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Old 07-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Restoring bumpers on a '97 Land Yacht motorhome

I just bought this 1997 Land Yacht on Friday. It was sitting outside for a bit. The front and back bumpers are quite faded. Does anyone have any suggestions for restoring the color to the bumpers? Thanks!



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Old 07-28-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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I used a product by Wizard called Turbo Cut. It works good at removing oxidized fiberglas. Takes a lot of rubbing but I had good results. Rub out product till almost dry and work on small areas at a time.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #3
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Do a search on Red Max Pro. Basically you clean the surface using a none scratch pad and Barkeepers friend. Once dry you apply several coats of the Red Max Pro and you're done.
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I just bought this 1997 Land Yacht on Friday. It was sitting outside for a bit. The front and back bumpers are quite faded. Does anyone have any suggestions for restoring the color to the bumpers? Thanks!
I would suggest NOT using Barkeeper's Friend, excellent cleaning product though it is...... you will get a matt finish.

Any automotive cutting compound will remove the faded appearance and restore the shine, which must be immediately preserved with a wax, preferably a high temp wax like Finish Kare FK1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax with the big white shark on the tin. You might have to buy it online, but you'll never use another wax on your RV, car or boat if you get it. Any wax will preserve the shine though, but if you neglect to seal the surface with a wax, the paint will re-oxidize within weeks, and every time you remove an oxidized layer you reduce the thickness of your coachwork paint.
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Looks just like ours! Actually, the PO had re painted just the bumpers front and rear, the sides of ours were very faded and mis-matched looking. We bought a box of 3 products for fiberglass - an oxidation remover, to be followed by a polish then the wax. We did this for the front and back of the motorhome and it worked very well. For the lower side skirting panels I used the oxidation remover then followed with a good wax (skipped the polish). The section I did looks wonderful, means we don't have to have the skirting painted.
Since the front and rear bumpers are fiberglass I would do the full 3 part treatment on them.
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Thanks! Do you remember what brand you used?
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Yes, it is Meguires. There are 3 products, the oxidation remover, then a polish and then the wax. Blue bottles. We bought the three boxed together, but had to go back for more oxidation remover. We can get them at our local boat repair shop, also at NAPA.
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