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Old 07-16-2014, 11:47 PM   #15
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July and it's not done.... yet!

Well.... we have been busier than we would have liked this spring and the project has been pushed back. However, we have amassed everything we needed, and started getting things done.

Here are a few pics from this week's work.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:50 PM   #16
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polishing aluminum

big difference here

I left the drip rail half done to show the difference
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:52 PM   #17
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bodywork and sanding

I removed the hood vent and furnace.... this meant I needed to do some glassing and filling... First time, but I think it went ok.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:55 PM   #18
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Fantastic Fan

I purchased a fantastic fan but decided to move it to above the bed/table because I hit my head on it in my friend's trailer when he put it in the original spot. Again, a little glassing and cutting but looks good!
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:59 PM   #19
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door frame

I followed the steps outlined by Con Mobley and created an aluminium door frame. I had some help from a great friend, Jay, in Regina who owns the Complete Wheel Shop. If you need wheels he is the man! He is also an incredibly talented fabricator. I did the bends and cuts and he welded it together for me.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:01 AM   #20
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primer and paint

Got the trailer into primer and partially into paint this week as well.....
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:36 AM   #21
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Looking good Dan
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:32 AM   #22
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Dan,
I can see your future! HA! Your work looks great! Keep it up!
You will be camping shortly.

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Old 07-17-2014, 11:30 PM   #23
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a little more progress today....

we wanted a little different take on the two tone. The blue and green tape comes off tomorrow after the second coat.

Thanks for your words of encouragement!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:54 PM   #24
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Paint done

We removed the tape today and here is how she looks...
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:19 PM   #25
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Dan.... Wow... and I am so jealous. That is all I have to say!!!

Sandra (Boler 1977, new owner)
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Old 07-19-2014, 01:37 AM   #26
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Looks very sharp! Did you roll and tip or spray? Any tips from your experience would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #27
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Thanks for your compliments. Here was the process we used.

We rolled and tipped - but to be honest we mostly just rolled. The interlux bright side paint definitely worked well for us. I am not sure if others would work as well. It has a nice hard finish that seems very durable.

We used their primer as well.
We:
1) Scuffed the surface with 60 grit sand paper on an orbital sander.
2) Blew off with an air compressor
3) Hand washed and dried
4) Primed
5) Sanded the primer with an orbital sander and 220 grit paper
6) Repeated steps 2 and 3 (once dry)
7) Applied first coat
8) Wet sanded by hand (using a sponge sanding block) any drips or rough patches with 320 then 400
9) Wet sanded the rest with 1000 (again using a block or a 3M sanding pad)
10) Repeated steps 2 and 3 (once dry)
11) Applied final coat

To this point we haven't decided if we want to wet sand again with 2000-3000 or just be satisfied. I am thinking we should keep going, but Kristin thinks we should know when to quit. It certainly isn't perfect, but it came out nice for a do-it-yourself job that cost us some elbow grease and a couple hundred bucks. Where I filled in the furnace hole turned out well. The window isn't as good, but it certainly is passable.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #28
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Looks good!
Thanks for the pointers.
What did you do with the tail lights? I noticed they were taken out in post # 20 above.
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