3M Marine Fiberglass Restorer and Wax removes heavy oxidation, chalking, fading, minor scratches, rust, UV damage, and exhaust stains from fiberglass gelcoat finishes. Products such as 3M Cleaner Wax are sufficient for light surface restoration, but heavily oxidized or damaged gelcoat requires the power of rubbing compound.
Unique formulation contains rubbing compound to restore fiberglass and a special blend of waxes to restore color, gloss and shine while adding a protective layer in one application.
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how long after application do you wait before putting it in the water?
As son as its polished, its ready to get wet and have fun!
As soon as it dries. It is basically like a car wax with some mild compound in it to clean as you apply the wax.As the wax dries, you buff it out and you are ready to go.
I got a 36ft 5th wheel camper got decal stripe.will it hurt the decal?
Propyl not but if you get it or use it on white fiberglass it will give you a brown tint stain that is all but impossible to get out. Boat yards in most places wont use it
Sorry I can't say. I used it on the roof of my RV to cleanup oxidization. It didn't work that well.Rich
can this be used on wood?
I would say no., Liken it to a high quality car polish, that is specifically for fiberglass.
I have never used this product on wood. So I don't really know
What is the difference between the "restorer" and the "cleaner"?
I believe the restorer contains more abrasive material than the cleaner.It would be like comparing rubbing compound to polishing compound. The restorer is meant for more heavily oxidized finishes.
The restorer goes into the jellcoat and polishes and brightness. It is a little grittier and is harder to use. Lots of elbow grease. It works great to bringup the luster on old hulls. Dan
I tried a cleaner on my rv-I was not satisfied with results it didn't clean it
how much do i need for 17ft runabout?
Jewell Nicklas Rater
I bought the 32oz size to do a 20' Boston Whaler Outrage. I still have approximately 1/3 of the bottle left.
I am sure if you contact the store they can give you a general idea. I have buffed out three full size automobiles and used less than 1/2 of the bottle.
a 16 oz bottle should be more than enough.
A 16oz bottle should be enough. I use about a tablespoon size squirt on my 7" buffing pad to do a 2'x2' area. If the boat is heavily oxidized, you will need twice as much. If working with a sander/polisher don't exceed 2K rpm or you may "burn" the gelcoat. Just keep in moving until get the hang of it!
I did all but the very bottom of the boat on a 19 ft fiberglass I have a 1/3 or more left. One bottle will do the job. Only needs to be a light coating. Use sparingly.
How many bottles to do a 35ft 5th wheel trailer,trailer is in relatvely good shape ???Garry
I would say 2 bottles will do it.I used 1 & a quarter on my 24' boat
Get one, see how many sqft it does, divide into total number of sqft and there's your answer.
Gary - I would start off with one bottle; 2 at the most.
Should take about a quart
I have a 1995 Corvette and some fiberglass oxidation. Can this product be used on the car?
I used it on my motorhome--it's an awesome product --tried a bunch after the RV dealership ruined the finish on my motorhome--the free bath took me 3 weekends to fix LOL
It works good on colored gelcoat finishes, but I believe your corvette has a clear-coat paint job. I am not aware of anyone using the clear-coat system on boats. It might work but be careful.
I used this product on my boat as well as my 57 Chevy's original oxidized paint and it works beautifully. I do use a 7 in. electric buffer set on a 3 setting so I don't burn the paint. The 3M product is amazing. They gave the product a face lift from the old white and red letter front to a new green front. Michael USN Ret
I am pleased with the results of this product, but wondering if a topcoat of wax would help seal the finish. If so, what wax do you recommend?
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We have been so pleased with the performance of the restorer and wax itself that we have not used an additional topcoat for protection. We use the products on units that are in the salt air 365 days a year and we only reapply the restorer and wax twice a year. We're very pleased with the product without an additional wax topcoat. Hope this helps!
Does 3m Marine Fiberglass Restorer and Wax remove blue jean dye from dryers?
I wouldn't think so, and the wax element would coat the moisture sensors if your dryer has them.
how many gallons is for this price?
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great product, I will buy more .
ease of use
Restorer and Wax
I am restoring a 1985 Hydra Sport bass boat that had been in Az sun for yrs. Product removed chaucking in one application easily.
Az Desert Rat
This product works great. we had a 24 year old boat that had gotten pretty caulky and this stuff brought back an excellent shine. It wasn't easy, never is when you are using a buffer, but my husband said it was much easier than the last stuff he used. It even brought the decals to a shine. I have never seen this boat look this good. And believe me, it goes a long way. We bought the 32oz bottle and we still have a good bit left. our boat is a 22 ft. cubby cabin. we plan to sell it but now that it looks so good, my husband is starting to reconsider that idea.
The helpful wife
easy to use
I used with a 10" buffer and the oxidation 5 yrs worth, was gone I was skeptical at first but very pleased with the results
3M Marine Fiberglass Restorer and Wax
Tried couple of recommendations from RV dealers to clean my 2003 5th Wheel travel trailer, this product far outweighed anything recommended. this product is great for fiberglass travel trailers
This really works
Tried numerous products but this did the job over and above the rest.
Makes the boat look like new
Used a wet washcloth to apply the product and rubbed into a 2ft x 2ft area for about 1 min. Then used a 12" electric buffer for about 3 minutes. Then rubbed off the haze with a clean cloth (tee shirts). I then repeated the whole process a second time. (Note!!! on a 22.5 ft ski boat, had to replace the buffer pad 6 times as it gums up). When complete, buffed/polished the entire boat with a new clean buffer pad. Looks like new. Note!! All was done in the shade, and avoid product drying on the boat. Total time 4 hours, since I'm a prefectionist.
Great stuff and easy to use!
Really easy to use. Just rub it on and rub it off. I started the boat by hand and completed half of it. I finished the second half using a borrowed electric buffer. The second half was much quicker and looked much better so I re polished the first half with the buffer.I polished my 19' Lighning and only used about half the bottle.
Very easy to apply and remove, just buff till gone and see it shine. I had very heavy oxidation and it took care of it in no time. Work on 2 by 2 area at a time, have a second wool pad to clean buff it when finished. works on old glass too, makes look new, I used a Dewalt high speed drill, max 2400 rpm, dont waste money on buffer. Follow up with a polisher then wax if u want mirror shine
A product that does what it claims!
This actually does a good job with hand application as it claims, not to say it isn't faster with a buffer,but if you've got the elbow grease it does work!