The top front siding sheet (and almost all of your camper) has a Krystal Kote coating. It helps with scratches and dents. The siding was bought with that coating on it. There is no clear coat like on an auto finish, as Sunline provided. A prior owner may have put a clear coat on it.
And yes, that top sheet gets sun and wind-beaten, and the paint starts getting thinner and thinner. And yes, you can paint the siding. I did that top sheet, but the sheet was on the ground, lying flat on the bench during a restoration. Laying flat, I had very little running of the paint. Painting the camper intact will be like painting a car, etc. All very doable, just time-consuming.
Hope this helps
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
2005 Ford F350 Lariat, 6.8L V10 W/ 4.10 rear axle, CC, Short Bed, SRW. Reese HP trunnion bar hitch W/ HP DC
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