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Old 11-18-2010, 04:07 PM   #127
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Which RedMax product is being used, the sealer or the finisher? Lowes has both as well as the stripper. Should I buy all 3 items or use Barkeepers Friend and apply what? Thanks
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The Barkeepers Friend is for washing and cleaning before applying the finish. You can find it in most any grocery store.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #128
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I wish I could help you but I'm in Alabama a little far from Canada, but did you ask at the new Lowe's if that could order it for you, I would think that they would but don't know that for sure...this is a hardwood refinisher, knowing that you might find that the Canada stores carry a different name brand...If they do I would suggest you try it on a small scale to see if it stands up...Hope this helps RANDY
Just came back from my local Lowes- I got a gallon each of #3 and #2 which according to directions #2 should be done as a sealer before #3- which is a finish. Now I have to wait til Sp[ring
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:16 PM   #129
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Just came back from my local Lowes- I got a gallon each of #3 and #2 which according to directions #2 should be done as a sealer before #3- which is a finish. Now I have to wait til Sp[ring
I don't think anyone has used #2. But I guess you can try it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:45 PM   #130
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I don't think anyone has used #2. But I guess you can try it.
I was thinking of putting the sealer on the roof then apply the finish on the entire trailer
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #131
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Unhappy Sealer?

I don't know, but the term "sealer" sounds to me like it would be intended for a porous surface like a wood floor.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #132
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I don't think anyone has used #2. But I guess you can try it.
I would not use the sealer because it WILL seal anything that is on the surface and is very hard to remove. Just use the finish
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:28 PM   #133
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I checked with housekeeping at work and they use a product called Vortex. From his description and the limited info I found on their website, I'd say it's quite similar to Redmax/Zep. They strip, apply the sealer, then a few coats of the finish. They run a buffer over it every few months to bring back the shine. The floors are mostly some sort of vinyl tiles.

I'll be looking forward to next spring when all the test results start coming in...
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #134
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Poliglow vs Red Max Pro

There was a bunch of threads about these two products in mid-2010. I'm going to refinish my 1980 Scamp this spring. I purchased a gallon of Red Max Pro ($15 from Lowes), went back and reread the blogs, now I'm rethinking it again. Anyone not have good results from either product?

Last year I used Gel-Coat and Filon Color Restorer, then custom One-Step Clean Polish and Seal. I purchased it from a fiberglass boat restoration firm in Salem, OR. The owner showed me how to use it, it was easy to use, and did a fairly nice job of regaining the shine, but nothing like the photos of the two previously-mentioned products, and it cost $15 per 12oz squeeze bottle. Now that some time has passed, I'd like to hear from those who have tried either Red Max Pro or Poli-glow.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:26 AM   #135
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I have Poliglow on mine since 2009 with no problems and still looks GREAT.But Red Max Pro is a lot cheaper and might work as well.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:39 AM   #136
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I have had RedMax on my trailer since June of 2010 and it still looks great, makes cleaning much easier than when I was using a carnuba marine wax and it was really easy to apply. Most of the work comes in the preparation. Anything left on the finish will be sealed in by the RedMax. My trailer is an 03 Casita and had some oxidation of the gel coat and I frankly just got weary of compounding and waxing the finish only to see it looking dull in a few months time. I applied 3 coats and the finish looks at least as good as Kevin's Scamp. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the RedMax...
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM   #137
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I like many others am waiting for spring to hear how Red Max holds up over the long term.
I have wet sanded buffed and waxed to restore a chalky finish to a see your face mirror shine two years ago but it's a lot of work and this year I'll have to polish and wax again x2 to maintain.
If Red Max looks that good for a couple of years it may be less work in the long run. I guess the question of how easily it can be striped if/when needed is an important consideration - it sounds like it can't be much worse than an afternoon of multiple polish/waxing.
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What I want to know, is how this stuff stands up to spending 12 months in sun/heat and rain/snow. Just about anything will look good if it's kept covered most of the time. To me it's all about UV rays. Floor wax that's made for indoor use isn't formulated for UV protection. I think only time and environment will tell. I'd use it, but I'm NOT interested in spending hours stripping the wax off my trailer with something that smells as bad as ammonia. YMMV
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:34 AM   #139
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What I want to know, is how this stuff stands up to spending 12 months in sun/heat and rain/snow. Just about anything will look good if it's kept covered most of the time. To me it's all about UV rays. Floor wax that's made for indoor use isn't formulated for UV protection. I think only time and environment will tell. I'd use it, but I'm NOT interested in spending hours stripping the wax off my trailer with something that smells as bad as ammonia. YMMV
Hey, Donna:
I found this positve response re: Red Max Pro at :
RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Red Max Pro floor finish

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This is even better...it cites some caveats on applying Red Max Pro. I will be a "Red Max Pro guinea pig" this Spring, and "time will tell."
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