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Old 04-14-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Paint and body work

I have a 2005 Holiday Rambler Endeavor and it has areas on the roof radius where the clear coat is damaged. I am looking for a shop to repair it near Cincinnati, Ohio. Does anyone have a recommendation or warning for a shop?

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:58 PM   #2
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"Flyer2005"....I can't recommend a shop, but had the same issue with my 2005 Diplomat. I tried a couple of repairs myself and they soon needed repair again. Part of the problem are the dark colors they use along the roof line. My coach had three colors, green, tan and dark brown. As with yours, those colors, in different areas roll over the roof edge as part of the custom paint.

When I had mine painted, I chose my lightest color, tan, and had them paint the front cap, rear cap and both sides above the rain gutter all in that tan. At the front and back, I had them run a nice line from where the rain gutter stops to the front and rear cap, so it looked like it was designed that way. They stopped at the top of the windshield and at the curve of the back cap, just past the running lights.

Whatever you do, don't just do the bad parts as they will all go bad if they haven't already.
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Yes I was thinking the same thing. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:34 PM   #4
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I can't recommend a shop in that area... I'm in Washington. I just got my rig back from the body shop about a month ago for this same repair. They did a great job on the front and rear caps as well as the curved radius where the roof and sidewall meet on both sides of the coach.
I had extensive clear coat pealing and paint damage. It now looks brand new. They used a more flexible paint system that they referred to as "chip seal" that is supposed to flex a little with the temperature changes instead of cracking and peeling again....
It was expensive but I wanted a quality job that was going to last, performed by an RV body shop that knows what they are doing... Good luck wth your repair!

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Brian, Where did you go? I live in nearby Redmond and my 2008 Aspect has some clearcoat issues. How much did it cost you? You can PM me if you'd prefer.

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What sort of cost would this be? I'm thinking of doing the same for my front and rear cap only. Sides are perfect.
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Thanks

I'd also like to get a sanity check on an estimate I got on Friday.
To do the Caps Front & Rear and the sides was $5500 does that seem in line with what you guys were seeing.

I got the estimate from and RV Shop.

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I'd also like to get a sanity check on an estimate I got on Friday.
To do the Caps Front & Rear and the sides was $5500 does that seem in line with what you guys were seeing.

I got the estimate from and RV Shop.

Thanks,
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I had a quote from Mike's Custom Painting in Indiana for $1800. They came highly recommended. Hopefully I'll be able to get ours done this year. The price was front and back upper cap and side radius.
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OLYeller,

I researched several body shops in this area, (western Wa), since I live near Marysville. I kept reading about the excellent work and service provided by Roy Robinson RV in Marysville so I decided to take it there.
They were very familiar with the issues regarding clear coat pealing and the subsequent paint damage. It also was nice that the dealership is only about eight miles from my house.
They originally said they would need my rig for a week but they had it for about two weeks. I figured this was ok because I wanted them to take their time and do a great job, which they did. They also did a great job of keeping me informed of what was going on with several phone calls while the rig was in their shop.
I also had some large scratches on the passenger side of the rig buffed out, ( previous owner drug something down half the coach) they are pretty much gone now and not noticeable unless you know where to look for them.
As I said, it wasn't cheap... Total was about $3,600 plus tax. I had a couple of estimates from other shops that were around $5,000 so it was not as bad as it could have been....

Hope this helps, Brian.


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It helps a lot! Thanks.
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