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Old 10-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Clear Coat Peeling

My 2003 Four Winds Hurricane clear coat is peeling bad and looks terrible. Has any body had this issue? What causes it? What's the least expensive way to repair this?

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Causes? Bad paint prep at the factory, or burned due to lack of maintenance. Reminds me of all the poor paint jobs that came out of GM in the late 70's and 80's. There is no cheap fix. It will require a good paint shop to strip and repaint it. Expect to pay anywhere between 6 and 10K to have it done right.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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Most likely the clear coat was applied directly over gel coat, not paint. The correct way to fix it is to sand all the clear coat off and then apply paint. Then you can clear coat. Been there done that.
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Nothing can fix peeling clearcoat except a proper strip (sanding) Base coat and new clearcoat. I know that sounds like it is excessive but that is the cure. You are one of many owners that have the problem, have had the problem or are waiting for the problem to surface. It is common on gelcoat over luan paneling that manufacturers used to side our motorhomes, mine included. Good luck and seeya on the road..
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Sounds like it is not an easy fix. I guess all the decals have to be removed as well. This could be a challenge, but I'm up for it!!!!
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Sounds like it is not an easy fix. I guess all the decals have to be removed as well. This could be a challenge, but I'm up for it!!!!
If the decals have clear coat on them they can be very difficult to get off. If you are lucky you will have the outline left on your unit that can be used for a tape line so you can duplicate the decals with paint. Permanent fix. Keep us updated with this issue and post some pictures of your progress in refinishing your coach. Lots of members here will be very interested in the process.
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I cannot offer any help but you are not alone with this problem. I have the same problem on my 2004 Hurricane. Over half of the clear coat has peeled/is peeling off over the base coat paint. I'm tempted to just sand everything off and paint the whole mh white.
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