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Old 08-23-2017, 10:38 AM   #1
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Brightside Chipping?

Painted my trailer a couple of weeks ago with Brightside. After 6000km the front corners are extremely chipped. The white on top looks good but the blue on the bottom looks terrible. Chipped down to the primer. For the cost I am extremely disappointed in it. You need to be very careful near the paint. Any bump can leave a mark behind.

Has anyone else had this issue? Is it a difference in the colours? I did the white first so had a good idea about the technique with the blue and was painted under the same conditions.

Is Brightside really just a soft paint? I couldn't imagine painting a boat with a finish like that. Any bump into a dock or whatever would ruin the finish.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:43 AM   #2
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Photos. Looks like an enamel mug. Ha.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:11 PM   #3
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How much of your 6000 km was travelling on gravel roads. Gravel roads can be real tough on a paint job. I have had gravel damage on the factory paint of my car after only a 10's of km travelled on gravel.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:29 PM   #4
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Bummer!

The cow's already out of the barn, but I recall one member posted a non-permanent, spray-on product he used to coat the lower front of his brand new Scamp. He seemed pleased with its performance, and it peels off by hand.

A quick search turned up Armor All Custom Shield. I'm not sure if it's the same product used by the person who posted earlier.
https://www.amazon.com/Armor-All-172.../dp/B00FF0K8FM
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:21 PM   #5
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I would talk to someone where you bought the paint. Is it really an issue with the Brightside or is it an issue with the fact that the primer and the topcoat are not bonded properly?
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:51 PM   #6
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The only gravel would be the few campgrounds I pulled into. The chips were apparent the first day before I even got to camp.

I had already found some Monstaliner that matches pretty close. I was planning on putting some on the front anyway but I'll do it sooner rather than later. The rest of the trailer is a real concern though. I've already put scratches in the paint from a back back and camp chairs.

The blue paint always had a brown slick on top that would need to be stirred in before painting and would need to be stirred while in the tray. Is this normal? I didn't notice with the white but I chalked that up to the colour.

I'll ask at the store i bought it at when I return next month.
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Also, ask how long it takes for the paint to cure. Just because it is dry to the touch, does not mean it has reached its full hardness or strength.
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paint usually CURES in 2 months
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might want to read this thread. might give some incite to what has happened.

Brightside didn't adhere to primer - Yachtpaintforum.com
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paint usually CURES in 2 months


I'm thinking this might be the case. Especially since the white was finished nearly a month before the blue.

I followed the directions from Interlux to the T. I spent three weeks straight of prepping and painting.

Otherwise the trailer looks amazing.
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