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Old 06-04-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hi, looking at buy a 37 foot coach and the clear cost on the roof is peeling. Any idea as to how much? I just hate surprizes.
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I noticed you never got an answer. If its not too late here is my suggestion. Drive the coach to a paint & body shop that has a truck paint booth and let them give you an estimate. Now before you pick up the phone to call the local p&b shop to get a price I'll tell you what I used to tell callers when they called my shop...if you'll hold the phone a little closer to the vehicle maybe I can see it well enough to give you a price. You can not price something like this without seeing it. ballpark-$2000 to $5000 depending on how much prep is involved.
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Thanks, but maybe I should of been clearer in my question. I wanted a meaningful anwser.
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Sorry... I hope someone will respond with an exact cost to repair the roof. Have a nice day.
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Most likely it will have to be striped, prepped and re sprayed. As far as price I would run it by a local body shop or two and get estimates .
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Thanks blackf3504dr, I figured the coach would need some prep work. What I was looking for was someone who had the work done and could state the condition, work done, price, etc. That way, I would not take the coach to the wrong shop, and make a $2000-5000 mistake.
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Most coaches don't have clear coat on the roof proper. The sidewall "roll up" which is painted like the sidewall is clear coated but the rest of the roof is generally just the gel coat outer surface of the fiberglass.
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I wouldn't buy that coach unless the damage was fixed first. That sounds like an unusual thing to happen. Happy trails, Joe
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:48 PM   #9
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Elkhartjim gave you the best advise. Take it to a reputable truck / bus body and paint shop and get an estimate. It's free! You do not have to let them do the repairs, but you will KNOW what the real cost is to fix the problem.
If you don't like their price or work recommendations, take it to another shop. Take it to as many shops as you want until you get comfortable with someones price and scope of work. Or, just do the work yourself.
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