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Old 05-24-2015, 09:04 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, 07:08 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, 07:58 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, 08:50 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, 08:20 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, 09:51 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, 06:09 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, 07:50 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, 09:57 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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Old 12-01-2016, 12:59 PM   #24
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Beauone, you mentioned

"After using the product I found somethings that would lead me to think twice as far as an alternative to painting. The product is easily damaged either by a rock, tree limb, etc, also it is easily removed with W2 metal solvent."

When damaged by a rock or limb, how hard is it to repair? Can you just trim off the damaged area and respiratory it?
My son in law's car seems to be doing fine with it. However, he had a paint shop that specializes in plastic dip apply it. He had purchased a small car for commuting.
Since it is applied in multiple layers, that would seem to imply that one could have it thicker for impact resistance, or does it not work that way.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:43 AM   #25
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I'm looking at this thread because I'm in the process of getting the lower sides of the trailer wrapped (to hide a fiberglass patch and old Scamp vinyl shadowing) and I just finished applying the Monstaliner truck bed coating yesterday to the front of the trailer and the framework.

Interlux is a great paint brand and I used the 1-part for the interior of the trailer. After the 4-5 year lifespan of the wrap, I'll probably look into painting the lower part of the trailer.

The wrap is expensive, but I designed the file for the graphic designer, so I saved $ by giving him the complete images. ($10 per square foot for vinyl output, plus 4 hours installation). The attached graphic image is my first draft (superimposed with PhotoShop) and is close to the final design. The wrap will be installed in two weeks.

I sprayed plasti-dip on the rims of my tow vehicle, and I'm impressed how long it's lasted and held up. It's easy to touch up. Plasti-dip is a softer material and a lot less expensive than Monstaliner, but Monstaliner is permanent and pretty bomber—probably the best DYI roll-on product aside from sprayed Line-X.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:30 PM   #26
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Jeanine,

I like the nautical motif!

I'll look forward to seeing the Monstaliner coating on your frame/front in a
couple of weeks.

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Old 04-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #27
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Jeanine,

I like the nautical motif!

I'll look forward to seeing the Monstaliner coating on your frame/front in a
couple of weeks.

Ray
Thanks Ray.
I've been pulling out all the stops on the exterior. You'd have to second-guess it's Hidalga, let alone a Scamp! The Monstaliner come in 39 colors, and I might switch up the front rock shield color eventually if it doesn't work with the wrap. The wrap goes on next week. Today I've been revamping both interior (another new breaker run) and ALL exterior lighting (even adding extra LED tail/turn lights) to get things prepped before the wrap. Less bulges on the exterior, the better for the installer.

In our prior discussion about vinyl graphics, I'd like to show you an alternative in a few weeks at the Eggs on the Mississippi Rally. I've discovered reflective tape in several colors and even reflective vinyl sheeting in black. It's popular with motorcyclists and those who want to either pimp their ride, or have night safety concerns (or both).

Since finding these tapes and sheets, my design world has opened up to numerous possibilities! You'll have to shine your flashlight on my trailer during an early evening walk. Below is one of the initial images I saw that inspired me.

See you and Francie soon. Safe travels, and we'll talk about what you can do to decorate the exterior of your new trailer.

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Old 04-30-2017, 04:26 PM   #28
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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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I'm thinking of painting my trailer this summer...do you have any tips or technique suggestions that you discovered for using Interlux Topside? I generally have more time than cash but I'm afraid I'll ruin my, not-that-bad, current finish!
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