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Old 11-28-2022, 07:48 PM   #1
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Paint checking again…

Let me start with I love my 2006 TSS and I plan on it being the last coach I ever own. Everything on the coach works great and we couldn’t be more pleased. However, my coach has a lot of black paint and it’s checking pretty bad. The front and rear caps are fine as well as the lower part with all the compartment doors. But all my fiberglass has continued to spider web. Couple of questions…is the defective fiberglass STILL giving off gases?? If so that’s means it can’t be fixed, only replaced. I would never spend that much on it. 2nd question, has anybody ever sanded and wrapped one of these with this problem? I’m looking into it again because I’m never going to sell it and would love to get the outside up to the level as the rest of the coach. Thanks, Jimmy
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The bad glass never quits.
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Unfortunately spider cracks in fiberglass (and I am assuming gelcoat) is no easy repair. Do an internet search on "gelcoat spider crack repair" to find out how to repair it.
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IMO your assessments are on point. The fiberglass is still off gassing and replacing the sidewalls is the only true solution to paint checking. One thing I do on my dark brown is apply a coat of paste shoe polish before I do my annual wax job. The polish fills in the white areas and once it is waxed the paint checking goes from being visible at 15 feet to 4 feet! Rube Golberg kind of fix but it definitely helps mine.
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IMO your assessments are on point. The fiberglass is still off gassing and replacing the sidewalls is the only true solution to paint checking. One thing I do on my dark brown is apply a coat of paste shoe polish before I do my annual wax job. The polish fills in the white areas and once it is waxed the paint checking goes from being visible at 15 feet to 4 feet! Rube Golberg kind of fix but it definitely helps mine.
I saw you post that a while back. I tried it on my black and it didn’t do much on mine. Great idea tho
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I looked into replacing the fiberglass panels years ago and it was like 40-50K. That way more than I would ever do
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