Much to my surprise I was unable to remove the stripes with any product I normally used to remove stains.

After trying everything I tried pure ammonia which removed the stripes as well as the Mop n Glow. Does this happen with coaches that have been treated with Poly Glow?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Don't know about Mop and Glow but a lot of forum members have used Red Max Pro. The name has now changed to ZEP High traffic floor polish.

Lots of info here on Red Max so yu might want to search on that. I don't recall any of them having the problem you mentioned
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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Mop and Glow is designed to be used as a floor wax. Poli Glo on the other hand is designed for exterior use on fiberglass and does an excellent job. As far as price, I did my 32' class A (5 coats) for $80 including shipping.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:59 AM   #4
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I did 5 coats of Red Max Pro #3 for about $4, (@5.99 a gallon with over a third of a gallon left) No streaking and looks good after 6 months.
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I think the difference is that Mop and Glow is a floor "shine cleaner" and Red Maxx Pro is a floor finish. (Poly Glow appears to be a finish restoration product.) I have used Mop & Glo in my home and it does turn white if drops of water fall on it, plus it does not have a very long-lasting shine. Personally I would not expect Mop & Glow to have much longevity on the surface of an RV.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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i read on this forum that Mop n Glow is in the same family as Poly Glow.
I don't know who may have said that, but the only thing the two have in common is the letters "Glo" in the name. Made by two different companies, for two different purposes.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Poly Glo

I put 3 coats on my 36ft. Fleetwood and am extremly happy with the results. LOOKS like BRAND NEW again. I would recomend this product to anyone that wanted to preserve the finish on their coach. Money WELL spent.
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I put mop and glo on my end caps over a year ago. Still shiny. Have had tons of rain storms, driven through rain storms, and all is good. I have however applied protectall to the mop and glo areas when I applied it to the other parts of the RV.
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Really shocks me. People spend multiple thousands on an expensive RV and cheap out on maintenance. Do you also use floor polish on your expensive cars?
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Really shocks me. People spend multiple thousands on an expensive RV and cheap out on maintenance. Do you also use floor polish on your expensive cars?
Nope. But my car isn't fiberglass.
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Poly-Glow is simply Acylic, same as any floor protection..
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Really shocks me. People spend multiple thousands on an expensive RV and cheap out on maintenance. Do you also use floor polish on your expensive cars?
I use paste wax on my not-expensive cars, same as I've used on my 40-foot motorhome for 10 years. The difference is that the cars take a couple of hours and look really good, and the moho takes a couple of weeks and doesn't look good at all, especially the end caps, and the whole thing from certain angles.

So I'm going to try Red Max Pro next time. Not because it's cheap, but because I think/hope it'll look better and be a lot less work.
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Really shocks me. People spend multiple thousands on an expensive RV and cheap out on maintenance. Do you also use floor polish on your expensive cars?
I tend to agree, unless of course your MH was older and very faded to begin with. Then I can see how this crazy business of covering your RV with floor-polish might make some sense. I have seen the before-after pics, they where impressive. I

f your MH is in good cosmetic condition to begin with though, keeping it that was is a breeze. Even a spray wax (aka: instant detailer), once a month would keep it looking A1. It only takes 30mins to do on a 30-37ft coach.

I've recently seen a couple of MHs traded in that have been floor-polished years back, but were not stripped and re-applied. What a nightmare! My dealer friend was shaking his head while looking at the white streaks and odd milky finish. "I wish people would stop doing that" was what he said.

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Nope. But my car isn't fiberglass.
Not a Corvette owner either eh?? haha
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Recent Poli Glow guy here. I think the products are similar (Zep/Maxx & Poli Glow) but I also know the Poli Glow is designed specifically for gel coat fiberglass with UV protectants built in.

But the biggest thing I have to say about the Poli Glow over the floor polishes is that I would at least get the Poli Prep product before applying the finish product. The Poli Prep removes light oxidation, stains, blemishes and also strips any old wax or crud off the coach. Yes, there are other products out there that come close, but not designed specifically to do just that. That is a very important thing when applying an acrylic sealer such as the Poli Glow or the Red Maxx or Zepp products. It's like painting, 95% prep work is the key.

Either way good luck and keep us posted and post pictures!
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