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Old 09-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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I use the 3m products and yes its a paste that you can buff out by hand using a micro cloth or if you really want to do it right use a power buffer with a wool cover.

so far it has never failed to take off any black streaks for me. There are two types of 3M products - one is to be used if you have heavy oxidation called Restore and Wax - if light oxidation use the one called Cleaner & Wax. - Once you have used the Restore & wax once - you put a normal paste wax on after it. If you keep the trailer washed and just just a regular wax on the trailer a couple of times a year you should not need to do the restore and wax again. I keep a Clean and Wax bottle on hand for using through out the year to get the bad black streakes and bug stains off that dont come off while washing the trailer.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:14 PM   #16
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Thanks for the feedback Carol. I'll try this.

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
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This September: Just used Clorox and water, sprayed the outside, let it set and then washed with Turtle Wax (Wash and Wax) using one of those BJ's clubehouse brushes on a stick and it looks as good as new.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #18
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Another useful cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #19
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Did light scrubbing with "Liquid Cleanser-contains bleach", a soft abrasive I found in the kitchen, then very thorough hose-down rinse. Next afternoon I applied 4 coats of Red Max Pro with a microfiber lint-free rag. So far....Lovin' it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #20
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Looks great, I wish I'd taken a photo of my Bigfoot before and after.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #21
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I bought an 88 13' Big Foot that had been unused and sitting in the California sun for 3 years. The roof was covered with black spots and bird droppings.
The last 2 days I've been dodging thunder storms for 2 days so I can't remove the last window and reseal it.
I use plain environmentally safe Boraxo and a blue scrubby sponge.
Washing the entire grungy trailer took about 45 minutes.
Lowes doesn't carry Red Maxx in my area any longerZepp Wet Look floor finish is supposed to be the same thing.
I put some in an old Windex bottle and experimented on the front of my trailer.
I have removed the tank cover so you can see the 1/2 area that has never seen the sun since 1988.
A quick scrub with Boraxo and 3 coats of Zepp and you can almost see yourself in the waxed area.
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