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Old 05-23-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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RV fiberglass restoration sys

Has anyone tried the Meguiar M4065 system. The finish on the MH we just bought is not badly oxidized but it has been a while since it was waxed and is a bit dull. The reviews I have found look good, but wanted to know if anyone here has tried it.
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Is your coach painted or gel coat over fiberglass. I believe the RV products are for gel coat and not painted surfaces. If it's Gel coat here is what I would do.
Prep the surface with One Step Compound #67
Apply one coat of #45 polish to the Gel Coat
Apply one or two coats of flagship marine wax.
This will give you better results than the kit on a coach with light to moderate oxidation.
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It is a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, I just got it. I believe it is painted Fiberglass, it doesn't look like it was Gel Coated.
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I used the Meguirs system about 2 months ago. The end caps were quite oxidized ut the sides were not bad at all. I used a power polisher. although it took me two days to do the end caps with all three parts of the system, it could have been one day if I started earlier (rather than early afternoon).
The end caps came out looking like the day we picked our 5er up - new.
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It is a 1998 Holiday Rambler Endeavor, I just got it. I believe it is painted Fiberglass, it doesn't look like it was Gel Coated.
If the coach is painted, I would not use the Meguiars M4065. It is for fiberglass only.

The white areas of your coach are probably not painted. If the white areas are dull and somewhat yellowed, then it's a pretty sure thing they're not painted.

I use M4065 on my unpainted fiberglass roof. It works great. The first time, I used all 3 parts of the kit (oxidation remover, polish to bring up the shine, and wax to protect). It really didn't take a lot of effort. Now, I just use the polish and the wax. I should do it twice a year, but it's usually about every 9 months by the time I get around to it.
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Do regular autoparts stores carry the M4065 fiberglass restoration kit from Meguiars? If not, where is the best source to obtain the kit?

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Try Red Max Pro # 3, no rubbing, no buffing.

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If it is clear coated and you have (or can get one) a good buffer...when I mean good buffer, I am talking about a variable speed buffer. Use this with meguiars cleaner wax. Its not very abrasive and takes off the oxidation with ease. I use this method on ALL of my cars and have done this with my MH as well. Then apply a good coat of wax. This has worked for me very well.
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I bought it online from here: SPECIALTY KITS: FIBERGLASS RESTORATION SYSTEM: Meguiar's Marine/RV. I have never seen it in a store. It is about 40 bucks.

If you use a variable speed buffer, set it to 2500 rpm for the cleaner. The restorer and wax you can use high speed.
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Do regular autoparts stores carry the M4065 fiberglass restoration kit from Meguiars? If not, where is the best source to obtain the kit?

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Auto parts stores carry Meguiar's regular automotive waxes and polishes, but I have never seen the M4065 kit. For the fiberglass restoration kit, check boat and marine supply stores. I got mine at a marine supply in Foley, AL.

You can also order Meguiar's products online directly from them. Go to the e-store tab at the top, then look under the Marine/RV tab down the left side of the page.
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If it is clear coated and you have (or can get one) a good buffer...when I mean good buffer, I am talking about a variable speed buffer. Use this with meguiars cleaner wax. Its not very abrasive and takes off the oxidation with ease. I use this method on ALL of my cars and have done this with my MH as well. Then apply a good coat of wax. This has worked for me very well.

Good advice, but it's highly unlikely a '98 anything is going to be full paint with clear..

OP, can you find out for sure if it's full body paint with clear coat or bare gel coat fiberglass with stickers?

You gotta be very careful with the stickers if they are still good. And if they are faded, the only solution is to replace them.

The gel coat can be shined back up (a limited number of times) and it will buff up pretty good. Once it's been done "x" number of times it just won't come back anymore. I had a 1990 bass boat like that, once beautiful brown metalflake gel coat, but after I buffed it once too many times that was it, the shine was gone forever.

If the coach is fully painted, just treat it like a car and it will shine up like new.
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You can also order Meguiar's products online directly from them. Go to the e-store tab at the top, then look under the Marine/RV tab down the left side of the page.

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i have a 97 i had mine clear coated ! any rubbing compound will work its just a lot of work ! been there done it ! enjoy your coach ! its a good one !
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