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Old 07-07-2016, 08:46 AM   #15
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I have remove all ghost on my Bigfoot with 600 grid water sanding paper and after buffed with compoud and wax
Not only color but a but a small difference in the thickness
The white ghost disappears and hue becomes uniform
Now it does seem at all except in the door that I had to repaint
I have done similar restorations on boats using the method Yvon suggested. I started with 320 grit wet paper and worked my way up to 1000 and polished and waxed. It does work however, it is a very labor intensive project. I would like to do this to my trailer some day.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:33 AM   #16
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Wow!! Looks good! Did you put more decals?
What paint did you use for the door?
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:00 AM   #17
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I have remove all ghost on my Bigfoot with 600 grid water sanding paper and after buffed with compoud and wax
Not only color but a but a small difference in the thickness

The white ghost disappears and hue becomes uniform


Now it does seem at all except in the door that I had to repaint

Wow looks good!!
What paint did you use for the door?
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:48 PM   #18
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I removed a couple of round decals near my Bigfoot's entry door a couple of years ago. Without doing anything at all, with time the white under the decals has faded to match the rest of the trailer. Those two spots are a bit raised compared to the surrounding area, but only noticeable if you are looking for them.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:08 AM   #19
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I removed a couple of round decals near my Bigfoot's entry door a couple of years ago. Without doing anything at all, with time the white under the decals has faded to match the rest of the trailer. Those two spots are a bit raised compared to the surrounding area, but only noticeable if you are looking for them.
Thank you. It is strange that some of the removed decals are shiny cream like the original, but under most of the removed decal is bright white.
It's like some of the decals bleached the fiber glass.
Good to know the white fades in time.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:11 AM   #20
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That is a pic of my job
Looks great! I believe it is the same year as our 1992 Bigfoot!
What did you use to paint the hitch and door?
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:48 AM   #21
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Paint door and frame

For the door ansd the frame water heater cover, fridge grill and other accessory i use this paint Tremclad almond

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/tremclad.../6000076591114
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:30 PM   #22
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This looks great, Yvon! Did you replace/paint the bellyband? My 86' has a brown band but the white/cream looks much nicer.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:45 PM   #23
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No i don"t replace molding of aluminum it's original but i replace the vynil trim because it was old


the vinyl trim is not selling expensive at the RV supply and is easy to change
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:58 PM   #24
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No i don"t replace molding of aluminum it's original but i replace the vynil trim because it was old


the vinyl trim is not selling expensive at the RV supply and is easy to change
Ok..thanks!
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:28 PM   #25
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We removed all of our decals and replaced them,but before doing so, used the 3M Marine compound of buffing, polishing and waxing. It almost completely removed the ghosting, or at least I could no longer see it! Plus it really freshened the entire trailer!
Do you have photos with the new decals?
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:53 AM   #26
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Do you have photos with the new decals?
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I do This is a photo of the original decals. They were faded and chipping and flaking around the edges.
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This is a photo of the Scamp after the old decal removal but before I buffed and polished and waxed it. You can really see the ghosting left behind.
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We ordered the new decals from Scamp. They were time consuming to put on, but pretty easy. I used a bucket of soapy water and a squeegee to make sure they were positioned properly. You dunk the decal in soapy water, then place on the surface and squeegee it down. When it dries, it's stuck for life, so don't let it dry out until you have it properly positioned. Here are a couple with the new decals:
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:28 AM   #27
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Nice job!! Thanks for the photos!
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I hope Scamp Enterprises sends you a nice, big check for your advertisement.


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