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Old 02-19-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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How to remove ZEP floor wax

I applied the ZEP floor wax on my 2004 Gulf Stream 36ft with very dull gray color. I did clean it but maybe not enough as I ended up with steaks and discoloration in spots. I have tried everything and I mean everything to clean up the spots to re cover them. Anybody else had that problem and how did you fix it. I have used every item to clean off the wax listed in the section that covers ZEP floor was on this site and then some. It is funny it is only the gray part down the sides but not the bottom sheet metal.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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We had the same problem.

After about the 4th coat it appeared to improve quite a bit.

By the eighth coat it was beautiful...and it's already lasted for 13 months.
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To remove Wax use a quart of ammonia with a degreaser type of detergent (whole bottle of Joy) and lots of water. Kind of mop it on, let it sit for a bit and then hose off. the ammonia causes it to kind of blister and let loose. Many people use that Wax and many swear by it. Many others swear at it as over time in sunlight (has NO UV inhibitors) it becomes yellow. Several companies make similar products simply by repackaging or rebranding liquid floor wax. With a little experimenting and elbow grease you can achieve the same gloss from an automotive product. Try several different brands and see which one will give you the new look you desire. All automotive waxes have different ingredients. there are NO shortcuts to a bright new looking finish. safe travels.. ed
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To remove Wax use a quart of ammonia with a degreaser type of detergent (whole bottle of Joy) and lots of water. Kind of mop it on, let it sit for a bit and then hose off. the ammonia causes it to kind of blister and let loose. Many people use that Wax and many swear by it. Many others swear at it as over time in sunlight (has NO UV inhibitors) it becomes yellow. .. ed

I am using ZEP and have read hours and hours of comments here on IRV2. Missed anyone say their application yellowed over time. Please give me a link so I can do more research.

And to OP, remove ZEP with ZEP remover. Also buy that at Lowe's.

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To remove wax use the Xtreme Clean on this site and then use Rejex which is a sealer for a good shine.

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I've never seen even the slightest hint of yellowing - 8 initial coats, 1.5 years in Florida sun. Washed it twice since - still as shiny as the day i put it on. Will probably coat it again with a single top coat this fall.

Wax was never this easy!!!
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zep wax

If you havent seen yellowing you are one of the lucky ones. The label clearly states for use on Floors (interior). The MSDS states for indoor use. I was in the maintenance business and used their product on warehouse concrete floor to help prevent dusting of the concrete, it worked ok. Seen many people use Zep on boats. Same problem, yellowing. Why does that happen. Suggest you call the Mfg. Told me on phone, use inside recomended, because it is not formulated for exposure to elements and it doesnt have any UV inhibitors. Safe travels... ed
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If you havent seen yellowing you are one of the lucky ones. The label clearly states for use on Floors (interior). The MSDS states for indoor use. I was in the maintenance business and used their product on warehouse concrete floor to help prevent dusting of the concrete, it worked ok. Seen many people use Zep on boats. Same problem, yellowing. Why does that happen. Suggest you call the Mfg. Told me on phone, use inside recomended, because it is not formulated for exposure to elents and it doesnt have any UV inhibitors. Safe travels... ed

I agree with you that this ZEP product us formulated for interior and has no UV inhibitors. I have not experienced any yellowing after two years and I have not read on this Forum of anyone experiencing yellowing. That is why I asked if you could give me a link to someone who had yellowing so I could further my research. I am perfectly willing to consider myself lucky. Thanks for the response.
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ZEP...

NO yellowing here... applied 5 coats and got a GREAT shine from my old faded coach 13 months ago and it sits outside all year...
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CW is offering a polymer system protectant / sealant for the exterior and a system for protecting the interior of my new coach. Has anyone had this done on anew coach with full body paint ? Would you recommend this any pro's / con's ???
Any input would be much appreciated !!!

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To remove wax use the Xtreme Clean on this site and then use Rejex which is a sealer for a good shine.

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Are you using Reject on your floors?
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With a lot of the posts 4-8 coats of Zep? I use one coat of a good fiberglass wax and my buffer. 1 coat Rejex I love it, really the bugs just wipe off. I use it on the front of the 64 deville also same results.
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How about we keep after the OP's question and not start another incredibly boring dialogue about the merits and issues of ZEP. Like it or not like it, yellow or not yellow, has nothing to do with the question asked.
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No. It would be too slick. We only use Rejex on the outside of the coach.

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