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Old 04-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Question Paint Sealants

About to take possession of first motorhome in a few weeks. A Phaeton 40 QBH. Wondering thoughts on paint sealants. Our RV dealer offers a product called "ResistAll"
Read on line about products like Opti-Guard and Jet Seal that can obtain for do it your self application. Products a fraction of cost of dealer applied product but require 2 coats and sound like pretty toxic products.
Any experience would be appreciated. Never would consider for a car but this will be out in elements fairly continuously and a lot more expensive.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Paint Sealants

IMO, I would not do it! We paid $1500.00 for the dealer to put that on our motorhome when we bought it in September 2012 after the sales manager hyped it up to be this magic product that will make the motorhome shine like new. I wouldn't have gave $15.00 for it once it was done. Granted, what they did do was a half a$$ job to begin with. Needless to say, the dealership we purchased ours from lost our future business after our last transaction.

Two weeks ago, I stripped what they actually did do off, and applied the Zep Wet Look Floor Finish to it. Now the motorhome looks brand new! I have read several post on this product and decided to go with it, and I am so glad I did. The results are amazing!!!
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Thanks for info. Appreciate your experience.
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Consumer Reports once tested paint sealants and found them no better than a coat of wax. Their assessment was, how can anything applied by a consumer so thin that you can see through it, last longer than a coat of wax.

I would expect the coach to be clear coated and if anything, auto wax is all that would be needed.

My Newmar was never waxed and always looked new.
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Save your money. Get yourself a good wax and apply that. Money WELL saved.
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"Rejex" sealer on the clearcoat and "303 Aerospace protectant" on all the rubber/fiberglass parts including the roof. Consumer applied (Me) and has worked for us.
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Consumer Reports once tested paint sealants and found them no better than a coat of wax. Their assessment was, how can anything applied by a consumer so thin that you can see through it, last longer than a coat of wax.

I would expect the coach to be clear coated and if anything, auto wax is all that would be needed.

My Newmar was never waxed and always looked new.
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Thanks to all. Getting a pretty consistent message.
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You may have something by now but this is what I use and it works great. I do the front more often because it takes the most beating (bugs) on the road. The year it lasts gives me time to forget what a job it is.

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