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Old 05-20-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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Zepped the roof!

I have read so many good things about Red Max Pro (now Zep High Traffic Floor Polish) that I decided to try it on my coach roof. I had used Mop N Glow on my previous coach and it was OK but did not seem to last long. So I washed the roof and put on the Zep. I tried to mop but that did not work well so I switched to a microfiber cloth and put it on by hand. The first coat looked pretty blotchy. The second coat looked better and after the third coat, it was pretty spiffy. The bottle recommends 4 thin coats (on a floor) but I am not as spry as when I was younger so 3 coats will have to do.





I will be curious how well it holds up.
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That looks pretty slick ( pardon the pun ). Nice job
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Please, Please... be very careful when you get up there to clean... now it will be much more slick when wet.
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Please, Please... be very careful when you get up there to clean... now it will be much more slick when wet.

True that!

My roof will never be that clean. On the other hand, mine will only be seen by folks that either climb the ladder or view from an overpass.

Too much time and energy me thinks!
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smlranger,

Nice job! I waxed mine with car wax once. Never again. I think I'll try your approach.

I bet several benefits include no more black streaks, and Improved Gas Mileage, maybe .01 mpg better!
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Did you clean the fiberglass roof before the Zep?
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Did you clean the fiberglass roof before the Zep?
I just gave the roof a good washing with Turtle Wax Zip Wax Car Wash. I use a long handled brush. I had just had the roof washed (along with a coach wash and wax) at Myrtle Beach so it wasn't very dirty.....just dull.

I also had some white streaks on the coach due to oxidation of the fiberglass roof....the real reason I wanted to put something on it.
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Nice job Gary. It looks better than mine when I wax it. I am getting to the point I can't work on the roof any more unless it is in the garage where I have beams to hold on to. I am going to try one more year and see what happens. If you hear when I fell of the roof you will know for sure I should not have tried for the extra year.

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DW and I Zepped ours this morning! It has been 2 years since the previous application. Both times were four coats applied. First time we used a microfiber cloth with pole, not too good. This time I bought a lambswool head from Lowes for $6.and it fit my wash pole, Worked great! We apply the Zep with a old ketchup bottle as in a restaurant. Squirt it on and work it in.
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DW and I Zepped ours this morning! It has been 2 years since the previous application. Both times were four coats applied. First time we used a microfiber cloth with pole, not too good. This time I bought a lambswool head from Lowes for $6.and it fit my wash pole, Worked great! We apply the Zep with a old ketchup bottle as in a restaurant. Squirt it on and work it in.
I will try that next year. I looked at Lowes for some sort of applicator but did not see one. I definitely will need to develop a method that lets me stand next time.....getting on my knees is not working for me now.

Did you have to do anything to 'strip' the old polish or did time and Mother Nature take care of that?
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The head is about 12inches long X 3 with two wingnuts to change out the sheepskin, universal threads will fit most poles. Nature took off the prior polish.
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Great advice everybody! I'm watching and learning on how to do mine next!

Don, you gotta find a 'kid' to do your roof for you. Come on by, I'll lend you my shop detail guy (with all due respect, he's a hard working nice young man.).
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Wow that roof looks so awesome, I am very envious.
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How much did it take to do the four coats?
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