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Old 04-01-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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Question Should I use deoxidizer on fiberglass roof??or just wax it???

I have a 08 Itasca Sunova with a FB roof. I had it resealed last year( no leak problems).

I was wondering if it is best to use a deoxidizer on the roof then wax it or just clean it and wax???

Thanks for all the great advice.

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer but I am waiting for the responses.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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So some searches on this site for fiberglass roof cleaning, sealing, waxing etc. there have been a lot of discussions on this subject. I have a gallon of wax and a gallon of 303 in the basement. I'm getting all my poke throughs cleaned out and recalked. Then I'm going to clean the roof and re seal it. I've washed it once before and just scrubbed it with water and baby shampoo. There was a lot of oxidize stuff that came off.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Never done anything to mine but wash regularly with car wash soap a little bleach in the water and a good brush, and rinse good. It still looks as good now as it did when I bought it 7 years ago. Wax would be good, but might be a little slick when you walk on it.
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I bought a used coach last year and the fiberglass roof was really oxidized. So I got a can of barkeepers friend and buffed it with an electric car polisher. It worked really well...took all the crud off and I just use a simple wash n wax product for the entire motorhome since then.

It still looks new 9+ months later.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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I just clean my fiberglass roof yearly with a strong detergent + bleach and scrub brush. Then I apply a coat of liquid floor wax (I use Mop 'n Glow) to help it shed dirt. It seems to cut down on the dirty streaks on the side of the coach where rain & dew run off the roof. That's the only reason I use the wax - the roof itself needs no protection.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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If it's oxidized, I'd remove it prior to coating it with anything. You'll never be sorry for going the extra mile trying to do it right. Skipping a step, trying to economize on your time/effort can, and often does, bite you in the butt...
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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Thanks Gary, worked like a charm.

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