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Old 04-18-2019, 08:54 PM   #15
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How did you remove the original stripes?
I didnít remove original stripes. Sanded them to rough them up. Also hit them a wheel on a Brillo like wheel on my drill.

Removing them is too much work.

What you want to do is rough them up with 200 grit. And clean them well.

Then bunch light coats or prime and sand.

Whatever you do doesnít matter much. Everything will look 100 percent better

Those faded and cracked stripes were bugging me
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:26 PM   #16
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Itís actually green like. Scotch 3M 08987. 6 bucks a roll
No clear coat. Afraid it will trap and heat up up more.

Just wax it with meguias 2 in 1 or Aceit
Thank you my friend for following up with that info. Going to do this to a couple of Maroon graphics on our coach this winter while in RGV.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:47 PM   #17
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Thank you my friend for following up with that info. Going to do this to a couple of Maroon graphics on our coach this winter while in RGV.
Marjoa

You are welcome

Other products used

Oxidizer remover:
Meguiar's M4901 Marine/RV Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover

The wax on the rig was:
Meguiar's M2164 Mirror Glaze Synthetic Sealant 2.0, 64 Fluid Ounces,

Any other help needed let me know. Iím not an expert, but have stumbled enough times to learn a few things.
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Yeah when we bought our coach 3 years ago, I spent 3 weeks, working everyday, compounding, polishing and waxing the entire coach to remove oxidation and get that nice new shine back. People always compliment me on how nice it looks. It looks brand new. Except for those maroon graphics when you get up close. During that time I completely removed one of the maroon graphics completely on the large slide it was cracked so bad. But after all the work I did the rest of them have held there own pretty nicely the last 3 years. But it can be better and I'm going to do what you did this winter.

BTW...I use Meguiars Ultimate wax twice a year. It's synthetic and it's the best wax I've ever used and I've used them all. You can get it on rubber, black trim, or whatever and no chalky or white residue mess and a beautiful shine. I apply with a wheel and buff with a wheel. I've written a lot about it here on iRV2.

I'll look into that Meguiar's M2164 but I just love the Meguiars Ultimate I now use. Is it possible to get even better....? Oh my!!!

Thank you my friend.
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Paint over decals

How much time did you allow between coats and did you sand between coats?
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Yeah when we bought our coach 3 years ago, I spent 3 weeks, working everyday, compounding, polishing and waxing the entire coach to remove oxidation and get that nice new shine back. People always compliment me on how nice it looks. It looks brand new. Except for those maroon graphics when you get up close. During that time I completely removed one of the maroon graphics completely on the large slide it was cracked so bad. But after all the work I did the rest of them have held there own pretty nicely the last 3 years. But it can be better and I'm going to do what you did this winter.

BTW...I use Meguiars Ultimate wax twice a year. It's synthetic and it's the best wax I've ever used and I've used them all. You can get it on rubber, black trim, or whatever and no chalky or white residue mess and a beautiful shine. I apply with a wheel and buff with a wheel. I've written a lot about it here on iRV2.

I'll look into that Meguiar's M2164 but I just love the Meguiars Ultimate I now use. Is it possible to get even better....? Oh my!!!

Thank you my friend.
So you have a link to the ultimate was I only find the wash and wax stuff is that it.
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Nice job, thanks for posting. I'm VERY fortunate to have a paintjob that still looks new after 12 years!
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How much time did you allow between coats and did you sand between coats?
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A couple hours between coats. I put them on pretty thin. Depending on outside temperature. Both spray on and brush.

I sanded between some. Some I didnít. Depended upon how bad the cracking was on the decal. Also used a marine primer which gave bests result. Sand after it. And then just apply a few coats of color.

Whatever you do. It will look much better!! You will be amazed at the result.

This tape for the curves to get real close. Followed by wider blue tape and then the cheap stuff to hold newspaper for overspray
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This primer
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Nice job and feels great to get that stuff done doesn't?

Like I mentioned in Post# 16, we are now in RGV for the winter and I just finished painting the back graphic. We're in a CG so I'm doing this outside. I had to wait for a good 3 day window for good weather. The back graphic was the hardest one because of the coach ladder and it was higher up so I had to stand on a fold out ladder. But it's done now.

Now I'm doing the drivers side graphic. Much easier and easy access. All of our other graphics are in good shape except. The problems arose with just these two maroon ones.

The image below is the first stage of getting everything taped off and getting ready to paint.

Home Depot Rust-Oleum Paint:
1) 4 coats White gloss Primer & Paint for initial coats to fill and sand
2) 4 coats Maroon for color
3) 3 coats of Clear as a top coat

After 2 days to let totally cure...aplied two coats of RejeX to protect.
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Yes,

It absolutely feels good getting it done.
And not too expensive at all.
Was tired of looking at those cracked and faded decals
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Thanks Larry. It looks great! Was that a spray paint you used or did you brush it on? Also, were you able to find a perfect match in color?
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I used both spray and brush on.

Didnít really make much difference

If using primer first then just chase it with spray or brush

Primer was brush on.

With the brush on I didnít need to protect as much adjoining surfaces

This product
https://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-20.../dp/B000BZTJT2

Not a perfect match. But one that was close.

Always finished with a spray

Had to thin out the brush on a bit to make it flow a bit better.
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Hereís a link to photos of Process

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YbZSwysYgiAnoVJLA
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The paint work looks nice, but is really complimented by the nice shine of the coach.
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