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Posted: 09/29/10 12:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The clear coat on almost our entire roofline is peeling. Any suggestions on what to use to buff and seal it? Don't want to use wrong buffer/sandpaper to smooth it and take off the full body paint underneath.

I've read that the 2k spraymax urethane aerosol clear coat is a good product to use.

Also, would need to buy a buffer, any thoughts on a decent one?

Thanks for your input.


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I have a similar occurence on the front and rear caps on the top. I am going to sand/feather the edge of the intact clear coat and try to spray some clear coat to the damaged area.

I will talk to the local auto paint store and see what they recommend to use.

Shouldn't be too hard.


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To do it properly so it will last at least as long as the original, sand it down and reapply. It is time consuming and messy. I repainted the top of the roofline as well as both front and rear end caps on our 1991 Beaver Contessa about 10 years ago and it took the better part of a week of evenings and one weekend. It still looks good last time I saw the coach (about six months ago).

I need to do our Dynasty next year. It is starting to do the same thing. Not looking forward to it. Mike.


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Here is what this guy did.

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I had the same problem on the top of my front cap, I stopped in Red Bay,AL and had Bruce Deaton redo it. He repainted the top instead of just redoing the clear coat, perfect match on the paint and blended in so you can't tell where he painted.

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I did my own front cap and an area on the side of the coach that had a nasty tree branch scratch. I smoothed the edges with 3M paint prep pads (green) and then used Dupli-Color Clear Acrylic Top Coat in a rattle can and it looks great. Follow the instructions on number of coats and wait time between coats and you should be fine.


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I think I would take my coach to a good paint shop and show them what is happening to the clear coat and get some advice from the professionals.


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Posted: 09/30/10 10:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 2005 I had the clear coat on the rear cap of my HR Ambassador peeling. It was so bad, it literaly washed off in sheets when I washed the coach. Monaco was no help. I finally had the rear cap striped, re-painted and new clear coat applied by a truck painting facility. Stil looked great whenwe traded it in 2007, and cost about $1200.

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Posted: 09/30/10 12:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bowl300 wrote:

The clear coat on almost our entire roofline is peeling. Any suggestions on what to use to buff and seal it? Don't want to use wrong buffer/sandpaper to smooth it and take off the full body paint underneath.

I've read that the 2k spraymax urethane aerosol clear coat is a good product to use.


Thanks for your input.


I had the brow clearcoat removed, painted to match, and recleared about 7 years ago when the rig was 9 years old. It still looks good.

Since then, I have sanded with 1500 grit wet sandpaper the edges of the peeled areas and then used the 2K rattle can to spray three coats of Clear. Not perfect but not visible from the ground. Durability is yet to be seen.

All of my peeling areas are originally clearcoat over gelcoat. The clearcoat over paint has yet to peel, knock on wood!


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My 07 Mountain Aire is doing the same thing. I agree with RayChez. I'm looking for a good paint shop while we're in Florida this winter.

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