Fibreglass Paint Job - Fiberglass RV



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Old 04-09-2019, 09:38 AM   #1
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Fibreglass Paint Job

Hi there, Iím new to this forum! I own a 1978 Honey Boler that I would like to refinish (eventually to run a small business out of!!)
Does anybody know where a good place is to get a paint job and get a new window put into my Boler?
Appreciate any help!!
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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Sonja

cute little Boler you've got there.

Sure, and autobody shop can easily handle a job like this, or ask at your local RV supply store for recommendations for a garage mechanic/painter who can handle a task like this. (they often have folks they regularly deal with)

it's probably gonna cost you a few bucks, so be somewhat prepared.

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Old 04-09-2019, 03:08 PM   #3
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Don't be somewhat prepared for the price, be very very prepared
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:33 AM   #4
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The GOOD news is, they'll use a "PPG" style quality paint that will NOT "yellow"!!

Well that is if you use "white"!
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:05 PM   #5
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I keep reading that a boat place is the go-to for painting since they are the fiberglass pros. Not true?
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:57 PM   #6
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I painted ours myself. The painting is the easy part. All the prep for painting is hard work. Click image for larger version

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Nice work.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:22 AM   #9
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Painting your trailer..

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I painted ours myself. The painting is the easy part. All the prep for painting is hard work. Attachment 128794Attachment 128795Attachment 128796
WOWZA!! FAntabulous job you've done there! omgosh...incredible~ can you share what sort of paint you used...technique,etc. Thanks much!
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Sonja

cute little Boler you've got there.

Sure, and autobody shop can easily handle a job like this, or ask at your local RV supply store for recommendations for a garage mechanic/painter who can handle a task like this. (they often have folks they regularly deal with)

it's probably gonna cost you a few bucks, so be somewhat prepared.

Welcome to the asylum!
:For Fibre Glass check out your nearest Marine store, same goes for the paint you will need, if you have a Princess auto in your area check out the cost of a Air Sprayer and then go to the library and read up about painting with air. You will need to check out the problems with the body on the Boler first see if the FG needs some body work, you can do this kind of work yourself but again go to the Library and read up on this or go to Google on the internet, probably better than the Library.
If my wife who has never in her life restored a car can do it then anyone can do it except for my brother who cannot even ban a nail into a wall.
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WOWZA!! FAntabulous job you've done there! omgosh...incredible~ can you share what sort of paint you used...technique,etc. Thanks much!
I used Interlux Brightside primer and paint. It was applied by the roll and tip technique.
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For fiberglass repairs YouTube boatworks today. Great tutorials.
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Thanks! I'm sure those with (as I'm finding with ours) fiberglass shells that are older & getting "quite thin" as we've been told...are going to contemplate the -what next? scenario. We'd priced having it done by a "pro" in an auto body paint establishment. Between 7-10,000. I don't think so!You did a beautiful job!
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Surprised no one has mentioned contacting an auto body class at a trade school.
This is not a new idea, remember Corvettes are made of fiberglass too.
No idea on the window.
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