A Polish worth a try?

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  1. Steve

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    Got out nice and early to wash the van before the sun got too warm then when dryed i tried a new/different polish its called G3 by Farecla. Pleased with the result and my arms havnt droped off. Might be worth a try.
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    Yes... quite agree the Polish round home make a good job of the motor home and the cars also.
    I have not tried the Bulgarians yet.
     
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    you just cantremember
     
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    I have some G3 in the garage, its a cutting compound rather than a polish, just like T-cut.

    Its not the same stuff is it?
     
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    I use Farecla grp restorer and polish ordered it from a chandlery got it online only polished the mh once and water is still running off nicely
     
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    I'll ask Mrs A what she uses after she has finished rodding the drains....
     
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    I use G3 and a 150 mm polishing machine to polish our GRP bodyshell then apply whatever car polish I have to hand usually Mer. Apparently you shouldn't use normal T cut on GRP, no idea why.
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    Same reason you should be careful with G3, its is a cutting compound and removes a "significant" amount of the gelcoat, after just a few applications the gel coat will become porous and you will find it very difficult to keep clean. For the same reason I would avoid regular use of any abrasive polish like Autoglym resin polish unless it is required to restore the finish.
     
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    Very good point. G3 has recently been reformulated and is not as harsh as the old G3. When using any polish always wax afterwards to protect the finish
     
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    Its not polish, its a cutting compound for correcting paint defects. If you use G3, and no wax after, your pride and joy has no protection whatsoever.
    If you must use something like this, try G10 its much less harsh.
     
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    All joking aside - has anyone been to a Polish (other nationalities are available!) car wash with a MH ?

    I would reckon as long as they keep the high pressure jet away from window and door seals etc it's gotta be worth a try???
    They do a fab job on my car(y)

    Very tempted to try my local one soon.
     
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    Try Farecla Wax Top. A very easy to use Polish/wax combination. The best cleaner/polish I have found to date.
     
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    A couple of my customers thought the same. One had to fork out £800 + after the numpties decided to clean his fridge vents with their power washer. The other had to pay for new decals after having them striped off his motorhome at the east European car wash.
     
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    I regularly use a hand car wash. I ask the guy's (Asian) to keep the power washer in a low setting and not to do the roof because of solar panel etc. Great job. I once got them to do the roof of my previous coachbuilt MH but stipulated it had to be brush only - again they made a great job.
     
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    A low setting on its own can do just as much damage, the important thing is to have a wide fan, low setting and to keep the lance moving all the time
     
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    Our local hand car washers will do the MH but they don't have anything to reach the roof.
     
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    Not a problem FJMike as my current van is a PVC so not the usual concerns with seems and sealing etc.
     
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    Sounds a bit rude to me.......
    Cheers, Dave:xrofl:
     
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