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Post by skyrakes on Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:19 pm

Right the Mrs has requested that I polish the Nuervo EK (2012). What polish does one use on the actual body. The cab I have no problem just ordinary car polish. Any suggestions? If it is easy applying the polish maybe I can teach the wife to do it

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Post by groundhog on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:36 am

It all depends on what the body is like now, if it is dull it may need something mildly abrasive to bring it back, if not a good coat of wax which contains carnuba, but here is the important thing, use only marine type waxes designed for GRP.

First check out any marine chandlery website you will find hundreds of options but I have always liked Meguiars products, not the cheapest but absolutely among the best.

You will find there are lots of mild abrasive GRP cleaners and I have never felt it really mattered which one you use. Getting back to shine ( if it needs it) is just hard work but don't rub too hard.

Protecting the shine must be done with a good GRP wax, meguiars have just bought out an RV wax which I am currently using and I have to say the protection quality is excellent. When you look at the GRP the water should just 'bead' into little blobs when wet and run straight off, you will not get black streaks if it is properly waxed.

Others will say they have used any old car polish, personally I wouldn't and from experience of 'detailing' yachts, classic cars and even a 393 seat Tristar aircraft I would recommend using the proper stuff - so think yachts.....up!
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Post by skyrakes on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:09 pm

Thanks. Seen the web site and on my way to the stockist now.
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:07 pm

I use marine polish but cannot reach the Luton to do that. Has anyone got a good (safe) suggestion? Thanks up! 

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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:23 pm

I do a bit from the top and a bit from the bottom and hope no one focuses on the bit in the middle!!!

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Post by moggyminor1966 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:09 pm

Hi groundhog
Looked at the Meguiar's website quite impressive. I see they do an RV cleaner, wax and polish all in one. Is this the best to use or they do a cleaner then wax separately?


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Post by groundhog on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:34 pm

I have never used the all in one product but assuming the van has light oxidation, best described as a little bit dull, then I would think that would be an excellent product to use. It then depends on how particular you want to be, for a really long lasting finish I would use the above then add a coat of either the regular RV wax or the premium flagship premium marine waxr.

I used this on a navy blue hulled boat which was moored with the transom facing the midday sun so it faded all the time, nothing stopped it happening but the meguires flagship premium marine wax was about the only thing that would keep it looking good for a decent amount of time.

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Post by nuevoboy on Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:20 pm

I've only ever used the all-in-one Meguiars product and found it to be fine.
Water does bead impressively for a couple of months at least but from then on the 'van says nice and clean without the beading.
I polished ours last November and haven't needed to do it since, but will probably give her a treat for service / MOT next month.
It 's a fairly easy product to use; doesn't take too much to polish the haze off.
The RV wax sounds interesting but I don't think I'd fancy going over the 'van a second time to apply it.
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Post by DuxDeluxe on Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:21 pm

Peter Brown wrote:I do a bit from the top and a bit from the bottom and hope no one focuses on the bit in the middle!!!

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Why didn't I think of that? think_smiley_46 up!


Edit: the dull bit above the cab really annoys me. Need longer arms Whistle1

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