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Old 10-25-2010, 11:32 AM   #1
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Cool Paint turned yellow

I just bought a class A MH in Fla. that has some yellowing areas and tiny cracking in on the sides. Is there a product that can restore the white short of re-painting??
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Hi jeagle,

I see from your Profile that your coach is a 1992 Itasca Suncruiser.

You'l find that the only paint on your coach is the lower "beige" area. The upper white is the factory gelcoat/fiberglass and some vinyl stripes. No paint there at all.

The yellowing is normal with age and weather and while you might be able to reduce it a bit with rubbing compound, the only way to get it back to true white is to paint.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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paint tuned yellow

Thanks for the in put Nick. The bottom part on mine is Silver or some people call it gray. Its in great shape. The fiberglass area is what is yellowing and stricking in some places. Thanks again. Oh by the way its an 2002 Suncruiser
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I just bought a class A MH in Fla. that has some yellowing areas and tiny cracking in on the sides. Is there a product that can restore the white short of re-painting??
This is the method I used on a 14 year old gelcoat finish on a boat and turned out very well. Its now white instead of yellow.
I used an orbital buffer and polishing compound (not Rubbing compound it is too coarse and will leave a dull finish). Do an area about 2ft. sq. at a time keeping the area moist with water and very little pressure on the buffer. Use a terrycloth towel to remove the compound. If there are vinyl graphics do not polish them. The finish is very thin and is easily destroyed.
This method is quite labor intense but I think you will be pleased with the results.
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Oh by the way its an 2002 Suncruiser
DOH! Stupid fingers! I meant 2002.

If your coach is not oxidized but simply yellowed, by all means try the polishing compound. Nothing to loose.

I did the front and rear end caps on my Coachmen. They were yellowed and BADLY oxidized. I tried the orbital machine and a medium compound and it wouldn't touch the oxidation at all. I switched to a rotary buffer with the most abrasive rubbing compound I could find and a wool bonnet. This combination is the most aggresive setup and would be the equivalent of using sandpaper directly on the finish. On paint it would strip it right off, but on oxidized gelcoat it was all I could do (lots of compound and lots of elbow grease) to remove the oxidation and get back a little shine. Eventually, I's like to repaind the whole coach - but that is a whole 'nother project.
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My wife washed mine with bleach onetime and It appeared a shade lighter. I would first try polishing compound on the front and rear caps, less agressive. But the side don't usually don't have much of a jell coat.
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