Beauti-Tone Paint for Fibreglass? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-01-2018, 12:23 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 2,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by vintageracer View Post
IF you like the textured finish that results!
You can order that "bed liner" high solids polyurethane paints with or without texture in it. People jump to conclusions that it only comes with texture in it. The point is that it is a high solids polyurethane paint that on its own resist chipping. The texture is an add-in of rubber crumbs that further helps resist strikes by small particle road debris. The polyurethane paints have some flex to them which is why they are suitable for this application. So first the paint is formulated and after that the texture is added.

This means you can get the paints with or without the texture added to it. So you could opt to only have texture on the lower surface area facing the tongue where it tends to get the majority of the rock strikes. You would buy the regular paint and order a packet of rubber crumb additive to put into the paint used for coating that vulnerable area, or even along the last few inches all around the lower walls. It is a cost saving approach to just buy a small amount of additive instead of a whole gallon when you don't need a gallon of textured paint. It won't look all that strange and it will still be nice and shiny with a color matched to the rest of the paint job.
__________________

k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 12:50 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
vintageracer's Avatar
 
Name: To Infinity & Beyond!
Trailer: Uhaul CT 13 & 1977 Argosy 6.0 Minuet
Tennessee
Posts: 515
LineX and all the other Bed Liner installers spray the bed liner coating at thickness's of a minimum of 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thickness.

Nobody sprays the Poly PAINT you describe to that thickness and once you have LineX on your trailer you are stuck with it like it or not!
__________________

__________________
Mike

Remember "Drive Fast, Turn Heads, Break Hearts"!
vintageracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 12:59 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: J Ronald
Trailer: Currently shopping
North Carolina
Posts: 219
Painting

I have painted boats with Interlux Brightside with a roller. Tipping is not necessary and will not enhance the finish. It's a very forgiving paint, easy to use. You roll it until it is tacky and it will not run but will shrink to a great finish. I like Rust Oleom paints but not their paints for fiberglass.

A two part polyurathane will give a shinier finish and look like it was sprayed even though it was rolled. I used one many years ago and chose not to do it again, too much trouble, but todays two parts that are designed for rolling on are much better than what I had years ago.
J Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 12:59 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: Was A-Liner now 13f Scamp
Missouri
Posts: 2,739
mike I admit I was scratching my head at he linex paint but anything is possible I guess


bob
k0wtz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 01:29 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1976 Boler
Alberta
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by ststefan View Post
We are also adding rubberized rocker guard paint to the front of the Boler to help eliminate rock chips.

Rubberized Rockerguard Undercoating | Canadian Tire
On the advice of a professional vehicle painter I got a spray can of bedliner spray at ACE hardware. It went on well. Dried quickly. And from the test sample I made it sticks to fibreglass really well.

Gerry
Gerry 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 01:32 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1976 Boler
Alberta
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikmay View Post
No we’re talking solid paint, the one limitation to interlux is its limitations on colors although with some experimenting you can mix certain colors to make it a little different but be careful as it can be an expensive screw up ! Don’t ask me how I know.
Mike, I can't resist — what happened? The colours we'd like (pale yellow on top and brighter yellow on bottom — the same as the original colours) aren't available from Interlux. Which is why we are trying to find a good paint that IS tintable. :-)
Gerry 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 03:19 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Name: J Ronald
Trailer: Currently shopping
North Carolina
Posts: 219
Shades of Inyerlux.

I have mixed Interlux Brightside to get the shade I wanted. Mix some white with the yelow to get a lighter shade. I mixed some Bristol Beige with white to get the shade I wanted. Just mix all you will need before you start. Interlux recomends this.
J Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1971 Trailswest Campster
Washington
Posts: 2,315
The Sherwin Williams Company has a wide variety of coatings including marine types of urethane paints. They do offer tinting on many of their product lines. You may need to custom order as it might not be something the dealers keep in stock.

They also have a whole line of automotive paints that they sell to body shops. They are not just a house paint supplier. They are a major player in industrial and heavy duty paint applications.
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2018, 11:11 AM   #23
Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Trillium
British Columbia
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by ststefan View Post
We are also adding rubberized rocker guard paint to the front of the Boler to help eliminate rock chips.

