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Old 03-23-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Painting a boler by hand?

Hello All,

Well, my first question was answered in such a helpful and lovely manner that I am boldly going to ask Ridiculous Question #2 before I wear out my welcome here. Our project boler is becoming a labour of love and a labour of $$$$. We have made it structurally sound but it is in bad need of a paint job - just so the RCMP do not pull us over for looking unsafe.

We are tempted to paint it ourselves. Pro quotes to paint it were super expensive. And when I say paint it ourselves, I mean go to Home Depot and get some brushes and rollers and colour our world. We plan on getting a pro job done at some point in the future but we want it to look less like a rolling crack house now. Our options are to leave as is and paint later ......or to do it ourselves now and re-do it later.

Any thoughts or advice?

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Old 03-23-2013, 04:18 AM   #2
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:29 AM   #3
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Jared, I am grinning from ear to ear with your info. Thank you. I am excited to give this a try. WhooHoo! :-)
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #4
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No problem. I haven't done it personally, but I know people that have been quite happy with it. For a camper, I would certainly think it would be a paint job you wouldn't have to redo later.

This is the route I'll probably take when I get around to it in a few years. I just can't justify thousands for the paint job on a camper.

For even more info, google "$50 paint job" or $50 rustoleum paint job"
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:52 AM   #5
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...To those who want to paint F.G with rollers: Make sure you do a really good body work, fill up all tiny holes and before painting, give it a nicely primer coat. When applying final paint, more than ONE COAT WILL BE NEEDED. Take your times and the outcome won't be far from a professional paint job in the paint booth. I saw with my eyes the job done by my Buddy with his FG truck top. Beautiful. Cheer!
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:51 AM   #6
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There's a number of people here that have rolled on Interlux Brightside paint on all molded towables. Here's one... impressive pics: Interlux Brightside Before and After
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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great question Kitsgal, i was thinking the same things.

I'm always amaze the info that this forum provides

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:17 AM   #8
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here is another link, even lists the supplies

My "rustoleum $50 roll-on paint job"
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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IMHO: Interlux Briteside is the ONLY way to go... We used it on our 1973 Hunter and it came out great, most lookers see it as looking like it's new.

Yes, some of the $50 jobs will come out acceptable, but sooo many more will always look like a $50 paint job. BTW: Most of the Rust-Oleum jobs shown are new, what will it look like after 1-2 years of sun exposure?

Read up on "Roll and Tip" application technique, do 4 times as much prep as you think you need to do, get the correct undercoat, and go for it with the Interlux stuff. Out of pocket for paint and materials will be about $200, but it will still look like a $1000 paint job 5 years from now.

Interlux Brightside is available at better boating supply stores.
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I painted a Compact Jr. with Bright side marine paint. Color was off white. I applied it with a foam roller and used a tipping brush to smooth out the roller marks. It looked like it was sprayed. It needs to be done inside where it is warm. I put 3 coats on and sanded in between with 220 paper. I made sure all my body work was near perfect before painting.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:28 PM   #11
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Wheels first.

Maybe just paint the wheels first!

The focal point of any vehicle is the wheels.

If you want to make a very quick upgrade in appearance (so as not to attract the attention of the RCMP), clean, prep and paint the wheels and dress the tires. Maybe add trim rings or hubcaps to your taste.

If you think about it; a "project" car, say a hot rod, a patchwork of body work and primer, but with a good set of wheels, looks OK.

A brand spanking new Cadillac with a donut spare on it looks sort of trashed!

That way you can also use the Boler sooner and have more time to work on the paintjob!

At least, don't forget the wheels if you paint first. Reason; as above.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #12
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IMHO: Interlux Briteside is the ONLY way to go... We used it on our 1973 Hunter and it came out great, most lookers see it as looking like it's new.

Yes, some of the $50 jobs will come out acceptable, but sooo many more will always look like a $50 paint job. BTW: Most of the Rust-Oleum jobs shown are new, what will it look like after 1-2 years of sun exposure?

Read up on "Roll and Tip" application technique, do 4 times as much prep as you think you need to do, get the correct undercoat, and go for it with the Interlux stuff. Out of pocket for paint and materials will be about $200, but it will still look like a $1000 paint job 5 years from now.

Interlux Brightside is available at better boating supply stores.
HI BOB,

which interlux paint would you recommend for fiberglass?

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Old 03-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #13
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IMHO: Interlux Briteside is the ONLY way to go... We used it on our 1973 Hunter and it came out great, most lookers see it as looking like it's new.

Yes, some of the $50 jobs will come out acceptable, but sooo many more will always look like a $50 paint job. BTW: Most of the Rust-Oleum jobs shown are new, what will it look like after 1-2 years of sun exposure?

Read up on "Roll and Tip" application technique, do 4 times as much prep as you think you need to do, get the correct undercoat, and go for it with the Interlux stuff. Out of pocket for paint and materials will be about $200, but it will still look like a $1000 paint job 5 years from now.

Interlux Brightside is available at better boating supply stores.
Took the words right out of my mouth, I 100% agree with you Bob.
There are some excellent article on the internet and You Tube videos on the Roll and Tip technique.
Mine gets done this year.
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Maybe just paint the wheels first!

The focal point of any vehicle is the wheels.

If you want to make a very quick upgrade in appearance (so as not to attract the attention of the RCMP), clean, prep and paint the wheels and dress the tires. Maybe add trim rings or hubcaps to your taste.

If you think about it; a "project" car, say a hot rod, a patchwork of body work and primer, but with a good set of wheels, looks OK.

A brand spanking new Cadillac with a donut spare on it looks sort of trashed!

That way you can also use the Boler sooner and have more time to work on the paintjob!

At least, don't forget the wheels if you paint first. Reason; as above.
Same goes for a business suit. If you got the bucks, buy an expensive suit. If you don't have the bucks, you spring for a really nice silk tie. And expensive suit with a cheap tie makes the whole combo look bad.
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