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Old 05-24-2015, 08:04 AM   #15
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A car wrap, from an existing format file, will cost several $1000 applied. Doing one for a multi compound curved surface would be uber expensive, at least when compared to a paint job.

But Wait.... Maybe one could get someone interested in doing an ad wrap on an FGRV, maybe a company like ......? Well there must be someone....LOL

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Old 05-26-2015, 06:08 PM   #16
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Hi folks I went through many options last year I had my boler painted then decided to do a tartan wrap it turned out awesome but yes expensive two grand but well worth it. I have also used plasti dip but only on the roof vent and it is a great product that will move with your trailer it solved the leak problem that all other products failed at and trust me when I say all other products. Back to my wrap I decided to order some carbon fibre and do all the seats and cupboards myself I have to say it turned out great but not without a whole new verbiage added it was easy on the straight flat areas on the curves it was like, remember the sticky fly paper things that hung from the cottage ceiling well like that but an adventure none the less. So you stick it on and use a heat gun to mold and stretch. My boler is all Celtic and being from Cape Breton Island we have to represent lol. I would attempt a paint job my self someday I think the trick would be to go with a theme to hide any mistakes or imperfections. Just my thoughts but there is no one right way. Happy camping. Cheers!

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Old 05-26-2015, 06:58 PM   #17
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Your camper sounds very interesting !! You should post a pic

Mines kinda ugly lol she's a bare shell pretty much atm
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #18
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Hey I am not at home this week and am working from my iPad so as soon as I'm back I will post some pics

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Old 06-05-2015, 07:20 AM   #19
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I threw different ideas around as well but opted for Interlux Topside. I used the roll and tip method and the finish is fantastic...looks sprayed on. It's relatively easy as well, I did a coat top and bottom in about 3 hours. Here's a before and after with just one coat of blue glo white and sapphire blue applied.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:51 AM   #20
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Fay, do you see any negatives to the wrap? How long is it expected to "live"?

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Old 06-06-2015, 05:09 AM   #21
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I like Interlux Perfection for paint. It goes on in thin coats, so the surface needs to be prepared perfectly. It is not all that difficult to apply with a roll and tip method. I am getting ready to repaint my boat after some storm
Damage. I used this last time, this time will be much easier as the surface is repaired and in nice condition.

Wraps on boats are popular in Europe. They compare favorably with painting and can be repaired easily.

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Old 06-06-2015, 06:50 AM   #22
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Does anyone know if Interlux Topside paint has a distributor in Canada. This sounds like a product I would be interested in finishing my Boler with.

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Old 06-06-2015, 08:57 AM   #23
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I saw a fiberglass dune buggy painted with Zolatone. The owner said the paint job was over 10 years old. He said zero maintenance and very durable. Also very easy to apply. Has anybody used Zolatone on an FGRV?

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