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I have read many threads of happy campers using the Red Max Pro, I found that and BKF at Lowe's and am ready to get started. One question remains though, how do you treat your decals? Do you use the BKF and TSP on them same as gel coat?
I am in Phoenix AZ and it has already hit over 100 but supposed to cool off for a couple days so thought I should hit it at that point. Is application in the heat or sun a issue?
I did some searches for answers to this questions but there are so many posts of happy users, I would be here all day reading them!


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My post from yesterday showing results of using RMP (actually I used the ZEP equivalent).

I used the BKF and scrubbie on the decals, cautiously at first, and it did not cause any damage. The decals looked chalky before using BKF and cleaned up nicely. The first coat of the ZEP brought out a beautiful deep color to the decals.

I found that the ZEP came out streaky when applied to the side in the direct sun, so I turned the MH around so I could apply it on the shady side.

The results are amazing!


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Posted: 04/23/12 10:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'll second CloudDriver's post in total. I did mine last spring, and it still looks great. Glad to hear the ZEP is working just as well, as RMP is pretty tough to find these days.


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Thanks, that is what I was hoping to hear!

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Be sure the decals are DRY before putting on the RMP. When we did our fiver last spring the trailer was still in the barn and cold, it was a humid day and we had a lot of condensation that we just wiped off. Later in the summer after sitting in direct sunlight the RMP started to peel, but only on the dark decals. We have been removing it (slowly, lots of elbow grease) and then reapplying.


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I found that when washing with bar keepers friend just on green decal on the entry door and same decal going down the side bleed some green. What I learned to fix the problem is when applying red max use the cloth after it is almost ready for more product to swipe that decal going in one direction and after it drys it will not bleed anymore. The sun is bad and I just did a friends front and back with the sun hitting on rear upper area. Looked as was said above so soon a cloud hid the sun and another coat fixed the problem. Lighting makes a big difference for seeing any problems but same story using wax. I did our shower. Having the bearings done today and the tech thought it looked new and said well you keep in out of the sun. Never was inside. Go for it but work around the sun even if after dinner.
chevman PS I used a spray bottle to spray the micro cloth the 2nd time and cut the cloth in half. On ours I was applying too much and it runs very easy.


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If the edges of the decals are lifting try to clean the up with an Exacto knife.Then apply the RMP. I did mine last summer and the graphics look brand new and the RMP seals the edges down and keeps them from lifting.

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Can it be applied to the front cap as well? Also,How many gallons did you use? Mine is 36'.


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My 24 ft MH took less than 1/2 gallon. 3 coats on the passenger side and 4 coats for the rest. I didn't do the roof. This stuff goes a long way.

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