should I use Marine polish

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  1. slobadoberbob

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    On a fibreglass body should I use a marine GRP polish? if so what brand... and is there an equivalent to T cut for GRP to get the deep down road dirt off?

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    Starbright is a marine GRP cleaner. It is made in the states but you can buy it off the web or a ships chandler. Its very good. This stuff will get deep down and clear away all heavy grime and black streaks. There are a number of Starbright products, the one that I have used is the Black streak remover.
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    Bob, I have always 'sparingly' used 'Jiff' Cream Cleaner to get to the deep down GRP stains and then made sure that I used a good 'standard' wax polish to protect the resulting surface.

    I think that is now called 'Ziff' Cream Cleaner - it is slightly abrasive but recommended for most 'plastic' cleaning problems - and as long as you don't scrub it in with a pumice stone, I have never had a problem with it.

    Never thought of marine wax - good idea, though - so I await others comments.:thumb:

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    Iv'e never bee able to find a true wax polish for GRP, whether it be marine or otherwise. The Starbrite is as near to a cut as I would like to get on painted GRP.
    Jim
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    One of the best, and last`s..

    If it`s OK for a saltwater inviroment it`s OK for an RV...

    Not cheap, but IMHO one of the best.. :thumb:




     

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    Thanks all for the response

    Thanks all for the response, Sue is visiting our son tomorrow and he lives just outside Brighton so she is going in to the Marina shop to see what is available ....

    Will advise in due course.. but any others.. keep them coming

    Bob
     
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    I also used Ciff ,on my fishing boat, excellent for getting the stains out made by the cooling water outlet, its worth a cheap try
     
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    We had an Auto-sleeper Talisman and they recommended Farecla fibre glass cleaner as they made it assumed they knew best, it acts something like T cut so is advisable not to use too often as could damage top coat, we only needed to use once after about 3 years and when we sold it about 18months later still looked great.
     
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    Iv'e used Feracla on my motorhome comes in a 2 part pack GRP restorer and polish . I found it excellent. www.consumablesexpress.co.uk

    spongy
     
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    Will you have some at Marjal, Mo?

    You could show us how good it is there... I can supply a vehicle to use for this demonstration... at a very reasonable price... :Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    yours is not fibreglass JJ??????

    If I recall JJ your is not fibreglass ??????:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    But get Mo to give you a demo.. see if he breaks in to one doing it.


    Bob:Sad:
     
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    Sorry JJ,,,, due to lack of space I had to leave the 45 gallon drum of the stuff back home... :RollEyes::BigGrin:

    Anyway I dont do "Polishing"..... :Cool:
     
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    I used Farecla Gel coat restorer last year. Very good results from a one-step treatment: it restored the front of the Hymer to white, where it had tended to 'yellow' a little. I got it from a marine chandlers (in Southampton I think, but cannot remember which one).
    http://www.farecla.com/#/268
     
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    We met a guy in France with a 20yr old M/Home (forget the make now) it was absolutely immaculate and so well polished it seemed to glow :Smile:
    He told me had used Meguiares products on it.
    Mike.
     
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    Farecla make cutting paste - the proper stuff traditionally used by the car body trade when coachlines were painted with a feather and before T-cut was invented ...... cutting paste and elbow grease ..... excellent products.
     
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    We've used MER for years now on boats, MHs, trucks, cars et al. Tried others, good bad & indifferent, always had best results with Mer. It's effortless to use, can be applied in sunshine,removes tarspots, black streaks and so on - and it's not abrasive... :Smile:
     
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    I can also recommend the Starbrite cleaner/polish - have used it for years on GRP boats.
     
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    Just a cautionary note. Many GRP restorers or T cut will fade and take colour out of any graphics on your van, so where possible avoid getting the compound on them
     
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