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Old 05-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #323
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I have used a micro cloth but not a large one and use a spray bottle to spray on the cloth and rub on the rv. this keeps the runs a non issue. I used a large micro cloth on the front of ours and it was a nuisance. Now I think sewing the cloth into a square like pad with all ends sewed. rubber gloves and don't spray your glasess or your eyes.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #324
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Larry, leave one edge un-sewn and stick your hand in it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #325
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good idea. You are one smart fella.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #326
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I am going to wax the outside of our 24 ft. class c motor home with ZEP HIGH TRAFFIC FLOOR FINISH and am wondering what to apply it with a soft cloth or a sponge, any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks arthurge.
I just did mine with a Mr. Clean Wet/Dry floor mop. I used micro fiber cloths made especially for it. I put 4 coats of the ZEP Wet Look wax on mine. I also suggest that if you use that method that you change the cloth after 2 applications, providing you are doing all the same day. I later used a micro fiber cloth to do the tight areas that I couldn't do with Mr. Clean. The results were fantastic. It didn't change much after the 1st coat but it got progressively better from there on.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #327
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A microfiber cloth is a great way- you don't want to leave any bubbles behind, because this stuff dries quickly. Just make sure the cloth is well laundered or white, because some colors will bleed.

An old diaper, an old tea towel or an old tee shirt should work as well.
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Zep/RMP on aluminum?

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Preparing the surface is the most important part, since anything left on the surface will be sealed under the Red Max Pro acrylic coating. Start by washing your motorhome as you normally would, making sure to include the roof, rinsing well from the top down.

Now, you want to remove any and all stains, soiling, oxidation, and chalkiness from the surface of the motorhome. Dip a white 3M scrubbie into water and then sprinkle Bar Keeper’s Friend on it. Scrub the surface of the motorhome, rinsing the scrubbie and re-applying the BKF often. Do small areas at a time, rinsing well with water and a sponge as you go.

The next step is to make sure that there is absolutely no remaining wax on the motorhome, since wax can cause the Red Max to peel. Mix up a bucket of TSP (1/2 cup) in water (2 gal), and wash the entire motorhome. You can use a carwash brush, a sponge, a pressure washer…anything you would normally use. Rinse well, and let the motorhome dry completely. You should be left with a clean and smooth (although dull) surface. Congrats, the prep-work is now complete!


Now for the easy part. Pour some Red Max Pro (RMP) into a shallow container (a pie pan works well). Fold a microfiber rag to about hand-sized, dip into the RMP (trust me, use gloves!), and squeeze out the excess. How much/how wet? You want it more than damp, but less than dripping. Now simply wipe down the surface of the motorhome with the wet rag. Don’t try to over-apply; just wet the surface (imagine wiping a layer of dust off with a wet rag). Work your way all the way around the motorhome. RMP will dry quickly; by the time you’ve gone all the way around, it will be dry and you can immediately start on the next coat.

That first coat will likely look really bad; streaky, shiny in some places, dull in others…don’t panic. Each additional coat will even it out and start to build up a deep layer of shine. By coat 3, you will be grinning ear to ear. And coat 4 will be the icing on the cake.

Things (I learned) to keep in mind:

-Don’t use colored microfiber rags unless they have been laundered, as the color may bleed.

-Be careful around window frames, locks, latches, etc., as the RMP will have a tendency to gather and cause runs. Watch for runs and give them a quick wipe before they start to “set up”.

-Some older, deteriorated graphics may “bleed” color onto the rag. Watch for this and change or re-fold your rag so you don’t spread that color onto other parts of the MH. This should only occur with the first coat, as the RMP will then “seal” the graphics up. Subsequent coats will not have the problem.

-After each coat, go around and open/operate all hatches, locks, catches, etc. The acrylic (RMP) coating will sort of “glue” them closed.
Would the same prep procedure apply to aluminum sides?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #329
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Well... we did it!

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NO need to use the TSP I bought since there was absolutely no wax on the thing... Lord only knows when the last time the outside had any TLC other than the Ahem... cough , cough, 'stripe paint job' which is starting to peel in front... no clue what they used there!
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I thought that yellow stripe was stock on a Honey.
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It's been painted over as you can see indentation lines in it. Wonder if it was an old fading decal they painted over... no clue. It origionally had blue paint stripe I could see in the doorway and other not readily visible places. Makes sense as the awning is blues striped.
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You mean it was originally yellow and painted over with yellow? Yellow, like in Honey Bee? My buddie has a Honey, but I haven't seen it in a while.
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I can not tell what color was under the yellow. under the dark green was a blue. the yellow is a golden yellow, but from the quality of paint job it is... I would guess they didn't do a lot of research to figure out what color the original was. I can always call and ask. I met the 1st 2 owners when we bought it. They were neighbors. I know the first owner took excellent care of it. The second owner just used it to sleep in when he went fishing with the grand kids. I suspect he let the grand kids paint the stripes.
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I'm almost sure it was originally yellow. I'm busy right now or I would Google Honey motorhome(hint, hint).
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Here's what I found... several color combinations, one with golden yellow below and blue or green above, but mostly with pinkish/redish and blue stripes.
My style camper


other color combos






Doesn't appear to be much rhyme or reason to the color schemes.
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I'd have to see my buddies. Don't even remember what year it was. Thx for looking.
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