Originally Posted by Tabasco
I thought that I read somewhere that the clear coat was optional till 63, then standard starting in 64?
I tried polishing the compartment doors (not pictured) just to see how hard it was going to be, and we quickly found out that there is definitely something that needs stripped off first.
However, the "clearcoat' or "plasticote" as it's sometimes called, is good for an average of about 5 years.
As it ages, it takes on more of an opaque appearance, until the paint is totally dead, and then it simply "flakes" off.
Strip the old paint off and polish the trailer.
Strip the old paint off, polish the trailer and put a new coat on.
Strip the old paint off, and leave it alone.
Strip the paint off, and apply a new coat.
Strip the paint off and give the coach a metallic silver paint job. Properly done, with proper materials, that will last 25 to 30 years, if waxed once a year.
And lastly and the cheapest is to go to K-Mart and buy some dark sunglasses. What you can't see on the exterior of the trailer, won't bother you. You know that old saying, "Out of sight, out of mind".