For those who have had their trailers exterior painted. - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-04-2011, 07:54 PM   #15
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Thanks James

I appreciate the feedback. I started sanding and Man that latex paint they painted over the fibreglass sticks like s**t to a blanket for sure. I can see where the prep is going to take a long time before I even think of painting this rig. Thanks for the input.

Originally Posted by james kent View Post
Several days spent stripping the paint with a razor blade. A lot of days spent with a 1/2 sheet sander and a 1/4 sheet sander and a lot of hand sanding with many grades of sand paper. It seemed that we were forever sanding until it seemed to be ready for paint. Oh, I almost forgot about washing it and wiping it down with cleaners to make it dirt and grease and wax free. Then comes the time spent taping everything that you don't want painted. [Hope I didn't tape the dog inside] A coat of primer and then sand. Another coat of primer and sand. Three coats of finish colour. But don't forget to sand in between. Do this outside in the driveway in front of an audience of your kibbitzing neighbours and finallyafter a couple of week when it didn't rain, step back and accept the neighbours appreciation.
Actually I think that they are glad the sanding and dust is all over with.
Was it all worth the effort involved? Darn right!

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