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TandT
01-05-2011, 01:27 PM
We will be picking up our Bighorn 3670 in a few weeks.
I have owned various rv's for 30 years. I tried many different waxes,washes, Protect All,Gelgloss, etc. I have never found a product that lasts very long, or dazzles me.
I would like to hear from the factory guys, and others, as to what is recommended for finish maintenance.
Also, I've heard various opinions about Perma Plate. If you can, please give your opinion of this product, as well.
If this topic has already been discussed, I apologize, I didn't find it.

MIght need moderator help for putting this where it belongs. Thank you

SJH
01-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Since you rig is new, I would try Rejex (http://www.rejex.com/). For me, it lasts much longer than a wax. It is not a wax or cleaner but a sealant. Works especially well on the front cap to make removing bugs a whole lot easier!

GOTTOYS
01-05-2011, 02:40 PM
Rejex is awesome stuff! I have never had anything produce a shine like it does. It's a polymer coating coating much like the "paint sealant" that dealers try to sell you for HUGE dollars. You wash your trailer or car/truck to get all the old wax off and apply it, let it sit awhile and wipe it off. Couldn't be any easier. This is a do-it-yourself product that you can apply for pennies on the dollars of what a dealer charges....Don

TandT
01-05-2011, 03:32 PM
Since you rig is new, I would try Rejex (http://www.rejex.com/). For me, it lasts much longer than a wax. It is not a wax or cleaner but a sealant. Works especially well on the front cap to make removing bugs a whole lot easier!
Thank you.For some reason I've never heard of it. Would you know if there are any Heartland warranty issues with using it?

SJH
01-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Thank you.For some reason I've never heard of it. Would you know if there are any Heartland warranty issues with using it?

I can't imagine there being any warranty issues with this product...if so, to bad for me! I coated my new Big Country and my motorcyle. Three coats on the front cap of the BC allows the bugs to wipe right off! I still do not use it on the decals. I treat the graphics with Aerospace 303 (http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/65/303-aerospace-protectant.cfm)instead!

Ray LeTourneau
01-05-2011, 03:56 PM
I heard of Rejex but didn't try it because I thought it was overpriced. BUT from what I'm reading, it may be worth the expense. I've been pretty diligent about trying to keep our rig clean but the front and rear cap have been a bear. The sides are no problem at all. We don't have the gel coat but they are still in good shape. I've buffed, polished, rubbed till my arms are sore and my F & R caps still are not as glossy as when new. I think if I was picking up a new rig I would look into getting it professionally clear coated by a reputable body shop. JMHO

I will be looking into Rejex very soon.

TandT
01-05-2011, 06:33 PM
I e-mailed Rejex to see if it was safe for use on vinyl graphics. Their tech advisor said it was absolutley safe and a major Vinyl graphics mfgr. was in the process of signing with them, after testing it for a year.
This seems to eliminate the need for more than one product. Which is good for me being in the early stages of CRS.
This product sounds alot like the treatment that the dealers try to sell with their units, except it looks to be about 1/10th the price.
This product looks pretty good based on what you guys are saying.

GOTTOYS
01-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Don't let the price fool you. A little goes a long ways. One bottle which I think was under $20.00 did my truck, my car, my motorcycle and I still had a little left over. One of my riding buddies sent me a bottle to try. I really like it.

Moose
01-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Thanks guys. This looks like good stuff. I will try some if I can find it up here in the Great White North.

TandT
01-05-2011, 08:16 PM
Yes, thanks for the feedback. It says on their website you can buy direct online.

skyguy
01-06-2011, 09:24 AM
Here's another vote for Rejex. I had my doubts about the bugs on the front cap, but they really do come off with very little scrubbing! You'll find the surface, after application, is really SLICK! (Pun intended).

Applied it right over everything, including decals.

I bought one of those sheepskin or microfiber window washer blades, about 8-10 inches wide, stuck on the end of a paint roller extendable pole, so I didn't have to get up on a ladder. This made application fast and easy. Then I just draped a towel over a scrub brush, and used that to wipe it down when dry. This went pretty fast, but still took a couple days work! (I ran out of gas). Took about a bottle and a half to fully cover our 3670. I'd say its the best product I have ever used on gelcoat.

Al S.

TandT
01-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Here's another vote for Rejex. I had my doubts about the bugs on the front cap, but they really do come off with very little scrubbing! You'll find the surface, after application, is really SLICK! (Pun intended).

Applied it right over everything, including decals.

I bought one of those sheepskin or microfiber window washer blades, about 8-10 inches wide, stuck on the end of a paint roller extendable pole, so I didn't have to get up on a ladder. This made application fast and easy. Then I just draped a towel over a scrub brush, and used that to wipe it down when dry. This went pretty fast, but still took a couple days work! (I ran out of gas). Took about a bottle and a half to fully cover our 3670. I'd say its the best product I have ever used on gelcoat.

Al S.
Great. Thank you.

