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Old 08-05-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Faded Decals

My MH sits on the West side of my house which is on the corner, so it gets a lot of afternoon sun exposure. The City won't allow me to build anything to protect it. If I have the old decals removed and replaced with paint will this also end up fading?
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If I have the old decals removed and replaced with paint will this also end up fading?
Over time they probably will, a clear coat would help.

However; if the decals are in decent shape, just faded, you may try using Zep floor wax on them. Remove all old wax and do 4/5 light coats on them using a micro fiber cloth. Be careful on the first coat that you don't cause color bleed unto other colors or your coach color. After you get one coat on and dry they wont bleed. The attached picture is my 1996 with 78,000 miles, the whole coach above the baggage doors, was done 2 years ago with ZEP high traffic wax.

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Brockx, do you zep the metal storage area also, or just the fiberglass?
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Brockx, do you zep the metal storage area also, or just the fiberglass?
Some folks do the painted areas, mine were in real good shape so I just used a liquid automotive polish.
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Over time they probably will, a clear coat would help.

However; if the decals are in decent shape, just faded, you may try using Zep floor wax on them. Remove all old wax and do 4/5 light coats on them using a micro fiber cloth. Be careful on the first coat that you don't cause color bleed unto other colors or your coach color. After you get one coat on and dry they wont bleed. The attached picture is my 1996 with 78,000 miles, the whole coach above the baggage doors, was done 2 years ago with ZEP high traffic wax.

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Interesting... This is the first I have heard about using Zep floor wax on the decals. They look great!
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I went to Home Depot to get the Zep wax but all they had was 1 gallon bottle for 25 bucks. Is there somewhere I can find a smaller bottle to see if it would really do the job?
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Never seen ZEP in smaller containers. Seems the High Traffic formula works best. And preparation is very important! Try it on a front or rear cap and you will be convinced. I applied it a year ago and it still looks great. I also did the roof which solved the chalky runoff problem.
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As Okie said, gallons only to best of my knowledge. I can only say "it works". I used most of the gallon doing all the fiberglass on my 33 footer, five light coats. Be sure to get all the old wax off, I used Comet for the black streaks.
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