Wednesday, July 13, 2011

RV Update

The RV is being picked up by Marengo Auto Body tomorrow morning. The new slide topper was installed by Collier RV and from what I gather State Farm has already inspected the work. Marengo Auto Body is going to weld the holes from the previous slide topper closed and hopefully blend in the gel coat so we can’t tell that holes were there before.

I have also asked them to touch up the black paint around the door handle. I don’t have a picture of the chips but it seems each time we get the rig back after somebody else has touched the rig there are more chips around the bottom keyhole. I am going to call them tomorrow and ask how much it will be to clear coat this little area.

I am going to also ask them how much they’ll charge to clear coat the rest of the front cap while it’s there.



Ash said...

Wow, this has been such a production!

~ The Tuckerbag ~

Erik's RV Blog said...

Yep, want some drama in your life, buy from a lousy dealer that lies a lot and does shoddy work and you'll have a full year of drama to follow.

To be fair they did some good work too, but the bad far outweighed the good. :(


Big Matt said...

Now, I know you're short on time and what not, but if all else fails, Erik, clear coating something is really very easy.

You can do it with a rattle can, Rustoleum makes a Clear Enamel paint you can buy for around $4.00 for a can at Home Depot.

Tape off the handle area with some old news paper and give it a couple sprays, let it dry, sand if it needs it, then spray again.

Once it cures, the black paint should be well protected :).

I've used this method to protect all of the old metal emblems and tags on my camper as well as restoring the luster to the nearly 40 year old license plate.