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Old 06-06-2008, 09:28 AM   #1
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Hi,

We bought our first trailer last fall, a 76 beachcomber. The paint on the outside is really dull and tired looking. We were thinking of taking it in to have it repainted. Is this a good idea or will we end up with peeling paint in the future? Any suggestions or ideas would be great as we are new to this whole trailer thing!

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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Hi Jason,

Are you sure it's been painted or is it the original gel coat on the fiberglass. Depending on what you have (painted or not) your options are quite different.

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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It's the original finish aside from a small blue stripe around the middle that looks like someone added at some point.
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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Then there's a 99.9% chance it's gel coat. There is a voluminous amount of information on these forums about cleaning/waxing and restoring gel coat.

here's some (I searched for +wax* +cleaner in the titles only)
Wax, cleaning, etc.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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Thanx! Lots of good information in there. Looks like painting is a last resort thing. We'll try some of the cleaners and polishes that other people have recommended.
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