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Old 08-31-2015, 07:48 AM   #15
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Two years on and no complaints here. I am due for another coat, but that may wait till next year. I hear that polly glow is the same stuff with UV protection added.
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Four years and still looks Great!!!!! Only one corner that lacked good prep had to be redone.

I have to chuckle when I see folks bemoaning the lack of uv protection, and then say their wax only lasts one season, while my ZEP lasts four.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:23 AM   #17
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Next question...

My coach is essentially all white, no dark colored gelcoat, only colors other than white are graphics, which are plastic stick on type. So, not real sure that the UV issue is really a big deal with no color to fade, if the gelcoat is protected by the Zep I assume it would be protected from oxidation. Again, is the UV missing from the product an issue for white gelcoat. Does carnuba wax, which it what I use after buffing, provide UV protection?
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:53 PM   #18
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Been using on my coach for four years now. Parked outside in the sun, snow, wind and rain everyday with no problems. Each spring I do give the coach a detailed washing followed with a recoating to restore areas stripped by the wash. No yellowing, peeling, cracking or other such problems but my coach is not painted and I would not recommend an owner to use the product on a painted coach. With full body paint stick to traditional washing and waxing products and methods.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:54 PM   #19
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My coach is essentially all white, no dark colored gelcoat, only colors other than white are graphics, which are plastic stick on type. So, not real sure that the UV issue is really a big deal with no color to fade, if the gelcoat is protected by the Zep I assume it would be protected from oxidation. Again, is the UV missing from the product an issue for white gelcoat. Does carnuba wax, which it what I use after buffing, provide UV protection?
The sun will damage white gel coat and make it look like cr*p just as any color. It will also damage the zep. The sun will damage everything. I too have the white whale of motorhomes. My MH had been uv damaged from being stored outside all it's life. Very dull finish. I guess a professional could have brought it back to full luster with buffers and a whole lot of elbow grease. But I chose to do the floor wax option, and do it myself. As stated in my previous post, I thought of the floor wax as a base coat which fills in all the pits in the fiberglass caused by the sun damage and provided a nice smooth and shiny surface. To this I use(d) a spray on wipe off product which provides an even higher level of shine and contains a UV protectant. Takes just a little time a couple of times a year to reapply the spray on product. Much less work that waxing.

I have also recently had built a cover to reduce the amount of sun exposure. Not for this unit but for the next one.
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To this I use(d) a spray on wipe off product which provides an even higher level of shine and contains a UV protectant. Takes just a little time a couple of times a year to reapply the spray on product.
What is this magic elixir ?
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What is this magic elixir ?
Ditto, please divulge.....

I have read about a product called Vivilon, but at $600 gallon, or $275 per quart, want to hear from users first. Application instructions exactly same as Zep instructions, but product is supposed to have u-v protection. Is that what you use?
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Getting tired of buff and wax, and seriously considering the Zep method. I have some hesitation about the durability, yellowing, and peeling. I would like to hear from those that have long term experience with it. Have gone on line to look at NewGlass 2 and other similar products, I suspect that they are essentially the same product, packaged and marketed differently. That is the case I have found with some products that I have used on my boat, essentially same product marketed as "Marine" is 2 to 3 times the price.
Look forward to hearing from you good folks.
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The one being discussed all over this forum, the floor wax for a finish on the exterior of the motorhome.
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The one being discussed all over this forum, the floor wax for a finish on the exterior of the motorhome.
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Would that be this one? Wet-Look Floor Polish - Details
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:01 AM   #25
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I bought the "Wet Look". One gallon and you will have some left over. I also have the instructions from someone on this site, If anyone wants the instructions Message me your email and I will send them.
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The wet look does not hold up as well as the high traffic. A slight difference in formula I believe.
Third year for mine, and this year I haven't did the touch up. Its peeling on decals but looks great elsewhere.
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I took the plunge and put Zep on my 02 Monaco Dip last month... Washed the rig then used Bar Keepers friend on it then washed it again.. Applied the Zep to all the Fiber glass except the front and rear caps, used regular wax on them. Did not do lower portion of coach because it is painted and gelled it was in great shape... have had numerous comments on how good it looks... hope this helps ...
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I used the RM3 floor polish on 2000 36' DP, applied to fiberglas surfaces, not paint. After 2 years I had to redo the front cap above the windshield. My fault because the prep was not done well, it was hard to get to. Re-coated the MH then also. Again at 4+ years overall I applied 2 more coats with great results. The front cap did not peel again after I put more effort into the prep. I think it works really well, but preparation is the key. Still looked good at 6 years from initial application when I traded the RV.

RM3 was the original product, it became ZEP High Traffic when RM3 was discontinued.

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