Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-20-2020, 12:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 284
Scratches on Motorhome

i'd like to rub out a few surface scratches on my monarch. they aren't deep and are not through the paint. any ideas?
2008 monaco monarch 33sfs
workhorse chassis
bwanna2016 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-20-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
Senior Member
Ret Syntst's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 314
Maguire's Ultimate Compound
2002 Dutch Star
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ret Syntst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 02:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
RobRoy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,476
IMO enter with caution.

Before you start slinging around rubbing compound and the likes of there’s a couple of things you need to know.

Is it really a scratch? ...or is it paint transfer from something hitting the surface?

If a scratch?... is the scratch thu the clear coat?.... You need to know this otherwise you risk rubbing your clear coat off….. and then you have much bigger issues.

Evaluate the scratches in need of attention and if the scratch is thu just the clear coat you may want to prep the scratch for touch up and touch it up with clear coat touch up filling the void ( you may need to do more than one coat ) and then if needed once done use a soft small flat rubber sanding block and wet sand the clear coat repair until flat starting carefully starting with 1500grit then working you way up to 3000 then polish from there.

Happy Trails
2004 HR Navagator 500 ISM
RobRoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 03:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 284
I call them scratches, but they do not penetrate the coatings, but are visible with the naked eye. the coatings aren't damaged. I don't think putting it to a buffing wheel is needed, but I am wanting to know your opinions.
2008 monaco monarch 33sfs
workhorse chassis
bwanna2016 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2020, 06:28 PM   #5
Senior Member

Join Date: May 2018
Location: Freeport
Posts: 490
Can you feel the scratches? If you can feel them with your fingers rubbing compound will not remove them and they will need to be filled. You can get clear coat repair pens that also have a small brush. You will most likely need multiple coats even for the finest defects. Then you can sand and buff.
gmc70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 06:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
RobRoy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,476
If you see the “scratches” they have scored the surface of your finish, but as you stated they are most likely very minimal in most cases.

On my coach, I used Meguiar’s M210 and M210 Mirror Glaze Ultra Pro Finishing Polish and then polished.

Remember with most finishing compounds and polishes your using abrasives on your finish, so do so accordingly.

Start with a discrete spot to determine the sequence of finishing products to remove your scratches.

Depending on the aera you are trying to finish ….if large? I would suggest a random orbital buffer to do so.

Happy Hunting
2004 HR Navagator 500 ISM
RobRoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 07:18 AM   #7
Senior Member
MRUSA14's Avatar
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 7,168
Use a polish, and if that doesn't work, a mild compound. I always start rubbing BY HAND, not with a machine. Rub a little, then stop. Then a little more if needed until the scratch is gone. If you find yourself rubbing too much, stop before you go through the clearcoat, and see a professional. The important thing is to use care not to make your problem worse.
Marc and Jill, Wellington FL
2013 Entegra Anthem 44SL
2018 Lincoln MKX
MRUSA14 is offline   Reply With Quote

motorhome, scr

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Scratches LaRolnKat Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 06-23-2011 09:16 PM
Fiberglass gel coating spider scratches cryoman Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 2 07-26-2010 06:53 PM
Scratches from Tree Limbs Camelot Camper Monaco Owner's Forum 14 01-21-2008 03:36 PM
scratches on the finish Lil'Darlin1972 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 8 07-18-2007 11:27 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.