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Old 09-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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Bra use on our coach question

When we first looked at our coach at the dealership, it had a bra and looked really good.
When we took delivery, the detail people had lost the bra and offered to get me another. There were blisters on the front where the bra had been, so I had the front repainted.
Since the dealership was going to pay for another bra, I had one made by Wade RV located at Lazy Dayz. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago and it looks awesome!
Today I took it off to check the generator and noticed the front covered in blisters again, the new paint job.

Question to those that have front covers/bras on their coaches: What is the proper use of them.
Should I put it on when traveling and take it off every time we stop?
I was really surprised and dissapointed when I saw the blisters this morning.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Just a guess here but blisters are usually a result of heat. Probable black in color you may be raising the temp of the front cap enough to blister the paint especially if you put the bra on before the paint cured completely.
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I would never have one. Clear film is the way to go for front protection.
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I have the same blisters under the bra. The bra has to be taken off to prevent the problem ; particularly if it's gotten wet , as the evaporation behind the bra, while drying is the major cause of the blistering.
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If the bra is made of a non breathable material, then paint blistering can and usually does happen if bra is not removed after traveling. In very hot areas, paint damage can still happen while traveling as the black vinyl/Naugahyde material amplifies heat. Originally, bras were made to be only used while traveling. Sounds like yours is an only travel type plus as mentioned earlier, if bra was put on without proper time for paint to cure, then more problems happen!
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If I had a newly painted front end I would not put anything except a good coat of wax.
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I have the same blisters under the bra. The bra has to be taken off to prevent the problem ; particularly if it's gotten wet , as the evaporation behind the bra, while drying is the major cause of the blistering.
How do you deal with the bra when you are traveling. If you are staying at a location for 2-3 days or longer, do you remove it? Or on a multi day trip, what do you do?

This has turned into a bigger issue and certainly more expensive than I 1st expected.

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I travel with the bra. The only thing that happens is a couple discolored areas show up but itís on the 3m tape. I use the bra instead of the removal process of the 3m tape. I leave on for the whole trip and take off when I return.
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Can you send us a pic of the blistering?
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Can you send us a pic of the blistering?
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Here's a couple of pictures.

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Ouch! Thatís too bad it looks like a nice paint job. Sorry to see that. Looks like the paint might not have been cured yet.
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You might want to show the shop that did the paint work. See what they suggest. Good luck.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:18 PM   #14
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Yup, bra holding moisture that works it way through the paint pores eventually blistering it through

so sorry it ruined your nice paint job like that...
Dump the bra and just wax it
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