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Old 03-10-2016, 10:34 AM   #1
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Bubbles in paint

Anybody know what this might be?

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Old 03-10-2016, 11:04 AM   #2
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Dirt or moisture on the surface of the coach at the time it was being primered /painted. It will most likely get worse due to the elements invading the paint and causing the bubbles to grow. Only way to fix it right is to sand/prepare the surface and have it repainted & clear coated.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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Googled paint bubbles in fiberglass. Found several reasons, fiberglass not cured correctly, gassing of fiberglass. Bottomline would require complete sanding down, redoing the fiberglass and repainting. your coach is the same year as mine and we have fiberglass cheeking on the sides and FR has not stood up to repair. We have recieved several estimates for repair and from $7,000 to $11,000 per side. Might want contact FR and see if they will stand behind their product, we haven't had any luck except being told to buff it out and that will not fix the poblem.

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