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Old 06-19-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Paint job for my Burro!

I know people have repainted their trailers.. Can anyone give me an idea what is a reasonable cost?? I contacted a company here in Olympia that refurbishes cars but they're willing to paint Burrito.. Poor baby is so oxidized! They'd sand, paint, & 2 coats of clear coat or Gel coat, 1 coat of the other.. forget the order!! I'd appreciate any input! Thanks!!
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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Cost of paint jobs will vary quite a bit depending on the amount of work needed to prepare the trailer for painting, the quality of the paint used and the quality of the paint job itself. For mine the prices ranged from $3,000-$6000 on average. The result on mine is close to show quality, with minimal body work was required and I removed all the windows and exterior fittings. The paint I used is called Endura which is an industrial aviation.marine coating, tough as nails and very good gloss.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:41 PM   #3
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When it comes to paint, you get what you pay for. Ian's Boler is an immaculate paint job, but you can probably get a reasonably good job done in the $1500-$2000 range. There is a surprising amount of surface area to cover when painting a trailer - even a small one, so much of that cost is in material.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:23 AM   #4
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Thanks Ian & Robert! The guy told me he'd do it for $1500.00.. Said he'd sand, etc.. When I hesitated, he asked me.. told me he'd give me a deal because of who referred me.. Said he charges $3500.00 to do cars! That doe sound like a bargin! Read lots of stuff about different finishes, the yellowing, stripping, maintaining, etc.. Think I may go for the professional job!!
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Old 06-20-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
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That is an excellent price
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:54 AM   #6
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I did mine myself and it cost me about $280.00 all in with primer, paint and all supplies required. The prep took a couple weekends of bodywork. The actual paint job took about 10hrs total. I used interlux topside and applied it using the roll and tip method. The results look great.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:11 AM   #7
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Roll and Tip

Hi: Am a little in the dark as to the "roll and tip" method. Is this just using a paint roler like doing a houe or? Thanks
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:19 AM   #8
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Hi: Am a little in the dark as to the "roll and tip" method. Is this just using a paint roler like doing a houe or? Thanks
If you Google Roll and Tip you will get a ton of sites. This attached video is an excellent instructional video on the method
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:49 AM   #9
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Tractor supply sells an alkyd paint, Majic Tractor, Truck & Implement paint. A lot of people have used this paint to restore tractors & cars/trucks. I am painting my Boler with it. The primer is $24.99 a gallon as well as the paint. You have to wait at least 24 hours between coats, 2 coats of primer & 2 coats of paint is recommended. Comes in a variety of colors and you can even do a layer of clear coat over the top for the same price. Paint can be applied with roller or brush or thinned to spray. They sell a hardner & a reduce that you need to add to it but it is minimal expense.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:52 AM   #10
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I've had great results with roll and tip on fiberglass boats, but - considering that you are in Alabama - wait for a lower humidity, moderate temperature day to paint.
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Sorry Karen L, my comment was directed to Bubblelover in Alabama.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:34 PM   #12
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This one has been at the Ontario Bolerama the last couple of years.


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Hey James that is my burro.it was a total wreck when I bought it ,no floor at all , a tree had fallen on and it was cracked from one side to the other. We decided to remove the horizontal belly band and fiberglas it solid.i used valspar tractor enamel from princess auto . I mixed john deer green and john deer yellow together to get that colour. It looked great for about the first 2 months when I noticed it quickly started to fade so I applied 5 coats of zep over the finish three years ago and it still looks fantastic to this day. Never waxed or zeped it since.it will be at bolerama again this year
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I think that that pic was taken three years ago. Sure got some attention.


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