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Teamaron 07-14-2019 04:12 PM

White trim yellowing
 
We have a white 2014 AI and the trim is ‘yellowing’

Has anyone experienced this?

Any solutions? Paint it?

Alex AVI 07-14-2019 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Teamaron (Post 2264450)
We have a white 2014 AI and the trim is ‘yellowing’

Has anyone experienced this?

Any solutions? Paint it?

TEAMARON - not sure if yellowing and dulling fall in same or similar category. I personally put it in same category because it is a reaction to UV exposure and to a limited degree paint maintenance (if paint is very old). WACHUKO comes to mind as the most recent to report trim dulling. Others have mentioned fading. Disheartening since his is a 2018; mine is too which means it will only be matter of time. Since out of warranty, your only option is repaint.

A top-notch body/paint shop should be able to use a really good clearcoat that won't yellow (as much). But reality is all clearcoats will yellow to a certain degree, the worse is when trying to match white panels but that discussion belongs in a Paint Body shop forum where experts can make better recommendations. In my experience with clear coated white, the only way to minimize one's perception of yellowing is to re-paint & re-clearcoat the entire van all at once. BUT even if you do that, the difference in materials (metal, plastic, poly, fiberglass) will eventually expose yellowing discrepancies years later.

IMHO For my money, yellowing alone is not enough anymore to spend lots of money re-painting, unless other structural paint issues need rectifying


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