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Lexx

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Posted: 02/09/18 02:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen some beautiful 2003-2008 Travel Supreme, Monaco, Country Coach, etc., tag axle coaches out there painted in lighter colors. From my research it affects the darker color painted coaches. But what about the lighter colored ones? I understand that if there's a dark painted section, that part is susceptible to paint checking. But I've also seen some without darker sections. Are these units also prone to paint checking if subjected to hot sun? Where we live it gets up to 110F in the summers for days on end, for 2 to 3 months.


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Posted: 02/09/18 02:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Simple answer is yes. Our coach has a lighter color in the paint scheme and has some checking in those areas. No where near as bad as the dark colors but there are some there.


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I believe the answer is yes. Our full-body paint scheme consists of 2 lighter colors and one darker color (brown). The dark brown on the side which normally faces the sun while parked at home has the paint checking. As of yet, I haven't seen, or at least noticed, it on the lighter colors. But most likely, I'm assuming it'll just be a matter of time. I would also think the problem would be worse in sunnier and warmer climates. At least here in New England we have 3 months of darkness in the winter....or so it seems!!! LOL [emoticon]


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Our Eagle is quite a bit older than what you are referencing, but is primarily full body paint white and both dark and light shades of teal.

No paint checking FWIW.


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FormerBoater wrote:

Our Eagle is quite a bit older than what you are referencing, but is primarily full body paint white and both dark and light shades of teal.

No paint checking FWIW.


The problem only pertains to units made between 03 and 08 using a particular manufacturers fiberglass panels. Unfortunately ours is one of them.

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Even white. Doesn't have anything to do with color, it's the flexing all the time. The Gelcoat gets brittle and cracks and it 's crazing, not checking. I have been working Fiberglas for years and we use 3 coats of filler, 3 coats of Primer, and 3 coats of color followed by 1-3 coats of clear on a boat. It's tedious but when finished it looks like the paint is deep and if you add silver or gold metalflake to the middle coat it gives it more depth.
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I had an 01 HR Imperial that most of it was dark blue and it was crazed. I have seen even older ones with crazing on the dark colors.


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Our 00 Monaco is white with 2 darker shades - there is no paint checking

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Yes. The checking is definitely worse in the dark areas because the dark areas are hotter but it occurs in all the colors.


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My 2007 sits outside in the sun in Southern California and has had no problem with paint checking or fading.


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