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having said decals, I actually removed all mine and the unit actually looks better to me. I may, at some point have a laser cutter vinyl shop make some custom decals. I may.


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after many hours or working on my camper, I got it painted and clear coated. I figured out you won't win against the fade, and you'll start to HATE your camper. I was very lucky and found a man to come out to my place and do it..

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Two of mine have faded. Tried the Zep floor wax on one and while it looked good for a few months, it stated to flake off and looked awful. Had both painted with a base/clear coat automotive paint. Luckily they both went bad early on and after jumping through a few hoops the factories paid for the paint. Should run in the $1500-1800 range plus decals. This is the only long lasting cure.

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Our 2013 has the fading, had it in 2013, factory no help. I am in the process of using the 3M compounds to polish, it looks good now, still needs final polishing and waxing. I expect it will need to be done twice a year to keep it nice... I will eventually get it painted and be done with it.

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Like you mine also has been stored inside while not in use. I would wax before every long trip and polish with compound if needed. After 19 years it was starting to show its age so I had a vinyl wrap placed on the front. Hasn't been on long enough to tell how it will hold up, but looks great for now.

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I bought a 2017 Genesis Supreme TH fifth wheel and use Gel-Coat Wash and Wax about twice a year. So far so good. Getting many "Topcoat" ads lately on my phone and computers.....not sure if that is as easy as advertised but .........

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