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Old 11-25-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Dull sides

I just finished removing the vinyl decals on the motorhome and painting the new graphics. I am going to post a thread on the whole job in a few days.

For now I need to shine up the dull white sides. I saw some info on using Zep high traffic floor finish. It seems there are a few step that need to be followed. I did a search on here for Zep but couldn't find the process. Can anyone please give me the info or the thread link?

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Old 11-25-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Doc, I followed these steps for my motor home and 1.5 years later it still looks great. I did wash it and apply another coat this spring.
I recommend clean your roof first, then wash your coach with dawn dish soap. Then use Bar Keepers Friend and a scrub pad you must remove all old wax and oxidation. This is 90% of getting a very good shine and not have any flaking or yellowing. I used a micro fiber towel and a paint tray I used Zep wet look and applied very light coats be very aware of any drips its like a run in paint. I put tape over my storage compartment locks as the Zep will get into your locks. I did my coach in about 5 or 6 hours its the best time I ever spent making my RV shine. Oh if you have decals put a very light coat on them first as they may bleed their color on your cloth - mine did so keep a extra micro fiber towel to catch it if it happens . Best of luck the preparation is the most important thing.

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Old 11-25-2014, 04:55 PM   #3
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Doc, I followed these steps for my motor home and 1.5 years later it still looks great. I did wash it and apply another coat this spring.
I recommend clean your roof first, then wash your coach with dawn dish soap. Then use Bar Keepers Friend and a scrub pad you must remove all old wax and oxidation. This is 90% of getting a very good shine and not have any flaking or yellowing. I used a micro fiber towel and a paint tray I used Zep wet look and applied very light coats be very aware of any drips its like a run in paint. I put tape over my storage compartment locks as the Zep will get into your locks. I did my coach in about 5 or 6 hours its the best time I ever spent making my RV shine. Oh if you have decals put a very light coat on them first as they may bleed their color on your cloth - mine did so keep a extra micro fiber towel to catch it if it happens . Best of luck the preparation is the most important thing.

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Jim,
Do you have before/after pics? Thanks.
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Thank yo for the reply Jim.
Is this like putting a coat of clear or does it shine up the surface? I am concerned that putting a "layer" of something will have the ability to yellow, chip, or peel?
Also, my storage cabinets and graphics are paint. How careful do I have to be around painted surfaces or will it wipe right off?

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Thank yo for the reply Jim.
Is this like putting a coat of clear or does it shine up the surface? I am concerned that putting a "layer" of something will have the ability to yellow, chip, or peel?
Also, my storage cabinets and graphics are paint. How careful do I have to be around painted surfaces or will it wipe right off?

Thanks again

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My results were mixed. Initially it looked great .... after a year in Florida sun the ZEP began to yellow. It contains NO UV inhibitors. My RV is mostly white so the yellowing is more obvious than on darker colors.

I would NOT do it again.

Removing ZEP is difficult but it does come off with ZEP Floor Wax Stripper.
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My results were mixed. Initially it looked great .... after a year in Florida sun the ZEP began to yellow. It contains NO UV inhibitors. My RV is mostly white so the yellowing is more obvious than on darker colors.

I would NOT do it again.

Removing ZEP is difficult but it does come off with ZEP Floor Wax Stripper.
Thank you for the info. That's what I was afraid of.

Looks like it's good old fashion elbow grease with compounds and wax....
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Zep Wet Look

I do not have before and after pix...I know I should have done it.
I have not had any yellowing issues...maybe the Florida sun caused this problem.
When I did mine it took 5 light coats of Zep wet look. It dries quickly so I was able to start in one area and go around the coach and the starting area was dry. I can not speculate about the freshly painted decals...I would put several coats on a small area and see what it looks like. As stated in earlier post the preparation is the most important step.

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Thank you for the info. That's what I was afraid of.

Looks like it's good old fashion elbow grease with compounds and wax....
If you don't mind spending a few extra bucks I'd go with Rejex. It works and doesn't yellow. Also, much easier to prep and apply.
RejeX: Nothing Sticks but the Shine!
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Try 3M boat clearer/wax, it,s made for gel coat on boats, but works well on RV,S, Use a buffing machine to make the job easier.
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