Autoglym polish or Bobbydazzler?

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  1. whitem

    whitem Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    Anyone have any experience of using a good polish suitable for motorhomes?

    Have heard Autoglym super resin polish is good for GRP, but does anyone know if this better than good old bobby dazzler?

    Also, do you think that turtle wax or autogylm car shampoo is better than fenwicks caravan cleaner for routine washing?

    Thanks for any advice

    MArk
     
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    Bobby dazzler and fenwicks everytime...Oh plus elbow grease:Rofl1:
     
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    hi there mark,and im sorry dave but have to disagree and say autoglym everytime.my son josh is a polishing fanatic:thumb:its a wonder there is any paint left on our rv:Laughing:but we have not found anything to better their product and we have tried most brands including those mentioned:thumb:regards brian jo & josh p.s.dave i have to agree with the elbow grease and plenty of it
     
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    I use Fenwicks motorhome cleaner and Bobby Dazzler, they do a good job with no elbow grease
     
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    your supposed to polish these things as well, blimey does the work never stop :)

    i'm an auto glym fan my self, worked in garages from the day i left school till i did my back in, and they always used auto glym.

    i used to have a fiberglass beach buggy, tried a few supposedly specialist grp polishes, none of them did any differnt to autoglym super resin, one of them did take bloomin ages to buff all the polish off tho,
    auto glym stuff is just easy to work with, that's why most garages seem to use it i guess.

    the paint renovator is good stuff too, but it dosent give a bright gloss shine and i rekon thats how most people come to not like autoglym, they are expecting it to do something it dosent,
    restore the paint, then give it a polish with the super resin stuff, and it'll look like new.

    The glass cleaner polish is excelent too, forget those mist on and wipe off sprays, get some good green autoglym glass polish on the windows, let it dry, buff it off, the glass will look like new and stay mist free for ages.

    The one thing autoglym dont do (afaik) is a black streak remover, used to be some made bu 'Mc Lords' and it was brilliant, my local C'van shop went over to bobby dazzler products and their black streak remover was naff in comparison, lots of elbow grease needed and lots of repeated applications.

    managed to find some Mc lords BSR a year ago, but it's not the same as the old stuff, takes a lot of work to get the darn things off (i gather most people know the black streaks are caused by the silicone/mastic sealant used on motorhome/caravan roofs)
     
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    I've always used Autoglym on my GRP Motor....

    Brings it up great.

    Tried Fenwicks on the RV.....Still looking
     
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    Had a go at those pesky black streaks recently with Fenwicks remover, which worked with a bit of effort. Autoglym polish did the same job and polished the van at the same time, so I think I'll stick with that.
     
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    For the oxidised GRP bits make sure you use an abrasive polish, super resin is perfect, but be careful if buying it in gallons, as the red tin gallon version here

    http://www.4wheelplay.co.uk/autoglym-superglym-polish-p-25002604.html is not abrasive,

    however this one is http://www.4wheelplay.co.uk/autoglym-radiant-polish-p-25002630.html this is the same as super resin I feel.

    and it's surprising how much you get through on a van.

    If you want a super shine this is what you want

    http://www.4wheelplay.co.uk/autoglym-supreme-polish-p-25002732.html

    but given the cost I only use it on my car and motorbikes, I never have any energy left to give the van another coat after doing the radiant coat, and at £56 a gallon it isn't cheap
     
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    Have used Fenwicks Bobby Dazzler and Motorhome cleaner for years have tried all the rest and have always returned to it.



    Dave :thumb:
     
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    MArk[/QUOT

    maguires is the best shampoo you can buy and also if you want to get all that tar and stuff off use some traffic film remover tft thats really good stuff just dont leave it on too long:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:[/QUOTE]
    Spot on Mr Bond,Aything that has Maguires on is Brill !
    Try the tyre gel,Great to apply and lasts ages.Won't use anything else on my RV.

    John P.:thumb:
     
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    Go on web read auto express for annual test of all polishes and buy Comma best and cheapest but not always easy to find-gets rid of streaks as well.
    If you need a polish with a cleaner as well use Super U car polish[needs a trip to france tho. so cant be all bad.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments...obviously a topic close to all of our hearts!

    BTY how do you apply bobby dazzler properly? - have never used it and it sounds a bit of a faff having to apply to the whole motorhome with a sponge / long handled brush. Especially as you are not supposed to let it dry on!

    I think I will give it a good clean with caravan cleaner, then a good polish with autoglym, then maybe use bobby dazzler after every time I wash it to keep up the protection.

    Mark:Wink:
     
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