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Old 05-20-2015, 11:29 PM   #1
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Interesting discovery

I have a few dry looking spots in the clearcoat on my 1991 Excella. Overall the shell on mine is about 90 on a 100 scale. This evening on a whim, I tried an unlikely product to clean. I sprayed Orange Glo wood floor cleaner on a few affected spots and like magic, the beautiful luster was back! Call me crazy, but I did an entire half of the coach with amazi g results! There were a few unwanted pinstripes from a low tree branch that were not removed with compound and wax, were instantly removed with this stuff! I'm not sure how long the effect will last, but for a quick half hours work, I'm calling it amazing! Yes it is a petro based product, but at 24 years how much life is left in the clear coat?
I also noticed the skin is very smooth, almost as good as after a good wax!
On spots that are obviously crazed, the application made the finish 100% perfect. Even under fluorescent light, the result is perfect/new looking clearcoat!

I'm calling it a revolution in appearance care! Waxing never gives this result!
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:58 PM   #2
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I have a few dry looking spots in the clearcoat on my 1991 Excella. Overall the shell on mine is about 90 on a 100 scale. This evening on a whim, I tried an unlikely product to clean. I sprayed Orange Glo wood floor cleaner on a few affected spots and like magic, the beautiful luster was back! Call me crazy, but I did an entire half of the coach with amazi g results! There were a few unwanted pinstripes from a low tree branch that were not removed with compound and wax, were instantly removed with this stuff! I'm not sure how long the effect will last, but for a quick half hours work, I'm calling it amazing! Yes it is a petro based product, but at 24 years how much life is left in the clear coat?
I also noticed the skin is very smooth, almost as good as after a good wax!
On spots that are obviously crazed, the application made the finish 100% perfect. Even under fluorescent light, the result is perfect/new looking clearcoat!

I'm calling it a revolution in appearance care! Waxing never gives this result!
Ahhhhhh! You have discovered the car detailer's secret. It's called ACRYLIC!

Most floor products contain acrylic polymers, which will produce a blazing gloss on almost any surface. I have a good friend that uses a high solids concentrate to 'restore' old and dull finishes on permanently docked RVs, mostly older 5th wheels with fiberglass exteriors. I even had him do an old, dull red beater car that I have.

Came out bright and shiny like it was just clear coated.......AND IT WAS!!!

Only problem is the duration of the gloss. In FL, it started wearing noticeably in a month and looked pretty blotchy in 2 months. I power washed it all off and went back to the previous, consistent dullness after 3 months and left it that way.

YMMV!!!
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:03 AM   #3
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I googled this stuff and it contains no polymers, it's just oils, no silicone either!
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:06 AM   #4
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At $6 a bottle, I'll spray away every month..... Plus the orangy smell is nice too!

Keep you all updated!

I'm wondering if I spray my pv wiring with this, will the electrons flow better? Kidding, I know better I'm an EE!
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:24 AM   #5
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Used car dealers in the 1930's used kerosene to achieve the same look. Good for a quick sale, but not durable. For a little longer lasting gloss, use Future Floor wax. It is 100% acrylic latex. For even better durability, use the Airstream recommended product.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:33 AM   #6
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There are a few threads on Woodalls about using a ZEP floor wax that is said to last a good while on SOB trailers.
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Orange Oil - if you ever make orange zest (or orange marmalade) the outer skin of an orange is a bunch of little round bubbles or orange oil. It's a waste product at an orange juice factory.... but it smells wonderful and it's a great furniture polish, and it will dissolve crayon marks, etc. Don't use it to try to remove stains from clothing (especially white) as it is a yellow/gold color itself but I'm glad you've found yet another use for it. Try it on your formica countertops too! Not so good on a toilet seat - talk about slip-slidin' away!
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Heather discovered 'ORANGE GLO' at the PNE probably 15 or more years ago when she purchased it from a demonstrator there. She was sold on the product for the furniture and stainless steel appliances. Over the years I found it an amazing cleaner for outside duties. Good for cleaning paint etc. off your hands. Removes caulk from your fingers, etc. Removes labels, etc. Just an amazing, economical product. Now available everywhere. We/I would not be without it now.
ORANGE GLO. CONTAINS PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, MINERAL OIL AND ORANGE OIL.

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