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Old 04-04-2012, 06:07 AM   #323
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I would not recommend using a buffer with Barkeepers. You add water and it is very easy to apply, you do not want to grind it in. I did mine in quarters and I was done in an hour. The same for the Red Maxx treatment, by the time you finish one side the other is dry.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:20 AM   #324
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The same for the Red Maxx treatment, by the time you finish one side the other is dry.
I did my Red Maxx project yesterday and had the same experience. As quick as one side was done, the other was dry. I was able to clean my Scamp 16 and do 5 coats of Red Maxx in a just a few hours. I had good results cleaning with Magic Erasers. I only used Barkeepers Friend on some of the tougher stains.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #325
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Well let's see some pic's of it Ken!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #326
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:47 AM   #327
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Paul as others have said Barkeeps Friend should be used very sparingly as it will/can damage the gelcoat. If you are wanting something that will give you a shine and take off the stains and oxidization at the same time and want to use a buffer you may want to try 3M Restore & Wax. Works really well with a buffer. May find that you dont even need to do the Red Max finish.
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Well let's see some pic's of it Ken!!!
OK. Here's a few pics. It's morning here so the sun isn't completely up yet but I think you can see the shine.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #329
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WOW! Ken, That makes me want to do our '99 Scamp that was outside for 3 years before we got it. Tony
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #330
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Tony,

It's worth the effort. I'm very pleased with the results.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:46 PM   #331
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Looks great!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #332
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Looks great!!
owe, owe, MY EYES .... tooo shiny

Looks great truly.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #333
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Thanks for all the advice! Jim I'll skip using the buffer. Carol, the finish is too far gone for a wax. I think I'll need the Red Max to add the clear gloss.

Has anyone used the liquid Barkeepers friend? I picked up a gallon of RedMax Pro on clearance at Lowes and they only had two cans of the powered Barkeepers Friend and they both looked like they had been dropped from the top rack so I bought the liquid.
One more question. Which 3M scrub pad did everyone use and where did you get it? I used a dishwashing scrubbie a few years ago to try and remove bug excrement and dulled the gelcoat. I don't want to scratch it, just clean it.
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The WHITE 3M pad is the one you want. I got mine @ hardware store - with a hard plastic backer and handle - made life a LOT easier than just a pad.
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Thanks for all the advice! Jim I'll skip using the buffer. Carol, the finish is too far gone for a wax. I think I'll need the Red Max to add the clear gloss.

Has anyone used the liquid Barkeepers friend? I picked up a gallon of RedMax Pro on clearance at Lowes and they only had two cans of the powered Barkeepers Friend and they both looked like they had been dropped from the top rack so I bought the liquid.
One more question. Which 3M scrub pad did everyone use and where did you get it? I used a dishwashing scrubbie a few years ago to try and remove bug excrement and dulled the gelcoat. I don't want to scratch it, just clean it.
I tried the liquid Barkeepers.....Powder works MUCH better.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:43 AM   #336
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So we decided to try the floor finish on our new to us Casita. Some of you may have seen this bug shot taken after 1750 miles on the road. They did not come off easily; it took a lot of scrubbing. I do believe a good polish and wax would have brought the finish right back, but that also requires more frequent upkeep than what we are hearing about RM/Zep. Our local stores have made the swap to Zep, so that is what we used,
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This is after cleaning.
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And this is after 5-6 coats of Zep. Today was the first time we took it out in the sun since I did it last week. It looks great. The finish feels a bit "stippled", I think due to the rags I used. I did get new microfiber, but I think I should have washed them first. Still, if the bugs wipe off as I've read about, we will be very happy.
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