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12thgenusa

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Seven to ten years is about it for graphics no matter what you do.

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12thgenusa wrote:

Seven to ten years is about it for graphics no matter what you do.


My rigs 30 yrs old and with a few minor exception the graphics are OK. I used an acrylic finish. How long they last may depend on how they are protected, where you live (ie how much exposure to baking sun).


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That is what I was looking for some type of finish/sealer to keep them from starting to peel. If anyone knows a product give me a name please.


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Not sure how long aged graphics might be to get off but on cars etc a hair dryer and a lot paitence and pulling and peeling possibly.
A Good RV Service Center may have dealt with this many times.Certainly the factory has. Call the factory and try to speak to a tech in their service department...unless you don't care and are going to trade it etc.If i could I would paint on new graphic of your design or copy the decals,if the pint or fibergalls finish is still good.

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Grit dog wrote:

Nope, keep 303ing or waxing them and get the most outta them you can.

I HATE cheap vinyl decals on stuff exposed to alot of UV. With the RV industry, it is like an epidemic of planned obsolescence.
Some recommend scraping the decals right away before you get discoloration in the siding, but then your camper look like a FEMA trailer.
I've been slowly cutting back the "splash" looking decals on our old camper, keeps em from looking too raggedy. And you cant really tell since they are irregular shaped. If I actually had spare time, I'd scrape em all and either do some vinyl wrap, paint or get a new set of decals.


Mine mostly started to curl, and did the same , trimmed them back. It got to the point where you could actually see the border where they used to be. There is no secret they are eventually going to go bad, then its either replace them , or paint new ones .

There is no way I know of to hide where they were, the oxidation around them is nearly impossible to buff out. The shadows will show.

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Even with 303 it is a losing battle. It all starts with cheap low quality materials that builders use.


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DannyA, I am having the same issues with my class B, Did a search and came across the video on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSzhSks0PG4

Seems to work.


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