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Old 09-20-2021, 07:45 PM   #1
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Wax time

Hi , looking for advice on waxing. Have been removing white chaulky lines on coach, after a full clean up i am finally ready for full waxing, i was wondering is it good to wax the roof or i should only repaint since its a winnie with a fiberglass roof

Next question would be that when i started waxing rear with electric buffer , when i passed over one type of paint a type of black goo would slip under buffer , i would stop clean with rv cleaning then start over. After a few time i stop an asking if its normal or its only my way to do it that is wrong, hope this already happened to some one, will be posting pics in the next days to help everyone see what is does, thanks for the help in advance
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It's best to wash and then wax your fiberglass roof, or at the very least use a wash and wax combination product. Not a good idea to paint over your fiberglass roof if its in good shape, because you will just have a worse maintenace issue with the paint on it. The black goo could be dirt mixed with the polish/wax that has been worked out of the surface with buffer.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:29 PM   #3
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I was wondering the same thing. I was hesitant to wax the roof because it would make it difficult to paint later if necessary.

What’s the best way to clean a neglected fiberglass roof before waxing it?
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I was wondering the same thing. I was hesitant to wax the roof because it would make it difficult to paint later if necessary.

What’s the best way to clean a neglected fiberglass roof before waxing it?
There shouldn't really be a need to paint a fiberglass roof, but if you wanted to you'd really have to wash and strip the roof anyway. Waxing is the best way to protect it from uv damage and to stop things from staining or sticking to it.The wax should be applied twice a year. Best way I've found to clean the roof is with detergent and a scrub brush on my hands and knees, a wash brush won't don't it alone if it's really bad. I use a mother's synthetic/carnuba wax on mine, comes in a round tin and it's hard....I like it better than the paste wax for the roof.
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The chalking coming off the roof is fiberglass that is breaking down and after time starts to have fine cracks that will start to show up. I did mine close to 2 years ago. Here in the Portland area we had some good rain and it washed my roof without me getting up there. The job took me around 4 days, but I would do it again. I use to wax every year, lot of work. This is one time deal.
Wash with Simple green
3M Scuff pads all over the roof, you will be removing fiberglass just to scratch the surface then wash with Simple green again then clean with Kleanstrip Pre-All Wax & Grease Remover.
Then apply 2 qts Rust-Oleum Marine Topside Paint, the the next day when dry apply another 2 qts using a small 6" roller.
Use the 2" blue painter's tape for the top rails and around ACs. You can see all the fiberglass in the picture. Hope this helps.
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Tape around the bottom of AC to keep from getting it on them from the roller.


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Wow that looks great what year and type is your motorhome?
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I am going to try on my hi top van 30yrs old thank you
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Wow that looks great what year and type is your motorhome?
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Thanks 2stroker. I needed that. I saved your entire post. I have quite a bit of hail damage - several spider-web cracks and lots of dings without the spider-webbing. Can you suggest a best way to take care of them?


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