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What polish to use?

Postby wonkywheel » August 26th, 2018, 10:15 am

Hi,
As my build moves slowly on I am at a point where the protective film on the fiberglass sheet has to come off. It is beautifully clean and brilliant white. Is there anything I can use to help protect it and keep looking good? like Autoglym?

Is there a particular polish that you would recommend?

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Re: What polish to use?

Postby zildjian » August 29th, 2018, 6:39 am

As I thought then Mark, they are none of them keen on polishing stuff in fact. :roll:
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Re: What polish to use?

Postby wonkywheel » August 30th, 2018, 6:57 am

Richard,
back to trial and error then :roll:
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Re: What polish to use?

Postby Ogden scamper » August 30th, 2018, 6:20 pm

thats easy; Mk1 elbow grease is still king Wonkywheel :)
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Re: What polish to use?

Postby mjb666 » August 30th, 2018, 8:50 pm

Rightly or wrongly, each Spring i T-cut & wax polish the whole exterior of my De-mountable. It always looks better & the rainwater beads off it. I have no idea what you're supposed to use/do?

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Re: What polish to use?

Postby Amanda_P » August 31st, 2018, 9:35 pm

They do say that old-fashioned hard wax and lots of elbow grease is the best - but on a big camper body, it takes aaaaages!

I like Mer Ultimate Shine Polish. You can sometimes find this in Halfords, or (oddly) The Range. It leaves a good shine, leaves water beading and running off readily, and goes on relatively quickly and easily.

Quick tip - apply it with a damp cloth or to bodywork still wet from washing, and it goes on really easily. Then wait until it dries to a swirly haze, and polish it off with a dry microfibre cloth (i.e., a fluffy towel) or polisher.

You can also use it as a very, very mild cutting compound, so if you find a spot where a small scratch or stain needs a little cutting, you can just 'apply' it a bit harder to that spot.

I have no shares in Mer, I'm merely a satisfied customer. And 500mls lasts for years (as long as you don't knock the bottle over...)
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Re: What polish to use?

Postby wonkywheel » August 31st, 2018, 10:10 pm

Thanks,
Amanda, I have been trawling some boating forums as they tend to polish each year, but I will look out for Mer. The tips on application are particularly useful as I tend not to polish the truck. I just have it spray polished after the car wash. I just have to wait until I have stuck some decal/graphics on as I need to do that or the polish should stop them from sticking.

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Re: What polish to use?

Postby mjb666 » September 12th, 2018, 7:25 pm

Hi Amanda

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I finally managed to track down a solitary bottle in a local Range store.

Hoping to give it a go soon & remembering your application tips.

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Re: What polish to use?

Postby mjb666 » September 17th, 2018, 8:34 pm

I had a spare hour free over the weekend and decided to give the new polish a go.

Well, three hours later and i have polished the rear end around and including the stable door.

It was much easier to apply and less messy than T-cut. I'am really pleased with it.

Thanks for that suggestion.

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