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Old 04-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #365
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Also one more question. Some people have been talking about the paint on their fg I don't know that mine is painted. Is that possible?
It is possible that it may have been painted. Most paint jobs are not done properly. Check around your windows, gaskets, lights, inlets etc for signs of painting. Paint also peels where gel coat does not. Most older fiberglass on the outside will have some spiderchecking somewhere in the gelcoat. Paint usually covers that. Most older gel coats have a chaulky surface that buffs up a bit with a good cleaning, try a test patch in an inconspicuous place.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #366
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Looking at the photo's I would say it "NOT" painted....The Surf Side decals would probably be missing if painted......
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #367
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I used 1/4 gallon for 4 coats on my 17' Bigfoot. Wear gloves. It's thin, like water, and will run if you try to apply too thick. One coat will dry before you can make it around the trailer.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #368
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barkeepers friend is not the only powder that works, ajax comet or any of the gritty powdered soaps will do the job. The thing that got me was how bad it looked after the first coat, on the third it started to shine like a babies butt. I found the best thing to use is a face cloth folded twice and using the latex gloves that Dr's use. I just saturated the face cloth and wiped it on make sure you wring the cloth out so its not dripping as it runs like crazy when its dripping wet. If you get it on your hands its sticky and will be a job getting it off. I held off doing mine for 18-20 months till the reports started coming in from folks who had gone through a summer of hot sun.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #369
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I think Comet and Ajax has bleach in them and BarKeepers does not..I might be wrong...Really wouldn't matter if the camper is white like a Scamp, Casita, Boler or Burro.....But I wouldn't want to use a bleach product on a cream colored Trillium................
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #370
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Re: wringing rags, I still think the official Polyglo applicator (8" wide swath) is worth the price in ease of application, particularly midroof. You do have to use a rag (or the smaller faux chamois that comes with the applicator) to get into recesses and tight spots around the tongue and bumper and around thru-hulls, vents, and windows.

I joined the ranks of the Red Max Pros last June (3 coats after a good scrub with BF on a very "mossy" 12 yr. old egg) and so far no debonding, alligatoring, very few deep stains from leaves, tree blossoms and seeds, or insect activity, and certainly no embedding of grit or dirt. I have washed our trailer twice in the interim and it is an easier job than getting embedded dirt out of oxidized automotive paint. Plan on a thorough TSP scrubdown this spring and at least one refresher coat.

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Old 04-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #371
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BarKeepers Friend is the least abrasive of all commonly available cleanser powers. So much so that when the effectiveness of windshield wipers is tested, the windshields are first cleaned with it. Barkeepers Friend is non-abrasive, rinses off leaving no residues. It's the only cleanser powder recommended by almost all kitchenware and utensil manufacturers by name.

If you have squeaky windshield wipers or a problem with them smearing, you can use what's left of your BarKeepers Friend to clean your windshield!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:57 PM   #372
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BarKeepers Friend is the least abrasive of all commonly available cleanser powers. So much so that when the effectiveness of windshield wipers is tested, the windshields are first cleaned with it. Barkeepers Friend is non-abrasive, rinses off leaving no residues. It's the only cleanser powder recommended by almost all kitchenware and utensil manufacturers by name.

If you have squeaky windshield wipers or a problem with them smearing, you can use what's left of your BarKeepers Friend to clean your windshield!
Great tip about the windshield! I'm gonna have to try it out!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #373
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So what's the best applicator for Redmax? Where to purchase? And after cleaning do you need to dry it off? Will water spots show up?
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #374
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Microfiber cloth. $1 at the Dollar store. Dunk in RM3, wring it out a bit. Apply like you are dusting the trailer, 4 times at 30 min. intervals.. No need to do anything else to the trailer surface. Before the cloth dries rinse it (the cloth) out in water. Done.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:28 AM   #375
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How hard Is it to keep it away from the window trim? I think I'm over thinking this.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:03 AM   #376
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That may depend on the kind of trim. The black trim on the Hehr windows only looks better with the RM3, but if you want to be careful I'd mask them with that blue painter's tape.

I'm not that careful. In fact, if I could I might just put the RM# in a spray outfit and just spray the whole trailer, windows and all.
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Brief note: Barkeepers Friend is Oxalic acid, described by a paint store employee to me as "wood bleach" which is born out by the wikipedia application section as a reference to the wood pulp industry.

Oxalic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Consumers report rated it as better than Mr. Clean as reported in that article.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:14 PM   #378
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Here's the surface of my dolphin after 1 year elapsed since 3 coats of Red Max Pro were applied.
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