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Old 07-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #57
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If there is a Home Depot close by, look for Zep's Wet Look Floor Finish. Zep is supposed to be the actual manufacturerer, Red Max Pro is just the Zep's Wet Look re-branded for Lowe's.

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Zep does make a #3 just like the Red Max Pro...that's what I used and it works great. The "Wet Look" is a number 3 as well but it is $24 instead of $15.95. I got the $15.95 one since it was the same price as the Red Max Pro #3 and therefore thought it was the same thing.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #58
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Zep does make a #3 just like the Red Max Pro...that's what I used and it works great. The "Wet Look" is a number 3 as well but it is $24 instead of $15.95. I got the $15.95 one since it was the same price as the Red Max Pro #3 and therefore thought it was the same thing.
Good to know!
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Thanks! Looks great.

Thanks for the thread and to 4x4van for the tutorial. We couldn't find white microfiber towels so used the yellow ones from Walmart. But after 2 coats I halted the process and finally found white at the Dollar Store in the washcloth and hand towels section. The yellow ones were changing the polish to yellow!

We used the Bar Keepers Friend and the 3m scotchbrite pads to clean (pain!) and it was effective but a work out and a half. We also used the sonic scrubber (sort of like a sonic toothbrush but a cleaning tool). They are about $10 and very effective at getting the grime out of the corners and around the latches.

The Red Max was the easiest part. We put on 4 coats before it looked like rain so we stopped (also we were beat). It looks spectacular and gave new life to our blue graphics. Some are so checked and faded that nothing can help them but some look a lot better. Hopefully the sun will bleach out the yellow cast that we put in with the yellow microfiber towels.

We put the Red Max also on the black parts (door handle, window trim etc) and the chrome parts. It shined everything up and made the whole rig sparkle. Both last year and this year we tried waxing it but the wax never did anything as remotely spectacular as this.

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I just finished doing the Red Max Pro thing to my old '95 Jayco. I too am very pleased with the results.
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Has anyone used RMP on a newer rv? Mine is a 2004, the finish is in good condition, but the stripes are just starting to get some fade, cracking & lifting on the top stripe of the drivers side, & the front & rear caps are getting dull & chalky on the very top. What is the long term effect of the RMP due to UV from the sun? Anyone have this on longer than a year or 2?
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Has anyone used RMP on a newer rv? Mine is a 2004, the finish is in good condition, but the stripes are just starting to get some fade, cracking & lifting on the top stripe of the drivers side, & the front & rear caps are getting dull & chalky on the very top. What is the long term effect of the RMP due to UV from the sun? Anyone have this on longer than a year or 2?
I can't speak to the longevity of the process, however I did recently apply it to my 2004 Allegro. Mine was in similar condition. It was looking a bit dull and the striping was beginning to fade and lift. I used the Bar Keepers Friend and then washed again with dish soap to start with a clean, wax free finish. Then I did the four applications of RMP #3. I was impressed with the results, and so was the DW. My black side view mirrors were looking faded and whitish so I used it on those and they are glossy black now as well.

We'll see how it holds up. But, so far so good.
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Has anyone used RMP on a newer rv? Mine is a 2004, the finish is in good condition, but the stripes are just starting to get some fade, cracking & lifting on the top stripe of the drivers side, & the front & rear caps are getting dull & chalky on the very top. What is the long term effect of the RMP due to UV from the sun? Anyone have this on longer than a year or 2?
I think that ANY finish or wax will have a limited life expectancy- RMP seems to have a longer life than most other finishes.

Folks have used RMP in harsh year-round Arizona sun with no yellowing or cracking, which would probably duplicate several years of exposure in a more moderate clime or when covered part of the year.

It appears to more or less wear off over time, just like other finishes. It can always be removed with the Red Max Pro Stripper if you aren't happy.
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Can the stripper be used if the wax is put on paint and didn't come out right?

Lowe's didn't have 3# but HD had ZEP "Wet Look" Floor Finish. I bought that and put it on the tail door of my enclosed trailer. I don't like the way it turned out and I want to strip it off. First off this stuff is like .05% milk. Is that what Max Pro is like? Will the stripper hurt the paint? I can't find anything around the house that will take it off. 100% ammonia won't touch it. Neither will straight Simple Green.
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Can the stripper be used if the wax is put on paint and didn't come out right?

Lowe's didn't have 3# but HD had ZEP "Wet Look" Floor Finish. I bought that and put it on the tail door of my enclosed trailer. I don't like the way it turned out and I want to strip it off. First off this stuff is like .05% milk. Is that what Max Pro is like? Will the stripper hurt the paint? I can't find anything around the house that will take it off. 100% ammonia won't touch it. Neither will straight Simple Green.
I wonder how many coats of the finish you put on? Because each coat is thin, the first coat or two will look splotchy and bad; it seems to take 3, 4 or 5 coats to get the perfect gloss.


The Red Max Pro #3 is thin and slightly milky, yes. I used the stripper on drips on my painted stripes and it didn't affect the paint.
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I didn't count the coats, just kept putting it on, looking for the results I saw in some pics. It was well over 100, so maybe it dried too fast???? Shoulda tested it on some scrap material. Guess I'll try the stripper.
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Does anybody have a bottle of RMP3 that will look at the bottle and send me the address of the manufactor.Lowes around me say they no longer going to carry it.
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I wonder how many coats of the finish you put on? Because each coat is thin, the first coat or two will look splotchy and bad; it seems to take 3, 4 or 5 coats to get the perfect gloss.


The Red Max Pro #3 is thin and slightly milky, yes. I used the stripper on drips on my painted stripes and it didn't affect the paint.
3 worked for me some places go 4 just because.
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