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Old 05-01-2016, 07:45 PM   #11
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Time to paint the plastic.

The paint I have used is a nice bright clean looking white that seems to match the 1 year old gelcoat nicely. The can just reads gloss white.

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Old 05-01-2016, 08:14 PM   #12
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I keep my trailer under cover when not in use, but I wipe all plastic parts with 303 UV Aerospace Protectant every 3 months or so. I have used it for years on all of my trailers, past and present. It seems to keep the platic parts from yellowing and/or UV induced deterioration.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:40 PM   #13
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We used the 303 on our trailer a couple of weeks ago on all plastic stuff for the UV protection (we have a new vent cover)/also worked great on the decals.
We (Doug) actually used it on the whole trailer--it is not shiny but feels nice and smooth....
I had wanted to do the spray paint but Doug was worried about overspray etc...
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:45 PM   #14
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I used the 303 to wipe down all the plastic parts and did the awning on the roll where it is exposed when stored. May end up wiping down the entire awning with it. Auto guy turned me onto Meguiars Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer for the decals.
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:49 PM   #15
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Ok, so we know the correct paint to use. Do you remove the vents before painting or mask it off?
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:52 PM   #16
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Ok, so we know the correct paint to use. Do you remove the vents before painting or mask it off?
By all means mask them - don't remove them. They have a good seal and are also caulked. Removing them to paint is way more trouble than it's worth.
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Don't just mask a small area around the vent. I'd put down some drop cloths.
I speak from experience having used it on a exhaust vent for my home furnace.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:14 PM   #18
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Thanks, I was thinking masking would be safer then taking them the vent off. Did you also mask the escape hatch on the roof?
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My experience is that the cover (lid) matches the paint..glossy or satin..or?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:58 PM   #20
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I masked around the range good and plumbing vents, the escape hatch cover I removed.

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