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Old 04-29-2019, 02:03 PM   #1
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Who clear coated their cap?

The oxidation on the front and rear caps is getting bad enough to look at clear coat. For those who have done it, did they apply the clear coat over the existing decals or remove and replace them afterward? Mine are in great shape still. Thanks
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Old 04-30-2019, 09:37 PM   #2
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Yes we did apply clear coat on our last unit. Think it was called polyglo or poly seal. It did a nice job and would do it again. It’s a process you do once and then redo the next year to get better results. If your decals are in good shape put the seal over them to help protect them also.
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:55 AM   #3
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I know I had heard of people doing it, either on here or on the FB group. Thanks for the reply.
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We use Sun City, AZ as our winter base now, and at Orangewood RV south of where we stay they have had flyers for a ceramic coating that can be applied to the front cap, and it is advertised as the best, and longest lasting coating, even can restore the shine to the caps. I sent a request and got an answer back today about the system. It is done by Bob Moses Ceramic Coating, bmceramiccoating.com. This is the response from the lady at Orangewood about this system:


I received your message that you send over inquiring about a product that we offer. The product is ceramic coating and Bob Moses Ceramic coating is the name of the company that applies this product. He usually does not want to apply this product on trailers or motorhomes that are over five years old. If your 5th wheel is faded I would need to see some pictures that I can let him look at and decide if it is something that he thinks can be restored with this product. You can do research on the product at facebook.com/bobmosesceramiccoating.
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If you want to protect your paint, I don't think you can go wrong with ceramic coatings. I am looking at https://ceramicpro.com/
Just requested a quote for my 381TH.
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I was think about putting up a post about a ceramic coating I just put on my truck and the wife’s car and about 1/2 the Monty so far. First I have tried many coatings and yes ceramic is the best out there IMO. The one I just tried and I’m applying right now is from meguiars. The initial application is besically wash and rinse and spray on the ceramic coating, then wipe dry. Subsequent coats are applied by washing rinsing spraying on the application rinsing again and drying. I must say I really like it. The ease of use and the best part is the price point. 14$ I did my truck the wife’s car one side of the monty to include the back cap looks great easy to do on the road as I carry a pressure washer too.

Anyway I never recommend a product but this one is really good. For those of you in the coating trade as I was it “feels” thick I know that may seem weird to some. But at 14$ it’s worth a try !!

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We use Sun City, AZ as our winter base now, and at Orangewood RV south of where we stay they have had flyers for a ceramic coating that can be applied to the front cap, and it is advertised as the best, and longest lasting coating, even can restore the shine to the caps. I sent a request and got an answer back today about the system. It is done by Bob Moses Ceramic Coating, bmceramiccoating.com. This is the response from the lady at Orangewood about this system:


I received your message that you send over inquiring about a product that we offer. The product is ceramic coating and Bob Moses Ceramic coating is the name of the company that applies this product. He usually does not want to apply this product on trailers or motorhomes that are over five years old. If your 5th wheel is faded I would need to see some pictures that I can let him look at and decide if it is something that he thinks can be restored with this product. You can do research on the product at facebook.com/bobmosesceramiccoating.
I just looked at his site and decided to ask "How much for front cap". He said estimate about $1200. Takes 3 days. Mine is in good condition and would like to keep it that way. I may have tiny dings but hardly noticeable.
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I was think about putting up a post about a ceramic coating I just put on my truck and the wifeís car and about 1/2 the Monty so far. First I have tried many coatings and yes ceramic is the best out there IMO. The one I just tried and Iím applying right now is from meguiars. The initial application is besically wash and rinse and spray on the ceramic coating, then wipe dry. Subsequent coats are applied by washing rinsing spraying on the application rinsing again and drying. I must say I really like it. The ease of use and the best part is the price point. 14$ I did my truck the wifeís car one side of the monty to include the back cap looks great easy to do on the road as I carry a pressure washer too.

Anyway I never recommend a product but this one is really good. For those of you in the coating trade as I was it ďfeelsĒ thick I know that may seem weird to some. But at 14$ itís worth a try !!

Tony
Hey, $14 is more my speed! How does it spray on...from the bottle or do you mix and use pump up sprayer? I'll google it.
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Just spray it on with the bottle. It’s like spraying on windex. Work it in with a microfiber and finish with a dry microfiber. I’m sold on it.

I’ve tried some of the more expensive ceramic coatings sure they worked but this one feels thicker and yeah the price point $14 is a no brainer !!
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:39 PM   #10
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Instead of spraying on a coating, I went to a local tinting company and had a heavy duty 3M film applied. It works well for rock chips too, not perfect but so much better than exposed. It’s been 5 years and looks great still. I think I paid just over $500 for the cap and lower generator area.
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #11
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Took ours to a paint shop. Had it sanded, painted and clear coated....
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:02 PM   #12
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No need for mine to be done yet, however some swear by LineX. It can be colored and a smoother finish unlike the textured box liner. Super tough.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:46 PM   #13
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Wet sand

Had mine wet sanded, polished and sealed.
Doesnít look new but close.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:50 PM   #14
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We have a 2008 3400RL and have found that a good coat of Zep Wet Look Floor Wax gives you as good a result as clear coat and it only costs about $25.00 a gallon. Just make sure that you scrub your caps well with something like soft scrub to remove the oxidation, we even use the Zep on the sidewalls.
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I used the ceramic coating but im also getting this https://buggbanner.com Spoke with the guy today also a USMC vet, he called me and is taking my order personally giving me 10% off for military. For those with the glass in front it will help but mostly for the bugs !! Machine washable. it will help protect the glass too, but not bulletproof !
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:37 PM   #16
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I put on the Poly-Glo acrylic application last fall to the front & back caps. It comes with a cleaner and I applied 5 coatings on the front cap and 4 on the back cap. All in one day. Works just great and it looks like brand new. I applied it right over the decals, not problems. I'm curious about the talk about ceramic coatings?? I'm not aware of them...has anyone used Poly-Glo and the ceramic and can comment/compare on the two??
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:37 AM   #17
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I tried the Zep thing on my last RV. Looked great for about 7-8 months. Then it started to craze and peel. Awful to clean off. Keep in mind, most RV caps were never painted but use a colored gel coat. Anything you do other than a complete paint job is only going to be temporary. The only real cure is to strip the decals, sand and have it painted with a quality automotive base coat/clear coat paint job. Check out some truck/bus body shops. They will have a large enough paint booth. Cost should be in the $1500-2000 dollar range. I've had 2 of them painted.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:52 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies. I think I will make an appointment at a local truck/RV repair facility for an estimate. I don't mind doing the work myself, but putting hours of work into it only to have to redo it year after year is not the best use of my time (and$). I'll keep this updated.
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