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Old 08-15-2015, 12:10 AM   #1
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To anyone who had a fading cap & changed colors

So our 2014 375BHFS has caught the dreaded fading cap disease. Jayco is going to cover it for us and has agreed to let us change the color from the dark brown to cream. This week I contacted the dealer to confirm some details, and the Warranty Rep informed me the shop that will be doing the work has strongly advised against changing the color. I'm very comfortable with the shop they are having do the work as they have a great reputation for their body work on boats, but I'm confused why they would be so adamant against changing colors. The dealer told me he was assured we would not be happy with it a couple years down the road.
Any of you with paint and body experience have any thoughts?

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Old 08-17-2015, 07:53 AM   #2
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No one??
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:07 AM   #3
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Did you ask them WHY you wouldn't be happy with it in a couple years? Maybe, it's harder to apply or something strange like that and they just don't wanna deal with it. Other than that, can't imagine why they'd say what they did.
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Maybe because it shows dirt???? idk
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There is another thread here that recommends you do change color to the lighter side color as it cuts the heat up front.
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Bad paint or bad paint pigment was the problem with the cap fade that affected several models and manufacturers. Repainting with the same or different color should be fine as long as "good paint" designed for RV or Auto use.

My 2014 WH was repainted in May 2015 with the same [dark brown] color and an auto type clearcoat. I have been very happy with the repair.
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The warranty guy didn't say why, just that the body shop said those who have changed the color won't be happy with it down the road. I agree that as long as quality automotive paint is used, it should be ok for years to come.
I would probably push back a little harder, but I didn't buy the unit from the dealer and the last thing I want to happen is to have them back out and decide they wont help me.
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