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Old 07-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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There is a product available called Shine On that you might check into. It is a wipe on product to restore faded fiberglass finishes. I have never used this product, nor do I have anything to do with this company. I read about it somewhere, possibly on this forum, and watched a you tube clip on it. It looks pretty simple to use and appears to work.
Lucas Oil has a similar product that I have seen used on faded red paint, and it is amazing. Also safe for vinyl decals;
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #22
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Depends on your unit. We have used 2 different Gel Coat suppliers and we have also painted some caps in an effort to find the most consistent, highest quality product that has the best resistance to UV.

Currently, we have a specially formulated Gel Coat application (not painted) that has the highest UV rating we can find. However, any "colored" cap (even a painted one) is going to require extra care and maintenance to keep them looking sharp.

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No question that care is the most important variable.
Unfortunately, most RVs have to sit out in the blazing sun, and that is a killer on any surface.
Thanks for the response.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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No question that care is the most important variable.
Unfortunately, most RVs have to sit out in the blazing sun, and that is a killer on any surface.
Yes, unfortunately it's a TON of work to wax a fiberglass cap or an entire unit to keep it looking new like you would your car.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #24
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Cap Fade

Ok Folks Here is the latest information I received from Prime Time.
I thank the RV Guy for jumping in here. I would be interested if he has anything more to add to this. We really want to get this right. And for the record we did hire people to wax for us to try to keep this from happening. Our only guess is that either they did not do it right or use the right product or both. So we learn and move on........

Good morning Karen,

Thank you for your question on the front cap.

The cap is made of fiberglass with colored gel coat. It is not painted.

The cap may have faded from natural oxidization, and the color may be restored
by buffing. Our supplier recommends a course grit buffing compound. Use a
power buffer running at low speed. Avoid high speed buffing, as it can damage
the finish.

Select a small area first and buff. If that brings a satisfactory result,
continue over the whole cap. Afterward, wax with car wax. Our suggestion would
be small area at the bottom of the cap.

If buffing is not affective, then take a more aggressive approach, and sand with
800 grit sand paper. After sanding, then apply the buffing compound. Finish
buffing with a fine polish.

We hope this helps you. If you have more questions, let us know.

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