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Old 08-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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restore shine to dull fiberglass rv sides

Has anyone ever tried to use wd40 to shine their rv's? I put some on a small section tonite on my cardinal 5th wheel. and wow what a difference. Anyone know if it will hurt the finish later on ? I hand waxed one side of the 29 ft. yesterday and my butt is draggin .every bone in my body hurts. This wd40 goes on so easy.

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If I'm not mistaken, WD40 stands for Water Disburtion, formual #40! It does work well for removing gooy, sticky stuff, and may for a while give a shine to your glass. The base oil used is fish oil! In the sun, it might turn yellow, however.

I bought a used fiberglass boat a few years ago. The hull and deck were in pretty bad oxidized condition. I used a marine product called Fiberglass Restore and it worked well. I will admitt, using a power buffer makes the job a lot easier!

If your glass is oxidized, or turning yellow form the layers of wax, you probably would have best results by buying a slow speed power buffer and using Final Buff auto polish to bring back the color and shine.

Yes, your bones are going to ache for a few days!

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Red Max pro at Lowes or Zep at Home Depot. There are several bottles to chose from. Use the "finish" product. It should contain 20%, or better, polymer for a good seal. It will not yellow. It is plastic, not wax. Have used it for a long time on boats and RV's. Can be removed with Ammonia. It WILL seal in any thing left on the surface. Very good prep is the key here. Squeaky clean.
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WARNING!!!! DON'T USE WD-40 anywhere close to decals! Unless you're trying to remove them. I know this from experience in removing my decals and finding that WD-40 loosened the glue of the decals and made the job go so much quicker. Good news is that it won't hurt the fiberglass....well, at least with my experience. Of course I didn't leave the WD-40 the RV.

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WARNING!!!! DON'T USE WD-40 anywhere close to decals! Unless you're trying to remove them. I know this from experience in removing my decals and finding that WD-40 loosened the glue of the decals and made the job go so much quicker.
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Makes great sense. I use WD-40 to help me remove labels from products. Sometimes I remove the label and it leaves goo that is difficult/impossible to remove... except with WD-40
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