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Old 04-30-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Chrome finished vinyl insert

I recently purchased a new 2010, 28' Flying Cloud in the DFW area. After moving it to the storage area I noticed that chrome finished vinyl insert on the lower portion of the stainless steel front rock guard on one side still had some light blue protective coating. The insert on the other side was clean.

When I had picked the trailer up there were a couple of folks still cleaning that area with some spray. It turns out that whatever they used was oil based and quickly collected a layer of road grit.

The clean insert on one rock guard fell off after the 1st road trip. I reattached it with the 3M Trim adhesive.

I've tried denatured alcohol and MEK to remove the blue coat on the other side but it did not work. Someone suggested I try WD-40, but I think that was what caused the adhesive to fail on the other side.

Can anyone suggest what can safely remove the blue coat.


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Old 04-30-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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Your 2 year warranty on the 2010?

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Old 04-30-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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My warranty is active. But quite frankly I'm not enthused about taking it back to the original dealer or an alternate. They are too far away & right now the gas would be more expensive than what it's worth!
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The blue protective film got baked onto one section of that strip on our rig (on our AZ hot sun)...we tried everything we could think of to get it off, but the sun has really done a number on it. We had it replaced under warranty. Maybe you can convince them to send you the replacement strip rather than having to drive all that way. (I am pretty sure it simply slides into the track that holds it. I may be wrong about how it is mounted, but they did replace ours.)
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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I'll contact AS by email tonight. Should hear back from them by Monday.

On the new models, at least since 2008, the strip is glued in with a double sided putty that bonds into the track. Thanks for the suggestion!
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