Originally Posted by captzemo
If anyone knows of a clearcoat with UV filtering agents - I would sure like to hear about it .
All the Best
Having worked with paints, sealers, and other automotive coatings for 20+ years, I can tell you that automotive clearcoats have little or no UV resistance. In auto finishes over steel panels, it is necessary to have enough UV protection in your base and primer coats to protect the electrocoat primer. The clear coat adds depth to the appearance of the unit, but no UV help.
I am not sure of the chemistry of the clear agent used on the Airstreams, but it would not seem to need UV inhibitors, as it is not protecting any subcoatings. It would seem that in the forming process of shaping the front and rear of the TT, that the clearcoat would be stressed
and more likely to fail in those locations. But again, I do not know the chemistry of the product and its application parameters/uses.