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Old 09-20-2011, 02:45 PM   #281
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Well, I guess I'll end up like one of those insects, I did not read the label, I used my bare hand in applying the ReddMaxx and even remarked that when done, my nails looked like they had been manicured!! Oh well, maybe I'll go out and play in traffic....
SEriously though, one (myself included) needs to start taking precautions with everything.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #282
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I had read the warning to wear gloves and wore one on my 'working hand". The other hand came out with gloriously bright finger nails. Really not bad looking.....
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #283
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I had read the warning to wear gloves and wore one on my 'working hand". The other hand came out with gloriously bright finger nails. Really not bad looking.....
I know, I felt like Tom Sawyer painting the white picket fence when the ladies saw my nails they wanted to apply the polish. (Or was that Huck Finn?)
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:20 AM   #284
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Red Max Crazy

We have a Red Maxed trailer and we've Red Maxed the car's plastic parts and every thing seems great.

The headlight lens on our 7 year old Honda CRV are looking foggy so today I did them as well. Two coats so far but a dramatic improvement. I'm not sure if the lens damage is due to sun oxidation or travel sand blasting but now they look pretty smooth.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:15 AM   #285
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Hey Norm- Maybe you could get yourself a booth at the front of WalMart doing nails.

You will have to work on custom colors and patterns next!
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:18 AM   #286
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Nails???

I think I should get a booth in front of Lowes. I could get a truck with a cap and do just half with Red Max to highlight the power of Red Max, the difference is dramatic.

Unfortunately no matter how hard people have tried over the last 11 years I am not willing to work again. Retirement and RVing has been wonderful and rejuvenating in so many ways, a virtual fountain of youth.

Thanks for the idea
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:39 PM   #287
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I have followed this thread with great interest because my 2001 Casita was purchased from an individual who had stored it in a lot in the hot Alabama sun. I have had the trailer for about four years and in all that time I have rubbed and scrubbed and waxed and 303ed, etc. As a result, the trailer looked "pretty good" but I was disappointed that I could never bring it anywhere near that new look. After reading this thread, I decided to go ahead and take the risk of having the first yellow Casita (although I don't really think it will yellow based on other's reports). Anyway, yesterday I got out and scrubbed the trailer down with Barkeepers Friend, waited for everything to dry and put on the Red Max. By the time I got to the fourth coat, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you have stated, I don't know what the future will be, but for now I am elated with the results. Thanks for posting your discovery and for giving directions on how you got it done.

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Fred, I know this is old news to many but new to me. Your Casita looks great after yo
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:25 AM   #288
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Four months now on the Red Max Pro shinola job on the 98 Burro 17. Washed once just before the Poconos egg rally. Second time this morning as we are going to Elk Neck State Pk. this evening. Maple leaves starting to come down and the usual needles and bark dirt from Norway spruce. I won't way I didn't have to rub a bit with the mitt to get some black streaks off (runoff from the stove hood vent particularly resistant and I'm guessing this is due to sheet metal screws not being stainless steel) but the yellow outline of leaves and bugjuice easily removed. I didn't do the center top as nobody sees it except from the GoogleEarth perspective. Got to do the tug (06 4runner) next.

My prognostication for a change in appearance of this glop is that on older trailers such as mine, the initial smoothness of the flowed out ap will not be retained for long on the surfaces (the roof) which have greatest exposure to heat of the summer sun. My opinion is that gel coat is porous and retains air which expands upon application of heat and results in what I describe as "microheaving". This is not large scale bubbling or separation of the wax but a slight roughness apparent to the touch. I can live with it.

As for the "waxy yellow buildup" allegations, to my old eyes there is no apparent change in color cast after four months. Immediately after application, I thought I noticed a slight "bronze" cast to the coating. This disappeared after a few days; possibly a result of total polymerization and cure. I think it's important to consider what sort of applicator you're using; I have read of one case of microfiber cloths which bled a less than colorfast dye into the wax (believe it was red or blue). Personally, I think the 15$ Polyglow applicator menitoned by Andy Bishop is worth the money; a nice eight inch wide swath seems to me an easier ap than swiping around with drippy rags but to each his own.

Of course there are no final solutions to the problems of weather and UV exposure but the maintaining of an unbroken and relatively-easily cleaned membrane for one year seems to me to be a realistic and practical test. Does anyone have any ideas about the prep for the anniversary recoat. I would hate to reapply next June and have scaling problems!!!!! Should I plan on relying solely on BF to remove dirt and provide a bit of tooth to the wax? Would there be any advantage to a TSP or Simple Green wash? I think this deserves some consideration BEFORE we all screw up a good thing.

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If you look at the Redd Maxx bottle there is a #4 step where you have a renewer. I have not seen this @ Lowes but it maybe the solution to your question.
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If you look at the Redd Maxx bottle there is a #4 step where you have a renewer. I have not seen this @ Lowes but it maybe the solution to your question.
Hadn't thought of that, Jim. Thanks. By the by, do you have another egg yet? Perhaps you don't need one until spring.

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Not yet, but hopefully I'll have something for another rally next Spring or summer similar to the one we had this year. I'm leaning towards World's End SP in Pa. or a KOA in New York. It's on my "Roundtoit"
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #292
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I'm planning on starting this project today. I went to Lowes and they only had the Red Max 3 in 5 gallon containers! That's way too much!

I called Home Depot and they don't carry it (??) although they were pretty unhelpful on the phone and I don't necessarily believe them.

QUESTION:

Is there any harm in using barkeepers friend on the COLOR painted parts of the trailer? Mine is 2 tone, light blue/white. I'm worried about BKF taking off the paint... no?

Thanks!! I'll post before/after pics.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #293
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I'm planning on starting this project today. I went to Lowes and they only had the Red Max 3 in 5 gallon containers! That's way too much!

I called Home Depot and they don't carry it (??) although they were pretty unhelpful on the phone and I don't necessarily believe them.

QUESTION:

Is there any harm in using barkeepers friend on the COLOR painted parts of the trailer? Mine is 2 tone, light blue/white. I'm worried about BKF taking off the paint... no?

Thanks!! I'll post before/after pics.

Home Depot carries a product called ZEP which is the same thing made by the same manufactor and no I wouldn't use BKF on painted surfaces it has a abrasive in it that would thin down the paint surface unlike gelcoat that is thicker and sometimes needs a very thin top layer removed after oxidation...
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Thanks for your reply. So, does that mean that I can wash the blue part of the body with TSP and it will be clean enough to do the Floor Finish? Should I just use TSP for cleaning and skip BKF unless it's on the metal surfaces (frames and belly band)?

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