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Old 08-31-2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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Red Max Pro was a rebrand of the Zep products exclusively for Lowes. Lowes no longer has it rebranded for them and instead are selling the Zep product line. We bought ours in our local Lowes store.

FYI - you can order it online from Lowes.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Where are you people getting Zep and Red Max? I've seen it mentioned here before. We've been to Lowe's, Ace, Home Depot, WalMart, Camping World and K-Mart... no one carries these products.
ZEP Commercial High-Traffic Floor Polish-ZUHTFF128 at The Home Depot

Zep ZUHTFF128 High Traffic Floor Finish - 1 Gallon: Household Essentials : Walmart.com

Amazon.com: ZEP ZUHTFF128 Floor Finish, Commercial High Traffic, 1Gallon: Kitchen & Dining

Sears.com

http://www.lowes.com/pd_369986-531-Z...k+floor+finish (In search on Lowes website, this is mislabeled "Floor cleaner.")
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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So just out of curiosity would someone explain to me the rational of using an indoor floor polish on a fiberglass exterior'd RV? Not slamming anyone at all, just don't get it. Having had boats for years I understand the importance of using a specialized UV stable product for gelcoat in the harsh outdoor environment and indoor floor polish made for the likes of linoleum isn't it. Especially when there are plenty of products made to do so. Again just asking.
Go ask how many detailers use this system , i'll save you time....Zero. if you haven't taken care of your RV then this is the " Latest, Greatest Bandaid". Nothing will replace regular maintenance....Nothing
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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Go ask how many detailers use this system , i'll save you time....Zero. if you haven't taken care of your RV then this is the " Latest, Greatest Bandaid". Nothing will replace regular maintenance....Nothing
Use this ZEP treatment and you won't need the "detailers."
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The zEP works well, it is an acrylic coating and provides a high gloss finish on Fiberglas. It does nor adhere well over wax so prep is important. A good cleaning with Bar Keepers Friend usually removes wax residue. I applied RED Max Pro about 4 years ago, about 5 coats initially, and have touched up annually with two coats. This year I have used ZEP High Traffic because I finally used all of the 1st gallon of REDMAX.. It has held up well except for the top of the front cap, which did flake last year in some spots. Probably because it is a hard area to prep properly.
It is not difficult to apply, I use a shallow pan and wring a rag out to avoid runs. Some use a spray bottle to apply but it is difficult to get the spray off your eyeglasses Bflinn181 goes into how easy it is to apply and by the time you finish one coat it is dry enough for the next. I should have taken photos of my results. but--
Some early RedMax results here. (long): http://forums.motorhomemagazine.com/...g/1/page/1.cfm
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Thanks. We'll have to get this stuff online. At the time we were looking we went to all the stores mentioned here in TN where we live. The salespeople all had to look them up in their computers - just to tell us they no longer carry these products, or never did. We did find Bar Keeper's Friend but it didn't do anything for the old fiberglass siding on the 20 yr old Dutchman Class-C. What is it supposed to do for the siding? The siding is very dull but not powdery. It did a great job removing some rust stains on the counter-tops inside the rig. Then we put it on the back burner since the roof leaking became the overriding concern.
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The zEP works well, it is an acrylic coating and provides a high gloss finish on Fiberglas. It does nor adhere well over wax so prep is important. A good cleaning with Bar Keepers Friend usually removes wax residue.
How much "scrubbing" did it take to remove the old wax? Our 20 yr old Dutchman doesn't seem to have any wax left on the fiberglass siding. I used Barkeeper's Friend on a small area and didn't see much difference. I don't think we could scrub the entire 28' of this RV what with us both having arthritis. Please describe this good cleaning you did. Did you use a brush? Soft or hard brush? Did you dilute the BKF with water?
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Use this ZEP treatment and you won't need the "detailers."
You choose not to answer my question , so I'll re-word for you. If this was such a good, easy, fast, cheap, long lasting wax replacement don't you think that some detainers would take the short cut and try and sell you this stuff ? Like I said if you chose to ignore regular maintenance then this " Bandaid" is for you .
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You choose not to answer my question , so I'll re-word for you. If this was such a good, easy, fast, cheap, long lasting wax replacement don't you think that some detainers would take the short cut and try and sell you this stuff ? Like I said if you chose to ignore regular maintenance then this " Bandaid" is for you .
Not sure why a detailer would sell you a gallon of this for $16 (which will last you forever) when he can suck $300 out of you and come back next year. That said, I've never heard of anyone using this on a new coach and I agree on proper maintanence in that regard. However, this is a great, cheap, easy and fast way to get your older coach looking like new again. Here's a pic of my '99 that looked like an '82 before I started. The bottom would chaulk up shortly after a good wax job. Now almost 2 years later, it looks just like it does in the picture and all I've done is hose it off.


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No one here is obligated to try or use this stuff
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:48 AM   #24
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You choose not to answer my question , so I'll re-word for you. If this was such a good, easy, fast, cheap, long lasting wax replacement don't you think that some detainers would take the short cut and try and sell you this stuff ? Like I said if you chose to ignore regular maintenance then this " Bandaid" is for you .
Hey...YOU answered YOUR own question in your first post. You posed no other question.

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High-Traffic Zep or Wet-Look Zep?

I found several Zep products at Lowe's after reading this thread. Does everyone use the High Traffic product, or has anyone tried the "Wet Look" product? I'm interested to know the differences. Thanks!
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I found several Zep products at Lowe's after reading this thread. Does everyone use the High Traffic product, or has anyone tried the "Wet Look" product? I'm interested to know the differences. Thanks!
A similar question was asked in another thread. This was my response below. In any event, many have used either one and are equally happy.


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I doubt it. I did use the HTFF and very happy with it. The HTFF is for higher traffic, but how many people are walking on the sides of your MH? The 'wet look' implies a shinier finish, so for MH use, that would make more sence to me. I'm sure the actual formula is very close with the same properties.
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I'm thinking of doing this to my 2012 APEX. Can you apply it over decals?
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My concern is that this is an indoor floor wax product. How well will ir hold up on the exterior and to UV? I have seen a few reports of the stuff yellowing and starting to peel up.

I think we need to stick to known exterior products.

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