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Old 09-10-2020, 06:33 PM   #1
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Gel coat shot already?

What are my options with this 2016 Thor Axis 24.1 with decals and gel coat? It appears to have some ghosting and oxidization already? Can gel coat be restored with cleaner wax and buffing machine? Iím not interested in the floor wax stuff, shine on, red max, zep, etc..
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Old 09-10-2020, 06:50 PM   #2
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A professional detailing shop would probably be able to answer all of your questions...
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Old 09-10-2020, 06:59 PM   #3
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A detail shop that does boats can do a cut and buff that should clean it up. Then you need to keep on top of keeping it washed and waxed.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:16 PM   #4
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Ours looked like that before some Meguiars fiberglass restoration system (Amazon). It took us about 8 hours... (Note that our Axis is 2 years older than yours.)

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Old 09-10-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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Jaimie,
Do you make house calls?
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:37 PM   #6
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Jaimie,
Do you make house calls?
LOL Not a doctor...
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:47 AM   #7
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LOL Not a doctor...
What if I come to your house?
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Old 09-11-2020, 11:19 AM   #8
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LOL nope.
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Old 09-12-2020, 07:23 PM   #9
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Hey, if u do, maybe u can add an A.C.E. to yor list of folks who are already getting in line here?
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:38 PM   #10
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there is a product called Poli Glow you can buy on Amazon, it around $80.00 for the kit and works well, I saw it demonstrated at a boat show years ago and was impressed, only problem at the time only a dealer could apply it, their claim it was not user friendly, it has to be applied as per directions and you need to wear the latex gloves, its a coating and it will last several years and longer if you keep a coat of wax on it every year, it comes with a cleaner that will strip the oxidation, good product and worth the money
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:16 PM   #11
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Poly prep Poly Glow. Have used it on two MHís. One I sold it looked like new and 17yrs old. I have a 2016 Gemini now used it last year the sun was starting to fade the front cap. Great product. You use the prep first to take any wax off. Then you apply the Poly Glow it takes five coats the first time but very easy to put on drys fast. From then on you apply one coat each year No buffing needed. Purchase the kit on Amazon. Boats have been using this for years. Donít put liquid floor wax on it, big mistake !
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:49 PM   #12
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What are my options with this 2016 Thor Axis 24.1 with decals and gel coat? It appears to have some ghosting and oxidization already? Can gel coat be restored with cleaner wax and buffing machine? Iím not interested in the floor wax stuff, shine on, red max, zep, etc..
Did you purchase ECP Plus Diamond Ceramic Exterior Protection when you bought the coach, My 2018 Miramar is 3 1/2 years old and oxidizing real bad, i have just filed a claim wtith the ECP company.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:37 PM   #13
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Did you purchase ECP Plus Diamond Ceramic Exterior Protection when you bought the coach, My 2018 Miramar is 3 1/2 years old and oxidizing real bad, i have just filed a claim wtith the ECP company.
. No I didnít but I would also file a claim first but if they donít resolve the issue I would use the Poly Glow/Prep kit I feel it will bring back the shine and protect the coach it sure made my seventeen year old A class look like new. I put it up for sale on RV trader and it sold the same day.
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:15 PM   #14
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Did you purchase ECP Plus Diamond Ceramic Exterior Protection when you bought the coach, My 2018 Miramar is 3 1/2 years old and oxidizing real bad, i have just filed a claim wtith the ECP company.
We purchased a similar product and the fading is terrible. The sides look splotchy and makes the unit look like it's 20 years old. I tried to file a claim in the spring but was denied because I told them that I noticed it starting to happen last fall. Supposedly I needed to call within 30 days of noticing it. Just a loop hole for them to get out of it. At least there appears to be a couple options, although labor intensive, to restore the appearance.
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