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Old 06-02-2020, 02:04 AM   #1
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ACE Top Cap Paint

Finally solved the oxidation issues on my 2017 Thor ACE 29.4. Had the top cap painted using the 2020 Thor ACE design.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-02-2020, 02:07 AM   #2
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That looks great!!
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:42 AM   #3
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Looks good.
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Old 06-13-2020, 02:42 PM   #4
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Yeah I like it. Did the paint job also do around the front windshield?
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Old 06-13-2020, 03:35 PM   #5
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If I may ask, where did you get it painted? Cost? Mine is oxidized too.
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Old 06-13-2020, 05:17 PM   #6
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Last thing I would do is paint the cap black. Too much heat absorption.
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Old 06-13-2020, 06:51 PM   #7
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Last thing I would do is paint the cap black. Too much heat absorption.


Wouldn’t be much heat gain on just the cap. It looks great and it makes him happy. I like it.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:46 PM   #8
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Yeah I like it. Did the paint job also do around the front windshield?


Yes, all of the black is part of the new paint job
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:51 PM   #9
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If I may ask, where did you get it painted? Cost? Mine is oxidized too.

Paint and prep done by Rehorn RV Collision Center in Sacramento. Cost was $950.00. They were outstanding to work with.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:56 PM   #10
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Wouldn’t be much heat gain on just the cap. It looks great and it makes him happy. I like it.


We have had a couple of 104 degree days the past couple of weeks and have not noticed a temperature increase inside. The black paint/clear coat is my attempt to copy the new 2020 Thor ACE paint scheme.
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Old 06-13-2020, 08:35 PM   #11
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Thank you for the information. A little too far north of me but I’ll start checking down here>
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Old 06-13-2020, 11:29 PM   #12
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Wow incredibly reasonable cost. I’m in the Northeast so the price would be comparable here.
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:55 AM   #13
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Heat absorption

Black or dark blue, not sure heat absorption will be that different. Also, there are so many points of entry for heat (windows, air leaks), that at some point it doesn’t matter. Like cooking an egg in boiling water, once hard-boiled it doesn’t get hotter. Finally polymeric materials, unlike metals are poor conductors. Obviously I wouldn’t paint the entire roof black but the cap, not to worry, and it does look great.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:02 AM   #14
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Black or dark blue, not sure heat absorption will be that different. Also, there are so many points of entry for heat (windows, air leaks), that at some point it doesn’t matter. Like cooking an egg in boiling water, once hard-boiled it doesn’t get hotter. Finally polymeric materials, unlike metals are poor conductors. Obviously I wouldn’t paint the entire roof black but the cap, not to worry, and it does look great.


Thx!
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Yeah that does look good. Damn.
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