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Old 05-20-2022, 11:09 PM   #1
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Clearcoat Pealing Front and Rear Caps

So in the last couple if years we started to get some clear coat pealing at the top of both sides and on the front and rear caps. On the rear cap the pealing had made its way all the way down past the marker lights. On the top sides as it rolls over to the roof the paint was starting to come off. On the front and rear caps it was just the clear coat pealing but if left unprotected it was sure to get worse in the Arizona sun. It hadnt been super noticeable until this year.

While in Puerto Penasco Mexico I decided to have it repaired. There was a crew painting a rear side of a nice Newmar coach in the park and I went and talked to them. They came over, climbed all over the top looking at everything and after a few minutes they came down with a plan and an estimate. $1000 for everything. Prep, 4 coats of paint and 5 coats of clear. They would prep immediately and then wait for a nice calm day to spray the pInt and clear.

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Old 05-20-2022, 11:16 PM   #2
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So this in our 2006 Adventurer 38J. We have owned it for almost 6 years. Besides this pealing itís in very good shape on the outside and virtually perfect inside. It was time for a little freshening up.

Its difficult to see the pealing but if you zoom in you can see some above the drivers door where the curved part of the side meets the front cap. You can also see the clearcoat and pain missing on quite a bit of the curved side down the length of the coach. The passenger side wasnít quite as bad but it was close. I didnít actually realize the front cap was pealing but the rear cap was noticeable for sure.

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Old 05-20-2022, 11:24 PM   #3
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Here is what it looked like after they sanded down all the pealing clearcoat and the pealing paint. I didn't get a shot of the rear cap but they hand sanded thoroughly around all the marker lights and down about 18” on the rear cap. You can see on the front cap where they sanded away the pealing clearcoat that wasn’t even noticeable from the ground.

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These are pictures of the sanding prep about 80% done and the taping complete before paint. They taped a thin plastic drop cloth around the whole coach to eliminate overspray.

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Old 05-20-2022, 11:40 PM   #4
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I had the paint codes from Winnebago and asked the crew if they needed them. They explained that the paint codes are nice for new coaches but after a few years the paint begins to fade and the codes don’t provide a close enough match. They took the refrigerator access panel off the outside of the coach because it had the exact color needed for the top and caps. They took the panel back to their shop where their paint camera looks closely at the color and comes up with an exact match for the existing paint.

I was hanging out on the beach when they were spraying so I didnt get a chance to take any pictures but they sprayed off of makeshift scaffolding which consisted of two 10’ step ladders and a 2x10. They went around the coach about 6 times total. Four coats of paint and 5 coats of clear.

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On the rear cap they painted all the way down to right above the brake light and behind the ladder all the way down to where the lighter color starts. They did an amazing job and there is no detectable paint line. I crawled all over the roof and was amazed how good they did and how well paint matched so perfectly.

I got a quote in Vegas last fall for $4400 to have this work done and they told me I would have to leave the rig with them for 2 weeks. Chuys crew did it in 3 days and $1000. Would have been 2 but it was a little breezy one day so we postponed spraying for one day.
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Well Tom,
From what I can see in the pics, and can't really zoom in on any, your coach seems to look as good as new. How's the color match? I pulled a bonehead move a couple of months ago and tried to drive out of the RV garage with a compartment door still open.

I got it back after the boys at a local shop did all the work and I gotta tell ya, they did one heck of a perfect paint match, for an 18 year old coach. These wazoo paint matching guns/computers are something else. Hope all is well.
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Clearcoat Pealing Front and Rear Caps

Thanks Scott. Doing well. We put the old girl is storage and flew back to Alaska for the summer.

Those guys did an incredible job. Im very happy. Looks almost new again.

Puerto Penasco is a pretty cool place. Even if you dont have any repair work done its a fun place and the beaches are awesome. Its just 60 miles from the US border and 3 hours south of Phoenix. 5 hour drive in a car but about 6 in the motorhome. 320 miles from Havasu.
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Typical problem w/ peeling clearcoat on caps & roof coves. Ours was redone under warranty ... and problem has re-curred to some extent since.
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Looks pretty nice from the pictures Tom. I'm wondering if they might paint a Toad there? The only thing peeling on it are the decals but I know those can be ordered still.

Could you send or post the company name and a contact please.


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Great info. Appreciate it.
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Looks like a really great job. Pls forward me the any contact info well.

I had the radiuses repainted on my 06 Journey in 2016 up at CDI in Forest City. Great job and a great price because it appears that the robotic sprayers they used initially didn't put sufficient clear coat on the radiuses.

Radiuses look great now, but I am looking at getting the rear of the coach repainted due to the clear coat having one good blister and the start of blistering in two more spots.


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If possible pls forward me any contact info for paint work at
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Looks pretty nice from the pictures Tom. I'm wondering if they might paint a Toad there? The only thing peeling on it are the decals but I know those can be ordered still.

Could you send or post the company name and a contact please.


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Yes they paint cars, trucks, campers, everything.

Sorry I didnít post this sooner. I thought I had already.

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