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Old 04-09-2016, 10:51 PM   #1
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After a very long day I washed the roof and the DW and I prepped the RV for a journey into the Zep revolution... It was a not overly difficult but very labor intensive. We couldn't be happier with the results.
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Looks really great!
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^ditto.........how many coats was that?

I cheated, did mine in 2 half days
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Nice job, looks great.. Now that you have a good base, you may ( after you recover from all the wiping ) want to apply 303 Protectant or some other UV spray on/wipe off product. After I did my old white Hurricane with Mop n Glo, I used Slickmist and it seemed to bring out one more level of shine.
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looks great. Welcome to the shiny side.
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^ditto.........how many coats was that?

I cheated, did mine in 2 half days
Thanks, I did 6 coats, not sure it was any different than the 5th coat but that was what I had intended to do.

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Nice job, looks great.. Now that you have a good base, you may ( after you recover from all the wiping ) want to apply 303 Protectant or some other UV spray on/wipe off product. After I did my old white Hurricane with Mop n Glo, I used Slickmist and it seemed to bring out one more level of shine.
Good info, I was wondering about using something for the UV resistance.

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Thanks, I did 6 coats, not sure it was any different than the 5th coat but that was what I had intended to do.

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I thought I did 6...but I lost count. Looking at it on the road I see a few places that need another coat or three. I'm going to do a Spic&span wash, then re-coat with Zep.
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Some of you have done this before, how long does the Zep coat last? Is this an annual, semi annual process or years before needed again?
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Some of you have done this before, how long does the Zep coat last? Is this an annual, semi annual process or years before needed again?

A lot depends on how much exposure to the sun the unit gets. If you store it under cover, it will last longer.

My coach is in the driveway behind my house. About ever 6 to 8 months I need to go out, give it a good washing, and apply 2 or 3 more coats.

I've found that if I let it go 12 to 14 months, the endcaps will start to peel (looks a lot like your skin peeling after a sunburn).

The end caps tend to peel the soonest. Guess they get more exposure to the sun than the side walls.

BTW... I live in north Texas. We get a lot of sun here particularly in the summer months.
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So after the success on the RV I tried this Zep stuff on my hardwood floors in the sticks and bricks.... You know this stuff works pretty good...Who knew?
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Hi there,
I've been in touch with Zep UK and they assure me that we have the same product over here albeit with a different trade name for the UK market.
As our climate is what could be described as "damp" could you guys tell me if this product is affected by rain. The reason I ask is I used to use a similar product ( not Zep ) on the wooden floors at a school where I used to work and if water was spilled on it it went soft and milky.
Just checking before get my shine on.
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Morning,

I Live in MI and did my rig last year with Zep. I had to deoxidize the rig twice to get rid of what the previous owner did not take care of. The rig had been in California and Texas.

After getting rid of the oxidization, I did 5 coats of Zep. Looks BEAUTIFUL! The shine is amazing. Over the winter I stored it in a 3 side covered barn and the rig got dusty. I was able to wash the dust off very easily and the shine was right back.

Last summer after driving around on several rainy weekends the stuff just beaded right off the rig. No problems so I think you could use it safely Kenny. It has been sitting outside right now with almost 2 weeks of rain and no issues. Sitting outside because we are having windows replaced on it.

Had not thought about the 303 UV Protectant but will probably use this just to be safe. Have seen other threads on this that say with first wash in the spring they add another coat of Zep and it is a once a year job.

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Hi Lynne,
Thanks for the info, I'm going for it haha.
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