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Old 07-10-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Fading front cap

I've had my TT for just under a year and last week called my dealer to schedule a MV inspection. I mentioned that the cap was fading, I was shocked to see how fast this happened. In April we took the TT out for a week and I barely noticed anything. I had paid for a coating that was suppose to resist fading. So I mentioned this to the dealer, they asked me to send some pictures. Today I get a call from them that they got FR approval to have it painted. I have an appointment the end of the month. Has anyone had the front cap painted? I was wondering if there was anything I should know. Any advise? Then the coating is going to be redone.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:09 PM   #2
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Getting mine repainted this weekend, let you know how it comes out.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:22 PM   #3
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Got mine repainted. Painter removed the front cap, painted and then reinstalled. He sealed it up great. No issues.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:40 PM   #4
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I have had what I believe is oxidation on 2 units in my life now... Both times it happens after 2 to 3 years. It looks like fading but it simply gets dull just on the cap. I have removed it with a marine gelcoat oxidation cleaner made by 3M. It comes back I jest a few weeks. It is basically a whitish film over the cap. The rest of the trailer is fine and look almost new. Because of this I am also wondering if it is because of the chalking from the rubber roof coming over the cap when it rains. I haven't looked through entire forum yet for other info. I am also wondering about the repainting I read about in this thread, isn't this impossible to do correctly with Fiberglas resin being what provides the actual Color?
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:10 PM   #5
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What you described is exactly what I experienced on my first TT. I thought it was just oxidation. I used 3M marine gel coat cleaner, polisher etc. followed directions to a T. Was better for a short period of time. I too wondered if it was chalking from the roof after rain. Sorry.. nope, not that. It's cap fade, plain and simple.

If it was impossible to do properly, I don't think that would be the solution that many of us have had done. I can't explain how they did it, and what product they used, etc.. but whatever they used and whatever they did, it looks great.

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Old 11-12-2017, 06:09 PM   #6
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Make sure the dealer repaints the whole cap. General RV only painted the top of the cap. The warranty from Prime Time was to paint the whole cap. Now I am stuck. No more money from Prime Time and dealer only warrants work for 6 months, the time the unit is under roof in winter storage.
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