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Old 07-14-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Yellowing Plastic

All of the white plastic in my 2007 Springdale is starting to show signs of turning yellow.

How can I stop this and correct the damage already done.

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Old 07-14-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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It's envitable. Keeping the rig covered helps but eventually all those unpainted white parts will oxidize.

Notice I used the word "unpainted". I took care of this issue on my last coach by spray painting those areas with with white paint...problem solved.

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Just today I painted the external plastic vent cover for the stove hood exhaust. Looks like new.
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Anybody have any luck with protectants like 303 Aerospace preventing the yellows?
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I'm not sure you can prevent the yellowing (assuming you're talking about all the plastic trim, etc.).

Last year, we used Krylon Fusion white paint around the exterior door window and our outside speaker covers. A year later, they still look fantastic and as bright white as the day we brought our trailer home. I would highly recommend the Krylon! Simple, fast-drying and long lasting.
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It must be in the quality of the plastic. I added a 3 additional after market exterior lights to my rig last year that have already turned yellow on me. These lights were identical in appearance to the ones originally place by the manufacture (Fleetwood) that are still white.
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Painting is the best option. A short-term whitening solution is Westley's white sidewall cleaner, but use it on a small test spot first. It will also remove the sun-rotted plastic, leaving a very white, rough finish behind.
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Thanks for all the response!!!

I probably should have mentioned that the plastics I'm concerned about are on the inside of the trailer. Specifically, the tub and shower enclosure, kitchen and bathroom sink and faucets. Painting is not an option.

One RV-ing friend has suggested a bleach solution which probably wouldn't be a bad idea anyway. I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks again.
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Thanks for all the response!!!

I probably should have mentioned that the plastics I'm concerned about are on the inside of the trailer.
Yep, completely different animal. Can't help you there...
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You still might want to try the Westley's in a small out of sight place. I sprayed in on a rag and wiped it on instead of spraying things I didn't want it on too.
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