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How To Restore Like New Color & Shine to Fiberglass Gelcoat on Boats And Filon Fiberglass Panels on RV's

It would be helpful if you have read our article on Faded Fiberglass Gelcoat Restoration. So, how does Vivilon make faded fiberglass gelcoat or paint restoration a matter of readily understandable applied chemistry? There are four points of performance to consider:

1. Vivilon's  clear coat restorer fills in the valleys to level out the surface profile of the gelcoat or paint.


A 28 yo ski boat is restored back to shiny gloss with original color

2. Vivilon's clear coat restorer has a combination of low surface tension resins, a even lower surface tension solvent blend and surfactants that give it the ability to gain excellent adhesion (among other things) with even lower still surface tension readings. This gives Vivilon a dynes/centimeter surface tension number of around 28-29. That's 28-29 versus 42 dynes/cm for a polyurethane. It's nylon-acrylic polymer blend is basically chemically inert and non-reactive. As discussed in our article of fiberglass gelcoat restoration, this is the ideal combination of non-reacity and low surface energy to provide long term fiberglass gelcoat boat or RV restoration that keeps its color and shine intact for years. Vivilon resins hydrophobic nature adds to its resistance to osmosis blistering as a side benefit.

3. Vivilon's clearcoat restorer has the highest combination of UV absorbers, light stabilizers and other nano-particle UV stabilizers of ANY coating on the commercial market. This allows the clear restorer and protector to deliver consistently complete fiberglass gelcoat or paint restoration..

4. With Vivilon's  clear coat restorer, the restoration coating dries to a glossy finish within minutes after spraying onto the fiberglass gelcoat. However, if you want that showroom shine perfection, just put on one coat more than is recommended for purely protection needs, and polish it with 1500 polishing glaze (on a rotary buffing wheel), for truly spectacular results. It's the ultimate in fiberglass gelcoat restoration and appearance protection for your boat, water craft, RV, Custom Coach Bus, Camper, Travel Ttrailer or Class A, B, or C Motorhome.

Whether you have a ski boat, skiff, bass boat, cruiser, sportfishing boat, sailboat, speedboat, bowrider, runabout, houseboat, motor yacht, trawler, pontoon boat or even jon boat (Vivilon works great on aluminum, steel or any kind of metal), if its faded, dull, oxidized, discolored or chalky, then Vivilon's clear coat restorer will restore, refurbish and rejuvenate the fiberglass gelcoat, metal or paint to like new, original color, gloss, luster and shine. And, the gelcoat fiberglass restoration is only part of what Vivilon clear restorer and protector can do for your boat.

The bright work (polished aluminum, stainless steel and copper ) can be restored and protected from tarnishing, white rust and salt water marine corrosion. Your teak wood can be refurbished and protected to stay looking good with no graying for 18 months to two years. The engines in the engine room can ALWAYS look like new with our clear protector. Apply Vivilon to outboard motors, stern drives, struts, propellers, trim tabs, shafts...anywhere you have something to protect from sun and salt water corrosion. Virtually any surface can be restored if its faded. Or, it's  appearance protected if it's already new looking.

It only takes less than a gallon of Vivilon to refinish a couple coats on your fiberglass boat up to 25 foot long. Or, up to 1.5 gallons to restore and protect an RV up to 40 feet long. If you are doing the boat restoration yourself, you might first read our Application Instructions for cleaning directions. If you need a tutorial on spraying, How to Use Compressed Air Paint Spray Guns and Paint Spraying Troubleshooting may be of help. For an investment from $200 to $400 (and an afternoon of labor) you can not only restore your faded fiberglass gelcoat boat or faded RV's siding; but, protect it against the elements for years to come. And, just think, you won't ever have to do  compounding, waxing or polishing of your fiberglass gelcoat again!

You can do fiberglass gelcoat restoration with any quality clearcoat from name brand auto paint suppliers. DuPont, BASF, Sherwin-Williams, PPG and others make fine two-part polyester or acrylic-polyester aliphatic urethanes. If you don't want to use our clearcoat products (Vivilon Classic or Tough Enough), you can use theirs to restore like new color, shine and luster to your faded gelcoat. But, if you want an easier product to use, one without their toxicity issues, one that doesn't require mixing, dries in minutes and without the "use it or lose it" of a mixed urethane, consider the almost 30 year proven performance of Vivilon. Check out our picture gallery, and call us with your questions, or buy here!


These photos are just a few the possibilities to restore, rejuvenate and refinish old, dull, weathered or chalky Boats, RV's and Cars to a like new color tone, gloss, and mirror-like shine with VIVILON
(Just left click on the picture to enlarge.)

Badly oxidized Navy fiberglass lifeboats


Are restored to original factory color and shine!

This dull, chalky, weather
beaten, faded, sun bleached fiberglass gelcoat is
oxidized and ready for revitalization, refurbishment,
rejuvenation, refinishing and restoration to its
original, like new color, luster, gloss and mirror
like shine.
It’s always greener on the after side as our clear coat rejuvenator acts to restore the color and shine to what had been a faded gelcoat on this fiberglass boat

Chalky, faded boat gelcoat
This dull faded fiberglass boat had its gelcoat color restored and refinished to a like new shine with our clear coat rejuvenator and protector.
Boat's color and shine restored
The faded gelcoat on this fiberglass boat starts to be refinished restoring new color and shine..
From dull and faded fiberglass gelcoat, this boat is restored to like new color with a mirror like shine. Our clear coat finish will protect the gelcoat from the ravages of sun, salt, barnacles, algae, and stains.
faded boat
boat with Forevernu shine
faded boat
boat with Forevernu shine
faded boat
boat with Forevernu shine
The sun faded fiberglass and vinyl decals on this motor home have been completely restored with our clear coat renewer. It is protected from future oxidation, stains, love bugs, and everyday dirt and grime needing only a water rinse to keep it bright and shiny.
Sun faded aluminum trailer
The metal on this weather faded Avion aluminum trailer was restored to factory fresh condition by our clear coat refinishing process.
(Note: The dealer forgot to replace the "bug bra" before taking the after picture)
Refinished metal shine
faded rv
rv with Forevernu shine
The weather faded fiberglass and decals on this travel trailer were completely restored to a like new finish. The almost white color was restored to its original light tan with our clear coat refinishing product.
Dull RV gelcoat color refurbished
On the left, a before and after photo all in one shows the dull faded fiberglass and decals on this RV being restored by our clear coat refinishing process.
On the right is a faded fiberglass trailer cap, half of which has been restored to like new color and luster. The difference is like night and day.
The Photos of the Vivilon Clear Coat Color Restoration and Rejuvenation Process depicted herein are Certified Actual Pictures of how Vivilon Clear Coat Rejuvenates, Refurbishes, Revitalizes, Reconditions, Renews, Refinishes and Restores sun bleached, old, dull, chalky, weathered, oxidized, faded paint, metal, fiberglass gelcoat, vinyl, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, or eifs surfaces to like new original color tone, gloss, shine and luster that would normally require Repainting or Redecaling. Other than photos in the EXCEPTIONS folder, ALL Pictures of the Restoration, Refurbishing, Refinishing, Reconditioning and Rejuvenating of faded, oxidized surfaces have been done solely by the use of Vivilon Crystal Clear Coating materials.