Painting the exterior - Page 6 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2011, 08:24 AM   #71
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,046
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Sailor View Post
Rolling is not the best way. There is something called Tip and Roll. In reality it is Roll and Tip. Rolling the paint on up and down, and then another person follow and lightly drags a foam brush horizontally to pop the bubbles. With 2 part Interlux, it looks like it is sprayed on. I thin it about 40% and do three coats.

The Brightside is a one part paint and can easily be damaged. The Perfection paint, is two part, and dries like rock--you can't really scratch it because the paint is so hard--it lasts far longer than Brightside.
You simply MUST try micro rollers!
__________________

__________________
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #72
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1970 Boler
Posts: 374
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Sailor View Post
Rolling is not the best way. There is something called Tip and Roll. In reality it is Roll and Tip. Rolling the paint on up and down, and then another person follow and lightly drags a foam brush horizontally to pop the bubbles. With 2 part Interlux, it looks like it is sprayed on. I thin it about 40% and do three coats.

The Brightside is a one part paint and can easily be damaged. The Perfection paint, is two part, and dries like rock--you can't really scratch it because the paint is so hard--it lasts far longer than Brightside.

The roll and tip is what I used on the above BOler. I am curious about the 2 part "Perfection" paint as I have another unrelated project I want to tackle.....by 2 part do you mean there is an addition of a hardener to the paint....or is it a base coat and clear coat style?
__________________

__________________
Kurt in BC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 08:22 AM   #73
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Surfside
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken James View Post
Okay, we've had a number of threads concerning painting these little eggs. We have done several ourselves, from brush painting to having them painted professionally. The body shop is the best to be sure. However, my better half (who has far more patience than I), just finished doing the Trillium. I'm completely blown away at how nice it turned out. We saved $1,000 and didn't lose much in doing so.

She used a quality small roller loaded with Brightside Interlux Marine Enamel. It took 3 coats but I think you'll agree it is almost as good as the body shop. That paint flows nicely and doesn't leave roller marks. Cost $130 Canadian and a lot of humility on my part.
Hey Ken what color of White did you use?
__________________
kelly p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 11:20 AM   #74
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,151
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by kelly p View Post
Hey Ken what color of White did you use?
I don't think Ken will answer you. Go back and read posts #59, 60, & 61.
Quote:
Fiberglass RV > Members List
Ken James's Profile
Ken James is offline
Senior Member

Last Activity: 12-03-2008 10:10 PM
__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 03:45 PM   #75
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Primer
Interlux
Pre-kote
#4279
white
* * * *
Finish
Interlux
Brightside
Polyurethane
Premium One part Enamel
#4359
White
Attached Thumbnails
583 (640x480).jpg  
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 03:59 PM   #76
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Five full years after the last coat was put on the bottom the trailer still looks great. There is no chipping, scratching, cracking or noticeable fading that can be seen with the naked eye. Even in bright sunlight it looks great after washing the usual road grime off of it. In retrospect... I would do it again on another trailer.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 10:26 PM   #77
Senior Member
 
Night Sailor's Avatar
 
Name: Conrad
Trailer: Bigfoot 3000 & Barth "slide-in" truck camper
Connecticut
Posts: 963
Send a message via Skype™ to Night Sailor
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt in BC

The roll and tip is what I used on the above BOler. I am curious about the 2 part "Perfection" paint as I have another unrelated project I want to tackle.....by 2 part do you mean there is an addition of a hardener to the paint....or is it a base coat and clear coat style?
It is epoxy with a hardener. Any leftovers cannot be saved. To give you an example. I lost reverse while docking and had to put the side of my boat into a piling to slow down. I was about to grab a dock line to prevent T-boning the dock. But I made a mess of the side of my boat. The next day I cleaned all the tar off with acetone and was amazed to see relatively minro scratches. One part paint would have peeled like bad sunburn.
__________________
Night Sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:34 PM   #78
Junior Member
 
Name: Bert
Trailer: BOLER
Ontario
Posts: 5
where did u buy the paint?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken James View Post
Okay, we've had a number of threads concerning painting these little eggs. We have done several ourselves, from brush painting to having them painted professionally. The body shop is the best to be sure. However, my better half (who has far more patience than I), just finished doing the Trillium. I'm completely blown away at how nice it turned out. We saved $1,000 and didn't lose much in doing so.

