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Old 07-21-2014, 03:02 PM   #1
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Diamond coating coach

When we bought the coach I let they dealer talk me into applying a liquid diamond coat to the coach. It is supposed to be put on yearly but I keep it waxed with a Mother's Fiberglas boat gel coat wax wouldn't that be just as good as that liquid that appears to be as thin as water. Y'all's comment would be appreciated.
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In the industry this is the single highest profit margin add-on. Whatever you paid for it was 90% pure profit for the dealer. The actual "Diamond Coat" is nothing more than a cheap polymer wax that you can buy at Walmart or PepBoys for $5.95. Sorry, but you got taken to the cleaners.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks I kind of figured this after I started looking at the solution that they left in the coach. I wax it 2x a year with Mother Marine Fiberglas gel coat wax and it stays under a cover when no in use .
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Are you sure it's not diamond shield which is a vinyl coating a big difference.
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Are you sure it's not diamond shield which is a vinyl coating a big difference.
Good question. Diamond Shield is permanent:

Auto Paint Protection Film, Clear Bras | Diamond Shield Clear Protective Film
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I have the Diamond Shield on the front of the coach already. But what I am referring to is a liquid in a bottle that they apply over the outside surface of the coach. Thanks for the response I am not going to let them apply it and continue with the marine Fiberglas wax.
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I have the Diamond Shield on the front of the coach already. But what I am referring to is a liquid in a bottle that they apply over the outside surface of the coach. Thanks for the response I am not going to let them apply it and continue with the marine Fiberglas wax.
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Be aware diamond shield needs to be cleaned with a soft cloth it can be scatched and ruined easy with abrasives,waxed with a non yellow wax to keep it looking good. A good auto wax will work since you have full body auto paint. I believe marine wax is made for gel coat.
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I use a good auto wax on front end and the marine wax on sides an back. Thanks for your reply
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #9
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I use a good auto wax on front end and the marine wax on sides an back. Thanks for your reply
Harry..
You need to use a good automotive wax on the entire coach.. The paint on your coach is the same used on automobiles.. The gel coat is below the paint..
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