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Old 04-02-2015, 02:32 PM   #91
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Looks great. I'll see mine on the weekend. Was good when put away last fall. Going into our 3rd season with it so hoping for the best. Not happy to hear even 2015 models are seeing the cap fade. Wow.


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Old 04-02-2015, 03:06 PM   #92
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My bet is it was only clear coated...I have a friend in the body business that told me it would only take sand/clear coat to bring it back...I did an experiment of my own...a quick sand & 1 coat of clear to a small spot and he was right.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:20 PM   #93
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I doubt it unless the clear coat has brown in it plus half of the the Dicor sealent is brown too where it was taped off.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #94
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I doubt it unless the clear coat has brown in it plus half of the the Dicor sealent is brown too where it was taped off.
ok then it's paint for sure
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #95
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My bet is it was only clear coated...I have a friend in the body business that told me it would only take sand/clear coat to bring it back...I did an experiment of my own...a quick sand & 1 coat of clear to a small spot and he was right.
Does your friend have any idea of what to do to proactively avoid the problem?

I see that there is some debate if it is paint with a clear coat or if it is a gel coat (I have no idea what the difference is).

If it is paint with clear coat, I wonder if some auto products would work like Opticoat or if an auto paint shop could add another clear coat on top.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:24 AM   #96
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no unfortunately it's NOT paint/clear from the factory...if it was we wouldn't have this issue.(when was the last time you saw this kind of oxidation on a 1 year old car?) It's bad gelcoat.
Our front caps are not manufactured by FR or PT....there are 3 manufacturers of caps that build them to PT specs then PT puts the decals on them.
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Old 04-03-2015, 04:43 PM   #97
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I was reading about some marine product built to protect gel coat. Anybody tried any of these. One website described oxidation on gel coat as rust on metal. For boat gel coats there are products to remove oxidation and seal it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:10 AM   #98
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303 Aerospace Protectant may be the product. Blocks 100 per cent of UV. Apply after polish and must be buffed in to work. I have not tried it yet but soon will after using 800 grit and wax on a test area.
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Old 04-08-2015, 12:50 PM   #99
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UPDATE:

just got a call from Rick @ Primetime...they're covering my repaint/new decals 100%!!!! Directed me to a different dealer than my selling dealer who in turn connected me with the shop doing the work. Looks like it's all set....hooray! My faith in PT has been renewed!!!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 02:25 PM   #100
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UPDATE:

just got a call from Rick @ Primetime...they're covering my repaint/new decals 100%!!!! Directed me to a different dealer than my selling dealer who in turn connected me with the shop doing the work. Looks like it's all set....hooray! My faith in PT has been renewed!!!!

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