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Old 08-21-2016, 05:54 PM   #15
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Not sure if you are saying your trailer is the original gell coat or if your trailer has been painted and you wish to strip the paint
It's been poorly painted and I wish to strip the paint to expose the original gelcoat.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:53 PM   #16
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Has anyone - other than myself - tried a product called "Shine On" to remedy "dusty gel coat" syndrome.. I procured it 3 years ago, installed it 2 years ago and now 2 years later it still probably looks similar to the day it left the factory in 1975.. Amazing stuff, seems to only be available on-line.. I just hope that I don't find that in a few years it was "to good to be true" ;-)
Hi Chris from Comox. Our Gel coat is pretty much shot. All the paint and RV shops that looked at it were saying there isn't much that can be done to restore it. There are small spider web cracks starting to before it gets too serious, we were told to get it in to a shop sooner than later. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:27 AM   #17
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gel coat restoration...

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This is the right advice for you as a trailer that age even under extreme conditions should come back to life with out having to paint.
Yep, you're quite right...we've not seen the final reveal yet, but from the photo's he's sent, it's looking amazing!! If I could figure out how to share those here, I surely would!
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:07 AM   #18
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Can you share the brand of marine wax he is using? Thanks!


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Old 08-23-2016, 02:50 AM   #19
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re the wax he's using...

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Can you share the brand of marine wax he is using? Thanks!


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I wish I could LiseKen...He's not told us and perhaps won't..that's what he's getting paid(very well paid) to do. The best I could suggest would be to do a search on high quality marine products. He said this wax "clear coat" he called it, is extremely "durable". It would take something particularly good to withstand the UV here!
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:00 AM   #20
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I wish I could LiseKen...He's not told us and perhaps won't..that's what he's getting paid(very well paid) to do. The best I could suggest would be to do a search on high quality marine products. He said this wax "clear coat" he called it, is extremely "durable". It would take something particularly good to withstand the UV here!
Maybe he,s using Zep , buy it for $25 buck,s a gallon and resells it for$100 bucks a quart. . If it lasts 1 to 2 years on a snoozy flat roof that would be my guess.
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:37 AM   #21
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Maybe he,s using Zep , buy it for $25 buck,s a gallon and resells it for$100 bucks a quart. . If it lasts 1 to 2 years on a snoozy flat roof that would be my guess.
Maybe...i just can't say for sure. I asked my husband & he said he wants to find out too. The guy said he'd give us some to take home with. If I find out, I'll definitely post it!!
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:26 PM   #22
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Donna Marie! Can I ask how much you were quoted to bring back the beauty in your trailer? Mine too had heavvvvy oxidation, my orbital polisher and Maguires isn't making even the slightest difference.

I too am in Vancouver and would love if you could share the name of your shop and the price!
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:30 PM   #23
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I just reread the thread and see you are not in Vancouver, how I thought that I don't know. Regardless, I'm still curious as to what I could expect to pay if you don't mind sharing.
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:53 AM   #24
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$$$ facelift for the gelcoat...

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I just reread the thread and see you are not in Vancouver, how I thought that I don't know. Regardless, I'm still curious as to what I could expect to pay if you don't mind sharing.
Good morning Cassie Trill...omgosh, you're not gonna like this. It was several thousand dollars, bUT...that included several (one ~significant!)cracks that had to be repaired in the body, and the tongue. I wish I knew exactly what JUST doing the gel coat would've been..with the cracks,the repair's being three hundred for this one, 250.00 for this one, oh...three hundred plus for~ THIS one it really added up. It's ok though, it's going to be better than EVER, when it's done.


He's like the general contractor one hires for a house build...this is his forte'...everything fiberglass. We're very satisfied with his work...just saw it again this weekend. Stunning, i must say!! He's also put in a new air conditioner. The one that was in it, it turns out~ was only a five thousand btu. We needed an 8,ooo. What a huuuuge difference.This is our one big indulgence. When we retire, in hopefully 18 months, this is the key piece to how we'll be living. Hope you're able to find a real master at this...like we did. It's astounding, to see it like it is NOW!! As he said "im gonna make her pretty for ya...it'll knock your socks off!" and it HAS!!
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:52 AM   #25
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stripping paint and sanding 1973 Trillium 1300

Hi! Nice to join this forum as there are so many posts of owners helping owners! very cool! Our trailer was painted by the previous owner in a teal blue/green above the belly band and then solid black below the band to match his hot rod! Black stone guard or rock chip on front. Last year, my wife/I did a 7300km trip from Vanc Island BC to Yellowknife and the front paint job got pretty beat up. Is someone aware of a detailed video and steps that shows how to remove the paint as well as re-apply stone guard? I could just start sanding but am not sure how far to sand so as not to damage the gel coat. A body shop advised the process would cost $3500 to do body/paint......I may have access to a garage where I could do most of this, other than the painting, by myself. We too have some "spider" cracks in the gel coat so what is the best way to repair them? Thanks for any help and it's great to be part of the "egg" family!
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