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Old 04-24-2016, 08:29 PM   #757
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I've been reading this thread for way to long now and don't have answers to the questions in my head. I just bought my 13' foot scamp today and its nice and clean with poly glow on it and new decals/stickers. If I want to keep it this way can I just put the red pro max on top of the poly glow? can I put it right on top of the new stickers/decals? I'm new, nervous and in love with my first scamp.
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:21 PM   #758
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Congratulations on your new to you trailer. If you are happy with the looks of the Polyglow, DO NOT apply RedMax Pro over it. I did apply the Red Max Pro to our 13' Scamp with great results, except I noticed that over the decals it looked a little milky. I feel that the Red Max Pro is to be used only if the gel coat can not be brought to life with Polyglow. To properly apply Red Max Pro one must remove all waxes, and greases from the trailer surface prior to applying the Red Max Pro.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:11 AM   #759
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Thank you so much. You are the first to help me with anything. More to come. So I just recoat with poly glow once a year and go right over the decals. I just want to make sure.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:49 AM   #760
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poli glow vs red max

Is this still working for you guys or is it not good after a few years ?
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:04 PM   #761
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hi... did you remove oxidation prior to the coats of the floor wax?
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:15 PM   #762
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Maguires Marine/RV Oxidation kit

Has anyone used this product... I see one mention but mostly you all seem sold on the floor wax... I don't know about using it because of having to strip it to reapply it (or so I think from what I read).


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Old 04-29-2016, 05:31 PM   #763
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I think you are misreading the situation. Most of those responding might be using floor wax. Might ask how many wax their kitchen floor with car wax.
I use 3M Marine wax and polish products. Others use other brand waxes intended for fiberglass.
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:58 PM   #764
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The real comparison issue of this thread is that poliglo and red max both contain the same materials in roughly the same proportions. Poliglo is touted to be used on fiberglass boats and RVs. The kit which contains about a pint of poliglo a pint of prep which contains the same ingredients as red max stripper a scrubber pad which is nothing more than a nylon scrubber with a handle and an application mitt which is a micro fiber pad shaped to be a mitt runs about $90
For about $40-50 you can get a gallon of polish and stripper several microfiber cloths and 3m scrubbers plus some BarKeeper's friend
Seems to me to be more bang for the buck to go the Red max route as opposed to Poliglo.
The argument on the comparison of wax or what is essentially a strippable shiny coating is a different critter


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Old 04-29-2016, 08:30 PM   #765
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The real comparison issue of this thread is that poliglo and red max both contain the same materials in roughly the same proportions. Poliglo is touted to be used on fiberglass boats and RVs. The kit which contains about a pint of poliglo a pint of prep which contains the same ingredients as red max stripper a scrubber pad which is nothing more than a nylon scrubber with a handle and an application mitt which is a micro fiber pad shaped to be a mitt runs about $90
For about $40-50 you can get a gallon of polish and stripper several microfiber cloths and 3m scrubbers plus some BarKeeper's friend
Seems to me to be more bang for the buck to go the Red max route as opposed to Poliglo.
The argument on the comparison of wax or what is essentially a strippable shiny coating is a different
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I agree with you Michael except I believe the Zep/ redmax to de even cheaper tha your estimate. I think a lot of people here are recommending power waxes and polishes instead of the Zep because they have either newer trailers or trailers that have not been subjected to years of neglect and the gel coat is still reasonably sound condition and waxes and polish still work well for them. But if your gel coat is beyond that like mine was as I have tried almost every wax and have three different powerwaxers only to get back about 30-40% of the shine and watch it disappear in a couple of weeks than Zep is the answer.
From my experience using Zep and depending on the climate in your area it will require it being done once a year in the spring and maybe a touch up in the fall and a full strip and redo every couple of years.The total time I've spent stripping and zepping my trillium in the past five years is about 12 hours about half the time I spent waxing in the first month of owning the trailer. But as always to each there own
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:13 AM   #766
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Well I started this thread and now after nearly 6 years it's time I show everyone my results.. These campers over the last 6 years has made 8 trips to Kansas, 14 trips to Arkansas and 3 trips to South Dakota through snow, rain and everything in between.. I've not done anything to either since I put the Poliglow and RedMax on them except wash them.. My findings is that the RedMax out preforms the Poliglow by a long shot and cost a fraction of what the Poliglow cost.. Here's my results.. first pictures of the camper that has the poliglow.. You can see it's pealing like a redhead with a severe sunburn all along the top and down the sides..
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:19 AM   #767
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Now the one with the RedMax or Zep on it.. The same on this one nothing done to it in 6 years except was it.. Went on the same trips and same conditions.. The only place it is coming off is along the side trim, everywhere else it's still looks like the day I put it on 6 years ago, still shines and looks good except the spots shown here....
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:24 AM   #768
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I thought after I posted the pictures I could click on them and they would blow up individually but I guess not.. Hopefully everyone can see the photo's.. The first pictures are pictures of the Blue 4500 and the second are the Orange 1300 camper that I posted pictures of at the beginning of this thread.....
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Randy, thank you for the updates.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:44 PM   #770
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Apparently "time" has weighed in on the side of Red Maxx/Zep. I suspect the higher solids concentration of the floor coating has a lot to do with it. More material applied per coat.


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