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Old 12-20-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Need Caps Painted

We own a 2003 Travel Supreme DS02 40' Coach. The paint on the front and rear caps is crazing. No deep cracks mostly superficial. I heard this is an issue with TS older models. Anyway, I would like to get the caps painted to match the original colors. The sides are fine. The problem is we live in Albuquerque, NM which is 1500 miles from Precision Paint in Indiana. Anyone know of a reliable shop closer? Arizona, Colorado, Texas are good. Would appreciate suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:53 PM   #2
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Find a body shop in ABQ that works fiberglass, nothing special about painting a motorhome They can match the paint perfectly
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That is simple auto body paint job, no big deal.

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Old 12-20-2015, 06:34 PM   #4
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I've seen several lately that have sprayed the caps with Rhinoliner. Some black and some color matched. Look great and much cheaper than paint. No more rock chips and easier to clean than paint. Having mine done in April when we get back to Wisconsin.
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Rhinoliner - Brilliant! Really.
Why hadn't I thought of that. Same problem on my coach front and rear and now starting to progress on the top radius along the sides. My DIY fix on the front and rear with rattle can paint and clearcoat didn't last but about 6 months in sun exposure. The fading, peeling clearcoat isn't that visible from ground level, but I have been concerned about further progression until it IS visible.

Now I am going to visit a couple Rhinoliner and Line-X shops to get some quotes and discuss the pros and cons. Since the transition won't be that noticeable from ground level it is better than repainting since it will remain bulletproof, although I understand these products will fade over time. Still, it will be protected and no more peeling, flaking clearcoat.
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I had my Line-X ed this summer. They color matched the paint really close.
It is a matte finish instead of gloss like the paint was. The premium finish is supposed to have UV inhibitors. I think it looks good. The shop did the front rolled over the roof about 18" and around the sides about 6" to the first seam on the side. We had some damage to the fiberglass that needed work also so this was cheaper than repair & paint. The thing I really like is just spray with water to remove bugs. Only problem is ... It's VERY permanent. Make sure before going this route you want to do this. There is no easy (or cheap!) way of going back.
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Thanks for telling about your experience with this mhudson.

I doubt I would want to reverse it. I know it is very permanent and that is what is great about it. Extremely durable. If done right, I would think this might even be a positive selling point when I sell.
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We own a 2003 Travel Supreme DS02 40' Coach. The paint on the front and rear caps is crazing. No deep cracks mostly superficial. I heard this is an issue with TS older models. Anyway, I would like to get the caps painted to match the original colors. The sides are fine. The problem is we live in Albuquerque, NM which is 1500 miles from Precision Paint in Indiana. Anyone know of a reliable shop closer? Arizona, Colorado, Texas are good. Would appreciate suggestions. Thanks.
550 miles to Henderson Nevada, Unique RV 702.566.6192, they did some match painting for us +10 on the work and service!
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I think Ancira in Alvarado is now a Fleetwood repair center. They had a body shop along with a wet bay that they used to find leaks in motor homes.
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"mhudson".....I thought you just did the top of the cap. I blew up the picture and see that you did the entire front cap. It came out really nice!
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I agree, that front cap looks great! If I was buying that coach I would think that was a bonus to have the linex / rhino liner sprayed on. On my last class C I had Linex color match and spray the lower cargo doors on both sides. No more rock chips... Th couple who bought it were thrilled with the Linex.


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Just so you know, crazing, can't be repaired with just paint. That's why several companies went out of business because they couldn't paint over the issue, but had to replace the fiberglass.

I had a crazing issue with one large crack on my Diplomat front cap. The shop that did my repair used a new epoxy primer to prevent the cracks from coming back. The expensive part is they have to sand the paint down to the fiberglass and then spray the epoxy. I sold the coach about two years later and the paint was still holding up, I don't know what has happened since.
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