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Old 04-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #673
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That looks fantastic. Everywhere you go people are going to Cirlce around and admire your rig.
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:41 AM   #674
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I have just compounded my fiberglass boat can I put this Zep product right on top of it ?? Or do I have to remove wax buildup ? My boat was oxcidized and no shine with a buffer and meguiers compound brought back blue and white color . Inquiring minds want to know
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #675
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I have just compounded my fiberglass boat can I put this Zep product right on top of it ?? Or do I have to remove wax buildup ? My boat was oxcidized and no shine with a buffer and meguiers compound brought back blue and white color . Inquiring minds want to know
I think (my opinion only) that the floor wax treatment is most effective on pitted fiberglass because the multiple thin coats fill in the pits and present a smooth clear shiny surface.

If you get a smooth surface with buffer and polishing abrasive or have a newer camper without the pits in the gel coat that develop with age I think any wax will give you a good shine. Zep is pretty tough being designed to be walked on but from an appearance standpoint any fiberglass wax on a smooth egg should look good.

You buff my 37 year old gel coat to smooth and I doubt it would have gel coat in some places.

I think it is always best to start with a bare surface. Important that underlying surface be totally clean so as to not trap dirt or stains under new wax. Trapping old wax seems less than ideal to me also. If you are waxing a floor you always start with stripping the old wax.

I will say it's always fun to answer the question "what year is it" and get back a "No Way!" Shiny is nice.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:07 AM   #676
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I have just compounded my fiberglass boat can I put this Zep product right on top of it ?? Or do I have to remove wax buildup ? My boat was oxcidized and no shine with a buffer and meguiers compound brought back blue and white color . Inquiring minds want to know
ON A BOAT???
I didn't read back through the posts but I didn't remember anyone reporting any experience with ZEP wax on a boat.

This is a floor wax and it might not like being submerged or under under water for extended periods of time, and taking it off can be a bear.....

Proceed at your own risk and peril.....
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:25 AM   #677
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I know it has been used on boats, don't know how well it performs below the water line. Recall someone from maritime part of N. America said boat shops normal prep cleaning for painting will not remove it. Common enough that it's known in the marine industry.

Removal for general use is not too bad. Ammonia and water removes floor wax, manufacturer makes remover that people have used with good results on campers. Someone discovered (by accident) that the coin operated car wash tire/whitewall cleaner removes it also.

If having someone prep for fiberglass work or painting be sure to make them aware that this type of wax has been used, because it is tougher than most waxes and thin enough to get into pits, prep cleaning appropriate to this product is required.

Any wax or polish carries this issue of prep cleaning but making the shop aware of the specific product they have to clean before getting a quote or the work done is on you. Wax contamination of any kind ruins new paint job, and bond of fiberglass work.

I should add if your going to add decals / stripes or have painting done on camper or boat wait until after that work to use any wax, you just making work for yourself otherwise.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:56 AM   #678
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I am new to this forum or any forum, for that matter, and am not sure how to poset a question. So, if I'm in the wrong place please feel free to redirect me on how to do it correctly. I have recently applied 4 coats of Zep floor wax to the front of my 15 yr old trailer and it looks really good. But I have noticed that there are numerous dust flecks embedded in one or more coats of the wax. We are in the height of a very bad pollen season here in GA and I suspect that is what the flecks are. Is there anyway to remove or minimize these particles or do I have to start over. All suggestions greatly would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:04 AM   #679
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I would think you could use the Zep stripper on a rag and gently wipe until the fleck is gone then re apply a few coats over the area. Once the flecks are removed and spotted in, do a complete final coat to blend it all together. Borrow a garage or closed space with less pollen.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:46 PM   #680
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I've been applying floor finish from Sam's club and have found to make it really shine after it hardens for a few days in the sun use a 7" buffer with a wool pad and an automobile polish, not a polish/wax, just a fine polish and it will blind you it's so bright and when you fall on it you'll slide right off it will be so smooth.
So it just might rid your embedded pollen.
But if you try the floor finish remover it's all or nothing. Think the whole trailer. Been there and done that. However the finish remover will leave the dull fiberglass whiter and brighter then ever.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:01 AM   #681
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We bought a 1984 Fiber Stream in April of 2013. The exterior was very oxidized and dull. We used a fiberglass cleaner and then a polish. It did not shine. We cleaned off the fiberglass polish and started over.

We washed off all residue of the previous attempt. Then we applied Zep Wet-Look Floor Finish (Lowes). We wiped it on with a clean lint free cotton cloth. By the time I circled the trailer the first coat was dry. After three coats the finish was spotty and looked like it would never even out and shine. Three more coats took care of the problem. It shined beautifully.

That was a year ago and the shine has never diminished. We live in the Pacific Northwest and get lots of rain and it has been no problem.

It was so easy to do and looks brand new.
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #682
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Casita Looks like new

So thankful I found this site and thread! I have a 2002 Casita that was very faded and chalky!! I stripped off the old decals and installed new graphics.

After reading all 49 pages I decided to try Zep.Took me two days, I scrubbed with BF and wet sanded with 800 grit sandpaper. Then I applied 5+ coats of Zep.

It turned out GREAT, looks like a new camper! Attached are before and after pictures.

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Old 05-18-2014, 07:20 PM   #683
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Did mine also,
Sanded with 240 grit, cleaned with BF ..
Then lots of coats of zep.
Look fantastic!
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:39 AM   #685
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Yup, keep telling people Zep is the way to go
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:51 AM   #686
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Not a fan of Zep...at all

Sorry, but I disagree about Zep. I used it and it'll keep your fiberglass looking new for awhile, but less than two years later my Casita developed horrible flaking all over, especially bad at the upper curve. It took me three days to get it all off using floor stripper straight from the bottle (diluted with water, as recommended on the instructions, didn't touch it). I then applied three coats of Poli Glow. Yes, it's more expensive, but also has UV inhibitors and is made specially for fiberglass.

If you insist on using Zep (which is probably because you don't want to spend the money on Poli Glow), keep your trailer covered or out of the sun.

Just sayin...Zep wasn't worth the money I saved.

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