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Old 02-06-2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #16
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You can either pay many thousands for "full body paint", or you can simply take better care of your coach. The vinyl graphics on my 2002 Journey are just like new. No fading or alligator skin cracking.

Simply garage or cover your coach. Those who let them bake in the sun will have problems.
You are probably right. However, I have a problem because my cover is not wide enough when I am parked in the CG with the slides out AND it kind of ruins the sunlight effect of the windows. Just sayin,
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You are probably right. However, I have a problem because my cover is not wide enough when I am parked in the CG with the slides out AND it kind of ruins the sunlight effect of the windows. Just sayin,
X 2. Kinda hard to cover or garage it when you are living in it.
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Hey, why not plan a trip down to the Mexican boarder. You'll get to see the scenery on the way down and get a great paint job by a Mexican pro. Lot's of them in small towns just across the boarder from US towns. My favorite team is in Mazatlan. I'm going back in week or two to have a damaged area redone.

Before picture (but after they'd already removed the vinyl stripping:




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All for $775USD.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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You are probably right. However, I have a problem because my cover is not wide enough when I am parked in the CG with the slides out AND it kind of ruins the sunlight effect of the windows. Just sayin,



Sure. But the overwhelming majority of folks don't live in their RV's. They are typically parked most of the time. Guess you're home is going to need a paint job, kinda like folks who live in houses...
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Sure. But the overwhelming majority of folks don't live in their RV's. They are typically parked most of the time. Guess you're home is going to need a paint job, kinda like folks who live in houses...
My house has aluminum siding. Zero maintenance. MH has clear coat. Zero maintenance. (except for the odd wax)
But, I like HiTec's solution. Last time I had my rig waxed was in a CG in Rockport, TX by a young Mexican fella that did the job in two days. If it ever needs paint, that's the direction I would head. I am a firm believer that everyone has to make a living and old guys should not climb ladders.
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Hey, why not plan a trip down to the Mexican boarder. You'll get to see the scenery on the way down and get a great paint job by a Mexican pro. Lot's of them in small towns just across the boarder from US towns. My favorite team is in Mazatlan. I'm going back in week or two to have a damaged area redone.

Before picture (but after they'd already removed the vinyl stripping:




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All for $775USD.
Wow! All that for $775? That doesn't even begin to pay for materials here.
Are the stripes painted now?
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Most of the decals can be removed with steam avoiding the huge charge from a contractor. New decals are available at most any rv salvage yard
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Decals or Tires, taking care of them makes them last longer but somewhere along the way you'll have to replace them. Even quicker if your out in Mr Sun's view daily.
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Decals or Tires, taking care of them makes them last longer but somewhere along the way you'll have to replace them. Even quicker if your out in Mr Sun's view daily.
after surviving a front tire blowout on my tractor trailer I am a stickler for tire care and maintenance. I do a walk around and tire thump all my vehicles before entering them all the time. I even bought a tire pressure monitoring system as an added precaution, but even so, I visually inspect for uneven wear and deformities and all vehicles get their tires rotated every 6000 miles no excuses.
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My decals are fine, no cracking and at ten years they have a minor bit of fading which I suppose is to be expected. I meticulously avoided waxing them as indicated in the manual; even when I paid to have it waxed I explained not to do the decals then I watched. It irritates them.

Also I do cover my coach in storage. The past two years I have put protectant 303 on them and it seems to be rejuvinating them (if that is possible).

And I secretly wish that full paint was an option when I bought the coach, if so I would have it for sure.
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Hey, why not plan a trip down to the Mexican boarder. You'll get to see the scenery on the way down and get a great paint job by a Mexican pro. Lot's of them in small towns just across the boarder from US towns. My favorite team is in Mazatlan. I'm going back in week or two to have a damaged area redone.

Before picture (but after they'd already removed the vinyl stripping:

After picture:

All for $775USD.
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My house has aluminum siding. Zero maintenance. MH has clear coat. Zero maintenance. (except for the odd wax)
But, I like HiTec's solution. Last time I had my rig waxed was in a CG in Rockport, TX by a young Mexican fella that did the job in two days. If it ever needs paint, that's the direction I would head. I am a firm believer that everyone has to make a living and old guys should not climb ladders.
I totally agree about old guys on ladders. I used to hop around all over everything but not anymore. Not comfortable for me anymore. I still go on the roof but I use my real ladder not the wannabe ladder on the back of my MH. Just a thought.
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