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Post Info TOPIC: Motorhome Preserving the Fibreglass Walls


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Motorhome Preserving the Fibreglass Walls


I notice the walls of my Avida motorhome are a bit dirty and dull and while washing the water turns a little white.

Does anyone know of a product that may restore/seal the external walls please?

Have looked locally and quite confused on what to, or what not to use. Thanks



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Essy how old is your Avida? It may be a warranty claimable fix.

Normal fading or weathering of the MH usually can be brightened up with a good buffing with a protective polish (such as Meguires) - Local panel repair shop should be an affordable fix.

Note vehicles that are left out in Australian weather/sun/rain, need to be polished with quality product every 5/6 months, (otherwise paintwork will become chalky, particularly poor quality fiberglass panels).

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I use a Fibreglass polish called Nu Finish on my Motorhome, it is available at most Auto Parts shops. Use as per instructions and you will find that it will do the job.

 



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Hey Possum, my RV is a 2014 model, not much chance of a warranty claim!

It sits out in the WA sun all year with no cover so I can expect a bit of fading!

Guess I will try some of the suggested polishes, just got to grow about 6 ft taller to reach the top.

Thx for your reply



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Thx Kerry, will give that a try. Appreciate your advice.



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Essy, ask a boat shop for a good fibreglass polish that won't take the gel coat off.

Cheers Bob



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Thanks for your advice all, I have looked into the options but, SWMBO says I'm too old to be climbing ladders soooo,

I am going to have a professional detailer do the work for me on advice from those around me. I just have to pay the bill!

I can fit another game of golf in while he is doing the work biggrin

Thanks again, the forum works well and is much appreciated.



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