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Old 01-18-2015, 08:59 AM   #29
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would it work on an atv,,,lol....i do however use wd/40 under my jeeps and atvs if i plan on doin heavy mud rides as it is a water repelent....and most of the mud wont stick and its an easy wash,,,,,,just wondering if it would shime one up..i use to use armourall but its more of a dust attractant....lol
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Witch zep wax do you use,is it the wet look,and will one gallon wax the coach.
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Wet look. It took about 2/3 of a gallon. 28' bounder. The first 3 coats did not produce a shine. 5th coat was the magic one.
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would it work on an atv,,,lol....i do however use wd/40 under my jeeps and atvs if i plan on doin heavy mud rides as it is a water repelent....and most of the mud wont stick and its an easy wash,,,,,,just wondering if it would shime one up..i use to use armourall but its more of a dust attractant....lol
To tell you the truth, if I was doing an ATV, I'd use a product called Collinite 845 Insulator Wax.

Insulator Wax ยป Collinite

It's a natural wax, goes on fairly easy, and protects well. Utilities use it to protect exposed transformer parts, etc. There's not a lot of square footage to wax up on an ATV, compared to a 40' Winnie or the like.
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would it work on an atv,,,lol....i do however use wd/40 under my jeeps and atvs if i plan on doin heavy mud rides as it is a water repelent....and most of the mud wont stick and its an easy wash,,,,,,just wondering if it would shime one up..i use to use armourall but its more of a dust attractant....lol
The problem I would see on an ATV would be fender flex. All of that plastic gets bent all over. That would require a very elastic material to keep from coming off. Being that ZEP is made for a floor, I highly doubt it would tolerate that much flex.
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Hello,
Just used ZEP on a test section of our 99 Discovery. Came out great!. Thought that this product might just be "all air". Not so, good, easy coverage, and good depth of shine.
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sorry guys for the atv i do spry a good amount of wd onunder the fenders and ball joints and stuff because it is a water repelent and it helps keep water and mud from getting into places i dont want but for the top part just a good water hose washing and an occasional turtle wax,,,lol...after all it it mostly dirty because it is my trure daily driver and it doesnt go in the cleanst places,,,lol...


but i will check out that insulator wax,,,just to learn about it....thanks to all that replied to my question....


i think i will try that out,,,sounds good for my use
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I believe the consensus is High Traffic due to it having a slightly higher acrylic content.
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I believe the consensus is High Traffic due to it having a slightly higher acrylic content.
Called ZEP tech service. They said Hi traffic is direct replacement for RMP-3 which was the first product used. I used RMP-3 long ago. I am one of those that pioneered the use of RMP-3. I did not over apply. It went bad (yellow) in 2 1/2 years. It is HARD to remove. The stripper will strip paint if you have a painted section on the lower section of your rig. Use less stripper? Will not strip the acrylic. I am still not inclined to use it again. Was thinking about Poli Glo but just read the bad review from the boat guy. Dull is cool for now.
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Called ZEP tech service. They said Hi traffic is direct replacement for RMP-3 which was the first product used. I used RMP-3 long ago. I am one of those that pioneered the use of RMP-3. I did not over apply. It went bad (yellow) in 2 1/2 years. It is HARD to remove. The stripper will strip paint if you have a painted section on the lower section of your rig. Use less stripper? Will not strip the acrylic. I am still not inclined to use it again. Was thinking about Poli Glo but just read the bad review from the boat guy. Dull is cool for now.

I posted the Poli-Glo report from MY use. did not post based on hearsay from a neighbor. Attached, you will see a couple of photos of our 2006 Glendale Titanium. These were taken fairly soon after application on our very badly oxidized nose and rear caps in 2010 after we had purchased it in 2009. We traded the trailer in August 2014. There were no splotches nor bare spots in that finish even though the trailer 'lived' outside in Upstate NY with the usual fair amount of rain and snow and only covered 2X (the ADCO cover disintegrated the end of year 2)





,,,,and Sept 2013 (sorry, 2014 photos are not on Photobucket and are not available on the current laptop), There was no touch up of the Poli-Glo, only waxing, usually with a Meguiar's product. Is it easy to apply - well that depends on what surface conditions you have to start with. Ours was a weekend project. The sides of the 5er were in excellent shape (different material and gel coat) though, not requiring anything but a good cleaning and waxing

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I2C, thanks for the reply. I saw a 6year test on Poli-Glo that was very favorable. Different products were used on 6 pieces of a fiberglass boat hull that were coated with different products and placed on a roof near the ocean. Poli-Glo lasted 6 years with no ill effects to the finish. The test was run by a boating magazine. Poli-Glo is expensive but Zep is not a option for me, even though the finish was brilliant for 2 1/2 years.
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Called ZEP tech service. They said Hi traffic is direct replacement for RMP-3 which was the first product used. I used RMP-3 long ago. I am one of those that pioneered the use of RMP-3. I did not over apply. It went bad (yellow) in 2 1/2 years. It is HARD to remove. The stripper will strip paint if you have a painted section on the lower section of your rig. Use less stripper? Will not strip the acrylic. I am still not inclined to use it again. Was thinking about Poli Glo but just read the bad review from the boat guy. Dull is cool for now.
Sad to hear about your experience. Our application of Hi Traffic is only two years old now, so am a bit concerned. But still looks great so far. I didn't apply to painted surfaces.
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Called ZEP tech service. They said Hi traffic is direct replacement for RMP-3 which was the first product used. I used RMP-3 long ago. I am one of those that pioneered the use of RMP-3. I did not over apply. It went bad (yellow) in 2 1/2 years. It is HARD to remove. The stripper will strip paint if you have a painted section on the lower section of your rig. Use less stripper? Will not strip the acrylic. I am still not inclined to use it again. Was thinking about Poli Glo but just read the bad review from the boat guy. Dull is cool for now.
Same for me ... about 2 years in Florida sun and it is definitely yellowing (the ZEP). Where I have stripped it the white is much "whiter". It's not very noticeable on darker colors. I would not use ZEP again.
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Sounds like I am one of the far & few that still do it the old fashion way. A good brand wax and my buffer. Unfortunately (health reason) won't be able to do it any more. Have been given a price of around $700.00 bucks to have it done.
My old gal kinda looks yellowish normally... LOL
My basement doors are the only place that don't match the rest of the MH. What would the Pros do? Any one refer me too a place to have it done in the Mpls Mn area?
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