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Old 07-29-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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I Have a 99 tradewinds that have large exterior body parts of fiberglass and other large exterior flat surfaces that appear to be vinyl of some sort. My problem is that the fibreglass parts cleanup nice and white but the vinyl parts have begun to develop a yellowing that cannot be removed with normal cleaning and polishing. I'm not 100% sure these pannels are vinyl, can anyone can confirm what that material is? Does anyone know of a way to clean or restore those panels to white?
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I Have a 99 tradewinds that have large exterior body parts of fiberglass and other large exterior flat surfaces that appear to be vinyl of some sort. My problem is that the fibreglass parts cleanup nice and white but the vinyl parts have begun to develop a yellowing that cannot be removed with normal cleaning and polishing. I'm not 100% sure these pannels are vinyl, can anyone can confirm what that material is? Does anyone know of a way to clean or restore those panels to white?
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by starduster:
I Have a 99 tradewinds that have large exterior body parts of fiberglass and other large exterior flat surfaces that appear to be vinyl of some sort. My problem is that the fibreglass parts cleanup nice and white but the vinyl parts have begun to develop a yellowing that cannot be removed with normal cleaning and polishing. I'm not 100% sure these pannels are vinyl, can anyone can confirm what that material is? Does anyone know of a way to clean or restore those panels to white? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The flat panels yellow because of oxidation of the wax put on them. PolyPrep will clean it off and PolyGlow will keep it from comming back.

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Old 07-31-2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the message about Poliprep/Poliglow This product sounds as if it may be what I need however I do have the following questions.

Are PoliPrep and PoliGlow for fiberglass only? It seems as if the large flat exterior sides of my Tradewinds may be made of a material other then fiberglass. The shaped lower portions and front and rear body parts are without doubt fiberglass. None of the shaped fiberglass parts have yellowed. National RV is out of business so I can't contact them about with questions about the materials that went into this coach. Does anyone know with any certainty what my flat side panel material is. (Fiberglass, Vinyl, Poly, something else?).
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by starduster:
Thanks for the message about Poliprep/Poliglow This product sounds as if it may be what I need however I do have the following questions.

Are PoliPrep and PoliGlow for fiberglass only? It seems as if the large flat exterior sides of my Tradewinds may be made of a material other then fiberglass. The shaped lower portions and front and rear body parts are without doubt fiberglass. None of the shaped fiberglass parts have yellowed. National RV is out of business so I can't contact them about with questions about the materials that went into this coach. Does anyone know with any certainty what my flat side panel material is. (Fiberglass, Vinyl, Poly, something else?). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most are made of Filon fiberglass resin panels by Crane Composites.

http://www.cranecomposites.com/RV/index.asp


You can check out the PolyGlow web site below:

http://www.poliglow-int.com/
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:03 AM   #6
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Another fiberglass restoration product is Vertglas. They make kits especially for RVs.
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This will remove the yellow oxidation? I'm about to pay someone to finish wet sanding my RV to get rid of the yellow oxidation - I'd sure like to save the money and find a product that will do it so I can do it myself. I just can't handle all that sanding . . . but it's working.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GraciesMom:
This will remove the yellow oxidation? I'm about to pay someone to finish wet sanding my RV to get rid of the yellow oxidation - I'd sure like to save the money and find a product that will do it so I can do it myself. I just can't handle all that sanding . . . but it's working. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

PolyPrep will dissolve and scrub off the oxidation as an orange colored residue. I have even used this product to restore the headlights on my vehicles.

Go to their web site and watch the videos:

http://www.poliglow-int.com/
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Thanks Neil. I contacted Poly Glo and they told me to get some simple green and scrub an area - if the oxydation came off with the simple green that the Poly Prep would definitely remove it. It did come off with the Simple Green so I've ordered the Poly Prep and the Poly Glo. I'M SO EXCITED!! I'm going to forego new striping for now until I figure out what I want to put on . . .
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