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Old 10-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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Thanks for the Birthday wishes.

I just sent a PM to the first user on the thread to see if he's seen any degradation of Red Max. I'll let you know what his experience is.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Owen Lindsay;273811Only time and weather exposure will show how successful we are.[/QUOTE]

Yup and as mentioned I have already seen one trailer done with Red Max which had a yellow haze to it - yup lots of arguments to be made as to the how come and whys - but its the #1 reason I'm sticking to a product made for Fiberglass and the outdoors. Also cant help but think that what ever products/chemicals are need to get it off the trailer should it really start to fail 3 or 4 years down the road may not be all the great for the long life of the gelcoat.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:54 PM   #17
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RedMax Pro thread.

Just discovered this 21 page thread on this Forum, started by Randy Bishop, discussing the pros and cons of Red Max Pro floor polish when applied to a Fiberglass Gel coat finish. Gives all the products needed, directions on how to apply, discuses the longevity aspects and answers the yellowing question.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:54 PM   #18
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This thread is now known by nearly everyone who owns a fibreglass trailer. Every forum refers to it. There is now more than a year since all this started and there is a very large consensus on this method that pleases more than 90% of those who tried it. The yellowing question is, at the most, an anecdotal event. Globally it is a great success.

Personally I never ever got comparable and easy results and by far. And as many of us I tried many other alternatives, the best one being Verglass. But Verglass was not as durable and was much more costly same for Polyglow. I can't recommend more RedMax Pro or Zep its twin product.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #19
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So how are you guys holding up?
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #20
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3M restore has held up well since first done 4 years ago. Just needs a good wash and wax at the start of each year.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #21
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I don't see any signs of problems yet, But the sun isn't too intense north of the 49th yet. We will have ro wait and see.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #22
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Here is my question. Most of this thread was six months ago. How is the red max 3 holding up. I want to try it on my campster after a good cleaning!

Next question: how did you all apply? Mop? Old t-shirt?




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Old 04-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #23
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Jimbo, my RedMax looks as shinny as the day I applied it.
Everyone is amazed that our Big Foot is a 1989.
I used a thick white torn up T-Shirt. I kept it soaking in a large zip lock bag in between coats. USE disposal RUBBER GLOVES for each coat.

If you want to see some recent pictures I can email them to you.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #24
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Thanks Mike. Would be great if you could send them. How long has it been?

Also for anyone who reads this red max is in sale at Lowes for 11.99 til May 5th
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:50 PM   #25
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Just scrubbed the trailer down, got a generous layer of dust and industrial fallout off of it. It still shines like new, and I haven't detected any deterioration on the surface yet.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #26
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Works great for me. I did find that applying it with anything else but a microfiber cloth did not end up as smooth and streak free. This has to be the easiest application/maximum result product I have ever tried.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #27
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I am new and just picked up a 1999 17' Casita. Don't know the model, but it has two swivel chairs in it. I am wondering about this Red Max 3 and 3M wax. I am just about to clean my trailer with something called L. A. Ultimate Cleaner. Is the Mean Green Degreaser better and when you talk about power applicator, is that a slow electric auto buffer.
I appreciate the help. I just found out I have one small leak and it is around the ceiling fan. I am covering it up and I am going to let it dry and I was told to remove the old caulk and put new caulk on, any information on easiest way to remove old caulk without damaging the fiberglass roof and what kind of caulk I should use. Sorry for so many questions, but I better get on it know while I see so much experience. Thank you for answering and safe travels for all. P. S. I live in Houston, TX.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #28
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Hi Ron, welcome to FiberglassRV. I don't own a Casita, but I believe you are the proud owner of a Freedom Deluxe (deluxe if you have a bathroom).

Best advice I can give you is to completely remove the fan, clean the area throughly and reseal using Butyl putty tape. Don't blob more caulk around the outside, that's a temporary solution at best.

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