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Old 08-29-2010, 04:19 PM   #57
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I bought a large shaker can of Bar Keepers Friend at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Cost $1.99. Even Safeway (grocery store) carries it here in Portland, OR
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #58
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I have followed this thread with great interest because my 2001 Casita was purchased from an individual who had stored it in a lot in the hot Alabama sun. I have had the trailer for about four years and in all that time I have rubbed and scrubbed and waxed and 303ed, etc. As a result, the trailer looked "pretty good" but I was disappointed that I could never bring it anywhere near that new look. After reading this thread, I decided to go ahead and take the risk of having the first yellow Casita (although I don't really think it will yellow based on other's reports). Anyway, yesterday I got out and scrubbed the trailer down with Barkeepers Friend, waited for everything to dry and put on the Red Max. By the time I got to the fourth coat, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you have stated, I don't know what the future will be, but for now I am elated with the results. Thanks for posting your discovery and for giving directions on how you got it done.

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Wow, that looks great!
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:28 PM   #59
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Mark, want to come to the Northern Oregon Gathering in October and show off your egg? I would imagine a number of people would like to see it first hand and ask questions. I know I'd like to see it... and meet up with you.

I will run the idea past my better half, sounds like it would be a fun time.

If anyone local is interested in seeing the results first hand just let me know.

Im in Beaverton Oregon off 185th.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:53 PM   #60
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I have followed this thread with great interest because my 2001 Casita was purchased from an individual who had stored it in a lot in the hot Alabama sun. I have had the trailer for about four years and in all that time I have rubbed and scrubbed and waxed and 303ed, etc. As a result, the trailer looked "pretty good" but I was disappointed that I could never bring it anywhere near that new look. After reading this thread, I decided to go ahead and take the risk of having the first yellow Casita (although I don't really think it will yellow based on other's reports). Anyway, yesterday I got out and scrubbed the trailer down with Barkeepers Friend, waited for everything to dry and put on the Red Max. By the time I got to the fourth coat, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you have stated, I don't know what the future will be, but for now I am elated with the results. Thanks for posting your discovery and for giving directions on how you got it done.

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That looks awesome and although I posted my results 3 years ago, it was Randy who gave floor finish a new life on the forum. I hope Poli Glow is not to upset with the results. I just want to add again make sure your egg is clean of old wax and dirt. The old wax will effect the wax bonding to your trailer. It is great to see all the before and after pictures. You can be proud of your "new eggs".
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:55 PM   #61
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I found the Barkeeper Friend at Lowe's in the aisle with all the other cleaning products i.e. Tide, Lysol, etc. I had to look two or three times as they only had a few cans and were hard to see. You can also find it a Dollar stores if you have those in your town.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:59 PM   #62
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That looks awesome and although I posted my results 3 years ago, it was Randy who gave floor finish a new life on the forum. I hope Poli Glow is not to upset with the results. I just want to add again make sure your egg is clean of old wax and dirt. The old wax will effect the wax bonding to your trailer. It is great to see all the before and after pictures. You can be proud of your "new eggs".
Sorry to Randy for not giving him proper credit. So, to Randy and Rick and whomever else is responsible for getting out the word, I appreciate learning about this product. You're exactly right about getting off all dirt, debris, wax, etc., the prep is the hardest part but more than worth it!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:16 AM   #63
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By the way, Bar Keepers Friend will removed the dull gray oxidized layer from old aluminum trim. It's not a lot of work, and it leaves a nice shine.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:05 AM   #64
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Fred yours turned out great!!! One thing I found out this weekend after a camping trip down on the river, the road down was really BAD muddy and got the camper muddy so on the way home stopped by the car wash and blew it off, then I saw how bad the tires was and sprayed them down with the TIRE/ENGINE CLEANER the stuff that will bring the black off the tires, well after I got home I could tell it also took off the shine around the wheel wells and around the spare on the back that I also sprayed This camper was the one with Poli-Glow on it so now I'm going to carry it back to the car wash and see if it will totally strip it off and go back with the ProMax...If it works this may take care of any future problems that might/ or even if it starts peeling as some has suggested...If it keeps the camper looking as good as it does for 3 to 4 years and all I have to do is spray it off at the carwash and reapply IT"S still the greatest thing since slice bread...Just remember everyone I wouldn't hit it with the tire cleaner at the car wash I'll let everyone know my results with the stripping..... RANDY
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #65
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Moral of the story - clean thoroughly, scrub, coat with RedMax3 - then leave the trailer in the garage!

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Old 08-30-2010, 07:57 PM   #66
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I have followed this thread with great interest because my 2001 Casita was purchased from an individual who had stored it in a lot in the hot Alabama sun. I have had the trailer for about four years and in all that time I have rubbed and scrubbed and waxed and 303ed, etc. As a result, the trailer looked "pretty good" but I was disappointed that I could never bring it anywhere near that new look. After reading this thread, I decided to go ahead and take the risk of having the first yellow Casita (although I don't really think it will yellow based on other's reports). Anyway, yesterday I got out and scrubbed the trailer down with Barkeepers Friend, waited for everything to dry and put on the Red Max. By the time I got to the fourth coat, I was grinning from ear to ear. As you have stated, I don't know what the future will be, but for now I am elated with the results. Thanks for posting your discovery and for giving directions on how you got it done.

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #67
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Several years ago I used poly-glow on my Big Foot with great success. However, in the past couple of weeks following this thread I decided to try Red Max on my 5% molded fiberglass front and back, and I think it actually has done a better job.

See pictures. I put four coats on my aluminum roof to see how it would work. Hopefully it will work. I'll let you know. Keith
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:01 AM   #68
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That looks great! I'm anxious to see what kind of longevity we can get from this treatment.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:49 AM   #69
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Question Prep Before Application ?

Does one have to remove all the wax from the fiberglas surface before applying either of these 'finishes?'

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Old 09-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #70
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The short answer is yes. If you look at the posts earlier, the best method is to use Barkeepers friend and a scrub pad which removes all wax, streaks, stains, etc. I found that to be the best bet.
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