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Old 02-29-2016, 11:21 AM   #1
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Wrap it up

Has anyone used a vinyl wrap instead of painting? My 2000 Damon Daybreak end caps are fibreglass and are in need of refinishing.

A wrap could be done in 3 to 4 days according to what I have read



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I have read where some have done this but it will not hold up in hot sun as long as a good paint job will. I think wraps are meant to be replaced much more often like they do on buses, etc.
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If you give it some thought, heat guns are used to apply and conform to whatever it is to be applied to. My thought is, most RV's are subject to a lot of heat at times and sometimes for a extended period. I doubt that it would last for a long enough duration for it to be worth while. A lot of money could be spent with a not so good result in the end. Although I have seen wraps on a lot of buses and how long they last I guess depends on the quality of the wrap and how it was done and by who.
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You might want to look into the discussions about Zep floor wax for the end caps. Many people me included used floor wax on the sun damaged gel coat with good success. Takes about four or five thin coats but then it really shines.
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Phil,

The wraps are only good for about 5-7 years. I have done custom paint jobs on hot rods and trucks for 26 years,and have done auto body for most of my life,and the only advise I can give you is........paint,paint,paint.Summit racing supply sells decent paint and supplies very reasonable,buy a paint gun,some paint and primer,and some sand paper,practice on your garbage barrel and go for it!!!! You can do it,I have faith in you......you'll save some big money too! OH, and remember,if you get runs in the paint,just block sand them after they dry,of coarse,and buff.It's gonna be fun ,you'll see......
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The wraps are only good for about 5-7 years. I have done custom paint jobs on hot rods and trucks for 26 years,and have done auto body for most of my life,and the only advise I can give you is........paint,paint,paint.Summit racing supply sells decent paint and supplies very reasonable,buy a paint gun,some paint and primer,and some sand paper,practice on your garbage barrel and go for it!!!! You can do it,I have faith in you......you'll save some big money too! OH, and remember,if you get runs in the paint,just block sand them after they dry,of coarse,and buff.It's gonna be fun ,you'll see......
Thanks Rick. I've used a number of things from Summit and always had good results. Also considering some of the Duplicolor Hot Rod Paints. I do have a problem with Homeowners Assoc. Issues so can't paint it at home.
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Thanks Rick. I've used a number of things from Summit and always had good results. Also considering some of the Duplicolor Hot Rod Paints. I do have a problem with Homeowners Assoc. Issues so can't paint it at home.
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Just tell the homeowners assoc. that you will cover all of your neighbors houses with big blue tarps while your painting, they surely will allow that,if they are reasonable folks,of coarse. Or maybe do it at night, no one will notice,well unless they don't like the color of the over spray on their cars,then I guess It would be their fault for not putting their car in the garage, see how easy this problem is to overcome?!!! Good luck with your project,if you should need any more advise as to how to deal with homeowners associations please read my new book "How to get evicted from your community in three easy steps"
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Here's someone who wrapped their motorhome
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Surprised more haven't done this. I am investigating costs for it.
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