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rjreiffer 04-16-2019 05:59 PM

Update on Vinyl / Fiberglass Protection
 
Hello all,

Looking for an update on Vinyl Graphic AND fiberglass protection. I am just finishing buffing out my MH fiberglass with a Gel coat and getting ready to apply new vinyl decals to it. I then want to protect the fiberglass and the vinyl graphics. What do you recommend? I have seen a lot of referrals to 303 but it seems like you have to do that every 4-6 weeks. :confused: Anyone found anything that doesn’t mess up the vinyl graphics and lasts a long time? Thanks all

WinnieView 04-16-2019 06:18 PM

We just finished ours from bumper to bumper using RejeX. No issues with the vinyl decals except for making them shine like a new penny! :dance:

rjreiffer 04-16-2019 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by WinnieView (Post 4730727)
We just finished ours from bumper to bumper using RejeX. No issues with the vinyl decals except for making them shine like a new penny! :dance:

:thumb:

Out of curiosity, how big is your MH and how many bottles did it take?

WinnieView 04-16-2019 06:50 PM

24 feet, we really downsized last year. 1/2 bottle.
We are going to try it on the roof next week.
Removing the light oxidation from the gel coat was the real PITA, after removing two of the decal colors. We are down to 3 primary colors now.

rjreiffer 04-16-2019 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by WinnieView (Post 4730775)
24 feet, we really downsized last year. 1/2 bottle.
We are going to try it on the roof next week.
Removing the light oxidation from the gel coat was the real PITA, after removing two of the decal colors. We are down to 3 primary colors now.

I removed all of the old decals with a 3M eraser wheel, worked great except the gel coat was nice and shiny under the old decals! :facepalm: So I then sanded the entire upper portion of the motorhome (non-painted) with 600 grit using a hand orbital sander. I am now using a 3M gel restorer to bring back the nice shiny appearance of the fiberglass. Been fun on a 31’ rig!

WinnieView 04-16-2019 07:14 PM

Our previous 35' and 40' were full body paint and no issues with them and oxidation. Our brother passed away 18 months ago and he would only charge $125 plus wax for a bumper to bumper job. Boy do we miss him, in more ways than one. ;)

CJ7ole 04-18-2019 09:46 PM

My solution was to clearcoat my 2002 entire rig, right over the decals. Not easy, but no more decal pealing or gelcoat oxidation.
http://www.winnieowners.com/forums/f...er-340768.html

rjreiffer 04-18-2019 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by CJ7ole (Post 4734046)
My solution was to clearcoat my 2002 entire rig, right over the decals. Not easy, but no more decal pealing or gelcoat oxidation.
Clear coating my 2002 Adventurer - Winnebago Owners Online Community

What did you clear coat it with? Thanks

CJ7ole 04-20-2019 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by rjreiffer (Post 4734058)
What did you clear coat it with? Thanks

Are you are going to make me open my own referenced link as I don't remember? If you are at all interested in it, you are going to want to read my post on it. It is not that long. (Hint Lesonal Pro Clear)

rjreiffer 04-21-2019 06:58 AM

Ole, sorry, I missed the link the fist time! :facepalm:

Very nice job on the rig. Looks great.

keymastr 04-21-2019 12:41 PM

I use Starbrite Marine polish with PTEF. It's a polymer so it lasts a year between applications, is made for harsh environments and has tons of UV inhibitors. Goes on easy and comes off easy. Not expensive and the bugs come off with little more than the hose.
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Brite-Pr...s%2C236&sr=8-4


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