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Old 08-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Yellowing of some plastic parts.... urgh !

Closing on our 3rd summer, our 2011 Shamrock has a few plastic parts that have started to yellow quite a bit:

- bezel hitching lamp upfront
- porch lamp bezel
- range hood fan

Has anyone found a solution to prevent yellowing ? that really upsets me, I keep my trailer clean, wax it regularly and the whites are, well, white.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Fusion paint! Youroo!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Yup, Krylon Fusion white. I sprayed my speaker grills and a couple of other things last year and it is still loking like I did it yesterday.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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At about 18 months I replaced a few pieces because of turning yellow. The speakers covers & entry door window frame were replaced with black color pieces and it looks good. The shop sent the wrong size speaker covers so the tech painted the old covers black. I actually liked the painted covers better. From now on I will go the painted route instead.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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Great idea. Krylon paint for plastic.

Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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Hi Denis,
We have your trailer's twin, the roo 19. I painted the items you mentioned as well as the door window trim, speakers, and the storage compartment "hold open" latches. The Krylon works really well, easy coverage, quick dry so easy multiple coats, good color match. Mask area well if you are working in a breezy area.
I was disappointed in the yellowing as we keep our trailer covered!
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here are my before/after pics

I completely removed the window trim, latches, vents, etc... thoroughly cleaned the trim peices, painted, then installed with fresh proflex RV caulk
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #9
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Aerospace 303 will help slow that yellowing.
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here are my before/after pics

I completely removed the window trim, latches, vents, etc... thoroughly cleaned the trim peices, painted, then installed with fresh proflex RV caulk
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Aerospace 303 will help slow that yellowing.
Would it work on the skylight cover?
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I have used the black streak remover on my yellowing parts seemed to work fairly well. Not a prevention but cleans them up pretty good.
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Looks good. Did you use any speacial type of paint?

My window trim is black so I won't run into the yellowing problem. However I like the look of the white. My door holder clippy things typically break from the UV before they yellow. Next time I'm replacing with SS.
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TexasBBQ - I used Krylon Fusion paint, specially engineered for plastic and hard to bond surfaces.
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