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Old 04-02-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Restoring yellowed fiberglass

Does anyone know of something I can use to change my yellow fiberglass back to white? I tried Bar Keeper's Friend but it didn't do much. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Stay tuned for a post coming in the (hopefully) near future about restoring rock guards. I've not had good enough weather to do the job yet.

There's nothing that will clean the fiberglass to make it bright white again. Mine was bad when I got it, but scrubbing it down with Awesome and Soft Scrub will help quite a bit. It would be a good idea to not do this in the sun, as you don't want the Awesome drying on or staying on the logos.

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Old 04-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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Is it just the logos that you have to be careful with the Awesome? Or will it hurt our aluminum siding as well ? I used it on several black streaks without rinsing. Is that a no no?
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The aluminum siding is fine. In fact, I do use it without water on there too. I find if you're washing and use Awesome to get the streaks off, it doesn't work as well if the surface is wet than it does when dry.

The logos are the main thing to watch out for...for you the big F+R Sunline logos and the side Solaris logos. If you can, watch out for the striping, though it shouldn't hurt it as much as it can the logos since it's all solid color.

EDIT: One more thing, don't let it sit on the fiberglass either. I don't think it would be an issue on the new shiny stuff, but with the old stuff when it gets chalky, if the Awesome drys on there, it will leave a yellow mark where it was sprayed / dripped down. That's hard to get rid of.

I still remember the one day when we brought the 2251 home. We all worked on washing it with Castrol Super Clean (before we discovered Awesome) and while spraying it on, I remember watching as it dripped down, it became red as it crossed the striping. Not good. So we had to be extra careful for the rest of the job.

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I've had really good luck with a product called "Exits" made by Penn Kleen. It works well at full strength to take care of black streaks, and diluted to do an overall wash. The concentration measurements are on the bottle for the different uses. Like Jon does I also have used awesome on the fiberglass rock guard on my 295-SR, it did great. I peeled the old Sunline decal off and scrubbed it really well and replaced it with a new one I had ordered from Sunline several months before the shutdown.
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