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Old 04-04-2019, 06:17 AM   #1
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Front cap fading

The top of the front cap appears to be fading. It looks like dust but it’s not. I have a 2015 Pinnacle. Other then a gel coating restore are there any other ideas out there?
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The top of the front cap appears to be fading. It looks like dust but it’s not. I have a 2015 Pinnacle. Other then a gel coating restore are there any other ideas out there?
You need to have the oxidized area sanded down to the fiberglass and then painted, other wise the same will happen to the paint if you just have that area painted. The oxidation will eventually continue down the front of the cap, if not totally redone. We had ours redone by JAYCO under warranty, the cap had to be sanded down to the fiberglass and then painted. We opted to have the TT repainted the same color as the light siding color, originally it was dark brown. The cap temperature dropped 100+ degrees in the summer sun. Inside was cooler also.
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Thanks. I have an extended warranty, will see if it covers that. Of course this didn’t show up until this winter and after the factory warranty was over.
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If it's fiberglass, try 3M® Marine 1-Step Fiberglass Restorer

Marine 1-Step Fiberglass Restorer

Or a similar product: Meguiars fiberglass restoration kit


Test on a small area first, but I've had good success on boats with both.
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Thanks. I’ll give it a try
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Me too, just ordered some, Thanks. I have a very light area I think is just starting on top by my lights on my 2017. Hope this helps keep it at bay.
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Me too, just ordered some, Thanks. I have a very light area I think is just starting on top by my lights on my 2017. Hope this helps keep it at bay.
Are you still under warranty? If so take pictures of the spot before you do anything and email them to JAYCO with your vin and explaining to them that your cap is oxidizing. That way you are on record with them and they will instruct you as to what you need to do regarding the warranty work. If you don't, it can come out of your pocket to the tune of $1K to $2K.
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Thanks. Will do. I have an extended warranty I need to check on first.
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Thanks. Will do. I have an extended warranty I need to check on first.
Most extended warranties do not cover the exterior. At least mine does not. It was there in FINE print.
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Are you still under warranty? If so take pictures of the spot before you do anything and email them to JAYCO with your vin and explaining to them that your cap is oxidizing. That way you are on record with them and they will instruct you as to what you need to do regarding the warranty work. If you don't, it can come out of your pocket to the tune of $1K to $2K.
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Nope unfortunately it was a 1 year old used model on the lot.
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