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Old 08-20-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Peeling paint?

I have a 97 gbm that has the clear? coat pealing off. what is there to stopping the pealing?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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Seems odd - clear coat is usually used over paint in the base coat/clear coat paint system and I don't think a 97 GBM has any paint on the exterior. Are you the original owner? I'm wondering if a prior owner thought to brighten up the fiberglass a bit with a clear coat? A perhaps a clear varnish?
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Pealing paint?

You hit it right on the head, it's looks like a clear coat over fiberglass. question is can it be stabilized and keep it from peeling more. It looks like the rv had a bad sunburn and it is now molting in many small places.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #4
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to bad i am a former industeal painter and paint manager (26 years) and am currently a paint specalist for a large regonal auto parts store i am afraid you may be out of luck if your jel coat was cleared over and not properly preped then i will promise you that with in the next year or so you will lose a lot more
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I'm with f-150. If somebody thought they could just spray a clear sealer coat of some kind over fiberglass, they were sadly mistaken. It is going to need to be sanded down, primed and re-painted. You can get a nice full body paint job for around $10,000. Probably somewhat less if you keep the paint scheme simple, e.g. a solid color above the bay doors and a stripe or two.
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Thanks for the help, at least now I know what to expect. Since this was my first attempt about an RV problem, I am really impressed with the quality of the answers and in such a timely manner.

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