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Old 05-16-2013, 12:18 AM   #57
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Outstanding! Looks like a million!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #59
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Outstanding! Looks like a million!
X2. Looks awesome!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:09 AM   #60
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Has anyone used the ZEP on a new full body paint coach?

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Looks nice. I did ours the old fashion way, first was rubbing compound (Fiberglass MH) and then a coat of a cleaner wax. It took me a week 6-8 hours per day She is 31 years old and I think it was the first time being waxed. She looks like a new MH. I am also replacing the white reflector stripe with a white reflector tape , that really needs to be redone.
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Bob,

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.

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I don't know anything about full paint motorhomes, but; I would surely think they are clear-coated.

If not then it would certainly be worthwhile looking into having it clear-coated.
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I'm in the process of doing the ZEP finish on my 98 Winnebago Chieftain. Before I bought it last spring - it sat for 6 years in the elements and was really faded. I'm only doing the sides - as the ends caps have heavier gelcoat on them and cleaned up quite well with wax. Prep is the whole key behind a great out come when done. The finish on one side that I do have done is outstanding !
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What is the coverage rate with the ZEP, should I buy a 5 gallon of it or is a gallon enough for a 36 ft?
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A gallon should be plenty.
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What is the coverage rate with the ZEP, should I buy a 5 gallon of it or is a gallon enough for a 36 ft?
I did a 38 ft motorhome with a half gallon. That was applying at least 6 coats. End caps got 8.
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Yup - my winnie chieftain is 34' and a gallon is more then enough.
BUT - I went one step farther and bought a gallon of ZEP Stain Resistant Floor Sealer. And applied 2 coats of sealer before the 4 to 6 coats of ZEP High Traffic Floor Finish.
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Is there any good reason why I shouldn't do my bay doors first and then do the gel coat sides when I have more time?
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Is there any good reason why I shouldn't do my bay doors first and then do the gel coat sides when I have more time?
None that I can think of.

When you do finally do the gel coat above, just be careful not to drip any on the bay doors below.
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