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Old 08-07-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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fixing faded paint

I purchased a 2017 Coleman 2155bn and the front edge of the roof has a lot of sun fade. is there a way to fixed this other than repainting? buffing, or would that be a bad idea and possible cause leaks?
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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You can probably use a little rubbing compound to remove the dead paint and then wax it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:47 PM   #3
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My 2014 kodiak is faded in the front also. They are both made by keystone
I have done things to it but it's still faded. So I have just waxed it an took the insert trims off
An resealed the corners with. Dicor corner seal kits. I bought on Amazon
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This is what I use to bring back the shine. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Works well especially if followed up with their pure wax product. Take it easy around any decals though.
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:55 PM   #5
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Did you use a buffer or just by hand?
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Did you use a buffer or just by hand?
I use an orbital polisher/buffer to apply the oxidation remover using a foam bonnet and remove it with a clean microfiber cloth. Same thing with the wax.
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This is what I use to bring back the shine. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Works well especially if followed up with their pure wax product. Take it easy around any decals though.

Used similar on my fun finder, it had fiberglass sides. The process was three step.
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My BIL had a Laredo bumper pull that turned from dark brown to completely white from oxidation. We tried everything from waxes to de-oxidizers with/without buffers. finally found Poli Glow (https://www.poliglow.ca/) which worked. I ended up doing the front of my Redwood with it 3 years ago as well due to fading. I need to do it again, but it works. Quite a bit of work-but worth it. Follow directions to a "T" though.
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