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 17 hours ago

I would use  dicor  lap sealant caulk for that.  to restore the shine , the  best thing to do for these old fiberglass vehicles is to apply red max  floor finish that you can get  at  lowes, its the same thing as poli-glow that is sold for boats .  you just have to clean the  surface real well and remove all wax and apply 4 or 5 thin coats. it will shine  like new for  years.

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I did this to my RV a year ago and it still looks great with 4 coats.

I have used the Zep product Wet Look hundreds of times on Commercial flooring

but never gave it a thought of using on RV. I do wonder what the weather does to this finish, Any in put.

No negative feedback on this yet so I "assume" it's ok. Quite amazing the result is. People are very happy and surprised. We like that.


What type of rig do you have? Lots of projectso on it?  we always have lots and lots of projects.

Hi Pat, We have a  2003 36ft Winnebago Adventurer

Yes, I used four coats of Red Max Pro on my 1980 Dolphin fiberglass in May of 2010.  The side that is regularly exposed to the sun is beginning to look powdery.  The powder is easily removed by a carwash brush and mild detergent.  I then recoated it again twice this spring, and it looks great. There is a slight darkening of the finish after applying to the ivory f/g. but not a real problem.

Owen, thanks so much for the input. that's good for folks to know.

Yes thank you i now know what to expect i sure like how my leocraft looks after 3 coats I was going to do 5 coats but only manage to get 3 done I will do the next 2 coats next year. thanks again

In a hot claimant you will have to renew it about every 2 to 3 years if it is in a RV port with total shade 5 to 6 years.I'm not sure on cold claimant the coldest it get in las vegas is about the 30's some times down into the 20's.   

It seems to be exposure to the sun, maybe UV rays that affect it  rather than temperature, as the time seem about the same in Canada too.

I am very much interested in trying this process, and have been gathering up the listed products. However, I have a "possibly" dumb question. Does 3M actually make anything called a "scrubbie"? I have been unable to find anything like that, but want to make sure that I use the right product in the cleaning step with the Bartenders Friend. Maybe I'm making too much of that, but I want to do it right.

Thanks, Alan

sorry Alan don't know. members comment in the past that they got great results. However, it is ONLY for rvs that have a finish that can't be restored by good buffer and waxing... usual approach.   Post some pictures of how you proceed and the results.

Thanks Pat, and John. The part that I'm concerned most with is removing the loose clearcoat and feathering out the edges without scratching the adjacent paint. See the attached pictures, showing what I have.





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