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Old 04-17-2017, 07:02 PM   #1
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Zep floor shine on my RV ?

I applied this product to my RV . Shined it up nice.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:22 PM   #3
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Seriously ? Would you use Zep on your car ? Read all the stories on removing Zep Floor wax from your Rv after it cracks and peels off .
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 PM   #4
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Seriously ? Would you use Zep on your car ? Read all the stories on removing Zep Floor wax from your Rv after it cracks and peels off .
Well from you what you can see on the video it was pretty bad before and if it ever caused the problem I'll just strip it off and reapply it or something
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Well from you what you can see on the video it was pretty bad before and if it ever caused the problem I'll just strip it off and reapply it or something
Very creative. Please give us a report in a few months. And should the need arise to strip it off, how do you plan to do that?
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Very creative. Please give us a report in a few months. And should the need arise to strip it off, how do you plan to do that?
Zep makes their own stripper. I've seen videos on YouTube a year later where it still looks amazing so I figure if I reapply every year I should be okay
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Seriously ? Would you use Zep on your car ? Read all the stories on removing Zep Floor wax from your Rv after it cracks and peels off .


I believe the OP was talking about ZEP Floor Shine.......

Not floor WAX. two different creatures, although it seems more than just a few people don't bother to read posts very well and apply floor WAX not floor SHINE and then have a big problem stripping it back off.
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Well from you what you can see on the video it was pretty bad before and if it ever caused the problem I'll just strip it off and reapply it or something
I used the ZEP on prior RV and it lasted for 4-5 years until I traded the RV. An annual cleaning and recoat was all that was needed. Only problem was the top of front cap peeled after 1st year due to poor prep. (hard to get to) but after a through prep it was not a problem. yes you can strip an area and reapply..

I would not recommend on a new RV, and the prep is the key to longevity. ZEP HIGH TRAFFIC FLOOR POLISH
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Seriously ? Would you use Zep on your car ?
Well... I suppose if my car looked as rough as my RV... yes, yes I would.

I've actually done this to our RV before. The improvement to old faded and oxidized paint is kind of amazing actually. I'd never put it on a nice paint job though... just my $.02.

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Seriously ? Would you use Zep on your car ? Read all the stories on removing Zep Floor wax from your Rv after it cracks and peels off .
If my coach was painted like a car then maybe not but since it isn't and Zep works they why should I? I guess since the exterior is more like a boat than a car then maybe I should be talking to the Coast Guard regarding registration rather than the DMV?

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I m going to use zep on my all fiber glass 1992 Itasca . It don't look like it's that thick guys are talking like 5 coats . I think you need to do a YouTube search lot of people use it . If it's not oxidized I would just use RV 3m polish .

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I m going to use zep on my all fiber glass 1992 Itasca . It don't look like it's that thick guys are talking like 5 coats . I think you need to do a YouTube search lot of people use it . If it's not oxidized I would just use RV 3m polish .

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Because the Zep is designed as a floor wax , It FLOWS very easily , any attempt to apply a thick coat will result in runs; just ask my DW , who worked on a section that had to be stripped ; ammonia takes it right off ; the multiple coats are very thin , and applying very thin coats that dry very quickly leaves visible spots with less than good coverage.
I applied 7 coats , Zep sprayed on a micro fiber cloth and about a 5" by 3' swipe was all the coverage possible without runs, doing different angles on every coat filled in the thin spots.
I'll see how it looks after this years clean up to see if a re-coating required.
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I m going to use zep on my all fiber glass 1992 Itasca . It don't look like it's that thick guys are talking like 5 coats . I think you need to do a YouTube search lot of people use it . If it's not oxidized I would just use RV 3m polish .

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Thin coats just as Skip426 stated. You want to avoid drips, runs and foam. On my 30' coach I probably only use around a cup and a half maybe two to do the entire coach. The first time use the first couple of applications will look pretty rough just keep applying. By the fourth or fifth it will pop.

Each spring I do a wash with a strong detergent and Bar Keepers Friend on heavy road grime. Pretty much strips off the Zep. A couple of light applications with a microfiber towel is all that is needed to regain the shine. Lasts a year with the coach in the driveway and whatever the weather maybe in southeastern Virginia or wherever our travels take us. If the coach needs a midsummer wash a mild detergent won't strip Zep but if necessary easy enough to reapply.
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Looks Good!

I'd be interested in trying this on my '92 Pace Arrow. It needs some cosmetic TLC on the outside.

Can you tell me a little more about the prep work involved? I imagine a thorough washing with some heavy detergent, but what else? Can it be applied to the glass and other exterior finishes? Is there anything to absolutely avoid?

I'm headed to the local home center right now. I want to try this!
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