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Old 11-27-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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I have an Itasca 2000 35u, AND NEED TO KNOW IF THE EXTERIOR IS GEL-COAT OR PAINTED??? I'M THE SECOND OWNER, AND THINK THAT SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO BUFF IT OUT LEAVING A BLOTCHY LOOKING FINISH. Is there any way to make it look like new other than trading it in???
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Old 11-27-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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I have an Itasca 2000 35u, AND NEED TO KNOW IF THE EXTERIOR IS GEL-COAT OR PAINTED??? I'M THE SECOND OWNER, AND THINK THAT SOMEONE ATTEMPTED TO BUFF IT OUT LEAVING A BLOTCHY LOOKING FINISH. Is there any way to make it look like new other than trading it in???
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:13 AM   #3
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You most probably have gelcoat. The blotchy spots are hard to diagnose without better description. If they are dull, then a cleaning polish may help. I suggest Meguir's cleaning polish for gelcoat. Try a small area first to see if it will help.

The other possibility is that the previous owner damaged the gelcoatby being too agressive with a buffer or the like. If that is the case I perssonally know of one solution and it is expensive. The coach can be painted, but the process is expensive as the coach must be sanded and preped to make the paint adhere properly.
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Old 11-28-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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I have spent the last week with the same questions and I have some good answers. If your coach spent much of its life in the sun, it is chalking! Chalking can be remidied by simply using a dual action buffer and a the proper care. I suggest you go to properrvcare.com. I have read it all and I think this is your answer. It is not cheap, but "tried and tested" is better than anything else.
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