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Old 05-11-2014, 03:12 PM   #631
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What about mixing 303 protectant with red max pro. Could the UV protectants in it protect red max from flaking. Just a thought. Have no idea what ration could be used.
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Dunner do and tell us but it doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:20 PM   #633
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Well, do you know of any other way to get UV protectants in the red max? Have a better idea equavalant to the low cost of red max
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #635
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My 2 cents ... I used ZEP Wet Look about 18 months ago. Prep took a long time but after applying 5 coats the RV looked really good. I live in Florida and the RV is outside all the time. After 1 year the sides, front, and back look pretty good but are beginning to yellow. The top surfaces (fiberglass) above the windshield and the upper rear cap are flaking badly.

Would I do it again ... no.

Considering the total time involved, and the number of coats, next time I'll use Rejex.

In the meantime, I've stripped the front (no fun at all) and applied Rejex. 2 coats and it's "almost" as shiny as the ZEP. When spring arrives with it's reasonably comfortable temperature, I'll strip the whole RV.
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The CHF has out lasted the RMP3 cheap mod. Always had my doubts about how long it would hold up without UV protection.
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The CHF has out lasted the RMP3 cheap mod. Always had my doubts about how long it would hold up without UV protection.
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Cheap Handling Fix for the F53 chassis. Helps reduce sway from trucks and wind gusts. Very long thread.

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... I used ZEP Wet Look about 18 months ago. Prep took a long time...5 coats...After 1 year......beginning to yellow...flaking badly.

Would I do it again ... no.

Considering...time...coats...next time I'll use Rejex.

...stripped the front (no fun at all) and applied Rejex. 2 coats and it's "almost" as shiny as the ZEP. ...I'll strip the whole RV.
I believe the evidence is beginning to mount that the ZEP/RMP method is definitely turning out to be a bust. There is no reason to expect this trend of disappointing results won't continue and increase, and that it's increasingly likely that any rig still currently looking good after having gone the RMP/ZEP route will inevitably follow suit. Sadly, it appears that owners who have gone this route may want to start preparing for what's likely shaping up to be an impending large-scale strip job. Removing it altogether is shaping up to be the only fix.

Darn, I was really hoping this was gonna be one of those rare miracle fixes you come across every once in a while that proves to be a real winner when the jury comes back. Back to the drawing board I guess. Much thanks to you brave pioneers and early adopters.
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I believe the evidence is beginning to mount that the ZEP/RMP method is definitely turning out to be a bust. There is no reason to expect this trend of disappointing results won't continue and increase, and that it's increasingly likely that any rig still currently looking good after having gone the RMP/ZEP route will inevitably follow suit. Sadly, it appears that owners who have gone this route may want to start preparing for what's likely shaping up to be an impending large-scale strip job. Removing it altogether is shaping up to be the only fix.

Darn, I was really hoping this was gonna be one of those rare miracle fixes you come across every once in a while that proves to be a real winner when the jury comes back. Back to the drawing board I guess. Much thanks to you brave pioneers and early adopters.
In all fairness, I think it depends on storage location/conditions. I live in FL and the RV is outdoors. If you live in Seattle, the RMP/ZEP would probably last a long time.

As for mine, it still looks significantly better than before I used ZEP. But, come cool weather, I've got some work ahead of me ... or not ...
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It is disappointing. More so because the initial results are so impressive. After following all the RMP/ZEP posts, I think I'll try it on my gel coated end caps which seem to fare better - or at least last longer - than the sides.

I figure I have two advantages - I live near Seattle and keep my motorhome indoors. I sure hope they're advantages. Removing the stuff sounds worse than the initial application. I feel for those of you who are having to remove it.
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It is disappointing. More so because the initial results are so impressive. After following all the RMP/ZEP posts, I think I'll try it on my gel coated end caps which seem to fare better - or at least last longer - than the sides.

I figure I have two advantages - I live near Seattle and keep my motorhome indoors. I sure hope they're advantages. Removing the stuff sounds worse than the initial application. I feel for those of you who are having to remove it.

Frankly, I'd buy a bottle of Rejex ... $22 will more than do the front/rear caps. And ... Prep for Rejex is significantly easier and more forgiving.
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Did mine 2 years ago didn't yellow it's hot here I have stripped passenger side and redid it was flaking
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I am disappointed with our result because of the extra work I did for the preparation of the red max. I kinda wonder if redoing it the 2nd year was a mistake.. I am almost done removing it from both sides. As I said earlier the front and back look good. Maybe next summer for them. I finally learned how the best method for me to remove the red max was using the Zep stripper. Instruction on the bottle didn't help as they were for a flat surface.

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