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Old 05-20-2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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Any Zep experience out there?

Looking for someone with input on using Zep. I have just started doing the bar keeper friend on the front cap. Part of it is just white FG. There are a few decal strips, and then a section of solid paint on FG. The painted portion looks good.

I am trying to decide of I should Zep the whole front cap, or work around the painted FG. My concern is the Zep not sticking to the painted FG. Please chime in if have any know ledge of the subject. Yes I did a search and read many of the old threads.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 05-20-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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Always thought from what I've read that the Zep was only for the FG surface, any painted surface you use regular wax.
I've washed a decal section and applied a Zep coat there to see what results are , been three months , so I guess I'd better get a look at it.
Barkeep's friend does a good job on oxidized FG now to get the WHOLE coach done.

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Old 05-20-2015, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks skip. I took your advise and just did the white FG parts, and decal. The painted FG is still shinny, but I need to wax it.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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I used it......Never again! Worked ok on vertical surfaces ,but peeled off all Horizontal or nearly horizontal surfaces!

This stuff is really a lot harder to remove than it was to apply ,but remove I will! And will never recommend Anyone to use it unless You are planning to Sell Your Rig to someone that You really do not like and /or Will never have to face in the future!
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Thanks Rob. Time will tell, hope I have better luck.

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Old 05-21-2015, 04:28 PM   #6
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On the other hand.... Mine has been done for going on three years in the Florida sun. No yellowing, no peeling. I applied 8 coats to the entire coach. Fiberglass, stickers, even the plastic front end parts and back bumper. It's reported that it can change the color of the stickers but mine were pretty bad so I did them. They look great now

It's all in beautiful shape and I haven't waxed or polished in 30 months. I have put on a top coat at about the year marks.

The flat metal on the rear bumper will occasionally get milky when water stands on it but after it dries it goes clear again.

Would never go back to wax!
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:09 PM   #7
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We used ZEP on an old Class-C. Two years later we sold it and the ZEP looked the same. It actually works better on RVs than on floors.

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