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Old 08-10-2003, 07:52 PM   #1
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Exterior paint peeling!

So I was washing the MH at a power wand washer place and saw some paint just fly off! The paint is like a US Navy grey, which caused people to think that it was actually aluminum. It used to look good. Now there is an area of about 3' x 3' that actaully looks great! It's very polished aluminum! No wonder it flaked off. I don't think the metal was prepared correctly.
So now what to do? Get rid of the whole paint job on my 28 footer, or tryt to match the paint and just fix it? Suggestions? I think that this will continue on other areas of the MH,as I can see some bubbling already. Hmmm, maybe I should buy some SS
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:32 PM   #2
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Get some SS and go for it, the end caps probably won't peel. If the aluminum looks polished it wasn't prepped at all. It should have been sanded and then etching primer used, regular primer won't get enough bite on aluminum.

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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OK, what's an end cap? If the paint comes off as easily as it did this time, I'll have no problem getting it all metal again.
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