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Old 09-10-2016, 11:56 PM   #813
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I guess I'm unclear on what you mean by giving it a wipe and "it came right up". Not sure what that means. Sorry


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Old 09-11-2016, 07:57 PM   #814
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By single wipe, I lightly cleaned the area (might have been with Awsome), cleaned that off with a wet rag, then put a little ZEP on the cloth and gave it a single wipe over the area. That is one light coat with no sealer.

This is what it looks like a year later. You can see the outline of the wax and the difference in colour on the stripe. The "Trillium4500" was screened on and really faded. The single wipe brought the colours right out.

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I didn't do a lot because I have to strip the stripes off. I also have to prep the entire trailer for waxing. I have new decal stripes to replace the cracked ones with. I also bought replacement "Trillium4500" decals, but if the Zep is going to bring out the colour like this, I see no need to replace them.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:10 PM   #815
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Wow I see what you mean. I put new stickers on my scamp and am waxing it sll. Expecting bye was to keep the stickers safe and sound too
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #816
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By single wipe, I lightly cleaned the area (might have been with Awsome), cleaned that off with a wet rag, then put a little ZEP on the cloth and gave it a single wipe over the area. That is one light coat with no sealer.

This is what it looks like a year later. You can see the outline of the wax and the difference in colour on the stripe. The "Trillium4500" was screened on and really faded. The single wipe brought the colours right out.

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I didn't do a lot because I have to strip the stripes off. I also have to prep the entire trailer for waxing. I have new decal stripes to replace the cracked ones with. I also bought replacement "Trillium4500" decals, but if the Zep is going to bring out the colour like this, I see no need to replace them.
Be very careful removing that cracked stripe because it is a real chore, I used a hair dryer to heat it up but that is dangerous also because you don't want to over heat the gel-coat.. Someone else might have a easier way to remove it but that was my best way to do it..... just don't get in a hurry and take your time..... Once removed I painted the new stripe on.....
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Old 09-11-2016, 09:22 PM   #817
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To remove the blue trim I would get a 3M Stripe Off Wheel. My neighbor used one and it worked great. BTW you may have some ghosting and color transfer on the gel coat behind the stripes (i did after removing the Casita logo on my 1998 casita)
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:56 PM   #818
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To me I think the floor polish looks better.
I am still afraid to use these and have gotten great
results with a good marine high grade wax and a lot
of elbow grease! Seeing your great shine it is very tempting
to try.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:10 AM   #819
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To me I think the floor polish looks better.
I am still afraid to use these and have gotten great
results with a good marine high grade wax and a lot
of elbow grease! Seeing your great shine it is very tempting
to try.
BB, I've used paste wax and electric buffers on other Rv's but the Zep is so much easier/faster and to me, keeps the shine longer. I can strip and put 5 coats of Zep on my SD 17 in 3-4 hours...with a beer break or two . Bottom line, any kind of wax you are comfortable using is better than nothing at all.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:37 AM   #820
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Dave,

There is no guestion the shine is impressive with the floor polish.
I still like the UV protection I also get from the marine wax and
removing the polish to redo the camper sounds like work!
Something I try hard to avoid!

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Old 09-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #821
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Dave,

There is no guestion the shine is impressive with the floor polish.
I still like the UV protection I also get from the marine wax and
removing the polish to redo the camper sounds like work!
Something I try hard to avoid!

Bill
If you want the UV protection just use Poliglow. It's suppose to have that in it. Even though it's more expensive a kit comes with a cleaner and tools to do the job. I have tried both with equal results but I liked the tools the Poliglow came with and used them to apply the Red Max (Zep Wet Look) product also.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:34 AM   #822
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So I've done two rounds of RMP. I did the bottom of my scamp yesterday in warm weather. 7 coats. Great shine

Did the top today. Cooler weather. More of a satin finish. Could the temperature affect this ? Or the time between coats. Maybe not fully dry between coats ?

Has anyone else had this happen ? Is there a way to remedy this other than stripping it all off ?


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Old 09-13-2016, 05:46 AM   #823
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So I've done two rounds of RMP. I did the bottom of my scamp yesterday in warm weather. 7 coats. Great shine

Did the top today. Cooler weather. More of a satin finish. Could the temperature affect this ? Or the time between coats. Maybe not fully dry between coats ?

Has anyone else had this happen ? Is there a way to remedy this other than stripping it all off ?


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Most likely from not being dry.

Try another thin coat.
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Thin coats seem to be better than thick. I try to put the last two on in long sweeps with a lighter touch.


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Old 09-13-2016, 06:34 PM   #825
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ZEP after 6 coats

I decided to go for it and rubbed the entire trailer down with Bar Keepers Friend, then applied 6 coats of ZEP floor finish. Amazing, and very easy. Took 39 years off of our 40 year old trillium. :-)
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:29 AM   #826
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Be very careful removing that cracked stripe because it is a real chore, I used a hair dryer to heat it up but that is dangerous also because you don't want to over heat the gel-coat.. Someone else might have a easier way to remove it but that was my best way to do it..... just don't get in a hurry and take your time..... Once removed I painted the new stripe on.....
FWIW, I just removed all the decals on my 1996 Casita. They were cracked and faded. I started with a hair dryer, gave up on that approach pretty quickly. I then went to the carefully peel up a corner with a finger nail, grab the small flap with a needle nose pliers, and then carefully pull them off. It worked well for me.

The reason I used needle nose pliers is the flap needed to grab with my fingers would be 5X the size needed to grab with the pliers. Once I had a decent sized flap, I then pulled it off with my fingers.

Now I have to deal with the shiny white gel coat under the decals versus the faded gel coat everywhere else. Even in its current state, the trailer looks 100% better to me.
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