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Old 08-01-2018, 12:05 PM   #57
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Several years ago I used the Poli Glow kit with amazing results. My 2000 was oxidating pretty bad. People who see my MH are suprised that it is 18 years old as it looks great. Took me a lot of time to prep it, then used 6 coats. Only did it once and don't see any signs of having to re-do it. I would suggest also buying their 7" applicator. I think the 'key' is to make sure you prep it right with the Poli Ox first. The first part is hard work--then the fun part is applying the Poli Glow. by the third coat you start to see the results and by the fifth and 6th coat you can't wait to show it off to someone. The Poli Glow looks like new gellcoat.

Now I wash it using Meguires (Pink) wash and wax and it looks even better.

I think you are doing the right thing by asking others before you start because you don't want to do all that work and be disappointed. I started with my roof, cleaned and applied an acrylic roof wax there first.

Whatever you do--Good Luck and I hope yours turns out as good as mine did.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:35 PM   #58
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I'll get in on the fun....from how I read it, he did not contradict himself. Read it again He says "do not ever start at left..." Soooo that means you WOULD be starting at the right. which is what he said: "Start at the upper right"
Re-read 3rd paragraph of post 49
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:32 PM   #59
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Let me just start out by saying this is my opinion, only but wanted to comment on the thought process. As I posed above, last winter I set out to restore the gel coat on my coach. I had looked at applying an acrylic over top to accomplish the shine. It looked to be way easier and faster than compounding. However, as I looked into it further, my research found that even whey you apply an acrylic coat over the top of the gel coat, that will not last for ever and has to be reapplied. It too will yellow over time. Looking at it further, the process of stripping the acrylic is also difficult so while the initial application is not that bad, the follow up application will be lots of work.

So in conclusion, I decided to do the work up front and compound the coach. I am hoping that if I keep after it and keep it clean and wax it 2x per year that I will be able to maintain it for many years. So far so good.

I went out and bought a buffer, wheels and polishing compound referenced above and got it done.

My results were not perfect as I am not an expert but they were pretty good and most would not see the few imperfections that I do since I have touched every sq inch.
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That's kinda how the project goes mine after I got shine back you could see the delamination better. So it's like you fix something and something else comes to light. lol

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Gel oat prep

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Hold on time to test . My 1992 Itasca . Takes 1500 git wet sand then a serious wizards compound buffing with pro Makita 6 inch buffer at 1200 rpm to get the 1500 grit scratch's out. Then fresh coat of nu finish. It's so shiny you have to wear shades. Short cuts don't work zep turns yellow over time . This my experience. And each gel coat have different degree of oxidation . Mines was extreme.

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I agree with Itasca66, just got done compounding my 2000 Dutch Star with 3m polish in purple bottle. Followed with two coats of Nu Finish paste wax. Shiney and even freshened up the graphics too
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