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Old 01-20-2021, 09:07 AM   #351
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Thanx Joyce! re: your RV sides - Wait for a nice day and wash the whole rig. Then, use some very fine wet/dry sandpaper (like 2000 grit) on a sanding block and wet sand (lots of clean water) a section at a time to get rid of all the old gelcoat top skin and level out the paint a bit. You only need to sand off the very top skin. It should look dull but flat when done.

Clean that section and get a powered compounding 8 inch pad and compound the finish with some expensive 3M compound (available at a body shop supply place like most NAPA auto parts stores). Clean the compound and drop down to a polish. Then wax.

The key is to do small sections at a time when you feel like it. Once you see the major difference, you'll get motivated to do the rest. I would start with the worst sections to get them protected from UV in the sunlight. It is a LOT of work.

Will look like near new again. Good luck!!!

On my rig, the winter is here and the RV is in 5 inches of snow and I don't have it heated. So on pause to complete the wet bay until I can get motivated.
Was considering using it with the kids to go Michigan local skiing to use the RV as the base lodge since we can't hang out in the ski lodge due to Covid....
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