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Gjac

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Posted: 04/21/22 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My results have been about the same as yours using Zeps. I think where people had problems in the past is on newer MH's with a shiny gel coat and it did not adhere well to the shiny surface. I adheres much better to an older oxidized surface that has been properly prepared.

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I used auto wax for years... Wipe on, Whip off and power buff.. No problems.


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wa8yxm wrote:

I used auto wax for years... Wipe on, Whip off and power buff.. No problems.

Save for the level of effort required. And the fact that the Zep is more applicable to an already oxidized surface.


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We've been using ZEP floor wax on our tractors and other farm equipment for a very long time.

It cuts clean up time to a mere fraction of what it used to.

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Will it work on aluminum siding?


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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I think that was sold at Lowes and called "Red Max" at one time. I still have a gallon.


"Red Max" was Lowes private labeled brand of ZEP packaged by the ZEP folks. Any instructions still floating around the Internet for Red Max use on RV's also apply to ZEP.


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Thanks for the update.

For anyone looking for old threads, before Zep - search on "Red Max Pro" in the archives (topics over 12 months old).

Over the years there was lots of discussion & info.

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I have used ZEP car wash along with 303 protectant and blue Turtle Wax Ice on all my trucks and TT RV for many years with great results from all three. No residue or much mess from any of them. Easy to use with no cleanup required. I hold them close and thank the L

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For anyone not familiar with the Zep/Red Max Pro process, here it is.

Zep/Red Max Pro Application Process

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If you read the Zep/Red Max Pro Application Process, you might become discouraged at the amount of work needed. The post describes what is needed if you have an oxidized and dirty RV. You will need to scrub off that old, oxidized layer regardless of the final coat you chose so applying Zep is no more difficult than any other wax job. As described, there is one added step. You need to use TSP, dilute ammonia or some other wax stripper to remove any previous waxes. That additional step is pretty easy, just use a long-handled mop and go over the surface a couple of times.

Doing a good initial job of surface prep will mean your Zep finish will last and save you many, many hours or days of work over the years.

I did not try Zep on a new RV with a shiny gel coat. When I started mine was a few years with minimal chalky oxidation. I did have lots of black streaks below the gutter spouts, windows and wherever water flowed off the RV. Zep has all but stopped that streaking.

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