Specifications at a glance
While a fiberglass boat can be a decent possession in terms of weight, durability, and usability, the one with an eroding, nearly matte finish can be a frustrating thing to have. Once a vessel gets a dingy appearance; names of RV fiberglass cleaner/restoration products like Meguiar's RV Fiberglass Restoration System pop up. But you need to be sure if you can really count on it when the need arises. Curious? We’re going to offer you a satisfying answer by the end of this Meguiars Marine Cleaner Wax review.
RVs have seen prominent changes over the decades, and the widespread use of fiberglass instead of aluminum has been one of them. Vulnerability to dirt and frequent needs for maintenance has made aluminum almost a second choice whereas easy maintenance, durability, and wonderful shine are the primary reasons why people prefer RV fiberglass these days.
However, with exposure and time, the gelcoat (outer surface of a fiberglass boat) might lose the gloss and wear a chalky, dull look causing you to advertise your used RV for sale. So, getting the former glossy finish back is an obvious demand of anyone with a fiberglass RV. Can Meguiar's M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System be a real help? The answer is here. Just keep reading.
Whom is this product ideal for?
Probably, you already have the answer. But the product claims to accomplish more than just cleaning/restoring the lively look. The special Pure Wax property is believed to offer some protection to your boat’s gel coat. So, what’s the takeaway? As long as you have a fiberglass water vessel that lacks the beauty it once boasted, this Fiberglass Restoration System has its ways to help even the beginners with no experience cleaning RVs.
Key Features of Meguiar's M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System
As there are three separate products you’re going to think about, precise ideas about their chemical properties are the first things to have. To make the whole thing easy, here’s a quick overview of the package.
1. M49 Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover
Oxidation removers usually come in specifically formulated polishing compounds that help remove light oxidation. Some removers contain rubbing compounds that are ideal for removing moderate to heavy oxidation. The M49 oxidation remover comes advertised as being capable of removing moderate oxidation and water spots along with polishing defects. It further enhances the desired gloss and shine with proper application.
2. M45 High Goss Polish
Oxidation takes its toll on our favorite boats. But what can you do to eliminate the curse of the process (the faded look of the colored portions of the hull)?
Answer: Polish it. It’s what every expert would suggest you.
M45 polish contains special polishing oils that penetrate the dirty pores, remove the debris, and deposit its nourishing oils. So, the ultimate result should be a brilliant, glossy shine.
3. M56 Pure Wax
The job of a wax product is to protect the shine of RV fiberglass. M56 Pure Wax shows the same promise but with more reliability in that it contains Brazilian Carnauba Wax, which is pure and protective enough to prevent contaminants that occur from outside and affect your boat’s glossy shine.
Common Questions and Answers
- Question : What towel should I have to get rid of polishes/waxes? Answer :
Although the manufacturer recommends its Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel, we can tell you that any clean, dry towel with quality fabric should work great.
- Question : How often do I have to wax my RV? Answer :
Well, it’s not a daily job. While it’s good to wax 3-4 times a year, it mostly depends on the surroundings your vehicles/ fiberglass travel trailers are exposed to.
- Question : Can I expect restoration when my RV has abrasion from its cover? Answer :
You can restore the finish to some extent. It’s not a guarantee. All we’re saying is based on what we got from an abrasion removal job last week. In fact, we apply gentle efforts and not much pressure. 90% of the abrasion was treated except one tiny mark.
Now is the time for the truth, right? Let’s get into the details we found after applying each product on our fiberglass travel trailers and RVs.
We cleaned the porous surface, cooled it, and finally had the boat ready for the job. We took time to work intensively into the sections. Even, we wiped off the surface before it starts drying. In fact, it’s all that we learnt from the manufacturer’s instructions. The first result met our expectation moderately as most of the oxidation if not all was gone.
Using the polishing tool, we felt happy but not after what happened as we applied the polish. Some areas remained a way hazy, no matter how hard our hands worked. First, we took the hazy portion to be the residue of compounds, but it wasn’t. A few days later, one of our lightweight campers got another polishing agent that worked much better.
In our opinion, Meguiar's is worth the price and our sweat when it is judged by its Wax. It works! It has been over a few months since the Wax was applied. It’s still doing its job as we haven’t noticed any haziness till now, except what remained during the time of application.
2. Ease of use
In a word, you need not be a pro! The above application was handled by me and one of my compadres. It was not easy for us to apply thin every time. Sometimes, the oxidation remover was applied quite heavily while the polish too thinly. You could excuse us of blames, friend! We did it with no experience!
Furthermore, evening out the compounds wasn’t difficult at all and the polishing with the detailing kit went easy on our inexperienced hands. Finally, our discovery was that the job didn’t take us to task.
Compared to most of contemporary restoration products, its price is not very steep. Its reasonable pricing tag makes it a sure choice for frequent purchases.
How to use and store the products?
1. How can you apply the oxidation remover?
You can use hands or use the MT300 DA Polisher and apply the remover in a circular motion/pattern. This applies to all levels of oxidation.
2. How should you store the containers?
You may not have to finish all of the three products at a time. So, don’t leave the caps of the bottles open. Also, keep them in a place that is neither too warm nor too cold.
Although we went onto speaking a way more critically of the product than most customers on Amazon did. Its outstanding 4.4 stars with over 400 feedbacks from real buyers should be enough to establish it as a top-of-the-line Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System, but some users went far beyond the average positive lines as they shared their not-so-good experiences using either the oxidation remover or the polish.
However, the Meguiars Marine Cleaner Wax and the detailing kit make the entire package a ready solution for those looking for a quick fiberglass cleaning and polishing job.
Our Final Thoughts
So, you have the insights into every detail of this Meguiars Marine Cleaner Wax restoration kit, and that leads us to a final verdict. Maybe, you’ve been waiting for this ever since you passed the product details. Here it is.
This product is very good at waxing and moderately efficient in removing oxidation. But we can’t praise its polishing capability that much. You might need to look elsewhere for a better polish. The usability and affordability are some of its selling points as you can perform a great cleaning/polishing/waxing job without prior experiences.