Originally Posted by rockintom
Just my 2¢ worth......after 12 years of FTing and having the regular gelcoat, I found just trying to stay on top of the gelcoat is a bear. Don't care what brand of wax you use. I am a bit fussy and usually took 4 med sized days to complete and doing it every 3 months.......in hindsight....was a headache. Rig always looked decent though. Having the $12K paint with clear coat is more like a once a year project. That clear coat sure cuts the UVs for sure. We've come a long way on paints, but we pay for them too. I, too, like the color scheme on Doc's mid-line 9 year old Winslow
!!! I love gigging him!!!! I miss our sparring with one another.
I am continually surprised by the lack of "cross over" items from the Boat World to the RV World.
In particular , the advanced exterior finishes now being used on boats .
Nearly all the high end boat manufacturers are now putting 2-part Top Side paint over the gelcoat , rather than putting the color in the gelcoat.
The paint produces a mirror finish .
No clearcoat required , that can crack and peel .This paint requires ZERO maintenance other than washing it . NO WAX EVER .
Having been developed for boats , it has the ability to flex , will expand and contract with the sub surface , hot and cold or movement . Won't fade or need to be buffed out.
Might be an option to look into .