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Old 08-14-2010, 09:46 PM   #15
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I just want to add, not all floor finishes yellow. A long time ago they did but the manufacturers keep improving the formulas of there finishes and most protect the floor very good. When was the last time you walked on your trailer finish ? Floors finishes must be able to stand up against foot traffic with dirt, rain, and salt being grinned into them by people shoes and must protect the floor from sunlight. Tile companies demand good quality finishes be used on the floors or it will void the warranty.

Because of all the interest regarding using floor finishes and removing them off the trailer I decided to try cleaning my trailer with an ammonia based window cleaner and a micro-fiber cloth, if I was correct in my decision to use window cleaner, I would take off a layer of floor finish, the surface dirt but dull the shine but leaving a base coat of finish . We do the same thing on floors, only we use a stronger detergent.

Well I was able to remove all surface dirt including the gray streaks from the windows using only a cloth. The surface did not dull a much as I thought it would. I then re-coated with a coat of finish. Before cleaning there was no yellowing or pealing after 3 years of use the finish speaks for it self.

The first picture is before washing, in fact I did not wash it since last year.

The second picture is after cleaning

The rest are after waxing
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:02 PM   #16
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Pics.

If you look at the pic with the propane tanks you will see the total lack of reflection just under the hose storage. I have not done that area yet. That is how the entire trailer looked.

I still have some work left. The top, I am in the process of cleaning. You can see the dull area above the the front bath window





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Old 08-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #17
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We just put four coats of red max on our U-haul. We made mittens out of an old towel to use as an applicator. ( rubber gloves underneath ).
Here is a picture, but the sun was at a low angle and dosn't show the sheen very well.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:14 AM   #18
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I have just put four coats of red max on my U-haul. It sure makes it shine!
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I have just put four coats of red max on my U-haul. It sure makes it shine!
Looking good
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #20
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Ok, I'm convinced. Since my Trillium is creme (antique white) anyway, I don't think a little yellowing will look bad. I might try it also an a little cargo trailer I have that is bright white, but never had a gel coat, and see how that turns out.
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #21
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Where do you buy redmax?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #22
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Where do you buy redmax?
It's called Redmax pro and we got it at Lowes for about $15 for a gallon.

A gallon would probably be enough to last for a century or so.
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Thanks. we dont have lowes here but i'll look around. so far the best ive used is the mothers wax. thx
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This stuff is nothing like a wax. You don't wipe it off. I used a micro-fiber towel, wetted then thoroughly wrung out.

Apply to the applicator, evenly wipe the stuff on the trailer and let it dry (drying time is very short). Reapply until you reach the desired gloss and coverage.
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This stuff is nothing like a wax. You don't wipe it off. I used a micro-fiber towel, wetted then thoroughly wrung out.

Apply to the applicator, evenly wipe the stuff on the trailer and let it dry (drying time is very short). Reapply until you reach the desired gloss and coverage.
Mark, when you say wet and wrung out, do you mean wet with water or wet with the redmax?
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With water…… Then I wring out all the water that I can (This was only done once at the beginning, it softness the towel), apply RedMax Pro to the towel and spread over the trailer.

I found that this gives the best results (for me anyway).

DO NOT apply RedMax Pro directly to the trailed then attempt to spread (I did this in one small section). The result being….. Clear runs. This was a bit of a pain to correct.


I transferred the RedMax to a standard dish soap bottle and squirted some on the towel as needed (more convenient than dealing with a gallon bottle).
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Make sure the trailer is clean or you will trap the dirt!!!!!!!
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Make sure the trailer is clean or you will trap the dirt!!!!!!!
Thanks everyone for the input. i just washed the bugs off tonight so i will look around for it.
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