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Old 02-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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I previously owned a Bigfoot camper and currently own a 21RB. The belly band vinyl inserts on both of these products yellowed with time. The camper's insert resisted yellowing better than the 2008 trailer. I replaced the insert on my camper with Camco brand one year before selling it. My trailer was stored under a roof for about 95% of the storage time, but yellowing is dramatic as well as some cracking. Any vinyl will yellow in time but the yellowing can be slowed down with sufficient UV inhibitors. Camco advertizes the use of UV inhibitors, sharing experience with this product would be very welcome?

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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This might be a good opportunity to match the trim to the color of the tug. Easier and cheaper than painting the trailer and I think it would look very nice. THAT might satisfy the yellowing problem. Other than that, I'm wondering if Fusion paint would help. The same stuff folks are using on plastic parts that are affected by UVs. Or maybe a good wax job on the trim. Wax contains UV protectant....
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Hi: GeorgeR... Just wondering here. I have removed the yellowing from auto headlamp lenses with Brasso. Worked like a charm. Apply...let dry to a haze... and buff off. Try an out of the way spot first. Then apply 303 Aerospace Protectant 303
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thank you for your feedback. I will replace the trim, at Amazon it is only $9.99. Hopefully with some UV protection it will last longer then the factory one.


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I was not aware of this Fusion paint. Do you have any experience regarding its resistance to UV? There is no UV reference on their site. I was planning to paint the tongue electric jack plastic cover which has begun to yellow.

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No, I dont have any personal experience with the paint. However, many members of the CasitaForum have used it successfully to slow the UV damage on plastic parts of their trailers. In fact, Gene Layton (webmaster) painted the plastic portions of the electric tongue jack on his Casita...BLACK, because that's the color he wanted it. So far after 3-4 years it still looks good. And anyone that knows Gene, knows he likes things nice.
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