Finished Painting the exterior of my scamp today - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #1
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Finished Painting the exterior of my scamp today

I don't like the in your face 1970s Scamp logo, so I designed my own - and got them laser cut out of reflective vinyl. IS IT WRONG OF ME TO CHANGE THE LOGO? I just hated the size and the diagonal angle it sat on....

I am the biggest idiot painter so I went with the Rustolium spay cans, and just scratched the gel coat with a light sand paper instead of a primer - works great!

Must look OK as a random stranger drove up to my front yard and asked me if I wanted to sell it... I was a little offended as I was clearly working on the trailer, but now I take it as a compliment.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Less is more.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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Great Job, Brian!

I remember when you first brought the Scamp home and posted. I thought it was a good acquisition in pretty good shape....you made her a "Looker"! No wonder the passerby made an offer to buy her.

Enjoy...Enjoy!
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:56 PM   #4
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Looks great, very classy.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for cudos! What amazes me is that this trailer is over 20 years old, and it cleans up nicely with a little paint job , that glossy floor wax, and a good cleaning.

My wife thinks it looks like an Igloo Cooler...ha! Yes I sorta see what she is talking about, but she likes it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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You could say these trailers are like women. A little bit of makeup tastefully applied often looks better than gawdiness.
I guess that makes you a makeup artist. Well done.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:45 AM   #7
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Isnít it amazing what a fresh paint job will do? Iíve only had my Burro out of paint for a week and have had 4 people try and buy it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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Amazing---and I love your new lettering!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #9
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Looks great !! I like your idea with the logo, the original is to big.Thanks for telling us about your painting method,that's the way I'm going to do mine. If that makes you an idiot than I'll join you !!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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Awesome paint job. I really really like your color selection. In fact, your trailer would look really good towed behind my truck.

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I like the bottle top in the last picture. Makes the Scamp look like a toy...
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #12
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I totally agree!
When I dolled up my vehicles I always tried to have more by doing less.

Your trailer looks exceptionally clean and crisp.

Great job!
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Great job and from "Rustolium spay cans". How many cans did it take?Did you put a clear coat on it too?
I knew a girl that had nice paint job on her car. I asked her who did it and she said she did. I was getting ready to ask her to do mine until I got within a foot of the car and saw the hairs from the paint brush. She used a gal of house paint,lol. But it looked good from a far.
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Great job and from "Rustolium spay cans". How many cans did it take?Did you put a clear coat on it too?
I knew a girl that had nice paint job on her car. I asked her who did it and she said she did. I was getting ready to ask her to do mine until I got within a foot of the car and saw the hairs from the paint brush. She used a gal of house paint,lol. But it looked good from a far.
I think I bought 9 Spray cans, but only used 6 or 7 - not saying its a perfect paint job, but for a trailer it looks great. I would not suggest you go spray painting your car. I also used that Red Max floor wax for the gloss coating. The white is just the fiberglass cleaned and glossed with the floor wax, with the exception of the rock shield. I had to spray paint that white because when I peeled the original decal off, it left a bright white mark in the shape of the scamp lettering because the decal protected thefiber glass from weathering/UV rays.
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