Originally Posted by volwing1
A detailer told me it is a painted fiberglas with a clearcoat. Not gel coat. So which is it a painted suface with clearcoat or a painted surface with gel coat? And is it the paint that's bad or the coating over the paint?
If it's factory and solid color, its most likely gelcoat.
You can also take some rubbing compound and rub it and if it leaves color on the towel. Its gelcoat or a single stage paint, but most likely gelcoat.
If its base, clear paint, when you rub it with a compound it will not show any color on the towel.
If you're having oxidation problems on a 2012 camper, im 99% sure its not a base clear paint, but a gelcoat.
Oh and you can't really gelcoat over paint without sanding the paint. So no manufacturer would do it....to time consuming.