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Old 08-02-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Protecting Plasti-coat / Clear coat

I know this has been brought up many times. I did a quick search to see if there was a thread dedicated to it and didn't find anything in one place.

I've posted here before about how I strive to maintain and prolong the life of the 26 year old plasti-coat on my '90 Excella. It was in excellent condition when I got it three years ago and I'm trying to keep it that way. I've worked extensively with concours cars (vintage Porsches) and have done a lot of reading and research on detailing. I used to use the best quality carnuba wax on my cars and really like the rich, deep shine it puts on a car. But it's expensive, time consuming to apply, and it doesn't last very long. I looked for better alternatives and a Ferrari friend told me about acrylic polymers.

Thinking I would look into given that it was endorsed by a Ferrari owner, a very finicky group, I did some reading and decided to try it. I chose Liquid Glass, one that has been available for a long time, and I've never gone back to wax.

An acrylic polymer is akin to another layer of clear coat. It will never crack or yellow, it lasts a long time, it builds layers with frequent application - and it creates a deep lustrous shine. I apply it 3-4 times a year to my trailer. The process is very easy as it wipes off so well when dry. My hope is that I will be able to hang on to the plasti-coat much longer than normal with the frequent applications of Liquid Glass.

I'm interested in hearing what others are doing to preserve their finishes.

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Old 08-08-2016, 08:40 PM   #2
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Liquid Glass

Thank you for the information on this product.

I will contact P & S Travel Trailer Service in Ohio to ask them their opinion on this as we just had ours polished & recoated there. It would be good to be assured that this will be beneficial after undergoing this process.

P & S had highly recommended Wizard's Shine Master and gave us a bottle to take with us. It is touted as giving a "breathable" coat.

I was interested in Liquid Glass' website which says their product builds up coats to protect a clear coat finish. These products seem diametrically opposed to their protection approach.

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By the way your trailer looks beautiful!
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