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Old 04-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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Getting Ready

We'll be camping in Palo Duro Canyon a couple of times last half of next month, and have been getting our Sunny ready.

We thought she was going to need a paint job, because she looked really dull and faded. Turns out, it was just a lot of oxidation that we managed to handle pretty well. (It was so bad that it streamed off white in the rinse cycle.) Gave her a good bath/scrubbing with Simple Green, followed up with Magic Eraser and some elbow grease, and then a good workout with Meguiar's paste wax. (I was impressed with the Magic Eraser, BTW.) I can't believe the difference! Compared to the way she was, the base color and stripes that we kind of gave up on? Well, there's no comparison. No, the decals/stripes aren't perfect but they look much more presentable.

Another project was the cushions. I finally got them done. The original is on the right, the new on the left. What do you think? Does it work? The curtains do have blue in them, very close to the color of the cushions, but you can't see it that well in this pic.

Our TV has been getting some attention as well. New disk brake rotors, bearings, seals, pads - due to pedal pulsing because of uneven rotor thickness. New tires on the front. Gotta check the rear brakes as well. If they need anything, I'll git 'er done. Plenty of time. I also got a new 7-way connector that I'm going to replace on the truck. I ran over some high crusty snow over the winter that was crusty enough to break the one I had. Scuffed the wires and the cover broke enough to take the plug retaining tab with it. Can't have it unplugging on the road - especially at night. <G>

We're getting anxious.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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WOW, that sure looks good. Great cleaning job on the Sunny.

I like the new cushions. In addition to the color they just look more comfortable.


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Old 04-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #3
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It does look good.. I like those little campers.. We hope you guys have a good time out there.. We would like to see Texas sometime. It would be a good road trip from Wv....

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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Wow! looks great!
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Hey, I recognize that first picture

I prefer this original look much more though!

If you keep coating your stripes and decals, chances are the color will come back more and more. I had a red stripe one time that was really faded, but many applications of different products brought it back to look pretty red again. I used many different products on it in an attempt to make it look better, so I can't really pinpoint exactly what did it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:38 AM   #6
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The stripes aren't in the best of shape. Parts of them have come off over the years before we got it and the red ones are generally cracked the whole length. The dark blue ones are in the best shape. From a distance, she doesn't look too bad. We are hoping we can get her painted, but I haven't even looked into it yet. Don't know how affordable it will be.

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