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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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!

Jeanette

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!

Thanks so much.
Will try this on our 89 Elandan .
Jackie is the stuff you were talking about?

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

I would like to try this on my motorhome but I want to paint the striping first. I hope it doesn't hurt the paint Does anyone know

 

Yes it will last for about 3 years in 110 deg before it starts to flak off. But what Melvin said it has to be cleaned really good I have put a post-up about a year ago that gives you step by step instructions on what to use to clean and prep the RV

Thank you! I am starting to redo my '76 Chinook. Does anyone know where or if Chinook decals can be had? Again,thanks! !!

Betty, have you tried ebay?  I've seen loads of other decals there and several of them offer custom jobs.  I bet you could send pics and they could match them.

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