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Old 12-07-2010, 06:36 PM   #1
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Clearcoat or not?

Is there any way to tell if the clearcoat has been stripped from the exterior already?

If it has, is there something that I should to to protect the exterior in any way?

If it hasn't should I go ahead and strip it and put something else on there.. or more clearcoat?
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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Is there any way to tell if the clearcoat has been stripped from the exterior already?

If it has, is there something that I should to to protect the exterior in any way?

If it hasn't should I go ahead and strip it and put something else on there.. or more clearcoat?
I think that on your trailer it should be fairly obvious if it has NOT been done. On the photo below, you can see a few darker spots on the roof of my '74 and this is where the old CC has not come off.

In other words, you can see that mine has not been stripped.

Once you have stripped your TT, I think it should be carefully washed and waxed with something, Walbernize or better, once or twice a year, otherwise you will get the natural corrosion taking over.

A highly polished surface should probably been polished more frequently, to keep the high level of shine.
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Melody Ranch says to get some tooth paste and rub it in a few places and if it turns blackish then the clearcoat is gone. The age of yours---people in the know say that the clearcoat has faded and burned off starting with the roof. and then on from there.
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