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Old 09-19-2016, 10:30 AM   #827
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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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Update. Added a couple more layers of RMP in nicer weather. Worked like a charm. No longer satin finish but total shine !!!

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Old 09-22-2016, 01:33 PM   #828
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In Post #795, Cassie asked if there had been any updates from people who had used Zep (RedMax Pro) on their trailers and I see that several people have responded, mostly with positive experiences.

To chime in, we first applied Zep back in the spring of 2013 (5 coats after a very thorough cleaning). Then each following spring we've re-cleaned and applied a couple of more coats. Overall we've been pleased with the product, but now we're beginning to see some chipping, flaking and yellowing especially in any area that gets a lot of abuse - like the front corners, the wheel fenders, and the roof. Guess it's time for a stripping before we re-apply again.

I have some questions about the stripping process though. The stripper directions say to dilute it and apply it with a mop and then let it sit for 5-8 minutes before wiping off and rinsing. As someone said in a previous post, that's easy to do on a flat surface like a floor, but not so easily done on vertical surfaces. I think someone sprayed it on full strength from a handheld pump spray bottle? Any other tips? I'm concerned about this stuff running down the sides of the trailer and into the storm drains. Any advice from those who have stripped Zep off their trailers would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:58 PM   #829
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Hmmm...just found this info about the stripper on the Zep website in their SDS section:

"Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container.The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil. Do not dispose of waste into sewer. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container."

Doesn't sound like we want to let this stuff drip off the trailer and go down the storm sewers does it?

Spray on and wipe off with a clean rag sounds like the way to go.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:47 PM   #830
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Kathy, I was the one who used it full strength with a spray bottle and rough/soft kitchen sponge. I had my SD parked in the back yard, bare ground. The little bit of remover that you're going to end up using will be less than a quart. Doubt that that amount would make much difference if it did end up in the sewer in the big picture. I used to wash the cars on the lawn, figured I was watering it at the same time. I worked in 3x3' areas from the top down. I only let the Zep sit for about 10 seconds or so before I hit it with the rough side of the sponge and then rinsed. Only had a couple spots to redo. I didn't time it but it took less than 2 hours total......with beer breaks of course .
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Old 09-23-2016, 01:52 PM   #831
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Thanks, Dave. I think we'll try your technique and I agree that it doesn't sound like a lot is going to go down the drains. Spraying on like you did and then wiping it off and rinsing right away sounds like it should work out OK. Appreciate your getting back on this.
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Sounds like that stripper is not safe for skin contact. Do you wear gloves? How are the fumes?


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Old 09-27-2016, 01:30 AM   #833
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Sounds like that stripper is not safe for skin contact. Do you wear gloves? How are the fumes?
Good question Marky, never thought of including that. I did wear rubber gloves and glasses just cuz. As far as fumes, very faint and a little sweet. I did get a little bit on my wrist but had no reaction from it. I didn't read the MSDS on it but from using many different chemicals over the years, MSDS aside, the instructions and warnings on products that have real bad possibilities have it printed boldly. Being Zep is sold to the general public as a floor wax I see the warnings as mostly lawyer speak. But as we are using it on TT's by hand a few safety items are a good idea, again, just cuz. YMMV
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Old 02-23-2017, 01:01 AM   #834
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So... years later what's the verdict??
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:41 AM   #835
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For me, my trailer sits out all year around uncovered, a quick touch up yearly and a strip and redo every three years keeps it looking now.

For the redo the floor stripper makes it quick.

Also you can use a 7" buffer along with automobile polish to make it as smooth as a factory gel coat.

Mark, yes use gloves but outside the fumes are not a noticable or a problem.

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Old 02-23-2017, 11:20 AM   #836
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I have a 93 13' Bigfoot, I was concerned whether to use poly or red max. I put on several coats of poly. I have been unable to re-coat the poly, for several years. the finish has turned very bad not shiny. large areas where the poly has come off. I will strip the poly and find a place to put on the red max. Would the poly have been ok if it were attended to in short order ? What are either one in appearance after several coatings ?
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:39 AM   #837
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My experience with both of them has shown no difference. I found it is a good idea to clean the camper once a year and ad at least one coat of Poliglow or Red Max. It's likely to show deterioration before the 2nd year if you don't.

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