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Old 08-15-2019, 08:11 PM   #1
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cap fade

My original cap faded on my 2015 Maxx. Company replaced it under warranty. Now the replacement is fading. Will they replace it again? Is there a cheap fix?
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:17 PM   #2
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I can't imagine they would replace it again.
So you can do what the rest of us do; buff the oxidation off and wax it more often, or paint it.
I can tell you my next RV will be a lighter color
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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Well, I thought that might be moot as there is a clear coat over the paint. I also thought since the replacement part has it's own warranty, they might cover it. I also found out the extended warranty I bought is worthless fir this. Wonderful
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:33 PM   #4
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Ah, I just assumed it was fiberglass and gelcoat. For painted with a clear coat to fade, that just sucks. Sounds like a poor clear coat job.
Call 'em up, can't hurt to ask!
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Well, its factory gel coat which I assumed was a fancy way to say clear coat. Are you saying it's possible to buff gel coat to remove oxidation?
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:59 PM   #6
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Well, its factory gel coat which I assumed was a fancy way to say clear coat. Are you saying it's possible to buff gel coat to remove oxidation?
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:07 PM   #7
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Well, heck, I'll just give that a try!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:18 PM   #8
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I use Maguiars RV/Marine gelcoat products. They have a system to restore heavily oxidized gelcoat, and products for medium to light oxidation. Check out their website for details. After removing the heavy oxidation, I use their flagship gelcoat polish for light oxidation to maintain the finish.
https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M633...14883149&psc=1
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:36 PM   #9
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I use Maguiars RV/Marine gelcoat products. They have a system to restore heavily oxidized gelcoat, and products for medium to light oxidation. Check out their website for details. After removing the heavy oxidation, I use their flagship gelcoat polish for light oxidation to maintain the finish.
https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M633...14883149&psc=1

What Maguiars product do you use for heavy oxidized gelcoat?
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What Maguiars product do you use for heavy oxidized gelcoat?
This is what I used the first time to remove the really bad oxidation and restore the shine. Worked very well, but was a LOT of work, even with a buffer.
https://www.meguiars.com/marine/prod...stem-m4965-kit
After that I use the flagship product to keep the finish up. It's like using regular wax, but will remove the slight oxidation my dark gray gelcoat seems to acquire every 2 months
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