Rubberized Rockerguard Undercoating | Canadian Tire
I utilized this product and regret having done so.. I used the Tan color instead of the Black found it easy to apply, as long as you spray evenly and at a rather quick pace.. If you slow down it sprays thick and starts to build up real quick.. As the song says "it looks better in the shade" having said this it sticks well to fiberglass until the rocks and loose gravel of non-paved or cement roads make contact with it.. At this point it gets chipped off by one rock at a time.. After a mere 40km of gravel road it was necessary to reapply the product to the 2 front corners.. And overcoating so that it blended in with the original application was tricky.. And Yes, I also have a rather expensive rock-guard attached to my two vehicle to supposedly stop rocks from hitting the trailer in the first place - but some of those buggars still get past the guard.. I am prepared to sand it all off but still not sure what to replace it with.. I'll be following this post
__________________
Chris from Comox..
Chris from Comox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2018, 04:32 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1976 Boler
Alberta
Posts: 11
Thanks for this tip, J Ron. I'm going to get in touch with the local Interlux dealer to find out more about this. How did you do it? Was mixing it thoroughly a problem?

Gerry
Gerry 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 05:42 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Name: J Ronald
Trailer: Currently shopping
North Carolina
Posts: 219
Interlux Brightside.

Gerry, boat stores normally carry this paint, West Marine is where I bought most of mine but there may be cheaper places. You can call Interlux and tell them what you are doing and they will be glad to help. Clean the surface very well and wash it with TSP to remove wax, got this at Lowes. It was easy to do, measure the amounts of both paints you mix. I also added a very small amount of Penatrol and reducer to help it flow, although this is not necessary. Use the 4 inch white foam rollers and roll it until it is sticky. Watch your roller and don't use it until it starts to come apart, small bits of foam don't look good in the finish. Rolling it until sticky will cause the roller to not last as long although they last very well. Keep a wet edge to paint to. It will flow and shrink to a nice finish. The heavier you put the paint on the longer you will need to roll it to prevent runs. Absoutely no need to use a brush at all unless to trim where a roller will not go but if the taping is well done a brush probably will not be needed. The proper primer and lightly sanding it is definately worthwhile. I used three coats of finish paint. A 4 in. roller seems like it will take a long time to do the job but it will go quickly. You can do a small area and watch it a few minutes to see there are no runs and it begins to flow to check out your technique. If your technique looks good go for it, if not wash it off with reducer and try again. I suspect your first attempt will be good. You will move slowly to start but don't be afraid of this job once you start move on quite rapidly. Roll rapidly and when tacky move on don't mess around, just do it. This paint is very forgiving. Good luck although I suspect you will not need luck.
J Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 08:46 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
ststefan's Avatar
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: 1979 Boler1700
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Posts: 332
Registry
I got interlux paint at industrial plastics and paint Port Coquitlan, B.C. . They have a location in Calgary:

https://goindustrial.ca/index.php/en/products
ststefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2018, 09:40 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
TheWanderers's Avatar
 
Name: Bill&Laura
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Fiver
Kentucky
Posts: 757
Registry
We painted our Scamp with Rustoleum TopSide in two tone paint. You can read about the paint job here beginning on post #249. This paint went on easy and I had very little tipping to do because of the extreme "leveling" qualities of the paint. Good luck on your paint job.
__________________

__________________
"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien
TheWanderers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
paint


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
Stripping paint from the fibreglass: Smart Strip results coalminecanary Modifications, Alterations and Updates 5 09-06-2016 11:01 AM
Paint over resin paint? Joan of Shark Modifications, Alterations and Updates 4 08-02-2014 08:25 AM
Insulation - to paint or not to paint? Trillium.Stella Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 23 09-04-2012 10:46 PM
To sand and paint, to paint, or to leave it be...these are the questio JenPB Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 8 12-07-2008 11:39 AM
To paint or not to paint andrew ferguson Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 8 08-14-2007 07:02 PM

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

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.