She used a quality small roller loaded with Brightside Interlux Marine Enamel. It took 3 coats but I think you'll agree it is almost as good as the body shop. That paint flows nicely and doesn't leave roller marks. Cost $130 Canadian and a lot of humility on my part.
Hi Ken; I want to paint my 74 Boler too. Please tell me WHERE u bot the paint.
Thanx
Bert
__________________
EGBERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #79
Junior Member
 
Name: Bert
Trailer: BOLER
Ontario
Posts: 5
Where can I buy the Interlux Marine paint? Do I have to go to a Marina? Does Canadian Tire sell it?
Bert
__________________
EGBERT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #80
Junior Member
 
BetsyBoler's Avatar
 
Name: Dawn
Trailer: '78 Boler 1300
Alberta
Posts: 2
Painting my Betsy

I've loved reading about all of the painting advice. If I use Interlux Brightside, where do I get rock guard and how do I apply that over the paint?
Also, I have quite a few wee pits in Betsy's front from road rocks... what do you use to fill those before painting?
Dawn
__________________
BetsyBoler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 06:43 PM   #81
Junior Member
 
BetsyBoler's Avatar
 
Name: Dawn
Trailer: '78 Boler 1300
Alberta
Posts: 2
James Kent, I Absolutely adore your screen door. Did you make it yourself?
__________________
BetsyBoler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #82
Senior Member
 
Night Sailor's Avatar
 
Name: Conrad
Trailer: Bigfoot 3000 & Barth "slide-in" truck camper
Connecticut
Posts: 963
Send a message via Skype™ to Night Sailor
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetsyBoler View Post
I've loved reading about all of the painting advice. If I use Interlux Brightside, where do I get rock guard and how do I apply that over the paint?
Also, I have quite a few wee pits in Betsy's front from road rocks... what do you use to fill those before painting?
Dawn
Interlux Brightside does not hold up well. I use Interlux Perfection which is a hard two part epoxy paint. If your egg was scratched up by a branch the Brightside would peel off and look terrible. A branch might leave a faint scratch on Perfection paint and the branch would look beat up. Hard paints are hard. They don't peel, chip or scratch easily.

Perfection application does require more study, requires more care, better rollers and brushes, and has safety concerns when applying. Chances are you would not need a rock guard with perfection,and instead could fill nicks and and repaint very easily.

For very small nicks you can use Interlux 2000E primer and apply a couple of coats on the areas chipped, and then sand flush and repaint.

For deeper gouges, use west Epoxy with 410 filler-- it is easy to sand, then prime and paint.

Still deeper gouges you would use something like West Systems 403 filler--this is harder to sand but better for bigger gouges.

More serious work requires glass fiver reinforcement.

For more information pick up a west systems book at West Marine or on-line.

System 3 is equally good prodict line,, I'm told.
__________________
Night Sailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 05:24 PM   #83
Senior Member
 
Name: Randy
Trailer: 1980Trillium 1300
Ontario
Posts: 355
Show Us Your Rigs
__________________
Thinh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 08:07 PM   #84
Senior Member
 
Name: Tonnie
Trailer: Scamp
Florida
Posts: 162
Can someone tell me how much Interlux paint a 13" Scamp would require?
__________________

__________________
Tonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
paint, painting


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Exterior storage box Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 17 06-18-2011 09:40 AM
Painting the exterior - truck bed lining? kimb Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 04-24-2010 08:39 PM
Exterior Shower Matthew A Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 10 08-21-2009 12:13 PM
Questions about painting exterior Chris J Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 02-23-2008 10:29 PM
Exterior Care Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 9 01-23-2003 02:43 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.