Re-painted fiberglass - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Re-painted fiberglass

Found a trailer that seller says was re-painted and "looks like new". It is a 2005. Said it was "
completely repainted by a RV shop that does upper end fiberglass rv's for the dealers here. It looks brand new.
Should I be concerned? How can I be assured without long road trip and be sure it'll hold up?
Any help?
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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First question I would ask is why was a 2005 painted? Is it custom paint? If not I would worry that it has been in an accident. Gel coat should last many many many years worry free.

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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I own a 2005 13 foot Scamp that was oxidizing badly, so I had the top half pained by a professional paint shop. So it does go to show that the gel coat may last, but, it does oxidize. I had to park my trailer in outside all the time. Now have a cover, thank heavens. Marg in NW California
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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i would get information about the paint for the future...different types of paint cant just be painted over paint...because eventually it will need to be touched up or redone,

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.... J.R.R. Tolkien
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