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Old 05-25-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Gel-coat fiberglass UV oxidation

Any recommendations on products that may help to lighten a gel-coat fiberglass that has turned a cream/beige color or restore it back to white?

Is it even possible to lighten the gel-coat cream/beige color closer to white?
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I used about 3/4 of a gal of this. Cleaner & Wax 32oz - Arizona RV Parts Center

Took a 97 rexhall that I am sure has never been waxed to a mirror shine. It do well on the decals but not great. I did not expect it to really work on the decals. But the it took all the oxidation out of the jell coat. I used a heavy wool pad on med. speed buffer
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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I had a similar issue on a older 5th wheel. I was told by an RV shop owner/tech who rebuilds RVs that the only way to get old fiberglass to look new again was to paint it. I wax instead, but the finish only lasted about 3 months.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:33 AM   #5
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I use Protect-All products (Fiberglass Oxidation Remover & Color Restorer) on Gel-coat Fiberglass RV surfaces. Meguiars products for automotive paint.

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I think I have tried all those products, if the clear coat is gone none of these will help for very long, my decals were peeling so i removed them with a heat gun, boy big mistake as now I could really see how yellow the fiberglass was and under the decals was the bright clear coat, so that led to wet sanding the entire 42 feet of the toy hauler and putting 5 coats of floor way on the sides, so far 2 years later it still shines
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