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Old 05-26-2018, 10:41 PM   #1
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Propane cover

My propane cover is all faded and old looking, any suggestions to make it look new?
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:26 AM   #2
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I tried several products initially looked good then back to the same old faded look. I gave up, if you find something that works and lasts let the forum know
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
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There's an automotive product, I think it's called Back to Black, and it's a rub-on product. Kind of like shoe polish and used on black automotive plastic, mirrors, bumpers, etc. It might last a year before being reapplied. I keep a tarp over my tank cover to prevent fading.
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:58 AM   #4
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IMO....clean. Plastic parts prime and repaint. I had a Jeep with black plastic on it...it was a constant struggle. Ymmv
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:13 PM   #5
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Krylon Fusion. I repainted my black propane cover last year. It was getting a slight grey hue to it from the sun. Now we're backto black.

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Old 05-31-2018, 08:02 AM   #6
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Krylon Fusion. I repainted my black propane cover last year. It was getting a slight grey hue to it from the sun. Now we're backto black.

Fusion for Plastic - | Krylon

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Krylon fusion is the only spray paint that I found that bonds well to plastic. You can have it looking better than new for about $6


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I just use the automotive wipe on products because you will never win that battle.
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If white, remove from RV and spray with a bleach containing bathroom-shower cleaner like scrubbing bubbles. Let soak, rinse off with pressure washer. Use magic sponge on any remaining spots, and replace. Protect with a plastic/rubber/vinyl protector like Meguires #40.

For black, Stonerís Trim Shine or Meguires Ultimate Black should restore the black sheen after washing.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:45 AM   #9
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I'd say just replace it. They get brittle after awhile from baking in the sun and there's not much you can do about it. I bought a Campco one a few years ago to cover my 30-pounders for about $20 bucks.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:27 AM   #10
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I'd say just replace it. They get brittle after awhile from baking in the sun and there's not much you can do about it. I bought a Campco one a few years ago to cover my 30-pounders for about $20 bucks.


^^^^^^ if itís getting brittle as well as ugly.

If the plastic is still flexible, then clean it good, and paint it white or whatever color matches your trailer best.
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