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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464047

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Should I use Maguire's Ultimate Polish on my caravan? (After washing etc!)
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464053

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Iest wrote:
Should I use Maguire's Ultimate Polish on my caravan? (After washing etc!)

I am not suggesting that you should, but I cannot see why it would not be a very good coating for a caravan.

Send us some before and after pics please.

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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464054

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You should be fine with Meguiar's Ultimate polish as it is not particularly abrasive unlike some others. However, may be worth considering something like Autoglym Super Resin Polish as that is very non-abrasive. You just want to be careful with caravans as the paint is fairly thin.
Of course though, remember that polishes give very little protection - they may leave a slight protective layer of waxes that is short lasting, but nowhere near as good as a hard wax. So if you are using the polish with a view to protecting the caravan, you may be best thinking again. Polishes are really for removing defects (due to their abrasive nature and filling minor scratches with the fillers they contain), prior to applying a wax.
Autoglym HD wax is very reasonably priced and easy to apply. When I do my caravan, I do a very good wash and then sometimes wipe the dirtiest areas with a clay mitt (although I tend to be lazy with this on the caravan), then do a gentle machine polish with Autoglym SRP followed by a layer or two (depending if I can be bothered to do 2 layers) of HD Wax. Sorry, that was a bit of a long post!
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464056

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I use autoglym and it takes me about 4 hours or so to get mine back to better than showroom condition :)
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464057

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I use Autoglym polish (very gentle) and Extra Gloss Protector. Polish gets used at most twice per year and gloss protector on top. Normal routine maintenance is then Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner, Fenwicks Bobby Dazzler and Fenwicks Overwinter. I have no shares in Fenwicks, but their products are good. :)
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464063

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I wouldn't polish my caravan unless I really needed to.

I prefer to use a 'ceramic' product GTechniq C2. It is much less effort than applying wax (I've used AG HD Wax on my car) however, you can layer C2 on top of a wax as final layer.

With GTechniq C2 you spray on a clean surface a wipe off. It's really easy. My caravan was treated in August and is still beading water.
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464071

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Mine was last done in October if yous remember ( I've just had to look the picture up on my phone to look at the date !! ) when I posted the picture of the scaffolding trellis because I even got the roof done ! But when it comes home in a few weeks time it will just get a hose down and only take about an hour to get back to its glorious self .
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464089

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benshepherd wrote:
When I do my caravan, I do a very good wash and then sometimes wipe the dirtiest areas with a clay mitt

I've used a Clay Bar on my car for years to remove tar and bug spots (and paint transfer from carparks :angry: ); I found it useful for removing stray sealant from manufacture. I imagine claying the front panel/windows would be a good, low abrasive, way to remove stubborn towing detritus if you don't have a towing cover.

I use Bilt Hamber Soft auto clay as it is the least aggressive. You can use it with water as a lubricant, but I keep a bottle of Meguiars Quick Detailer for cleaning the front and rear panels on site.

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Mine was last done in October if yous remember ( I've just had to look the picture up on my phone to look at the date !! ) when I posted the picture of the scaffolding trellis because I even got the roof done ! But when it comes home in a few weeks time it will just get a hose down and only take about an hour to get back to its glorious self .

Didn't you get some stick for the scaffold not being secured correctly? :P
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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464092

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CustardAvenger wrote:
Craigyoung wrote:
Mine was last done in October if yous remember ( I've just had to look the picture up on my phone to look at the date !! ) when I posted the picture of the scaffolding trellis because I even got the roof done ! But when it comes home in a few weeks time it will just get a hose down and only take about an hour to get back to its glorious self .

Didn't you get some stick for the scaffold not being secured correctly? :P




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Caravan Polish 1 month 2 days ago #464106

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We used Meguirs 3 step on our Lunar Delta and it came up like new and the shine lasted for about 2 years. On our Buccaneer we had it done with Paintseal so no need to polish at all.
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