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  • #16
    Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

    Hi there!

    Just a few words to say that I finally have started a full wetsanding job by hand (1000!1500/2000/3000 grit) then I'll polish and wax it. I'll post a video about the full job!

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    • #17
      Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

      Originally posted by KlemVogue View Post
      Hi there!

      Just a few words to say that I finally have started a full wetsanding job by hand (1000!1500/2000/3000 grit) then I'll polish and wax it. I'll post a video about the full job!
      We would caution against this aggressive of sanding on any of the painted areas. Sanding with a D/A with foam finishing discs like 3M Trizact would be much easier, but ok let us know.
      Nick Winn
      Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
      Meguiar's Inc.
      Irvine, CA
      nawinn@meguiars.com
      800-854-8073 ext 3845

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      • #18
        Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

        Hi Nick,

        I take the time to do it correctly and very carely. It's very long, not very funny but it will be done ! Here is a pic I took last week, the result is incredible, way better and safer than polishing several times with a heavy cut compound.
        I'll post pictures later, I hope I'll finish the wetsanding process tomorrow, to switch to the polishing and the finishing process at the end of the week.

        Thank you for your feedback anyway
        Bye for now !


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        • #19
          Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

          Originally posted by KlemVogue View Post
          Hi Nick,

          I take the time to do it correctly and very carely. It's very long, not very funny but it will be done ! Here is a pic I took last week, the result is incredible, way better and safer than polishing several times with a heavy cut compound.
          I'll post pictures later, I hope I'll finish the wetsanding process tomorrow, to switch to the polishing and the finishing process at the end of the week.

          Thank you for your feedback anyway
          Bye for now !
          I am sure it looks great but think about how much paint you are removing, potentially affecting the overall integrity of the clear coat paint system. It may look great now but may be more susceptible to failure. Regarding much safer than polishing several times with a heavy compound, I would agree if you were using say 3000 grit foam finishing disc by D/A vs compounding several times. Just try to think least aggressive method possible to preserve as much paint, especially with an older rig. On non painted areas, fiberglass / gel coat, not as big of concern since will be about 7 to 8 times thicker.

          The Power of 3000 Grit
          Nick Winn
          Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
          Meguiar's Inc.
          Irvine, CA
          nawinn@meguiars.com
          800-854-8073 ext 3845

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          • #20
            Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

            Hi Nick, thank you for your reply. I really appreciate your feedback and I understand what you mean.

            Before to begin wetsanding, I tried to polish it with hard foam pad (DA blue / rupes) with the rupes product i had, but I was not satisfied with the result, somes of the scratches and holograms were still there... I am helped by a car paint professional here since a week or so, he suggested me to try 3000 grit wetsanding and if not enough then try the 2000, the 1500 and the 1000, he told me that it's better to try the less aggressive grit, and as you said, I have to keep in mind to preserve paint as much as possible, I fully understand that point and to be fully honest I felt not very comfortable with that idea before to start! He was with me when I began the process to be sure I do it correctly. As I said, it is very long and it's a tiring / boring job, I'll never do that again for sure! As my friend said, the only other way to give a better look to my RV was a new paint or give a try with what I'm doing now, wetsanding / polishing. I have quite finished the wetsanding, pfewww....

            i don't use 1000 / 1500 on the colors. Only 2000 on the biggest defects, and 3000. i only use 1000/1500/2000 on the white parts that I can't do with the DA polisher.

            I'm planning about a full paint job in a few years, it is the plan since I got the RV but I'd like to enjoy it original for few times again. It will look better for sure now, until I'll repaint it ! (sorry if my english is approximate !)

            Bye for now

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            • #21
              Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

              Hi there.

              I had an email from the people who sold me the Vogue in 2018, I'm still in touch with them, they just informed me that they washed the RV twice a year at an automatic truck wash station, and they told me that the Holograms and the scratches that I'm trying to remove are there still a long time and they think I'll not be able to remove them. I'll see =)


              I'll post pictures later!
              Have a nice day!

