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Old 09-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #99
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I used it on the overhead shelf that comes in the Trillium's, the bottom of mine were kinda stained really bad looked like where someone had tried to mount different kinds of curtain rods and the screws they used had rusted and stained the fiberglass, I scrubbed and cleaned it real good and put 3 coats on the front and back shelf's and they turned out great.....Don't know why people don't use stainless steel screws on everything that goes in these campers,I know they cost a little more but its "NOT" that much more..The screws that hold the windows and vents in are all standard screws and thats the very first thing I do is strip out all the windows and vents replace any rotten wood with treated and replace "ALL" screws with stainless steel screws or aluminum pop-rivets.....
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:01 AM   #100
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After watching this thread for several weeks, I decided to try the Red Max Pro on my 21' Bigfoot trailer. With four coats, the results are spectacular. The trailer is nearly ten years old and has been stored outdoors until recently. Earlier this year we moved to a farm in Colorado with a large metal barn. That will help the new finish last awhile. We also used the Barkeepers Friend for the cleaning as suggested in this thread. Excellent stuff. I just cleaned our glass stovetop with it, too. Best results ever.

I do have a question. If the Red Max has to someday be removed by a stripper or other harsh cleaner, how will that affect the vinyl decals on the trailer? There are a lot of decals on a Bigfoot and I would hate to destroy them with the wrong chemical.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:09 AM   #101
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Lucky you to have a Barn to store the Casita in. What part of CO are you in? I'm in Aurora and would love to pay someone the same I'm paying to store outside, to put it in a Barn or something.

I'll sure be anxious to see how your new finish turns out.

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Old 09-23-2010, 08:25 PM   #102
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I do have a question. If the Red Max has to someday be removed by a stripper or other harsh cleaner, how will that affect the vinyl decals on the trailer? There are a lot of decals on a Bigfoot and I would hate to destroy them with the wrong chemical.

I just stripped all the remainder of the poli-glow from one of my Trillium's with the Red Max stripper and it didn't do anything to any of the decals on it and they are at least 30 years old, so I don't think you will have a problem..I tried to keep from stripping the entire camper but in the end had to strip the whole thing and recoat it..The RedMax in my opion is hands down better than the Poli-Glow when it comes to the shine, I've used both products and had 2 separate campers.. coated one with Poli-Glow the other with RedMax, I first felt one may have a better gelcoat than the other but after stripping the Poli-Glow off and redoing it with RedMax the difference in the shine the RedMax gives is superior by far......
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:07 AM   #103
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Randy: Thanks for the quick reply. That is all good news. I have a couple of minor "runs" with the Red Max that I will need to re-do. I forgot to get Red Max stripper last time I was at Lowes. It's over a hundred miles away so I'll have to get it next trip to town. The Bigfoot is looking good with four coats, other than my own small errors of drips and areas I could have cleaned more perfectly.

Keith: We are living on an old farm in Kiowa County while Nancy is assigned to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. We don't know how long we will be here. I'm retired as a park ranger but Nancy has a few years to go. I'm trying to talk her into transfering us back to Alaska! In the meantime, I am loving the wide open spaces and the great sunsets.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:48 AM   #104
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David, got your PM and replied to it. Gotta love them sunsets out here, eh?

Hope to see you soon.

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Old 09-30-2010, 03:54 PM   #105
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ID:	31521I just took the Bigfoot out of the barn for the first time since applying the Red Max. It has never been this shiny before.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #106
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I don't if it's late to post this , But about a month ago .We decide to polish our 72 American Boler with RedMax and, we are very happy with the result.It looks new again.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #107
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Jean, that made a HUGE difference! Looks great!
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:44 AM   #108
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Some comments about cleaning the Red Max surface. I just went on a 600 mile road trip in Colorado where I encountered mud, road tar and swarms of insects - including large grasshoppers. Some of this stuff came right off with a wet rag when done before drying out. But I had a lot of bugs that dried on for a couple of weeks after I got home. I used water and a blue scrubby to take off the dried insects and some mild spray cleaner to get the road oil. What was different is that these stains did not penetrate the fiberglass and the hard shine remained intact after the scrubbing. The waxes I have used in the past usually came right off with the cleaning.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:12 PM   #109
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Attachment 31521I just took the Bigfoot out of the barn for the first time since applying the Red Max. It has never been this shiny before.
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Wow, that's fantastic looking! I've used the Meguiar's polish and electric polisher, rubbed until my arms wanted to leave my body for someone else and no matter what, I couldn't get the shine like you have. I've got to give this a try. It'll have to wait until next Spring, but I will post results so that we can all benefit from this. Many thanks to the OP for starting this thread, too.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #110
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Red Max Pro Polish

We just finished putting 3 coats of Red Max Pro on our Bigfoot, and I have to say that we are totally pleased with the shine and fantastic job this has done. We cleaned it first with Bar Keepers Friend, and that too is an amazing product. I am now using it on all kinds of household cleaning jobs. Thank you to everyone who has shared their experience on using these products. We can't be more pleased!!!
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We just finished putting 3 coats of Red Max Pro on our Bigfoot, and I have to say that we are totally pleased with the shine and fantastic job this has done. We cleaned it first with Bar Keepers Friend, and that too is an amazing product. I am now using it on all kinds of household cleaning jobs. Thank you to everyone who has shared their experience on using these products. We can't be more pleased!!!
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I am convinced to try it, but where can we get Red Max Pro in Canada? I have looked in all the homeware stores I can find in Alberta, including the new Lowe's in Calgary, and can't find it. There also doesn't seem to be a website in canada that sells it. Help?
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I am convinced to try it, but where can we get Red Max Pro in Canada? I have looked in all the homeware stores I can find in Alberta, including the new Lowe's in Calgary, and can't find it. There also doesn't seem to be a website in canada that sells it. Help?



I wish I could help you but I'm in Alabama a little far from Canada, but did you ask at the new Lowe's if that could order it for you, I would think that they would but don't know that for sure...this is a hardwood refinisher, knowing that you might find that the Canada stores carry a different name brand...If they do I would suggest you try it on a small scale to see if it stands up...Hope this helps RANDY
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