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Post by Musley Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:24 pm

We have a Nuevo and it says to use a cleaner for gelcoat.
Anyone recommend one please?
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Post by frederic Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 pm

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Post by KMRTOPAZ Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:39 pm

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Post by Molly3 Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:07 am

I used a marine gel coat polish  on a,boat . the shine lasted very well ,can't recommend one in particular   just pick a price ,
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Post by Musley Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:30 pm

Thanks for the replies.
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Post by Mrgeoffrey Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:48 pm

Similar question a couple of days ago. I posted my current favourites in the thread linked below. Farecla Profile first a polish followed by a wax uv protector.
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Post by rogerblack Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:47 pm

Meguiars Marine range is good for RV gel coat:

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Post by Pete Taylor Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:06 pm

There seems to be a complete misunderstanding of what the gelcoat is on this forum: it is the first (base) coat applied to the mould, designed to allow the moulded panel to release easily, this is followed by several layers of fibre-glass matting and tissue. What you are talking about is the surface coat, the shiny (or not) exterior surface. As an Engineer I've been dealing with glass-fibre bodied Lotus cars for about 50 years, btw. 
Any kind of non-abrasive polish will bring up a shine.

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Post by FreelanderUK Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:24 am

Pete Taylor wrote:There seems to be a complete misunderstanding of what the gelcoat is on this forum: it is the first (base) coat applied to the mould, designed to allow the moulded panel to release easily, this is followed by several layers of fibre-glass matting and tissue. What you are talking about is the surface coat, the shiny (or not) exterior surface. As an Engineer I've been dealing with glass-fibre bodied Lotus cars for about 50 years, btw. 
Any kind of non-abrasive polish will bring up a shine.
As far as I remember from my boating days, wax is applied to the mould to release the panel that is formed, the gel coat is applied after the wax then the layers of fibreglass matting and resin,  the gelcoat forms the finished shiny hard surface providing the waterproofing properties,
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Post by KMRTOPAZ Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:11 am

Where lies the "complete misunderstanding" ,other than your misunderstanding of these member posts  ?
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Post by Woodenhead Mike Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:31 pm

I've just been using the 3M product for boats and caravans that both cuts and polishes, on my 14 year old Eton. Several video's on You Tube etc..  I am very pleased with the result but fairly slow going.. They also do a wax and I might try this on top to see if it deepens the shine and provides more protection.
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Post by FreelanderUK Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:50 am

Woodenhead Mike wrote:I've just been using the 3M product for boats and caravans that both cuts and polishes, on my 14 year old Eton. Several video's on You Tube etc..  I am very pleased with the result but fairly slow going.. They also do a wax and I might try this on top to see if it deepens the shine and provides more protection.
Use a wax after it will slow down the oxidation and keep the shine lasting longer

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Post by Woodenhead Mike Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:45 pm

Thanks Chris - you might want to see my other post about a surprise wax I have used. Maybe a bit controversial!
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Post by bill.teager Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:38 pm

I have been using showroom shine spray polish from local caravan dealer always get a brilliant finish
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Post by Woodenhead Mike Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:25 pm

I've used Showroom Shine on my motors since it came on to the market many years ago and it is great. But it would not produce a shine on my motorhome, very disappointed.
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