HappyKayakers
02-04-2011, 05:10 PM
For the folks on this thread who already let their finish go bad, you might want to look at Poli-Glow. I saw it at the Tampa RV show last month and decided I'd already spent so much on different products to get the shine back that this would be worth a shot. My whole RV looked faded and chalky. My front cap now looks like new again. Rear cap was more difficult with all the curves, ladder mounting points, etc. The bottle says it should last 6-12 months, we'll see.

rustyshakelford
02-04-2011, 06:26 PM
How long does the rejex usually last before I would need to reapply?

Thanks

Brett

boatdoc
02-05-2011, 11:30 AM
Check out RedMax floor polish from Lowes. Goggle it, there are some very interesting threads from Rv'ers and boaters. I couldn't resist and tried it on the front cap. All I can say is WOW.

Netem
02-06-2011, 10:07 AM
Another one out there is Shineononline.com Its for boats and RVs that the gel coat is dead. Haven't used it but a freind with a sob is going to try it on his front cap.

SJH
02-06-2011, 10:17 AM
How long does the rejex usually last before I would need to reapply?

Thanks Brett

HERE (http://www.rejex.com/rejexFAQ.html) is the Rejex FAQ page. They say it lasts 6 - 9 months.

aatauses
02-08-2011, 02:25 PM
I saw an rv that was 5 years old and looked new. I ask the owner what he used and he stated NU-Finish. I tried some on my p/u and then the rv---Been real happy with the results---I did check with mfg and put it over the decals with no issues---It is actually a polimer rather than a wax.
al

BC1of38
05-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Thanks guys. This looks like good stuff. I will try some if I can find it up here in the Great White North.

Did you ever find a supplier in Canada? I tried a listed distributor in Winnepeg, with zero response...

Thanks!

Cimriver
05-14-2011, 09:23 AM
Ok I'm convinced and would like to give Rejex a try. How much of this product will I need for my 37' Elkridge?

floridarandy
05-14-2011, 10:03 AM
I just got my Rejex from here (http://search.skygeek.com/search?vwcatalog=stylespilotshop&keywords=rejex). Best price I could find! Three different sizes to choose from and FAST shipping. As you can tell the aviation folks love this stuff and check out the reviews on the site and you'll find RV'ers.

FYI, Rejex can be applied over a previous wax finish but won't last as long since the underlying wax will breakdown sooner than the Rejex. Best if applied to an otherwise clean finish so if you're lucky enough to have a brand new rig all you need is Rejex. If you're got an older finish all you need is a light compounding polish to remove the oxidation then Rejex.

After just finishing a grueling hand wax I'm debating what to do. My just Rejex over the wax on the cap until next year. I'm also going to get a dual action machine polisher, probably this one from Meguiar's (http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo.net/g110v2.html). I won't hand wax the Heartland beast again! Don't mind doing my cars/truck but the 5ver is just too big. I'll do it more often if I don't get killed.

After renting 10' rolling scaffolding to do the wax job I've discovered all you need is your pickup. If I pull up to the cap like I was hooking up I can stand in the bed...or use a small step stool and get the entire cap. Pull alongside and you can do the same thing to the high up parts of the sides!

Happy shining...

GOTTOYS
05-14-2011, 10:05 AM
I did my truck, my car and did my motorcycle several times with one 16 oz. bottle. I would guess a bottle and a half might be enough. Use it pretty sparingly, it goes along ways. Your results may vary...Don

ParkIt
05-30-2011, 10:26 PM
I kept looking for this topic...wasn't smart enough to expand all the forums :p

The Rejex seems to be the same type product called Zaino at about the same cost. I've been using Zaino (http://www.zainostore.com/) for 17 years on every vehicle & the MH and they kept coming out with more products for a full line. All my vehicles still look new including the plastic light covers. The only product I've not used is the ZC-S Clear Seal but I'll be ordering that and try it out on the back of the 5er to see how it holds up.

Really nice thing about Zaino is you don't have to worry about temperature outside when working with it, from 40-90 I've never had a problem curing and it just wipes off, no buffing or heavy elbow grease required. I *know* I'm going to be using the Z6 as I always do between annual applications, that stuff repels dust and makes getting bugs off far easier than anything I've seen used.

Of course I'll have to do a side by side comparison so I might try 303 - the longevity will be interesting to see which holds up longer.

One reason for keeping your unit clean and 'detailed' are aerodynamics, the slicker the surface the easier it is on the gas mileage. Hauling a brick in a headwind is what we really do face so might as well try to get the best of it ;)

BC1of38
05-31-2011, 06:10 AM
I just finished doing my 3450ts with Rejex. All I can say is, what a fantastic product!

I finally found a Canadian Source for it too.

went on easy, hazed over, came off easy.

Anyone on the fence, DO IT!

rustyshakelford
05-31-2011, 07:51 AM
I just finished doing my 3450ts with Rejex. All I can say is, what a fantastic product!

I finally found a Canadian Source for it too.

went on easy, hazed over, came off easy.

Anyone on the fence, DO IT!

How much of the product did it take to do your coach?

Brett

BC1of38
05-31-2011, 10:40 AM
How much of the product did it take to do your coach?

Brett

I used one full 12 oz bottle (only size supplier had) and maybe a quarter of the other 12 oz bottle I ordered.

