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Old 01-26-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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Anybody have full body paint on a Sunseeker?

We are likely going to eventually order a Sunseeker 2300 Chevy chassis.
I am contemplating full body paint, mostly from a ease of maintenance perspective. I realize the weight of the paint will reduce my OCCC, but the 2300 on the Chevy has over 4000# OCCC.

Anybody out there have full body paint on the Sunseeker?
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Dislikes?

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Old 01-26-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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I have full body paint on a 2012 3120 and love it. I think it looks awesome. I would definitely get it again. I also have added a chrome billet grill and some other things to jazz it up. Will be be replacing the steel wheels and covers with black and silver alloy wheels later this year. Repairs can be a lot harder but good body shops should be able to handle it with no problem.
It will hold up much better than white gel coat that will fade and yellow over time along with decal shrinkage. However if you store inside white will holdup well. I have a 2008 toyhauler in white which still looks like new but both of my RVs are stored inside and waxed every year.
It also depends on how long you plan to keep it. If you trade up every 4-5 years either one will hold up good for that time outside with normal care.

White is better in very hot climates and puts less load on the A/C. Darker paint is better in spring, fall or winter camping when heat is important. However the roof is always white on painted units so that reduces the extra benefits of full white bodies in hot weather.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:43 PM   #3
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the weight of the paint will have no noticeable reduction on the CCC.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:32 PM   #4
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We have full body paint on a 2015 sunseeker. I guess there are some pros and cons such as cleaning is a little easier. And the disadvantages such as if you need a new water heater cover you have to get it painted to match rather than just pop a new one on

But, in reality it mostly comes down to whether or not you like the look of the paint enough to pay extra for it. We do and we did 😄
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How is cleaning easier? I just have stock white, but getting the Teflon coating done on the 7th.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:45 AM   #6
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How is cleaning easier? I just have stock white, but getting the Teflon coating done on the 7th.
What is the Teflon coating?
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A clear coating so you don't have to wax it yearly.
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A clear coating so you don't have to wax it yearly.
Where does when get this done? Can you do it yourself? What is the name of the product?
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After reading online, I'm not sure I'll get it done.
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Here's the info I got about the Teflon coating.


"Our exterior paint protection does warranty your decals and paint from cracking, fading, peeling, etc. for three years. This also protects against loss of gloss and water spotting."
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