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jmeyers278
11-16-2018, 10:30 PM
I just picked up a brand new 34í tt. It has a fiberglass exterior. I live in Florida and it is stored outdoors. I want to know what sealant or wax has a really high uv protection and one that I donít have to reapply every other month.

Thanks!

davidc
11-17-2018, 09:02 AM
I have been using Collinite 476 or 885 then Optimum Car Wax every few Months in Arizona. Will usually last a little over a year but I would re-apply at 9-10 months. A cover will greatly help.

Dave

luvmyrv
11-17-2018, 09:47 AM
Another vote for Collinite...I applied Collinite 925 Fiberglass Boat Wax to our 5th wheel this yr and really like how nicely it went on, and how it beads any water as well as the shine it provides. Was using Meguiars product designed for fiberglass and gelcoats before that. The Collinite provides a much deeper and brighter shine. As davidc mentions, I also use Optimum Spray car wax after washes. Now, I am not subject to Florida or AZ sun like you guys are, but just thought I would give another plug for Collinite...I am sold on it. I got the idea from another RV'er on this forum, wasn't davidc though. Maybe he will spot this post and reply as well.

davidc
11-17-2018, 10:05 AM
I was reading of a person on irv2.com that had hos 40-45 motor home coated and was bragging how easy it was to clean. To have it coated was $8k dollars.

Dave

yakky
11-17-2018, 11:07 AM
I agree the collinites will last a while but are you prepared for applying that to a big trailer?

IMO the most important thing is regularly washing. If it were mine, I'd do one coat of 845 and then I'd wash every 2 or 3 months and hit it with OCW as I was drying it.

davidc
11-17-2018, 11:18 AM
I agree the collinites will last a while but are you prepared for applying that to a big trailer?

IMO the most important thing is regularly washing. If it were mine, I'd do one coat of 845 and then I'd wash every 2 or 3 months and hit it with OCW as I was drying it.

Yeah, a DA for application makes it easier. Mine is 32' and approx. 960 square feet of real estate. I have been maintaining now for 16 years and at 65 I break it down to sections so I can live through the process. Being retired helps having to not do it all at once also.

Dave

davidc
11-17-2018, 11:22 AM
Another product I use is Optimum No Rinse Wash and Wax that has Car Wax In it applied with a Boars Hair brush then using a cheaper RV brush with a drying towel draped over it for drying. Both brushes use a painters pole to reach the 12' plus heights so no ladder required for the washes.

Dave

jmeyers278
11-17-2018, 11:25 AM
I agree the collinites will last a while but are you prepared for applying that to a big trailer?

IMO the most important thing is regularly washing. If it were mine, I'd do one coat of 845 and then I'd wash every 2 or 3 months and hit it with OCW as I was drying it.

I donít mind doing it I just donít want to have to wax or seal every 3 months. I would like something that has really good uv protection and lasts at least 6 months

luvmyrv
11-17-2018, 01:47 PM
These RV's appear daunting to do but really are not that bad. I apply the Collinite with a DA and it goes pretty quick. As davidc mentioned, this is a project that will take a couple or a few days depending on how you want to work. And with trailers you will have to split it up so as to always be working in the shade. The Optimum Spray Wax is one of those that has the UV inhibitors in the wax. That on top of the Collinite should allow you to get by for several months....I enjoy detailing, and doing the trailer is enjoyable, I don't view it as a chore, so long as I split it up over 2-3 days....mine is also 31 ft in length.
I can tell you that with the wax on it, when it does need a wash after getting wet road grime on it, it cleans up real easy.

luvmyrv
11-17-2018, 01:50 PM
I was reading of a person on irv2.com that had hos 40-45 motor home coated and was bragging how easy it was to clean. To have it coated was $8k dollars.

Dave

OUCH!!!! I can but an awful lot of Collinite and OCW for that and pay myself a decent wage to apply it!!

SWETM
11-17-2018, 03:40 PM
I have only used it on cars. But some on a domestic forum I come from has used it on travel trailer and has been satisfied with it. The product is Ultima Paint Guard Plus sealant. Don't know how good the uv protection is. But they have not noticed any oxidation when keeping it topped up. And that is the big benefit of it's ease of use. WOWA product is awesome since you don't need to wipe it off or buff. The Ultima PGP you use very little product. When you have gotten a layer on you apply one more for longer longevity. Then you can get the Ultima Paint Prep Plus if you want to use a non abrasive cleaner polish. And it's also get you a longer longevity since it's leaves bonding points to the Ultima PGP. Then you can maintain it with either waterless wash or rinseless wash or 2bm wash that also leaves the polycharger polymers for some topping to your Ultima PGP. And get some extra applicators and they are of a high quality. I have never feeled any mf applicator that soft and smooth and I think also that it let you stretch the reload necessary longer in between them. And since they change to a new formula of Ultima PGP that is water based instead of solvent based. You can use it as a drying aid too. When applyied on a mid sized car. You prime the applicator with one spray and one spray for every panel only and split the hood and roof in 2 panels. So the 4oz bottle gives you between 15-20 layers. And the 12oz bottle would be well enough for many layers of a travel trailer. If you get it to smear you have used to much of product. That is easy happens since you feel like you use so little. But a polishing with Ultima Paint Prep Plus and 2 layers of Ultima PGP you get around 6 months longevity from. And you can ad a New layer very fast as you spray the applicator and wipe on and move to the next section. So again it's very easy to apply it. And the looks is more carnuaba glow than the useally sealant look. It's good chemical resistant LSP. Not the most hydrophobic LSP but okay. There you have the Ultima Acrylic spray wax if you want more hydrophobic surface. Could be an option to try. And the Ultima Tire & Trim Guard is also a quality product if you want a long lasting product like that. The interior cleaner and the interior protection is also great.

Ultima Paint Guard Plus, paint sealant, liquid wax, paint sealer, car wax sealant (https://www.autogeek.net/ultima-paint-guard-plus.html)

Ultima Paint Prep Plus & Applicator, prewax cleanser, prewax polish, cleaner polish (https://www.autogeek.net/ultima-paint-prep-bundle.html)

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Ultima Paint Guard Wash, car shampoo, auto wash shampoo, car soap, lubricating car wash (https://www.autogeek.net/ultima-car-wash.html)

Ultima Acrylic Spray Wax (https://www.autogeek.net/ultima-acrylic-spray-wax.html)

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/Tony