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Old 04-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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sun protection for front/rear caps

Trying to keep new fiver front cap shiny. Sun is the devil. Does anyone know what that white material is you see on new cars just off loaded from ships? They all seem to have it on hoods and roofs. I assume it is to protect from sun damage. Wondering if it might be a solution ? Don't know how attached; reusable ? Thinking it may be a "saran wrap" type stuff ?
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Its a shipping plastic that is used to protect the paint from rail dust when transported on the trains ( tiny particles of metal that attach to the paint of the vehicles), its not really for protection from the sun.

A good coat of wax every few month's will keep it shiny.
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Trying to keep new fiver front cap shiny. Sun is the devil. Does anyone know what that white material is you see on new cars just off loaded from ships? They all seem to have it on hoods and roofs. I assume it is to protect from sun damage. Wondering if it might be a solution ? Don't know how attached; reusable ? Thinking it may be a "saran wrap" type stuff ?
Ray

In between waxing, if you are parked long periods of time not in use in the sun here is a websight for some affordable 5th Wheel covers. This may be a thought for you as well.

5th Wheel RV Covers-National Discount Covers
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Its a shipping plastic that is used to protect the paint from rail dust when transported on the trains ( tiny particles of metal that attach to the paint of the vehicles), its not really for protection from the sun.

A good coat of wax every few month's will keep it shiny.
Thanks. Answers my question. The covers are all full and present a storage problem. Trying to figure something just for front cap sun protection. - something simple that would resist wind
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Thanks. Answers my question. The covers are all full and present a storage problem. Trying to figure something just for front cap sun protection. - something simple that would resist wind

Guess frequent waxing may be the best solution
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Frequent waxing and keeping the roof clean will also help reduce black streaking.
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