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Old 02-28-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Poli Glow wax

Has anyone here used the Poli Glow wax ( actually it is a clear coat ) on their motorhome ?

I saw one article that said the PREP solution ate the paint off of metal surfaces. The company says it CAN do that , where the paint is chipped or weak, but sometimes it is more likely to dull the finish, and needs to be used very carefully around painted metal.
Seems like something to avoid, but it is usually better to ask someone who has actually used it, and get THEIR feedback..


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Has anyone here used the Poli Glow wax ( actually it is a clear coat ) on their motorhome ?

I saw one article that said the PREP solution ate the paint off of metal surfaces. The company says it CAN do that , where the paint is chipped or weak, but sometimes it is more likely to dull the finish, and needs to be used very carefully around painted metal.
Seems like something to avoid, but it is usually better to ask someone who has actually used it, and get THEIR feedback..


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Hi RiDiss. Personally I've never used it but anything with that much bite to it and acidic properties I honestly would stay away from. If it has the possibility to hurt my paint or metal, I'm running the other way. You could be the most careful person, tape and mask off the areas that could be affected and still have issues. Accidents happen all the time. Just my two cents on the issue.
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A quick search on here will find posts by many who have used it and swear by it. We used it on a 2000 Winnebago Adventurer, and it gave a wonderful surface and shine. (Didn't help the delamination, tho.)

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Have you looked into using Zep High Traffic Floor Wax?
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My experience of Poliglow on my 2000 Bounder has been better than satisfactory. It is designed for fiberglass and not for metal. I don't know how well other products work in this application but Poliglow works great.
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I used it on a Class A that we used to have. It took about 5 hours to do a 32' motorhome. Was able to put 3 coats on and man did that thing shine. My friend was impressed so I did his Class A for him.

Ensure to start with a clean surface and prep it correctly.



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Did you use the polyglow on the painted surfaces and decals also
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I used it on a Class A that we used to have. It took about 5 hours to do a 32' motorhome. Was able to put 3 coats on and man did that thing shine. My friend was impressed so I did his Class A for him.

Ensure to start with a clean surface and prep it correctly.
I will be impressed with yours if you will wax mine!
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I will be impressed with yours if you will wax mine!
X2, I will accept being 3rd in line.
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Lots and lots of posts on polyglow and its double red max pro. It is NOT a wax. It is an acrylic finish that when applied makes the surface shine. If in the future you dcide to strip it to clean the surfwce be prepard for a LOT of work and effort. Personally i tried it and have regretted it ever since.
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I did. They were faded and it restored the shine.

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X2, I will accept being 3rd in line.
Absolutely! Bring your RV's out to Hawaii and I'll be more than happy to do it.

That RV was 11 years old when I did it.
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Lots and lots of posts on polyglow and its double red max pro. It is NOT a wax. It is an acrylic finish that when applied makes the surface shine. If in the future you dcide to strip it to clean the surfwce be prepard for a LOT of work and effort. Personally i tried it and have regretted it ever since.
Per the Polyglow rep I spoke to, the poly prep will remove poly glow very easily
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Per my experience with it, that is certainly true.

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Has anyone here used the Poli Glow wax ( actually it is a clear coat ) on their motorhome ?

I saw one article that said the PREP solution ate the paint off of metal surfaces. The company says it CAN do that , where the paint is chipped or weak, but sometimes it is more likely to dull the finish, and needs to be used very carefully around painted metal.
Seems like something to avoid, but it is usually better to ask someone who has actually used it, and get THEIR feedback..

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I used the Poli Glow and it did such a fantastic job on the MH I couldn't believe how it revived the finish.

The Poli Prep is an important part of the process as it strips old wax and embedded stuff in the micro fractures of the surface. It was a big job getting all the wax off and prepping. The application of the Poli Glow is very simple.

I spent some 30+ hours on mine because one side of my coach had mildew in the microfractures, so I used a bleach/soap combo, then some Barkeeper's friend on tough spots, then lastly the Poli Prep.

Here's what I experienced......

Exterior Mold? Ruined Gel Coat? Baffled...
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