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Old 10-12-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Scientific study is now over

When I first got my trailer 2 years ago it had perfect graphics. It had been stored in a barn so the trailer still looked new. I figured on coating the end caps with Red Max Pro anyways to give it some shine like I did my old trailer. I was hoping that the RMP would seal the graphics and keep them from peeling. My rig stays in a field in the hot Texas sun so I figure it would be a good test. The first year they still looked good. After this summer the graphics are curling..... ..... Oh well it was worth a shot lol lol I think I will let it go and once it gets too bad I will remove the graphics and buff it out, After that I can use my power sprayer on it to remove the bugs.... Getting the bugs off in this heat is a problem I don't care how many fabric softner sheets you use. I think the power sprayer will do a better job removing them or I can run the buffer over it from time to time.....
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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My trailer sits out in direct sunlight all the time when it's home and a lot of the sites we go to as well . I was hoping our 2010 might have better luck with the graphics but I noticed the mountain decal on the door side is starting to shrink and you can see all the joints where it's put together. There's also some minor peeling on the bedroom slide. Like you said it will be easier to clean in the future
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:43 AM   #3
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Unfortunate they don't spray clearcoat during production just like a car or good quality Class A motorhome. Would save all of us a lot of work.
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:13 AM   #4
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Unfortunate they don't spray clearcoat during production just like a car or good quality Class A motorhome. Would save all of us a lot of work.
I don't know if clear coat would work or not. The graphic material is a type of vinyl that allows it to expand/contract with temperature changes. Clear coat doesn't have that property and a dark graphic trying to expand on a hot day, or contracting when it cooled down, might cause problems.

Again, this is just speculation on my part!
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Old 10-13-2014, 03:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, I did not think about that.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:14 AM   #6
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I was hoping the RMP would act like a clear coat since it is thick. On the other hand the rest of the end caps are still shiny......
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