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Old 09-13-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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New Coach First Oops

Got our new coach back home today only to discover somehow on the way I got some white paint on the coach and scraped a small amount of paint off. (Right by the pivot point passenger side and at mail box height.)

Not too noticeable but I assume I should get the place where the fiberglass got exposed fixed somehow. Suggestions on getting it fixed are appreciated. Do I need to find someone that specializes in coaches to fix it or could a good auto paint man fix it, or is it more of a major fix than I am thinking?

Coach is a American Coach Tradition 45A.



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Old 09-13-2016, 06:06 PM   #2
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Paint spattered on should polish off with a rubbing compound, especially if not dried hard yet.

Scrapes probably require painting, but any competent body shop should be able to do that, or at least those familiar with fiberglass bodies. You didn't mention where you are located, but there is probably a body shop that specializes in fiberglass work near you.

Or you could drive it to Decatur and have the factory service center make it new again.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Gary;

I thought that was probably the case.

One reason I got the AC was we live an hour south of Decatur so in a few years may go whole hog on getting scratches rock chips etc. taken care of. Did discover our neighborhood needs some trees trimmed. sigh So may not even drive to the house again even to load.

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Old 09-13-2016, 07:41 PM   #4
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First oops

I read about usinf a magic eraser sponge to take off small amt. of paint transfer. I would wet the sponge and try it. What have you got to loose?
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Go ahead and get an estimate or two from a body/paint shop that works with fiber glass. Most shops will give you a free estimate. If there prices seem to high, maybe they could give you a few pointers on DIY repairs.
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