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Old 04-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Zep Wetlook Project

The weather finally cooperated and gave us a couple of days to get this project done before our spring trip.
The project is a 1996 Itasca Suncruiser 34RQ that has spent the last 10 years stored outside, no cover in SC.
I used the Zep Wetlook Floor Finish, (Home Depot, $29.XX), cleaned with Bar Keepers and magic eraser and Dawn dishwashing soap. Felt it safe to skip the TSP, as it had not been waxed in the previous 10 years, (it was my dad's)
We choose to use a spray bottle to apply the Zep to the microfibers and it took 7 coats for us to be happy with the results. We also did the roof as well, having read that sealing the roof would cut down on the chalky, streaking after a rain.
We are really pleased with the results, it really looks nice. I keep having to tell my wife that I had read that the first coats really would look bad, to not get discouraged. It was true, after the first 3 coats, it looked bad, streaky, splotchy, but after 7, it was all good.
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It looks great. There was a company in FL that sold a similar product. a product that was made for INTERIOR floors. It looked great on boats and travel trailers. After a few weeks to months it started turning YELLOW! After investigation it was found that the product didn't have any UV inhibitors to prevent the Yellowing. I'd check the label on the product to see if it is intended for Exterior use? If it does yellow you'll find it can be a bigger chore to remove it.
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It looks great. There was a company in FL that sold a similar product. a product that was made for INTERIOR floors. It looked great on boats and travel trailers. After a few weeks to months it started turning YELLOW! After investigation it was found that the product didn't have any UV inhibitors to prevent the Yellowing. I'd check the label on the product to see if it is intended for Exterior use? If it does yellow you'll find it can be a bigger chore to remove it.

Mine has been done with Red Max Pro(same stuff)for three years sitting out in the un with no yellowing
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Looking good! Wanna do another one for fun? LOL
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Looking good! Wanna do another one for fun? LOL
Sure, just let me know when!
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Looks great!
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Looks real good. Amazing how they look when clean and shining again.
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Thinking of same procedure. How long between coats?
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Thinking of same procedure. How long between coats?
From my reading, it should be 30 min, but given the time it takes to put on a coat, you may be able to keep on going, we took a 10 min or so break at the completion of one full coat.
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When red max pro -3 was first discontinued at Lowes, I called the Zep mfg folks at the number on the bottle to find the exact same product in the Zep line. I was told the exact same Zep product was ZEP high traffic, not ZEP wet look.
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Would seven coats of rubbing anything make it shine? Just askin'
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Would seven coats of rubbing anything make it shine? Just askin'
to apply the Zep, it did not take 7 coats of "rubbing", the product just wipes on, applying the Zep was the easiest part.
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When red max pro -3 was first discontinued at Lowes, I called the Zep mfg folks at the number on the bottle to find the exact same product in the Zep line. I was told the exact same Zep product was ZEP high traffic, not ZEP wet look.
Hmmm, I was following the directions that I found in many posts on the topic of owners that had used the Wet Look with good and lasting results.
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This thread explains the differences: Red Max Pro #3 Question. Read post #186
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