Question on applying clear coat on 13 Ft Scamp - Fiberglass RV

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Old 05-18-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has had to fix some clear coat issues on a scamp trailer. I have a 13ft 1984 scamp and it has some areas where the clear coat is bubbling off. I purchased the gelcoat from scamp but they were terrible in providing the information on applying it. I understand that I should clean the area first then apply, but what type of brush should I use to apply it? I was thinking a rollar because it would be smooth. The bottle the gelcoat came in from scamp had no information on the productwhat so ever just a plain white container. For future reference for other scamp owners, if you have yet to deal with the company good luck It's been nothing but a hassel for me
!!! Any information would be great!!!!

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Old 05-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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I'd like to try to help, but from reading your post I'm confused.

See, gelcoat is usually sprayed into the mold when our eggs are built (so it ends up on the outside). It's a two-part polyester product (sometimes available as a one-part "scratch patch" type of thing).

But... one doesn't generally "brush" it on later. You CAN use gelcoat to fix up scratches, divots, and isolated problems, but if you are going to "repaint" the whole trailer, then you should probably paint. Brush or spray.

Now people do sometimes re-spray gelcoat, although I would argue that a good two-part paint makes more sense when it comes time for that.

Also... there is not usually any clear coat on an egg. I wonder if some well-meaning former owner sprayed yours with automotive clear coat (usually put on top of paint, not gelcoat, but you never know).

Can you explain in more detail? Photos?

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