Im not looking for interior stuff to do to it im looking more as exterior like i want to paint it black but my dad wont let me because it would be too hot but i dont want it to be a egg i want to do it as white and with thin flames along the bottom any other ideas?
Sounds like a great project, Carson! What part of Canada are you from? My husband and I snowmobile too, well, except for this year...NO SNOW! I'm curious as to how you'll be towing your Boler
AND a sled.
If you're looking for info about painting
your unit, I may be able to pass some along - I'm in Southern Alberta. I had my unit painted with automotive paint
by a professional. I'm happy with the results - no orange peeling, a minimum amount of fish-eyes (mostly on the door, which flexes), and one crack along the top which I'm sure they'll patch when I take it in. The older units are a nightmare to do. We were quoted (year before last?) $3,000 CDN for a full paint
job. I've never met anyone who'll do it for that price twice. There are two hiccups you may want to know about before you start:
1. The prep work is a nightmare, especially if there are hairline cracks in the gel coat. Putty and sand...putty and sand...putty and sand....and more sanding...and more sanding...and more.... The units flex, especially the doors, which makes filling the cracks a bit tricky. The shop which did our unit kept putting it off week after week. They were working on it; it's just that the prep wasn't up to standards for the painter.
2. Because of the unit size, if you're doing a baked-on coat (like mine), you'll need a pretty big oven. Most automotive shops have small ones. That means that if they DO have a big one, they're paid more for it which means $KA-CHING$ when they transfer the price back to you.
Having said that, the results are FABULOUS! Our matches our truck. [Well, it was SUPPOSED to match our truck, but it seems to have turned out a tad darker. I've seen that happen to other units that have been recoated with autopaint. Not a big deal, it still looks like a "set."] Anyway, if you have the time to put into it, re-painting the exterior can produce great results. After having gone through all that work, though, you may be a bit reluctant to do some of the more "wacky" mods. If you'd like to take it out to remote areas, I've seen a unit where the guy replaced the wheels and suspension and raised the axle
so he could take it into the bush. He had hugely aggressive tires
on it and reported that he took it over fields, through streams,.....
I also saw one at the Prairie Bolerama last year where the guy put spinners on the wheels. He fixed the inside of his unit to accommodate a large, flat-screen tv, too. You'll find his unit posted on this site:
There's more pix here, too. Don't forget to check the bottom of the website:
Have fun with the project - and please post the before and afters!