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Old 03-01-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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I have a 2006 KSDP (new to us), while waxing the coach I noticed some fine spider lines in the paint. It appears only in the right light & more noticeably in the darker colors. Is this a problem & will it get worse?

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I have a 2006 KSDP (new to us), while waxing the coach I noticed some fine spider lines in the paint. It appears only in the right light & more noticeably in the darker colors. Is this a problem & will it get worse?

Thanks for any info.
We have the same thing on ours. Some have had such bad problems the side walls have been replaced. There was several several years of mh that had defective fiberglass and it is not only Newmar. Whether it gets worse will depend on the amount of sunlight and the batch of fiberglass each mh has. The forums have numerous threads on this.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:53 AM   #3
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What you are seeing is called "crazing" in the fiberglass. It does appear quicker in the darker colors first. There is really nothing that can stop it short of having the entire coach re-skinned and painted. That, is an expensive endeavor. I so far have been fortunate only to have a few of these appearances but they are growing. I've seen some coaches that look just awful. It's not related to Newmar only. I've seen it on many different manufactures and it all relates to faulty glass panels that were manufactured I believe between 2003 and 2006. You can do a search on the topic and finds various threads on the subject. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is what it is and not much we can do about it. I did get a quote on having the coach re-skinned but $30K was out of the question. Thing that puzzled me most is one of the posters on the subject had the identical coach that we have only a year newer and his quote was half of ours. ?????? One year??? Oh well it's not getting re-skinned so I'll just have to look at it and like it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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For the section that is having the problem, consider keeping that section of the coach heavily waxed. I do mean frequent (like weekly) waxing, so the sun hits, disperses the heat and wears away the wax first. There is no guarantee this will work, but the owners I talk to say it dose seem to slow the spreading down quite a bit.
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We just had our coach sidewalls replaced by Newmar, it is actually still there. I would suggest calling Newmar Customer Service, you may be pleasantly surprised at their response. They will offer a significant discount if you have the job done in Winter.
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