The oxidized GEL coat can not be painted over or the paint will end up the same way. The GEL coat has to be removed down to the fiberglass before it can be painted. I was one of the first to have the cap stripped down and painted. At the time JAYCO either approved replacing the front cap or stripping it down and painting it. Mine was not replaced. I told JAYCO that the outer skin of the dark cap was reaching temperatures over 200 degrees (sent JAYCO pictures of a laser temp gun) and that was radiating into the front bedroom where the inside of the closets was 148 degrees. They authorized the service center to repaint the cap the same color as the TT's side (much lighter color) but they would not warranty the paint job. No problem for us, the 2 year Jayco warranty was just about up and the service center has a 5 year warranty on the new paint job. Win-win situation for us. The temperature of the new light color painted cap is 119 degrees in the sun, and very little heat is radiated into the front bedroom. Well worth the lighter paint.
My only suggestion is that if ANYONE has any sign of oxidizing on the TOP of the cap, send Jayco pictures so that it is documented, before your 2 year warranty is over.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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