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Old 02-19-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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can the vinyl stripes on a MH be painted? Removing them I believe will look worse because of the faded paint on the MH.

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can the vinyl stripes on a MH be painted? Removing them I believe will look worse because of the faded paint on the MH.

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Old 02-21-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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I've never heard of anybody tryingf to paint them, but perhaps one of the spray paiints intended for use on vinyl would work. I've used them successfully on vinyl trim components on previous rigs. I used the vinyl paint products from a NAPA store rather than the home store variety, but don't really know if they are better or just the same.

I also don't know if the stripes are "vinyl" either, except in the broadest sense. There are lots of synthetic materials and they have different characteristics.

If you decide to experiment, be sure to let us all know what happens.
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Old 03-07-2005, 02:38 AM   #4
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You did not specify who would do the work. Yes, it can be done. However, professionally done it will cost quite a bit. Another option is to go to a RV parts place to find replacement vinyl strpes. Replacing with the original stripes may be difficult as the striping ages and manufacturers tend to keep changing the stripes. You may find striping of a color and type you like and have a "custom" unit.
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Old 03-13-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Painted the stripe on my 1980 Tioga with a good grade of Enamel spray paint 2years ago and it still looks great . Be sure to clean the area good and tape off the area good. Can't find striping to match without going to a custom sign co. and it's not cheep! Hope you have good luck..
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:07 AM   #6
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An easier way is to restore the appearance on the whole motorhome with a product called Vivilon Classic

It can restore faded, chalky and oxidized filon, fiberglass gelcoat, paint, decals, aluminum or stainless steel to like new color, luster, and shine with just a simple cleaning and spraying with this clear coat restorer and protector.

After its sprayed, your surface has long lasting protection from sun fading, acid rain, salt, moisture corrosion, tree sap, bug and bird droppings and daily grime. I've been using it for over 9 years with amazing results.

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