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Old 02-29-2016, 01:52 PM   #15
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We have stayed with gel coat, they have colour tinting kits
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:15 PM   #16
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Uncle Cereal, I painted mine 'blu glo white' on the top and 'sapphire blue' on the bottom. 2 cans of each - small cans about a quart each - gave me 2 good coats. I used primer as well.
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:18 AM   #17
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Painted with bBrightsides back about 2008, using the roll and tip. The tip with a dry brush is to break any small bubbles made when rolling. The PO had painted the trailer a hideous green to cover up some body work where it appeared a tree branch had scraped the roof. Forum members said at the time that white is the best colour for resale. Haven't regretted it but wear and tare tell me that it may be time to top coat. All my polishing each year has worn through to the undercoat in places.


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Old 03-04-2016, 04:28 PM   #18
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Painted with bBrightsides back about 2008, using the roll and tip. The tip with a dry brush is to break any small bubbles made when rolling. The PO had painted the trailer a hideous green to cover up some body work where it appeared a tree branch had scraped the roof. Forum members said at the time that white is the best colour for resale. Haven't regretted it but wear and tare tell me that it may be time to top coat. All my polishing each year has worn through to the undercoat in places.


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Still looks beautiful in the photo. Granted, the "tip" portion makes sense, but maybe Paul's touch was too stringent, as it was giving him streak marks. He did better just rolling it.

Brightside is supposed to be a VERY good choice of paint.

Agree that white is a good resale color...I'd love to do all kinds of fun things with ours, but we're going with plain white top and bottom. Belly band is black now, since PO painted it brown and we're just not up to the effort to get it all off, or the chemicals or whatever. Painting the aluminum strip black was finally just easier.

What color is your belly strip?

Great photo!
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The supplier gave me some instructions and showed me what hey we're doing on a boat. The tip is done very lightly hardly touching the surface with a dry, soft bristle brush. The object is to break any bubbles not to scrub the surface. The heavier the coating the more bubbles and bigger runs. A very light coat works best.


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Old 03-04-2016, 09:22 PM   #20
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What color is your belly strip?

Great photo![/QUOTE]


I used an aluminum mag wheel polish.


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Old 03-05-2016, 12:00 PM   #21
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Keaner, Hi, so about a gallon total for your trailer. That's about what I was thinking.

James Kent, Hi, so your band is still silver. That always looks very nice.

Paul used a very thin coat of primer, sanded and followed by two very thin coats of rustoleum marine white, with a foam roller, and no tipping, which worked fine, probably because a. he rolled it very, very thin, b. he rolled it "a lot" so that there were practically no bubbles, and 3. he sanded, again, between coats.

Shelly (the practice trailer) has a lovely smooth finish now with a nice quiet gleam.

Here's what you don't want to do: Don't prepare the surface well, don't wipe it down after sanding (don't use rubbing alcohol or acetone), then use a fuzzy roller and glop it on thickly, and try to do it all in one coat.

It's labor-intensive.

But what isn't on these things? If we'd had to pay for someone to put in the time Paul is putting in, it'd be cheaper to order a brand-new rig.

Luckily, our time is free and we're good ad scrounging.

Happy painting to all...
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