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Old 07-04-2016, 03:43 PM   #43
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How long have you had the plastidip on?


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that looks great. I did the same thing but I used a rubber based paint . plasti dip .works great and can be removed by simply peeling it off.
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BadBoy, it's been nearly a year now, now are the stripes holding up?
I'm thinking of doing the same thing to mine.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:08 PM   #45
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Still looking great! These pics were taken a few days ago while returning home from California! 😎👍.

Go for it...commence the paint repairs! Click image for larger version

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Very nice! Looks fantastic!
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:15 AM   #47
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Thanks BB! That does still look quite nice.
I've started on mine. Started on the very back so that I could make my 'learning curve' mistakes back there where the stripes are smaller, straighter and more easily fixed.
We're going to replace the boring 'shades of beige' colors that Fleetwood used with something a little more Key West-ish. Coral and 'sea glass' green are what the stripes are headed for. We're looking for a sticker of a dolphin jumping, or something along those lines, to cover the trees that are on each side.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:48 PM   #48
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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.
It seems that I learn something every week from reading the posts on IRV2 forums. I went to Utube to see how they do decals and whole car wraps (like NASCAR). Very interesting. If you were going to cover existing decals, I would think that doing it with that cutting tape would be the fastest and more professional looking. I also Googled and found that there are several shops around me that do that kind of work.

Thanks Don for posting that
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:17 PM   #49
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What grit sandpaper did you use?
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For those who might care, here are before and after pictures of mine.
The other side is still original, I won't have a chance to work on that for a couple of weeks.
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Would someone please explain what the Zep coating, or Zep treatment is please... as talked about in this thread...

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Would someone please explain what the Zep coating, or Zep treatment is please... as talked about in this thread...

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Zep is a floor wax made for kitchens etc. You might want to read this thread.

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Zep and Poly Glow are both polymers. Zep is made for indoor use and Poly Glow is specifically made for the sides of fiberglass boats and motor homes and it contains UV inhibitors. I have now seen both on a motor home and am glad I went with the Poly Glow. Poly Glow looks like new gel coat and Zep looks like a thick coating. Both give you a high sheen.

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Thanks BB! That does still look quite nice.
I've started on mine. Started on the very back so that I could make my 'learning curve' mistakes back there where the stripes are smaller, straighter and more easily fixed.
We're going to replace the boring 'shades of beige' colors that Fleetwood used with something a little more Key West-ish. Coral and 'sea glass' green are what the stripes are headed for. We're looking for a sticker of a dolphin jumping, or something along those lines, to cover the trees that are on each side.
Stickers of dolphin jumping, check this link.
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If you search Zep or Redmax on the forum, there's lots of people who have done this successfully.

There's also a few people who have had bad results (or seen somebody who's had bad results). The secret to any polish is the preparation.

Really, if it doesn't work to your satisfaction, it will come off again and you're no worse off other than time and elbow grease (the cost is insignificant).

I don't know if I'm allowed to link to another forum, but it's better to ask forgiveness anyway:

Refurbishing Fiberglass RV Finish- Red Max - Good Old RVs

I haven't done it yet, but plan to, next year.




And just to add, I have a 1990 Class C which seems to have lost a lot of its shine. I don't think I have much to loose using the ZEP treatment. If I had a newer unit that still had a good shiny gel-coat, I'd probably research a bit more before committing to ZEP.




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Ok - so all of the above is on the repair side.

Question: how can I prevent the decals from fading and cracking ? Preventive maintenance of some kind?
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This is somewhat off topic but how much does it cost to paint the whole faded coach with clear coat? Has anyone here done that?
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