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Old 05-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Waxing the fibreglass roof. Why?

Ok, maybe I'm missing something here, but if you have a fibreglass roof and you keep it clean, why does it need wax? Fibreglass does not deteriorate like a rubber roof, so aside from the satisfaction of having a shiny roof, (which no one ever sees) what's the point? Seems to me a once or twice a year scrubbing and inspection would suffice.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Waxing the roof reduces and can eliminate white streaks from the roof runoff.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Fiberglass will in fact deteriorate due to UV damage and will eventually compromise the gelcoat.

If you do not want to wax it, at least apply some liquid 303 protectant.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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Wax my roof? What?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Both gelcoat and paint even with a clear coat need UV protection. 303 will do that, wax will not. If you don,t care what it looks like no one else will.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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Wax my roof? What?
X2, not me mine is 14 years old still shiney and no streaks. About avery 2 mos or so good washing with car wash soap, and a little bleach, but to each his own
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Hmmmm, let me see here. Wax + water = slick surface. Add 1 part old man to the mixture + approx. 11 feet off the ground = broken bones(or knots on my punkin). I think I'll just wash mine with soap and water.
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Hmmmm, let me see here. Wax + water = slick surface. Add 1 part old man to the mixture + approx. 11 feet off the ground = broken bones(or knots on my punkin). I think I'll just wash mine with soap and water.
I agree!! no roof washing for me. I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO 8O.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:33 AM   #9
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Why wax your roof? Good question.

Why should you NOT?

Recently read a story of an RVer who was up on the roof and fell off. Hitting his head on something and .. Well that's all folks.

Waxed is slippery, and frankly I'd rather NOT fall of yet another roof. The fall is not too bad, Kind of fun in fact, a bit like the "Deamon Drop" at Ceader Point, but unlike the Deamon Drop, there is a SUDDEN STOP at the bottom that hurts like ... Well let's not go there. (I already have, more times that I care to admit)
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As the shift Sgt. on Hill Street Blues used to say; "let's be careful out there".

I used to wax mine (just cause it's there) but the last time I used Mop and Glo. Now I don't feel silly shining my roof. It's done before anyone notices and it looks like I am washing my roof. A two fer.

From my office second story window I am looking down the glossy roof length of my MH which is in the drive way being preened before I store it; and I like what I see.

That's it, I offer no other excuse.
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Waxing the roof does prevent those white streaks on the sides of your coach . . . but at DH's "young" age of 51 combined with being a disabled vet means we hire it out. It's not exhorbitant and it gets waxed every 18 months or so and we have no white streaks.
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I agree!! no roof washing for me. I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO 8O.
How true; except statistically you are safer prancing around on your roof than you are driving or towing your RV. Of course statistics become meaningless when you become one.

If you want to be safer let your wife wax the roof she is less likely to be involved in an accident.

Kinda like the guy that says:

"what are my odds of getting on a plane that has a bomb aboard".
"Oh about a milion to one."
"I still am uncomfortable."
"Well then you should carry a bomb".
"What"?
"Sure the odds are ten million to one of two bombs being on a plane".

Wax, wash, drive with care.

I suppose it is perfectly safe not to wax your roof, unless you worry about your dirty roof when you drive.
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I use a pressure washer to clean the roof. Then I use a sponge mop to apply a coat of Mop n Glo.
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We're also in the no-wax group. I'm terrified of heights so just getting up on the roof is a massive deal for me (e.g. when we tilt solar panels or clean the aircon units etc.), so wax is a total no-no. We clean the roof, but nooooo waxing.
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