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Old 07-21-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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One Piece Fiberglass Roof Treatment?

The fiberglass roof on our MH is kept clean and white with a once a year scrubbing but what do you guys use on your roofs as a treatment? I would like to use a treatment if it is available and needed.
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #2
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Some people use a floor wax to give some protection to the painted surface. It's not too slippery to walk on.

Personally I don't think anything is required, but after 10 years I had to re-paint mine cause the paint began to chalk and make a mess when it ran down the sides. It's conceivable that waxing regularly might have delayed that problem. Or not.
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I'd use 303
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I have been using Meguiar's M5032 Marine/RV One Step Cleaner Wax about once every two years. No white streaks down the sides.
Amazon.com: Meguiar's M5032 Marine/RV One Step Cleaner Wax - Liquid - 32 oz.: Automotive
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Thanks for the info. Mr. D what is 303?
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I love these discussions, with everybody busily trying to prove a negative. "I did this and that didn't happen", therefore "this" must be a good thing. "This" could be the specific product used, or some general procedure, or even regular Sunday attendance at church. Doesn't make any difference in the mind of the RVer who claims it.

This, therefore NOT that, is just plain false logic no matter what the topic may be.
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Thanks for the info. Mr. D what is 303?
Aerospace 303 which supposedly has UV protection and is better than Armor All. It is made for rubber, vinyl, plastics and more and I use it but I personally do not think this is the best product for a fiberglass roof. I put the floor wax on mine and I have to admit that after sitting for 4 days in the rain I have no streaks coming down the sides and the roof looks great.
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Oh come on Gary. Tell us what your really think
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I love these discussions, with everybody busily trying to prove a negative. "I did this and that didn't happen", therefore "this" must be a good thing. "This" could be the specific product used, or some general procedure, or even regular Sunday attendance at church. Doesn't make any difference in the mind of the RVer who claims it.

This, therefore NOT that, is just plain false logic no matter what the topic may be.
Well I have no idea to whom your post may have been directed toward, but if by chance it was me, I was simply responding to the OP's question with something that worked for me.

I was getting white streaks down the side of my coach prior to scrubbing the roof one time and then using the product I referred to as I described in my previous post. I no longer get the white streaks, so for me that's a positive, not a negative, and certainly not false logic.

If by chance you were not referring to my post, then as Roseannadanna used to say:
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LOL. My observation was a general one on this sort of topic. Not directed at anybody in particular. Logic is sort of a hobby with me (OK, I'm weird) and I see a lot of false logic in every public forum. Keeps me chuckling...
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I started to have the white streaks running down the side walls, so I knew it was time for action.
First, I scrubbed the fiberglass roof to clean all dirt and residue, sap etc from the roof. After this cleaning, I applied Glo-Coat wax, two coats. Afterwards the white steaks were gone.
I first cleaned and applied the wax about 4 years ago, and have repeated the process yearly, and it seems to work.
The whole process takes about two hours to complete, including the two coats of wax.
No scientific process here but it works for me!!
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A fiberglass roof typically does not come from the factory painted, the gel coat is better than most paints. It will however chalk after many years of exposure. Actually I am not sure it is chalking it could be just the accumulation of dust and bird poo that washes off and down the side. Is that logical? I will soon find out as I just pressure washed mine and applied the recommended four coats of ZEP high gloss floor wax. It looks great now.


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