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Old 09-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #11
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Cap fade

No, it has nothing to do with using Dawn.
The fade is from oxidation from direct sun rays. If you look around, seems lighter colors hold up for a longer period of time. Eventually most fade, i heard gray and brown are the biggest problems. Thus, I believe this is the reason FR has gone to the lighter cap again.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:19 PM   #12
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I know it's not the dawn. I use it to wash everything with no problems . the bleeding with the decals is only happening with the silverback logo on the front cap. All the other white decals are fine. By the way my cap is grey.
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Old 09-13-2015, 02:06 PM   #13
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I just sent 4 pictures to Henry, Jeff at the factory, and my dealer yesterday. Same exact thing.
Looks aweful, 21/2 years old and it's doing this. It's just wrong, manufactures have been making fiberglass cars for years without this issue of fading, not to mention the decals!!
Hoping there going to say, " it will be taken care of"!!


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Old 09-13-2015, 04:10 PM   #14
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Anxious to hear what the say. My 5er came of the line in July of 2003 . that's just 2 years from when it started for me. I knew about the fade problem but never seen decals bleed like that. Ordered a set of the black ones the other day. $30.00.
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Anxious to hear what the say. My 5er came of the line in July of 2003 . that's just 2 years from when it started for me. I knew about the fade problem but never seen decals bleed like that. Ordered a set of the black ones the other day. $30.00.

I picked this one up in Feb 2014 new as a 2013 leftover. Defiantly will post what happens. This is only my 2nd full season with it.


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Old 09-13-2015, 07:55 PM   #16
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Is yours grey.
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Is yours grey.

Yes


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Old 09-20-2015, 05:50 PM   #18
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Just wanted to update on my front cap/ decal issue. I heard from Henry, Cedar Creek Div East Coast. Basically saying they would replace my front cap and decals, all labor and materials covered. But, would not cover cost of transportation or lodging. That was a week ago tomorrow . My dealer is involved too and told them that was unacceptable because if it's a known issue the factory should be covering all cost even if out of warranty. He said he would get back to us when he knows, wonder how long I should wait before the factory thinks I forgot about it?
Saw on the forum Primetime having same issues with caps, seems like a industry problem??
More to follow.

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Can get the # for Henry if you don't mind.
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