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Old 08-30-2016, 07:55 PM   #799
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I first applied the floor finish 5 years ago (#246 page 11) and did a quick buff and re-coating 2 years ago (#695 page 50).
I would say for those 5 years the trailer looked more than respectable anytime I gave it a quick wash with a bucket and hose.

This year I noticed the finish was wearing off on the roof and on one corner (the areas that had the most sun exposure).
After a complete strip down, using floor wax stripper (full strength) and wet sanding with 800-1000 grit paper, I re-applied Red Max (or Zep floor finish) with the following results.

If I had any doubts about this finish on how it looked, how it lasts, or how effortless it was to maintain I could have easily gone back to compound / boat wax method after I had striped it.
Right on Chris when you get it you get it! You,ll never get it to look like that with out a massive amount of time,effort and cost.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:15 AM   #800
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Beautiful! I am sold! Will be working on the prep this week and hope to put Zep on by the weekend.

My Trillium looks like a big piece of tan chalk! I have nothing to lose.

I will post my before and afters.

Thanks for all of the updates!
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:59 AM   #801
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Beautiful! I am sold! Will be working on the prep this week and hope to put Zep on by the weekend.
My Trillium looks like a big piece of tan chalk! I have nothing to lose.
I will post my before and afters.
Thanks for all of the updates!
Just a bit of FYI, your Trill is tan but if anyone is applying Zep, be sure to use a white micro fiber cloth. Some folks used a colored one and ended up with a bit of the cloths color on the shell after waxing .
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:27 AM   #802
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Looks great Chris
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:39 PM   #803
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Success!

Thank you to everyone for their input and the advice to use a white microfibre cloth so the colour wouldn't bleed from a coloured cloth onto my trailer. I couldn't find a white one so I soaked my neon orange one in bleach and never had a problem.

With all the rain in the PNW I finally got the Zep on, and how does it look? Amazing!! I think I did 4-5 coats and I couldn't be happier with the results.

My trailer originally looked like it was a huge piece of chalk and now it shines so bright. My trailer was so chalky that if this didn't work I wasn't going to be upset because as far as I was concerned nothing could look worse than what I was starting with.

I took an oil based paint pen and went over our rock guard / window to enhance the original decal and I think the trailer looks like it had a facelift, or Botox, took years off!
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:13 AM   #804
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Thank you to everyone for their input and the advice to use a white microfibre cloth so the colour wouldn't bleed from a coloured cloth onto my trailer. I couldn't find a white one so I soaked my neon orange one in bleach and never had a problem.

With all the rain in the PNW I finally got the Zep on, and how does it look? Amazing!! I think I did 4-5 coats and I couldn't be happier with the results.

My trailer originally looked like it was a huge piece of chalk and now it shines so bright. My trailer was so chalky that if this didn't work I wasn't going to be upset because as far as I was concerned nothing could look worse than what I was starting with.

I took an oil based paint pen and went over our rock guard / window to enhance the original decal and I think the trailer looks like it had a facelift, or Botox, took years off!
Just like they overstate on the bachelor it looks amazing! You will be good to go for the rest of the season and depending on the moisture/ snow that that occurs in your area you will have some light touch up in the spring.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:48 AM   #805
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You have that 'new trailer shine' once again!
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:37 AM   #806
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Two Questions

I have two quesitons that may have already been answered, but this thread is so long now it would take me two years to find it. so here they are.

1) has anyone put RMP over polished aluminum (Im thinking the band on my scamp after I polish it) and how does it do?

2) Can I put a decal over RMP then apply more RMP over the decal and will it remain in place etc? There are a couple replacement decals I did not get from scamp and I dont want to wait a week or two for them to arrive.

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Old 09-10-2016, 12:59 PM   #807
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I have two quesitons that may have already been answered, but this thread is so long now it would take me two years to find it. so here they are.

1) has anyone put RMP over polished aluminum (Im thinking the band on my scamp after I polish it) and how does it do?

2) Can I put a decal over RMP then apply more RMP over the decal and will it remain in place etc? There are a couple replacement decals I did not get from scamp and I dont want to wait a week or two for them to arrive.

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1) I have by mistake gotten RMP or Zep on my polished aluminum in the past and it looks dull and was not easy to get completely off. My best and easiest results - and I've tried most suggestions here - is to wet-sand / steel wool then polish with Novus (auto glass store). It leaves a protective film that keeps polished look for a long time. They have a product now especially for aluminum but I've used their plastic polish up to now.

2) I wouldn't anticipate problems with decals over wax.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:00 PM   #808
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Chris,
You can be the pioneer and try the RMP on the decals and report back. As far as aluminum I'd steer clear of that and use a metal polish made for that purpose.
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Old 09-10-2016, 02:14 PM   #809
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Thanks both. I think out of the no-other-option category I'm gonna dive in with the stickers.

The advice on the aluminum is helpful as is the brand you recommended… It always helps to have a first-hand account of how effective something is

Set to take the band off the trailer to polish it it would be easy to make sure that no wax gets on it


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Old 09-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #810
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Can I put a decal over RMP then apply more RMP over the decal and will it remain in place etc? There are a couple replacement decals I did not get from scamp and I dont want to wait a week or two for them to arrive.
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1) I wouldn't anticipate problems with decals over wax.
I'd be tempted to wait to wax in the areas where you want to put the decals. To me the wax would be the weakest link.

Surface > adhesive > decal > wax
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:33 PM   #811
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I thought about that but I'm worried about the blending as well… Has anybody ever not done a spot and then added to it later


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You can be the pioneer and try the RMP on the decals and report back.
The "Trillilum 4500" on mine was stenciled on rather than decal. Last year I gave it a single wipe with ZEP and it came right up. So good that I made the decision not to replace it with the decal I bought.

Some of my wipe went onto the decal stripe. I'll look at that tomorrow and report back.
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