Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2020, 11:19 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
1kotonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles. CA
Posts: 104
Default Outside fiberglass care

Question, how often do you wash and polish your fiberglass skinned TT. I've had mine a used 2008 for approximately 5 years now. The shell is pretty sun bleached and only has a shine after I polish it.

I've read of people using Zep floor protector on their fiberglass RVs and TTs anyone use that type of product on their TT.

When I clean mine up I use New Finish synthetic polish, after a few coats it looks nice but if a lot of work.
__________________

__________________
2008 FF Cruzer 139X
2013 Honda Pilot 4WD
1kotonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,785
Default

I have been using this the past 2 years:

https://www.chemicalguys.com/citrus-...and-gloss.html

It's available at WalMart, Amazon and some auto parts stores One small bottle goes along ways!

Also use to wash vehicles. Great stuff!
__________________

__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2020, 04:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
1kotonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Los Angeles. CA
Posts: 104
Default

Eagle, Ill give that stuff a try, I guess ill just have to polish her up again and try that product you mentioned. My gut feeling is not to use that liquid floor shine. I can see that stuff caking on and building up. When I was in the Army we used to spit shine our jump boots and with a cotton ball apply a coat of future floor sealant over the toe cap of the boot. Kept the shine for a while longer but made a mess of the boot over time.
__________________
2008 FF Cruzer 139X
2013 Honda Pilot 4WD
1kotonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2020, 04:57 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,785
Default

I'd be interested in the results after you use it as I've gotten good results.
__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 09:27 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Painted Post, NY
Posts: 19
Default

We bought our 2015 FF210UDS in 2017 and the fiberglass front cap was already terribly, terribly faded. Tried Meguiars Fiberglass Oxidation Removal Kit and it worked....for a few months. (Could probably have used WD40.) This year I stumbled on a clear coat from KBS Coatings https://www.kbs-coatings.com/diamondfinish-clear.html. We cleaned, degreased and gently sanded the entire surface with lots of 600 grit sandpaper on a 5 inch round random orbital sander. Put on a couple coats of KBS's Diamond Clear Finish super high gloss (thinned 3 to 1 with xylene) using a high density foam roller, no less, because I don't have a gigantic paint spray booth or a spray gun. BAM! What a difference. I've still got to buff it out, but it is glossy, even glassy, and the chalky looking fade has disappeared. All for less than $250.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200625_121837118_HDR.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	217.9 KB
ID:	1750
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20200724_193539930.jpg
Views:	6
Size:	295.4 KB
ID:	1751
jimplumley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2020, 10:00 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 8
Default trailer cover?

Does anyone use a trailer cover on their FF to protect the finish?

I've been considering this one on sale at Costco-

https://www.costco.com/classic-acces...100533391.html
WaltzingMatilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2020, 04:56 PM   #7
APD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hickory Flat, Ga.
Posts: 614
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimplumley View Post
We bought our 2015 FF210UDS in 2017 and the fiberglass front cap was already terribly, terribly faded. Tried Meguiars Fiberglass Oxidation Removal Kit and it worked....for a few months. (Could probably have used WD40.) This year I stumbled on a clear coat from KBS Coatings https://www.kbs-coatings.com/diamondfinish-clear.html. We cleaned, degreased and gently sanded the entire surface with lots of 600 grit sandpaper on a 5 inch round random orbital sander. Put on a couple coats of KBS's Diamond Clear Finish super high gloss (thinned 3 to 1 with xylene) using a high density foam roller, no less, because I don't have a gigantic paint spray booth or a spray gun. BAM! What a difference. I've still got to buff it out, but it is glossy, even glassy, and the chalky looking fade has disappeared. All for less than $250.
Some of the rat-rod and pickup guys use that to preserve patina of old trucks and cars.
__________________
Alan
2005 T139FK
1995 Chevy G20 aka "Big Blue",
1994 GMC Camper Van,
APD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2020, 11:00 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Painted Post, NY
Posts: 19
Default

APD - Interesting that you should mention "preserving the patina" of old stuff. I needed a sacrificial subject to test thinned clear coat on. I'm thinking now that the rest of my poor old wheelbarrow will be gone long before the lining.
Attached Thumbnails
Wheelbarrow 1.jpg   Wheelbarrow 2.jpg  
jimplumley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2020, 01:05 PM   #9
APD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Hickory Flat, Ga.
Posts: 614
Talking

That's cool Jim! Hey get a chrome wheel for it, some tassels for the handlebars and enter it in the "Show Barrel" contest....
__________________
Alan
2005 T139FK
1995 Chevy G20 aka "Big Blue",
1994 GMC Camper Van,
APD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2020, 08:54 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 2,785
Default

I wonder how will it would work on a fiberglass boat to keep the brown stain and green scum from sticking to the hull?/
__________________
2012 Fun Finder XT 276 Toy Hauler & Harley Davidson Ultra Classic with Condor wheel chock
2014 Dodge Ram 2500 AT 4X4 Crew Cab 6.4 L Hemi, 373 gears, tow package, Rambox option, Revolver X2 tonneau cover, Equal-I-zer anti-sway hitch.
Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 02:15 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 211
Default

Jim, just to ask: Did you sand the FF decal as well as the ends of the two stripes? I would have thought that 600 grit might ruin them.

It sure looks great!
__________________
2016 F281BIKS
2003 F250 7.3L Powerstroke Crewcab longbed
JimboFunFinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 02:28 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 211
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimplumley View Post
We bought our 2015 FF210UDS in 2017 and the fiberglass front cap was already terribly, terribly faded. Tried Meguiars Fiberglass Oxidation Removal Kit and it worked....for a few months. (Could probably have used WD40.) This year I stumbled on a clear coat from KBS Coatings https://www.kbs-coatings.com/diamondfinish-clear.html. We cleaned, degreased and gently sanded the entire surface with lots of 600 grit sandpaper on a 5 inch round random orbital sander. Put on a couple coats of KBS's Diamond Clear Finish super high gloss (thinned 3 to 1 with xylene) using a high density foam roller, no less, because I don't have a gigantic paint spray booth or a spray gun. BAM! What a difference. I've still got to buff it out, but it is glossy, even glassy, and the chalky looking fade has disappeared. All for less than $250.
Attachment 1750
Attachment 1751
Jim, I think it already looks great!

Did you sand the FF decal and the ends of the stripes with the 600 grit? I would have thought it might have ruined the decal.
__________________
2016 F281BIKS
2003 F250 7.3L Powerstroke Crewcab longbed
JimboFunFinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 06:20 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Painted Post, NY
Posts: 19
Default

Was careful to only lightly scuff the decals for adhesion. It definitely sealed their edges, and hopefully will preserve them too. I'm quite impressed with how hard it feels after several weeks of curing. It should take stone hits very well.
jimplumley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2020, 07:13 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
twinster2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Kalamazoo, MI & Leesburg, FL
Posts: 619
Default

I wax my entire trailer including the fiberglass front with Nufinish.
__________________
2013 Highlander AWD
2010 Fun Finder 189FBR
Into Camping and RC Flying
twinster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2020, 12:44 PM   #15
Member
 
wishuwerehere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Cumming, Ga.
Posts: 98
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinster2 View Post
I wax my entire trailer including the fiberglass front with Nufinish.
I use that also, it just won't remove some of the previous owners waxing attempt utoh's. I am reluctant to se an orbital myself after seeing their mistakes that are now permanent.
__________________

wishuwerehere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Fun Finder RV, Cruiser RV, or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×