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Old 03-13-2016, 08:20 PM   #29
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Our friends have a fifth wheel with decals that are fading and cracking. They found a guy that covered their old vinyl with new vinyl. He used a new pinstripe tape that has a cutting line built in. You pinstripe along the old stripes, cover with new vinyl and then pull the pinstripe tape. It cuts though the vinyl perfectly and makes for a perfect job. Apparently, they use this new cutting tape when they vinyl wrap cars.
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Happy it worked out for you Robertallan. Any before and/or after photos to share?
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:07 AM   #31
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Question Painting Over Faded and Cracked RV Decals

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Yeah, it took about 5 coats to get it looking level. I had initially sanded the old decal down and it seemed to make the cracking much more subtle. There are no signs of the d cracking anymore. I'm hoping the plastic paint will have some flex and not crack in the same spots.
Has anyone tried using Bondo Glazing/Spot Putty to fill in the decal/pinstripe cracks before painting over them? I'm thinking that would reduce the amount of paint coats used to fill in the cracks if it would work.
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I thought about painting over mine but all of them were cracked and faded and I had a friend help me replaced a couple of decals and he destroyed them. So I started to look around on other options and found this company in Dallas.
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The price was very good and he made it mine. He changed the looks of the logo and the red is fire. DW wanted flames but I put that out. Ever since she had ghost flames put on her Magnum she has become a fire fly. Click image for larger version

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Decals still holding up 1 season later!

Happy to report...my decal fix is still holding up fantastic! I'm still astounded that $20 in paint and a little elbow grease could make it look so much newer! ��

Next BIG undertaking is installing a heavy duty rear Sway bar for better stability. Next year perhaps I'll do the front!
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I guess I have another project to do now.


I have some wide stripes on the drivers side that are cracked, I'll give this a shot (like you say, there's nothing to loose).


Has anyone reading this done the Zep treatment over Krylon stripes, just wondering if there's any colour bleed?


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Great job Badboy! Do you leave your MH outside exposed or covered? Just wondering how long it will last exposed.
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I've Zep over Krylon. not a problem. The problem has been Krylon, well actually Rustoleum, isn't holding up very well out in the weather 24/7. Getting a bit of fade. Got a quart of Sherwin Williams auto paint waiting on a calm weekend to repaint the strips.

Notice the two different shades of red? The tan and silver stripes are decals that are holding up better in the weather.

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My Krylon is holding up great this year (so far). I don't cover it at all, except for the roof (rainy BC, Canada).

I'll lol into this Zep Wax stuff! 😎👍
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I have used Wipe New on my decals and mirror housings with pretty good results. I put on two coats and taped the edges so not to get it on the fiberglass. Don't know how it will last but it was cheap and easy. Sorry but I haven't any pictures.
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I am currently in the process of painting my decals. So far, I have done the blue stripe.

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WOW, that looks fantastic! Happy to see other people are taking chances with this cheap but VERY EFFECTIVE decal repair and replenish! 👍😎


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Our friends have a fifth wheel with decals that are fading and cracking. They found a guy that covered their old vinyl with new vinyl. He used a new pinstripe tape that has a cutting line built in. You pinstripe along the old stripes, cover with new vinyl and then pull the pinstripe tape. It cuts though the vinyl perfectly and makes for a perfect job. Apparently, they use this new cutting tape when they vinyl wrap cars.
Neat idea!
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PROJECT UPDATE...

Upper Decals Taped:
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FINAL PROJECT (before)
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FINAL PROJECT (after)
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Note- I'm still thinking about putting a layer of clear coat over the finished product, just to seal it abit.

I'm definitely happy with the results and feel it saved me easily $600 in redoing the graphics...or more with custom paint. Total coast $10.

Now to start in the other side.... 😉
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