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Old 05-22-2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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What are the advantages of paint over non-painted RV's...is it really worth the extra money? Besides the aesthetics, is there better protection...with proper care, will it last longer...and is the 3M protective mask worth the investment?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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What are the advantages of paint over non-painted RV's...is it really worth the extra money? Besides the aesthetics, is there better protection...with proper care, will it last longer...and is the 3M protective mask worth the investment?
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Much easier to keep looking good, much easier to wax, polish, etc. I've had both and never another without full body paint.

3M is worth it. No messing with a bra, plastic shield, etc.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CHIPPYSGT:
--snip--3 M is worth it. No messing with a bra, plastic shield, etc. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Best kilobuck I spent on the coach. Ours has survived the Alaska Highway in fine condition.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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I've had both and while gel coat looks fine if taken care of, paint as chippysgt mentioned, it really is much easier to care for and IMHO, a painted coach looks elegant. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:48 AM   #6
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Resale, Resale, Resale............

I've had both and besides the ease of keeping full body paint looking good compared to the white, it defineately helps at the time of resale.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:27 AM   #7
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LIKE THE OTHERS I HAVE HAD BOTH, AND REGUARDLESS OF HOW MUCH GEL COAT IS WAXED. THE SUN WILL FADE IT AND IT BECOMES CHAULKY. AND YES THE 3M IS WELL WORTH THE $$$. HOPE THIS HELPS IN YOUR DECISION.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:34 PM   #8
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What is the full name of the 3m prot. mask? Has anyone heard of a paint protection using Zylone?
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:07 PM   #9
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You might want to do a search on "Paint chips or chipping. I have the NON-Painted MH and it still looks new! Chalking, Fading?? Haven't seen it on the 2003. It's in the sun 99.9% of the year..Just need to know what to use. Now for the life of me I can't understand why Winnebago doesn't even attempt to match the stripe on the flat floor slideouts. If you look at the Vetra/Horizon when the slide is out the stripes are off by 3-4 inches... Looks funny! Do they paint them before the slide is fully extended?
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