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Wax or Mop & Glow
Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:42 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:36 AM
The primary difference is the UV effect on the clear coat and surface being exposed to materials that interior surfaces are not exposed to.
Do not know of any chemical reaction issues between Mop and Glow and fiberglass clear coats.
The chemicals in mop and glow, like acrylics will layer on the surface. Any residual wax or sealers on the surface could cause a peeling affect that could be unsightly over time an removing this layer could prove to be time consuming and costly.
The same issue comes up when applying a new clear coat to the fiberglass. If the surface is not properly cleaned and prepared, the clear coat will peel in areas.
The front of coaches are prone to the problem due to the exposure of bugs, fine sand / dust and stones that degrade the coating over time and products used to clean the area leave residues that need to be removed so clear coats will last.
Think in the long run I would stay with synthetic and / or natural waxes to keep the coach looking good.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:53 AM
There is (was) a product at Lowes RMP3 that is/was used. It has been replaced by a product called ZEP Wet Look at Home Depot (both products made from the same company and are identical). It is not wax by definition but an acryllic floor finish/sealer that shines.
There are three groups of people. Those that have used it and love it. Those that bad mouth the process but have never used it. And last, but not least, those that just grab some popcorn and watch the arguments and ponder using the process. The nay sayers can't seem to show any photographic evidence of problems with yellowing or cracking (minor issues due to poor prep work). I couldn't get anyone to provide a link to first person problems with pictures. When I asked I just heard a cricket chirping. They would only quote a third cousin's girlfriend's ex-father-in-law's meter reader's next door neighbor who "heard" about problems.
It is primarily used bt those with an older RV I think the Scamp people started it and have been doing it for years without issue. Google Red Max Pro 3 and you will find pretty detailed instructions and bantering. The prep work is key.
I am in the "has used it and love it" group. It took me an entire day to complete all the work. I did have the boss dipping & wringing the rags of RMP3 which saved a great deal of climbing up and down time. Almost a year later it looks the same as the day I put it on and it has been through midwest winter and desert sun.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:18 PM
But then you will have a really nice finish just like paint finish. If you are doubtful try it in a inconspicuous place on top of roof where nobody can see it.
The cost is minimal, about $ 20.00 or so.
Good luck & god bless.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:45 PM
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