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Old 10-28-2011, 04:07 PM   #295
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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.

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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.
I checked my local Lowe's on line and they indicated none in stock, but when I happened to drop in and check at the nearest store and asked, they showed me exactly where it was and they actually had several gallons on hand. Of course I only needed one.
The advantage of the BKF is that it helps remove stains, while the TSP helps remove any residue that would prevent good Red Max adherance. I would try just the TSP on the painted surfaces, and if your painted surface looks good enough after the TSP then you could get away without using the slightly abrasive BKF.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:44 PM   #296
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better question might be, how do I make sure the outside of my trailer is actually gel coat?
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:39 PM   #297
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better question might be, how do I make sure the outside of my trailer is actually gel coat?
Hillary, here's a topic for you: How can you tell if your trailer is painted?

The easiest, but not 100% foolproof is if you have any rubber gaskets, lift up an edge (carefully). Often folks don't pull windows, etc. out when they paint (and they really should) and you can see the difference in an edge between paint and gel coat. Also look for any roughness around any openings... hatches and the like.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:18 PM   #298
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better question might be, how do I make sure the outside of my trailer is actually gel coat?
I really wouldn't worry about it. If the trailer has lost it's shine, regardless of whether or not it is gel coat or paint, Red Max will put a shine on it. As you can see in the pics of my motorhome (back around page 17 of this thread), my painted cab was in bad shape. I used BKF to give it a deep cleaning, TSP to make shure there was no residual wax, and then 4 coats of RMP. Looks fantastic, no difference between the painted cab and the fiberglass "house" portion of the RV. It's now been nearly 7 months in the SoCal sun for me, and it all still looks great.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #299
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Cute whether it is baby moons or what ever...

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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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Your scamp looks so cute with the little red baby moons? That really looks good
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #300
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My wife and I put a lot of work into restoring our Scamp. I love how the PoliGlow makes it look like new. People can't believe it's a 1983 when we go camping.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #301
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I will have to remember that product....

It really does look nice. Could you post pics of the inside. i would love to see them! We had a 13 foot burro when we first got married. Was never that shiny though. Thanks- The search is getting to be hard though. Something in my price range that is decent is really tough. Also we have to travel so far and what if it isn't what we were hoping....? I don't know. Everyones camper is looking great. I am so jelous!
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #302
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I don't even have a trailer yet and i wanna shine something

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All these shiny trailers make me REALLY want to get working in mine!!! I have the supplies, just need the time. Can't wait to get some stuff done!!! Lots of plans!!!


I can't believe the difference in everybodys trailers. Very nice, they all look new!
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #303
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Ready to start the Red Max Pro miracle on rPad2. We promised her she would look like she did in 1985. Greg went to Lowes and came home with "Red Max Pro Hardwood & Laminate Floor Cleaner". It says: "Cleans and Shines. No Sicky residue. Simply spray and mop.". Is there a different Red Max that says #3 that you all refer to? We don't want to use the wrong product. Greg said this gallon jug was the only Red Max Pro on the shelf. We won't begin the process until we hear back from all you FGRV Red Max Pros.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #304
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I believe there are 4# Redd Maxx products, #1 stripper, #2 is a sealer, #3 is a finisher finisher, #4 Hard Surface. What you have is for interior wood floors, not sure you want to use that. Go to another store but if it is not you need, do not buy it. Get the one with #3 on it, you will only use a very little of it for your fg trailer.
Google Redd Maxx and it will tell you the differences.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #305
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If you can't find the REDMAX try to find ZEP I believe it's sold at HomeDepot..Same thing made by the same company..Your looking for Floor Finish... not cleaner..Hope this helps RANDY
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #306
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We returned the jug of Red Max that was the wrong stuff and then began search for Red Max Pro #3...no luck at 2 Lowes and 1 home depot. They said they don't carry it. Home depot had the Zep, but two kinds. Which one is the one that is the same as Red Max, "wet look" or "high gloss"? Would really like to use the Red Max Pro since you all have had such good luck with it. Has anyone found it anywhere recently?
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I've had great results with Wet Look Floor Finish.
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The ZEP product name is "Wet Look Floor Finish Step 3". This is the same as "Red Max Pro-Maintenance Floor Finish, Step 3"
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