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Old 07-29-2015, 05:05 PM   #51
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The Jayco logo on a fading cap isn't big enough. That and they caught onto everyone on here calling all of a sudden.
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:24 AM   #52
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So you called about a fading logo?
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Old 07-30-2015, 11:26 AM   #53
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Disregard the logo comment, it was meant for sarcastic humor and entertainment purposes, not to be serious. If anyone has a picture of what some of the fading looks like could you post some so we know what to look for?
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Old 07-30-2015, 02:42 PM   #54
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It should be pretty obvious if it happens. To call it fading (which I do) is probably misleading. The fiberglass gel coat is oxidizing and will get a dull "chalky" look to it. When you see it you'll know it. It starts on the very top edge of the cap and gradually starts working its way down the cap. When I took it back to the dealer the top 1.5-2 feet had "the look". Polishing and waxing will "help" the appearance for a short time only.
I think it really only affects the appearance and I almost didn't want to take the trouble to have it fixed. But then the little light went on and I was reminded that I spent quite a bit on my 5th and take pride in it's appearance and my take on the way it looked was it had been sitting 10 yrs with no attention.
It's hard tell but take a look at my sig picture. The top edge is dull and is lighter than the lower part of the cap. From the small pic you might think it's a reflection from the sky or something. It's not.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:26 PM   #55
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It should be pretty obvious if it happens. To call it fading (which I do) is probably misleading. The fiberglass gel coat is oxidizing and will get a dull "chalky" look to it. When you see it you'll know it. It starts on the very top edge of the cap and gradually starts working its way down the cap. When I took it back to the dealer the top 1.5-2 feet had "the look". Polishing and waxing will "help" the appearance for a short time only.
I think it really only affects the appearance and I almost didn't want to take the trouble to have it fixed. But then the little light went on and I was reminded that I spent quite a bit on my 5th and take pride in it's appearance and my take on the way it looked was it had been sitting 10 yrs with no attention.
It's hard tell but take a look at my sig picture. The top edge is dull and is lighter than the lower part of the cap. From the small pic you might think it's a reflection from the sky or something. It's not.

Red can you scroll up a couple of posts and look at the pictures I attached? The first is before I buffed, top op cap and directly to the right of the orange cord with duct tape is a 12"x12" area I'm concerned about. Around it is reflection of clouds, you can tell difference. Second picture is same area in speaking of after buffing and zoomed in. It's an isolated area which is why I'm doubtful of what it is. Either way it goes in for a few weeks next month then Nov 1 goes in until all of my issues have resolution. April the factory warranty goes bye bye.

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I looked at your pics right after you posted. It's hard to tell from the pic but I hear you saying the problem is isolated to a smallish area and not spread over the whole upper area of the cap. You also say "painted". If it's been painted already I'd think it's a problem with the paint.
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Thanks. No mid used word paint, meant built and gelcoat applied to the fiver cap. Thanks. I will get an answer when it goes to the dealer.
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Maybe a large sign "2014 1.5 year old Jayco" with an arrow pointing up to the issue.
Camp ground host last week suggested a marine product POLYGLOW. I'll get some from the local marine supply and see if it will work as the factory's not fixing mine.
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Exactly Edd. Haha. That was my point in my logo comment. You got it. Looking forward to seeing if that product works
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Well I finally heard back from Jayco. Calmly told them about the fade on my 2014 and that I'm second owner. This is Mike from Jayco and I have reviewed your concern on fading cap issue, we will not be able to help you! So what did I do wrong? Suggestions?
I would keep after them,they have repainted caps for others that have been out of warranty.
Our cap is find so far, we are keeping our fingers crossed.
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