Forest River Forums

Forest River Forums (https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/)
-   Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents (https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f227/)
-   -   Wetsanding & Waxing -2018 FR3 (https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f227/wetsanding-and-waxing-2018-fr3-207808.html)

brmahoney 06-01-2020 10:12 PM

Wetsanding & Waxing -2018 FR3
 
I purchased a new 2018 FR3 DS30 model in August 2017 & I now have SEVERE fading of the "gel coating" finish areas that include the front & front crown of the RV ( I live in Vero Beach, Fla which has not helped the situation I guess). Can anyone suggest remedies to correct this situation? My RV local maintenance shop (excellent I might add) has suggested they could "wet sand" + wax these areas to restore the finish. Incidentally, I was not informed by the the RV Dealer that this would be an issue only 2.5 yrs after I bought the FR3 (Oh well...you live & learn). Any suggestions/direction? Thanks

Dwilcox 06-02-2020 03:44 PM

Do a search for "Cap Fade" you will have days of reading. From what o get out of it is the permanent solution is to get it painted. I have the same issue on a tt and I am polishing and waxing. Lasts less then a year.

Riccochet 06-03-2020 07:58 AM

I used Pro-Tec Nu Paint Moisturizer and a yellow foam cutting pad. Then used Pro-Tec Sealant with a red waxing pad. It was a LOT of work, but 90% of the fading is now gone.

I would avoid wet sanding. There's not a lot of gel coat on these rigs.

https://protecproducts.com/protec-products.html


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12 AM.