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Old 09-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #491
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I wouldn't get it on varnished wood, but it will strip the wax off paint but shouldn't harm painted or clear coated surfaces. I put the RMP#3 on the fiberglass, paint, decals, plastic mirrors and covers, it looks good.
I'm in the process of applying High Traffic now. The prep work is all done (whew!), 5 coats of Zep have been applied to both the front and rear, all that's left are the sides.

My quick question now is about rubber window trim. After (re)reading all 460 posts in this thread nobody has mentioned anything about rubber trim. I slopped a bit of ZEP on the rubber windshield molding when doing the front and I will either have to finish treating that molding or strip the ZEP off if it is not good for rubber trim.

Kind of need to know about rubber trims before hitting the sides, what with all the windows. It's nearly impossible to wipe around the trim without overlapping onto it here and there.

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #492
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My quick question now is about rubber window trim. After (re)reading all 460 posts in this thread nobody has mentioned anything about rubber trim. I slopped a bit of ZEP on the rubber windshield molding when doing the front and I will either have to finish treating that molding or strip the ZEP off if it is not good for rubber trim.

Kind of need to know about rubber trims before hitting the sides, what with all the windows. It's nearly impossible to wipe around the trim without overlapping onto it here and there.

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I went ahead and put it on the rubber trim because it made it look so much better. It's been six months and I don't see any flaking or problems.
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I went ahead and put it on the rubber trim because it made it look so much better. It's been six months and I don't see any flaking or problems.
Where I've slopped it on the rubber it certainly does look fabulous. I'm just concerned about the long-term elasticity. ZEP dries very hard and rubber is suppose to be... well, rubbery, flexible.

Actually without taping off the trim I don't know how one could NOT get some overlap, and concidering the dozens if not hundreds who have went through this process I suspect that ZEP simply gets wiped on pretty much all the exterior
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Where I've slopped it on the rubber it certainly does look fabulous. I'm just concerned about the long-term elasticity. ZEP dries very hard and rubber is suppose to be... well, rubbery, flexible.

Actually without taping off the trim I don't know how one could NOT get some overlap, and concidering the dozens if not hundreds who have went through this process I suspect that ZEP simply gets wiped on pretty much all the exterior
Actually, I applied it to all of my rubber 1 1/2 years ago and it still looks great, still pliable. I'm happy!
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After reading all of the success stories in this thread I bought some at the local Lowes, they had four gal left. We washed the old 94 Winnebago with TSP and applied 4 coats today before it got dark and all I can say is WOW!! The thing looks new, the wife and I were actually shocked. This new shine will surely help it sell quicker. Thanks to everyone for this thread.
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This new shine will surely help it sell quicker. Thanks to everyone for this thread.
Put 2 more coats on and you'll probably keep it
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3 more coats and John will buy it!
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3 more coats and John will buy it!
I don't care who you are, that's funny right thar.
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Can't keep as we already bought a new one. I do wish I would known about this a few years ago so I could have enjoyed the new shine.
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Actually, I applied it to all of my rubber 1 1/2 years ago and it still looks great, still pliable. I'm happy!
I did the same but made sure it was a very light coat 1 1/2 years ago also. Still does look great, still pliable too. And I'm definitely happy! Just finished a wash and my annual coating of Red Max. Still can't believe how awesome it looks!
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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.
Thanks for all the details. I want to clarify what the 3M white scrubbie is so that I don't use the wrong one. Is it basically a sponge? below is a link to a 3m Scotch-Brite non scratch tub & shower. Want to make sure I don't over do it or under do it. Scotch-Brite Scrubber, Tub & Shower
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You don't need the handle. This is what I used:

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge (3-Pack)-MP-3-12-CC at The Home Depot
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My local Lowes (Windward Pkwy in Alpharetta, GA) is closing out Red Max Pro #3 for $1 per gallon. There is about 20 gallons there as of 4PM today.

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MyLowe's was out when this thread first started.
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