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Old 05-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #29
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Welcome to the list Ron,

the Red Max product and 3M wax are two very different products that both produce a good shine.

The 3M Restore and Wax product was designed for use of fiberglass boats and it will do IMHO a really good job of cleaning up and shining up your trailer. You put it on like wax and then use a power buffer with a wool bonnet to take it off for the best results. You can apply it & take off by hand with a micro cloth although it will not do as good a job. Once you have done the 3m product put a couple of coats of wax on it and all you need to do after that is add a new coat of wax each year. 3M has good instructions on their website.

The Red Max product is a whole different product and its actually a protective coating that was designed for floors....a whole different process for application and removal. Read through the thread here called "this is not Poliglow" as a number of folks have given good instructions as to how best to apply. As you will see from that thread it is a still a pretty new approach to getting a good shine and still appears to be some unanswered questions as to how many years and under what conditions it will last - a couple of folk have noticed yellowing a lot of others have not - some one noted that they got a rock chip that started a bit of peeling (although I dont recall if they have since updated on that problem) others have not had any problems to report and are very happy with it.

Two very different chooses.

In regards to your leaking fan best to start a new thread under the help section for that one. As Donna says its best to pull it out and reseal with Butyl putty no caulking.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #30
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Just picked up my Casita!

Thank you very much for your advice. I am excited, but have some work to do before I can go camping. I am going to remove the old caulk and look for the tape. I look forward to any and all advice on making this camper something I will enjoy for a while. I have to replace one of the chairs and since the material is gone I have to make it plain.
You won't believe this but the people cut out the sink and stove for another seat, now I have to go get a sink and stove in Rice, Tx. at Casita and pick up a chair in Waco, Tx. at there upolstery company. Thanks again and blessings in future travels!

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM   #31
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Three coats RMP on a 14 yr old trailer early June 2011. Holding up well; lots of shine; no maintenance except washing when dirty. Sheds dirt well. I do believe that the original Polyglow applicator (an 8" long block with synthetic chamois held on by velcro and threaded for a painter's extension pole) probably does a better job than swiping around with a microfiber cloth. Nice 8" wide swaths which flat out quickly. Also includes a smaller chamois for detail; this chamois probably works no better than a microfiber rag. I keep mine in the freezer for the next use--after the clock has tolled and time has told of course. I might scrub down with BKF and TSP and EBG this fall and recoat; I doubt if it will really be necessary since it's staying shiny and shedding dirt. As they say, different strokes for different folks and possibly more of those for some and less for others.


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