Motorhome/Caravan Polish.

Discussion in 'Top Tips & Tricks' started by martintheviking, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. martintheviking

    martintheviking Read Only Funster

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    I gave my Swift Suntour, (52 plate on a Ducato Chassis) a wash & polish yesterday, using Autoglym Polish & noticed 'Blotches' on the panels.
    The cab came up Loverly, but Autoglym doesn't seem to do the job on the back end.
    Can anyone recommend a Good Long Lasting Polish suitable for the body. I think they are GRP Fibreglass, in reasonable condition. I just want to protect it before it starts to look too 'Manky'.
    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. pegleg

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    Hi I used Auto glym polish, called SUPER RESIN POLISH and did the nice finish ,I did the motor body in bits like the size of a door them removed and carry on after that there a polish you can put on top but cannot remember the name (sorry) but you put it over the body and leave for about 15 to 20 mins before removing:mad: it goes misty now I use MOTORHOME WASH called FENWICKS which is very good for dark marks from windows etc then when you wash it of there is BOBBY DAZZLER which is the protecting coating and a nice shine and you just spay it on and leave to dry . There is a caravan wash so get the motorhome one cheers hope any of this helps (y)
     
  3. Don Quixote

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    Been using MER for years both on MH and my car. I use it from roof to floor on the MH after each long run out and I have no streaks ever even if parked up for weeks on end on site after very bad rain it just runs of the body work and dries without water marks.
    I use it on the windows inside and out as it does not scratch the plastic. On the windscreen I use RAINX ( Halfords ) and when driving in the rain ( not much here in Spain ) the water runs of the screen so fast that I hardly need to switch on the wipers. On the black plastic ( ours is gray ) I use smooth peanut butter ( I hate the taste ) which brings it back to life ( in Spain they go white very quickly )

    Our MH is now 3 years old and still looks like the day it came out of the factory on the outside at least. On the inside is another story.........
     
  4. Inthezone

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    Hi I use Autoglym super resin polish, it works fine on all of the panels, but I do buff it with an orbital polishing mop, it cost me around £40, but it gives super results and leaves no marks.
     
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    I also use autoglym super resin polish ..sometimes topped off with autoglym extra gloss .....mable is 14 years old but looks 3 years old
    I also use autoglym aqua wax all over when I'm being lazy .....but it smells lovely like bubblegum
     
  6. daisy mae

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    I use Fenwicks Motor Home cleaner followed by Bobby Dazzler, just rinse that on with a sponge and leave to dry, when at the Stafford show yesterday a guy asked me if my MH was kept indoors due to the gloss on it and the condition , no it is my everyday vehicle and is kept on the drive, so good advert for Fenwicks.
     
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  7. Goshawk

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    i had a few marks , my son said to claybar it first , then polish, hard work but works a treat, i also use autoglym, and have a meguairs polisher
    but talked to a body repair man the other day, on route to cardigan, he said he could clean and polish the lot for about £60, saving a lot of elbow grease , just a thought :)
     
  8. Brian and Jo

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    hi there have always used Autoglym products with excellent results.but have recently started using Meguairs which is also very good(y)
    brian and jo
     
  9. sdc77

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    I use Fenwicks too.. Its a good wash. I had some dodo juice wax lying around and used that in the summer... Great results.. But very time consuming.. Just done an autumn clean of the roof and body and for the first time I've tried the Fenwicks over winter stuff.. We'll see.. You're going to struggle to get a better deeper shine than using wax.. You just need commitment or to be skilled with a polisher.
     
  10. buckby

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    farecla grp restorer got it from a boat supplies lasted all year up to now also use demon shine after a wash then use a silicone blade to get most of the demon shine off. I never use caravan cleaner or traffic film remover done that before and it only strips the wax off I just use wash and wax
     
  11. FJmike

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    I have to agree with buckby about using black streak remover and slightly agree about using traffic film remover. TFR comes in many different strengths and its quite common for people to use too strong a dilution, this is probably what has happened to martintheviking's motorhome. Please don't use( or let anyone else) a rotary polisher unless you really know what your doing as the paint on most motorhomes is very thin and has no lacquer coat.
     
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