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Old 05-08-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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How to protect a painted trailer

Wondering....my Scamp has some artistic work on the outside. Is there something (wax, whatever) that I can use to help preserve the painting?

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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It's already painted, I just want to protect the scenic lily pond and birds with some wax or finish of some type. It is NOT a one color paint job..lotsa colors! Looking for protective finish that would NOT require being removed at any time, ie, no discoloring or curling.

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It's already painted, I just want to protect the scenic lily pond and birds with some wax or finish of some type. It is NOT a one color paint job..lotsa colors! Looking for protective finish that would NOT require being removed at any time, ie, no discoloring or curling.

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Perhaps this thread will help.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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It's already painted, I just want to protect the scenic lily pond and birds with some wax or finish of some type. It is NOT a one color paint job..lotsa colors! Looking for protective finish that would NOT require being removed at any time, ie, no discoloring or curling.

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Any high quality car wax should work, just avoid wax & polish products the "polish" is often fine grit. Test a small spot as inconspicuous as possible to make sure it does not harm paint.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Clear coat.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Ok, it's my fault I kinda thought that paint and the "covering" were two sides of the same coin. My bad.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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you have to know what kind of paint was used first. if its automotive paint,, your annual wax job should do the trick. otherwise,,carefull what you put on it. it could destroy the paint.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #9
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If I do this right, THIS is the paint job I want to protect ...well, that didn't seem to work very well!
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Thats a terrific piece of work!
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Fabulous art!

Applying a wax will affect the color, isn't very long lasting and the application could damage the artwork.

Painters use a clear acrylic spray to protect their paintings. It is easy to apply and won't change the color.

If you go to a good art supply store, they can tell you what to use to protect your painting.
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WHAT type of paint was used to paint the mural? That's the first question. Paints, like metals, don't play well together when mixed. You can put a clear coat over the top if you wish, but need to use the same type of paint... acrylic, latex, oil, etc.
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I'm thinking it is acrylic or oil, and I think for something like this acrylic would be best because it would dry faster. Although...oil is usually tougher.

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Wow! That is indeed a work of art, I can see why you want to protect it!

Can't offer any suggestions on protection, but protect you must!!!!

I'm sure many here can help. Good Luck!

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