Originally Posted by BCDave
Wow! were you a politician in a past life?
.... "see! Told ya so! If U use Red Max you'll have to pay a zillion of extra bux to get yer trailer repainted?"....
I thot only politicians and reporters could get from X to Y without any steps in between......
...I am NOT defending RM3 here - I use, I love it, but U obviously seem to think it was developed by the devil hisself (herself?)....
....Otherwise, my Boler
would still be a very dusty, chalky pale pink, and my son's Surfside
would be chalky and have moss impregnating it. Now Boler
is back to the original tan and shines better than when it was new. Ditto son's Surfside
- now back to being almond-white, and very shiny, looking brand new. ....
Good grief calling people a politician! What has come over us!?! (note to self re-read lord of the flies)
I have a 35 year old gelcoat, it's not going to buff out smooth so it can be waxed to shiny, the pits are too deep. Buff out the pitting in the gelcoat and parts of my Scamp
won't be white anymore.
I tried RM3 based on reading a lot of the posts to get a feel for what everyone
had to say. I also explored painting
options and the cost was a big consideration.
RM3 was in my opinion the better option for my situation.
It's my RV so I get to decide. It looks great, so I love it too. If it was newer I might have been satisfied with results of Starbrite polish I used first, and yes I had to completely clean that off to do the RM3. But then I had a bunch of scrubbing to do anyway because Starbrite did not prevent dirt and black run down stains from embedding in gelcoat.
I don't really think any product that does not "fill in" the gelcoat pits could give me a shine. If it does that cleaning it for painting
will be work.
I'm reasonably certain I myself could clean the RM3 off to the point where scamp
could be painted without issue. BUT I have some experience painting
cars and such. Which is probably why I did my decals and touch up painting before
RM3 even though I was dying to see some shine.
To be fair I would have to tell a paint
shop about the RM3 and they might want to do their own extra cleaning and charge me for it or decline to paint
it if they felt there was too much risk of the job coming out poorly.
Would not take more than one screwed up paint
job to really create an attitude about something in a shop. Paint the boat, boat look horrible. Most folks don't like losing money like that. So even if it is a good option if your not going to paint don't expect that shop to recommend it, ever.
Dave or anyone could if they wished condense all of this chatter to the basic issues pro & con for folks to consider. And link to the thread for more info so that people could make up their own minds. Sort of like a forum "favorites" with some pre-info. And of course disclaimer.
Recommended Reading not products. So that folks can find out about things like poliglow or RM3 or Barkeepers Friend or ... in one place does make a lot of sense.