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              • #22
                Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

                Originally posted by KlemVogue View Post
                Hi there.

                I had an email from the people who sold me the Vogue in 2018, I'm still in touch with them, they just informed me that they washed the RV twice a year at an automatic truck wash station, and they told me that the Holograms and the scratches that I'm trying to remove are there still a long time and they think I'll not be able to remove them. I'll see =)


                I'll post pictures later!
                Have a nice day!
                That would likely do it!
                Nick Winn
                Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
                Meguiar's Inc.
                Irvine, CA
                nawinn@meguiars.com
                800-854-8073 ext 3845

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                • #23
                  Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

                  Hi Nick, and all the people who reads this topic

                  I finished the wetsanding job, it's was a real tiring job ! I'll never redo that again for sure ^^

                  I started to polish the rv, first step, high cut polish (unfortunately I did not succeed to order your M105 here, the delivery shipping delay was too long to wait for it so I do the first step with an other brand (ouuuuh not "cool" in a Meguiar's forum, I'm sorry !) that I have already mentioned sooner, it's the blue product and pad. I still have Meguiar's M67, M45, M49, and M56 in stock.

                  Here are my today's questions :

                  for the second step, can I use the Meguiar's M45 high gloss polish with a medium pad or I should buy an other specific second step polish ? Like Meguiar's M205 or something similar ? (I have bought so much products these last weeks, I'd like to not break my bank again ^^)

                  for applying the Meguiar's M56 wax, can I use my DA polisher with a very soft foam pad or should I have to wax it by hand ? (I've got wax specific pads)

                  I hope to finish this long job in the next few days!

                  Thank you so much for your feedback and support !
                  Have a very nice sunday !

                  Klem

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                  • #24
                    Re: Work on a very scratched fiberglass rv

                    Originally posted by KlemVogue View Post
                    Hi Nick, and all the people who reads this topic

                    I finished the wetsanding job, it's was a real tiring job ! I'll never redo that again for sure ^^

                    I started to polish the rv, first step, high cut polish (unfortunately I did not succeed to order your M105 here, the delivery shipping delay was too long to wait for it so I do the first step with an other brand (ouuuuh not "cool" in a Meguiar's forum, I'm sorry !) that I have already mentioned sooner, it's the blue product and pad. I still have Meguiar's M67, M45, M49, and M56 in stock.

                    Here are my today's questions :

                    for the second step, can I use the Meguiar's M45 high gloss polish with a medium pad or I should buy an other specific second step polish ? Like Meguiar's M205 or something similar ? (I have bought so much products these last weeks, I'd like to not break my bank again ^^)

                    for applying the Meguiar's M56 wax, can I use my DA polisher with a very soft foam pad or should I have to wax it by hand ? (I've got wax specific pads)

                    I hope to finish this long job in the next few days!

                    Thank you so much for your feedback and support !
                    Have a very nice sunday !

                    Klem
                    Hi Klem,

                    There is no issue mentioning & discussing other brand product here, honestly. To answer your first question, you really do need a "cleaner/polish" like our M205 Ultra Finishing Polish to further refine the paint after the compound step, and to help remove any often normal light haze, micro marring, buffer trails(if applicable from a rotary). Jumping from a compound straight to a pure polish is not recommended as you can leave behind these light defects from the compound step.

                    You can absolutely apply wax with a dual action polisher and a foam finishing pad. It is worth mentioning always do a test spot for each step to ensure results are satisfactory or something is not going on. Even for applying wax, I have had situations where users have completed the entire wax step after hours or work to find out the finishing pad applying the wax was hazing the paint. In this case was very soft/sensitive paint and rare situation but still.

                    Hope this helps.
                    Nick Winn
                    Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
                    Meguiar's Inc.
                    Irvine, CA
                    nawinn@meguiars.com
                    800-854-8073 ext 3845

                    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

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