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Rene T

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2017, 09:02:54 AM »
Thanks Chuck.
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2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
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blw2

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2017, 10:08:46 AM »
I did ours with a different acrylic floor polish with similar good results. 
I put on about 4-5 coats, can't remember exactly and it held up well for a long time.  What I wanted to do, and I still feel like this would have been a good plan had I had time to pull it off was after the primary application, let it cure for a a couple weeks to a month, then do a light "maintenance coat" thing right away to kinda smooth it out.
That plan fell apart and I didn't do the maintenance coat till maybe a year or so.  I'm way past due doing another.  I think now it might need a good scrubbing and reapply several coats.  It's been a while
Maybe here in a another month or so when it cools off a bit more I'll bring it home and do it....
Brad (DW + 3 kids)
13 Thor Chateau 31L Class C on Ford E-450
'06 Silverado
'05 Rockwood Freedom 1910 (5-1/2 years)
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Rene T

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2017, 10:16:36 AM »
I did ours with a different acrylic floor polish with similar good results. 
I put on about 4-5 coats, can't remember exactly and it held up well for a long time.  What I wanted to do, and I still feel like this would have been a good plan had I had time to pull it off was after the primary application, let it cure for a a couple weeks to a month, then do a light "maintenance coat" thing right away to kinda smooth it out.
That plan fell apart and I didn't do the maintenance coat till maybe a year or so.  I'm way past due doing another.  I think now it might need a good scrubbing and reapply several coats.  It's been a while
Maybe here in a another month or so when it cools off a bit more I'll bring it home and do it....

Brad, what will you wash it with?  I think it has to be something real mild so it doesn't remove the polish. I was thinking of using a few drops of Dawn in a 5 gallon bucket of water.
Rene & Lucille & co-pilot Buddy
AKA  Pep N Mem
2011 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD 4X4
2011 Montana High Country 343RL
From the Granite State of NH
& Florida Snowbird in Lakeland FL

blw2

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2017, 10:25:53 AM »
yeah, just regular soap and water.
Before I did the original application though, I scrubbed it very hard and thoroughly with barkeeper's friend hoping to break off the oxidation.
My read on it is that any soap and water or normal car wash cleaners are fine after the application.  I did notice though when doing some work around my leak issue, that solvents really cut the polish... that's what you want to stay away from... acetone, mineral spirits, WD-40 probably.... that'll remove it.
Mine isn't zep brand, but I feel like it's basically the same thing...
Brad (DW + 3 kids)
13 Thor Chateau 31L Class C on Ford E-450
'06 Silverado
'05 Rockwood Freedom 1910 (5-1/2 years)
former tent campers

camperAL

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2017, 04:21:30 AM »
Hi Rene T,

I'm no expert here but I read when doing the finish on my RV, that using dish soap takes the gel coat off. Ironically that is what I used when I cleaned my coach  :(   but it was dull anyway. Perhaps previous owners had clean it that way. So I wonder if that might remove the ZEP or part of it?

On your roof I was wondering if you could clean it (scrub it some) then spray with a disinfectant like Lysol to kill mold? Again, no expert here but thought that might get you where you want to be.
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chuckbear

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Re: The finished product using ZEP.
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2017, 08:44:54 AM »
Dish soap WILL NOT remove gelcoat. It will remove wax and in time will also remove the Zep, but it will take a while since Zep is an acrylic and not  wax. Washing the roof with it will not harm anything as long as you do a good rinse of the sides. Chuck
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