A little goes a very long way

dvanden75
06-06-2011, 08:38 AM
What is everyone using to wash it before applying Rejex?

traveler44
06-06-2011, 09:20 AM
Randy! That polisher seems a little expensive for me. It said $79,228,162,514,264,337etc. I think somebody made a mistake or got hacked. Tom M.

JohnDar
06-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Randy! That polisher seems a little expensive for me. It said $79,228,162,514,264,337etc. I think somebody made a mistake or got hacked. Tom M.

That's the price if bought on a government contract. Reading the instructions for the stuff, how do you let it cure out of the sunlight for 12 hours? Do it at night or in a pole barn? Sounds a little iffy for those of us that would have do it at a dirt campsite where the wind might blow.

GOTTOYS
06-06-2011, 10:09 AM
What is everyone using to wash it before applying Rejex?
They want all the old wax removed before you apply the Rejex. A wash with a bit of mild dish soap will take care of that...Don

SJH
06-06-2011, 12:00 PM
A 12oz bottle should be under $20.00

Moose
06-06-2011, 01:22 PM
Did you ever find a supplier in Canada? I tried a listed distributor in Winnepeg, with zero response...

Thanks!

That's exactly the same response I never got. LoL Never heard from them.

Moose
06-06-2011, 01:32 PM
I just finished doing my 3450ts with Rejex. All I can say is, what a fantastic product!

I finally found a Canadian Source for it too.

went on easy, hazed over, came off easy.

Anyone on the fence, DO IT!

Care to share the Canadian source please?

BC1of38
06-06-2011, 01:53 PM
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Birchwood
06-06-2011, 03:56 PM
All I can say is just keep it clean and don't let it stay dirty for long periods.Keep the black streaks in check
as they can become permanent over time.Hand wax your rV at least once a year.Its a lot of work and you
almost have to be fanatical about cleanliness.My opinon is that car wax and RV wax are the same and brands varies slightly in quality but cost may not reflect their overall performance.

ParkIt
06-06-2011, 04:49 PM
That's the price if bought on a government contract. Reading the instructions for the stuff, how do you let it cure out of the sunlight for 12 hours? Do it at night or in a pole barn? Sounds a little iffy for those of us that would have do it at a dirt campsite where the wind might blow.

This is why I like Zaino, no need to move it to cure and if its too cold you can add cure additive (they supply) which works great when its less than 50 outside. If you are at a dusty site, finish a section at a time then use the Z6 which will repel the dust until you get to the next section.
Still don't have pictures of the back cap I did this weekend with what I do have - pulled a back muscle and have been unable to do much more than lay in the sun with a cold drink... ;)

JohnDar
06-06-2011, 06:30 PM
This is why I like Zaino, no need to move it to cure and if its too cold you can add cure additive (they supply) which works great when its less than 50 outside. If you are at a dusty site, finish a section at a time then use the Z6 which will repel the dust until you get to the next section.
Still don't have pictures of the back cap I did this weekend with what I do have - pulled a back muscle and have been unable to do much more than lay in the sun with a cold drink... ;)

Doing 12 oz. curls counts as exercise in my book :D

ParkIt
06-06-2011, 06:56 PM
Doing 12 oz. curls counts as exercise in my book :D
It does except when I spent 5 hours pressure washing the wrap around patio & driveway, washed all vehicles (6 not including the HL and 3 are almost ready for sale), dug out stubborn weeds in 7 beds, planted 7 beds, washed all the patio furniture & set it all up, potted 16 plants in containers, set up the fountain, cleaned the metal 6 pitched roof, cleaned the house from top to bottom...an acre of land and a shy 3,000 sq ft house for one person in 2 days. And everyone wonders why I want to live full time in the HL? *has a look on face like you showed a dog a card trick*

Hammock, BBQ, 20 minutes to clean the inside & laundry, 10 minutes to water a few potted plants outside and 12oz curls is the ticket to keep from tearing the same back muscle ;)

Yellowreef
06-06-2011, 07:27 PM
In case anyone still wants to find a local source, True Value hardware stores carry Rejex.

Jharris
06-07-2011, 11:33 AM
I just ordered some Rejex from the supplier in Calgary, AB. thanks for the contact info. I also came across a site advertising Roadmaster Voom Gold. Anyone ever try this stuff. Just curious as it is quite a bit less money than the Rejex.

Bob and Chris
06-07-2011, 01:04 PM
After the elbow grease and bug remover expended to get the waxed front cap back in shape I went on the hunt for Rejex. Some, not all True Value Hardware stores carry it and I found it locally. Now the trick will be to get it applied before I leave for the Rally Thursday!

SJH
06-07-2011, 01:30 PM
I have used Zanio and still do on my cars but it is a multi-step process to do correctly. I love the bucket too! The Zanio Kit I purchased was $85.00 plus $35.00 for the bucket. Too expensive for me to use on the RV. I have never kept the Big Country "out of the elements" to cure for 12 hours and never really noticed any negative affects. Maybe it would work even better if I did!

kayakjane
06-12-2011, 03:07 PM
We have been using the Voom Gold for years. Works great. We are extremely picky about keeping our RV's looking new. Also use it on our boat.