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Old 08-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #15
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What exact type of rustoleum spray paint did you use? Is it one made specifically for fiberglass, or automotive paint? Can it be purchased at a regular hardware store? Does it come in alot of colors? Did you use the floor wax on the repainted portion of the scamp or just the top? Great job by the way! :-)
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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Many articles I've read on this issue, many say to use Rustoleum Marine paint.

And to the forum Marie.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #17
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What exact type of rustoleum spray paint did you use? Is it one made specifically for fiberglass, or automotive paint? Can it be purchased at a regular hardware store? Does it come in alot of colors? Did you use the floor wax on the repainted portion of the scamp or just the top? Great job by the way! :-)
I believe I bought the enamel rustolium brand , however I will have to check. It was cheap though, I believe each can was around $4 or $5 dollars. It was an all purpose spray paint....I wii take a picture of the can and post it.

I bought the paint at the Lowes near my house, and another Lowes across town. They didn't have enough cans in stock at the first one I went to.

I put the Red Max Floor Wax on every part of my trailer. I don't know how many layers cause I started on one side then to the other. By the time I got to the original side I started, it was dry. So it was many circles around the trailer. No bleeding colors, and I didn't pay attention to what color I was wiping the wax on, just was all over the place. Make sure to wear plastic gloves as it is quit dangerous to your health in liquid form. Also use a step ladder so the wax liquid does not roll down your arm. It's safe and glossy on your trailer, just not on your skin!

I also sanded a few spots were I had some drips, repainted and the paint seemed really durable. My feeling is that it will be a good durable paint. I think as long as you lightly scuff the gel coat it will stick like primer.

The decals logos were just a design I created on the computer. I sent the Vector files to an Internet place called the Sign Chef, and they delivered them via UPS within the week....however ridiculously expensive....I would use a local place for the decals if I had to do it again.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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Looks really nice. I like the original Scamp logo but your re-do looks quite nice. Happy trails.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #19
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Looks really nice. I like the original Scamp logo but your re-do looks quite nice. Happy trails.
I guess I was too harsh in my criticism of scamps logo...of course lots of people like the scamp logo, its got a long storied history. You are not alone. I think it's my personal preference with everything to have smaller logos on my clothes, bags, and vehicles.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #20
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What is the best way to remove a Scamp decal?
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #21
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What is the best way to remove a Scamp decal?
Do you mean fast or cheap or without worrying about damaging the gelcoat? I'd use one of these 3M-7498 STRIPE WHEEL W/ARBOR - Amazon.com

Here's a thread that shows it's ease of use and the results: Removing Stripes

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Old 09-10-2013, 08:30 PM   #22
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I used a razor blade to start one end to peel up and peeled off slowly. You have to be patient, but it peels off. Then I lightly washed any sticky residue with alcohol, but there was'nt a lot to clean off.
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Use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive

When taking off decals...

1) Use a hair dryer to heat the up.
2) Start at a corner and use fingernail to lift edge.
3) When pulling up heat underside of decal.
4) When complete use "goo gone".

Works like a dream
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:38 AM   #24
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Thanks all!
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #25
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Here is the paint I used
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #26
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Brian,
I really like your paint job and decal improvement. Your luxury RV is 11years older than mine but way mas cool!
Good job,
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(I'm trying to convince my wife to let me remove the Scamp decals, but she resists on grounds of remaining "original".) You are my best argument so far!
Thanks!
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I really like your paint job and decal improvement. Your luxury RV is 11years older than mine but way mas cool!
Good job,
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(I'm trying to convince my wife to let me remove the Scamp decals, but she resists on grounds of remaining "original".) You are my best argument so far!
Thanks!
Thanks Tom! I hear your wife's argument on keeping it " original". It was a little scary taking the decals off, not really knowing how the whole thing would come together! I was inspired by the two tone Bolers and their smaller logos.

If anyone wants the Scamp logos I designed, I have them in vector files, and the size specifications that I used - just send me your e-mail address and I will send them to you.
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Original? There were probably several hundred 13' Scamps built in 2003. This is an opportunity to be uniquely your own. It's not like anyone is going to say "Look Gladys, a 2003 13' Scamp with original decals." Be you, don't be them. YMMV
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