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donandmax

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Posted: 09/04/11 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Once you use RedMax you can forget about painting ever. Unless your young and energetic, like pain and suffering, or are just crazy.. Because that stuff will stay on forever its a real b**** to get off. So make sure which you want to do because once redmax is on you'll have a tough time getting it all off and you do have to get every last bit off cause paint wont stick to it. Just my 2 cents


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I would recommend you contact AZ Truck and Coach, located on Ray Rd, between AZ Ave and McQueen Rd in Chandler. My coach is there now, he is remodeling my master bath for easier access because I am some what disabled.


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Posted: 09/06/11 02:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donandmax wrote:

Once you use RedMax you can forget about painting ever. Unless your young and energetic, like pain and suffering, or are just crazy.. Because that stuff will stay on forever its a real b**** to get off. So make sure which you want to do because once redmax is on you'll have a tough time getting it all off and you do have to get every last bit off cause paint wont stick to it. Just my 2 cents


This statement above is not true, the Red Max wax is easy to remove, buy their Red Max wax removal, I did a small area that I wanted to redo and it came off easy..

However do not use their sealer, that might be permanent but the wax is not..

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Here is a novel idea........Instead of having it done in mexico, how about giving the job to an "AMERICAN" company so we can help our economy and keep jobs here, or isn't that what we as americans are supposed to do.

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massey123 wrote:

Here is a novel idea........Instead of having it done in mexico, how about giving the job to an "AMERICAN" company so we can help our economy and keep jobs here, or isn't that what we as americans are supposed to do.



5k - 8k vs 11k - 15k. I'd go over the boarder if ours needed it.


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Your Right, I'd love to keep it in America, however there are two issues with that,
One- America has outlawed the use of a paint additive which makes the paint last longer, so the only place to get it is in Mexico.

Two-if I could find a American who would do it with out it costing over 10K with the paint cost being about 500.00, and yes I know there is prep but I will be doing most of it.

I can get it done in Mexico for about 2K to 3K tops and with the Better Paint which America.

So while I would Love to give Work to America's I can't find one who wants it bad enough.

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timmac wrote:

donandmax wrote:

Once you use RedMax you can forget about painting ever. Unless your young and energetic, like pain and suffering, or are just crazy.. Because that stuff will stay on forever its a real b**** to get off. So make sure which you want to do because once redmax is on you'll have a tough time getting it all off and you do have to get every last bit off cause paint wont stick to it. Just my 2 cents


This statement above is not true, the Red Max wax is easy to remove, buy their Red Max wax removal, I did a small area that I wanted to redo and it came off easy..

However do not use their sealer, that might be permanent but the wax is not..
Thanks, I stand corrected.. I'll try it whenever I need it..

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Aridon wrote:

massey123 wrote:

Here is a novel idea........Instead of having it done in mexico, how about giving the job to an "AMERICAN" company so we can help our economy and keep jobs here, or isn't that what we as americans are supposed to do.



5k - 8k vs 11k - 15k. I'd go over the boarder if ours needed it.
Amen bro !!!

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Paint it yourself. Anything you could do yourself would look better than peeling decals or oxidized paint. Who knows, you may start a trend. I would not recommend a roller though. A good airgun, several coats of paint and a few coats of clear coat would probably be a very nice touch for a fraction of the cost. If you don't like, wait a year and take it to Mehico.

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Fishinghat wrote:

I'm not sure about the wisdom of painting it yourself, but the cost of having a shop in Los Alcodones, Mexico, which is just across the border from Yuma, Arizona, is $5,000, using American automotive paint. Most of the cost is for the labor to prepare the surface since they have to remove all of the old paint and decals, sand and prime the surface, then paint several coats. The finished product looks almost as good as a new coach.
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