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Old 07-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #29
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I did my 94 Bounder with this treatment after many years of sweat using expensive waxes of all types. Nothing rejuvenates old tired fiberglass like Zep. Wish I had used it sooner. My 2004 Bounder is becoming a candidate soon.
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To apply the ZEP, I found it easier to put it in a spray bottle, and spray the microfiber cloth, then wipe on. It goes on lightly and without runs. When you spray, point it away from the MH.
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To apply the ZEP, I found it easier to put it in a spray bottle, and spray the microfiber cloth, then wipe on. It goes on lightly and without runs. When you spray, point it away from the MH.
I wouldn't want to spray a product that is credited with such an ability to seal a surface. I am thinking of my lungs and the lungs of others as well.
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For those asking how long Zep lasts...

I did the Barkeeper's Friend/Zep application to my 2007 5th wheel in April of 2012. I was amazed at how great it looked. Fourteen months later and it still looks good, although it could use a refresher coat, especially the front cap.

The reports I've read from those who have used Red Max/Zep don't mention any yellowing over time, but a few have reported peeling/flaking problems in some areas, often when applied over decals. The thinking is decals may shrink/expand with changes in temp, causing the flaking, but it could also be a problem with the product, the preparation, or the application. I see no sign of any problem on my decals or any other surface and continue to be really happy with my decision to go the Zep route.
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I did mine last week 4 coats and does it look good. After cleaning it I put a small amount in a ice cream pail and rolled up a micro fibre towel and just lightly dipped it. One thing use rubber gloves, while doing another coat I just grabbed the towell and started to apply and then realized I didnt put on gloves my finger nails looked liked I polished them and my skin looked like lizards skin had to wash my hands with vinegar to remove. But it goes on easy about 15min each side 38ft long. Found a gal of the wet look at menards for about $25
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Can I get some details on doing this like how did you you use the gar keepers friend what type did you buy, I see it comes in a power like comet and a soft scrub. How did you apply the wax ect thanks
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Can I get some details on doing this like how did you you use the gar keepers friend what type did you buy, I see it comes in a power like comet and a soft scrub. How did you apply the wax ect thanks
??? Go back and read this thread from the beginning. It tells you EXACTLY what to do ... especially the article by rivercabin.

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Great info everyone. I'm getting ready to do mine. What about the stripes? I've heard you are not supposed to wax them. Mine are really oxidized and starting to crack. I don't want to replace and will live with the cracks but would like to restore the color and shine. Any suggestions?
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I bought the Zep wet look. Should I have bought the Zep High Traffic?
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I bought the Zep wet look. Should I have bought the Zep High Traffic?
I doubt it. I did use the HTFF and very happy with it. The HTFF is for higher traffic, but how many people are walking on the sides of your MH? The 'wet look' implies a shinier finish, so for MH use, that would make more sence to me. I'm sure the actual formula is very close with the same properties.
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I just used Zep wet look on my 93 Vectra yesterday, WOW. I spent several days scrubbing with barkeepers friend, as the MH had been sitting out under a tree for a couple years before I recently bought it. Prep is key, the cleaner the better, but after the 3rd coat of Zep, the work started to pay off. I only had time to put 4 coats on, but will add 1 or 2 more for better shine and protection. GOOD STUFF!!!
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You want to buy the High Traffic Zep or the Wet Look Zep, if the HT is unavailable. About $16 a gallon.

Read this thread first for your greatest success.
This really is the best link for all the good info - plus it's a really fun read!
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Wouldn't five coats of any wax do about the same?
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Wouldn't five coats of any wax do about the same?
It's not "wax", it's pure acrylic, just like clear coating your rig.
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