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Old 02-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #309
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Has anyone tried Steps #1 and #2 as well? If so, to what effect?
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:07 AM   #310
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Has anyone tried Steps #1 and #2 as well? If so, to what effect?
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I've done it!

I got the stripper, the sealer and the wax from Home Depot (Canada).

I followed manufacturer recommendations.

1- Cleaned the dirty and chalky trailer with the stripper. Really very easy and a light 1-1.5 hour scrubbing job. That stripper is fantastic. I've done more than 95% of my 1980 Trillium 5500 with the stripper only. Used 3M green pads. I also used CLR cleaner mainly on some rusty leaks under the belly band.

2- 2 coats as suggested on the gallon of sealer. I waited 30 minutes between each coat. This takes more time to dry. Micro fiber rags. I think that shines comes more rapidly with the sealer and it helps the wax to "stick" to the fiberglass. No runs. Was acceptably shinny even after the first coat of wax and nearly perfect after 2 coats only.

3- 4 coats of wax. Micro fiber rags again.

Looks new!!!

Took about a total of 5-6 hours. The 5500 is an 18+ footer and takes longer to do. Shines like the in the preceding pictures.
By the way, after 7 months and many adverse conditions the trailer still looks in the same astonishing condition. i will apply one more coat next spring after cleaning the whole trailer.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #311
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Red Max Pro #3 Clearance

Hi all,

I've been following this thread and am planning to apply Red Max Pro to my Scamp when it warms up this spring. I stopped by Lowes today (in MN) and they had it on a clearance sale for $4 so I bought a couple gallons. I may never use that much but who I decided it was worth it. I'm not sure why it's on clearance... does the stuff get old and expire or are they changing products?? I just wanted to pass this along in case anyone was considering buying some.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #312
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kdhanso Which Lowes location in MN?
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #313
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Hi Kevin K. I got it in Stillwater.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #314
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I live out by Maple Grove. I will have to try the Lowes out there.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #315
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Keep it from freezing and keep it sealed
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #316
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I was at Lowes in Westland, MI today and they had Red Max Pro 3 on clearance for $11+ change for a gallon.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #317
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I hope that it isn't going to disappear on us! Clearance sales make me nervous!!!
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:20 AM   #318
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I hope that it isn't going to disappear on us! Clearance sales make me nervous!!!


The Lowes around here got rid of the RedMax and are now selling the ZEP products same thing different name...Probably whats going to happen at all thier other stores....
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:19 AM   #319
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Thanks Randy, good to know.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:44 PM   #320
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Well, my old lady got the spa treatment today. Scrubbed her down with Bartender's Friend. Wiped her down with TSP. Then came four coats of Red Max Pro 3, bought last year before Lowe's cleared them out. Even cleaned the tire cover.
First pic...clean but dull. Second pic...four coats of finish applied. Third pic...her profile with clean rims looks simply mahvelous! It's not perfect, but she looks ever so shiny and sparkly.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #321
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I was at Lowes in Westland, MI today and they had Red Max Pro 3 on clearance for $11+ change for a gallon.
Picked one up today at Lowes in Lansing MI, THANKS for the heads up. You could see the replacement Zep products on the shelves.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:47 AM   #322
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I've got a couple questions for anyone who has already done this.

Has anyone used a random orbital buffer with the Barkeepers friend? I have a heart condition and can't do wax on/wax off all day.

I also have some kind of bug excrement that falls from a nearby tree. It is red bump. In the past I've only been able to remove these with paint thinner. The hard part is keeping it from evaporating before it can soak in. I've put the thinner on it and then quickly covered it with plastic wrap for a minute or two so it could soften it. I never thought about barkeepers friend. Previously I had used a scrubby and removed the bug stuff but also some of the gel-coat shine.
What 3M scrubby is recommended that will only remove dirt and not the gelcoat?
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