Originally Posted by rvbunz
Has anyone used the ZEP on a new full body paint coach?
2003 Damon Challenger
I personally see the ZEP, RedMaxxPro, Vertglas (all acrylic coatings) as a last resort when your paint is so bad that standard polishes and waxes no longer do the job.
Others have disagreed.
If you review the process, step 1 is to scrub with a white scrubby pad and BarKeepers Friend. This does 2 things. Removes oxidation, and scuff off any gloss that remains to keep the acrylic finish from peeling off.
If you do this on a new full body paint you will lose the gloss finish of your full body paint forever. Like it or not, you will be committed to applying some form of acrylic for the life of the finish on your RV.
Others have said you can skip the scrubbing step, but I would think this would leave too much gloss and allow the acrylic coating to flake and peel.
Also, if you ever have to repair body damage the acrylic coating will have to be removed. Paint will not stick to it at all, and the removal process is much more difficult that removing wax. Your body shop will hate you!
It's your RV so you can do what you want, but if I had a nice new full body paint job, I would just stick with conventional polishes and waxes. My finish was at the end-of-life so the I had nothing to lose.
Your mileage may vary.