Melvin gave us his great recommendation for restoring the finish of your fiberglass RV. Never tried it but sounds good.
Recommendation by melvin b knowlton
Auto wax only last 6 to 12 months red max will last for 2 to 3 years after needing a recoat. Less work in the long run.
I understand that the original tip concerning the use of Red Max or Zep Floor Finish to refinish fiberglass exteriour was posted some time ago, but, we have been looking for something to bring a shine back to our 1990 Southwind. For years now the finish was getting worse and worse. We just applied the third coat of Zep today after scrubbing the surface and the "Ole Texas T" looks better than it ever has since we bought it 6 yrs ago. Tomorrow we apply coats 4 and 5. All things considered, it was a hell of a lot less work than what I had tried before (automotive wax) and the results were OUTSTANDING. Thanks to all who put thier two cents in.
Jim, Sandy, MollyDog & Sugarpuppy
I have a 1997 Jayco class c I just did th e Red Max on it and it looks GREAT. I can not believe how it turned out everyone should try it if your RV has lost its shine
Thanks Heath. We keep getting good reports of this method.
Is this only good on Fiberglass? I have a bus, it's Steel and needs lots of TLC. I have chipped paint, some small surface rust and lots of oxidation (dull, powdery paint). Can anyone redirect me to a post with the same results but for an old bus? THANKS!
It is not Recommended for Steel but then again it was not recommended for fiberglass but it works good on fiberglass you could try a small portion somewhere out of sight and see how it do’s. Just make Shure the service is clean.
Just drug home a 1968 Apache pop up and the finish was looking terrible but did not want to lose the original paint if I did not have to so I tried this method. I must admit that I did vary some from the original post with the brands of the products I used as I had a comparable brand of floor wax already in stock at home. I kept wanting to use this method but the husband was insistent on trying rubbing compound and car wax first. The finish just would not hold the car wax and he ended up with mess after mess. I kept bringing it up and he kept telling me it would not work on this project. Finally when he threw in the flag of surrender and it came down to either live with the terrible finish or repaint I took the opportunity to ask him if he was done and got him to admit there was nothing I could do to further harm the finish.
Since the pop up is tiny it only took the afternoon to get to the point where she had 4 coats of wax on her and we had to call the day due to darkness and threat of rain. Work to resume today weather permitting. However, before we called it a day I heard those words every wife LIVES to hear! "YOU WERE RIGHT, I WAS WRONG" (tehehehe). Thanks a bunch!
Put him in the dog house Tammy and let the dog sleep in the bed. :) :) :)
Cute dog by the way.
WOW a 1968 pop up. That is only 5 years younger then me!
Would love to see pics of the pop up and dog. Is that a Lab?
I'm going to try this on my RV as soon as I can get a lot of old pin stripping off it. Sounds like it's a lot cheaper then a new paint job.
I am a bit computer challenged getting the pics on this thread but they are on my page. He is a lab and he loves to camp! We have two labs and a basset hound who love to RV!
Kelly have you seen how BAD the Apache looked in my before pics on my page? We thought for sure the only thing which would even make her presentable was a complete paint job. You saw her and this is what we used and it worked wonders. http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/photo/apache-front-beginning?context=user