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Old 04-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #1
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Chinook - clear coat issue

I own a 2003 chinook and love it. The problem I have is the Clear Coat has started to peel on the body and front bumper. What are my options? Do I need a full repainted/ Clear coat job?
I live south of Phoenix AZ. Any recommendations in my area 85142?
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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Complete repaint is the only real solution.

You can make it appear better by shaving off all the loose clear cote edges with a razor blade, and applying a good wax and polish.

Or, the (in)famous Zep floor wax treatment!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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You're not alone. I bought my '02 Concourse from a place in Texas and it's doing the same thing. I'm going to end up going the painting route but it's going to take me a year or two to save up.
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:38 AM   #4
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Peeling clear coat is a common problem with RVs. It stems from not getting a heavy enough coat that is wet enough to bond properly to the basecoat. The only solution is to sand off all the peeling clearcoat and to repaint and re-clear. Depending on where it is peeling, you may get by just repainting that one area (the hood, for example), or if it's bad enough, you may need to repaint the whole RV.
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