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Old 02-16-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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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:
http://community.webshots.com/album/412441905NYjbdt
There's more pix here, too. Don't forget to check the bottom of the website:
http://www.sasktelwebsite.net/kobitzm/

Have fun with the project - and please post the before and afters!

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Old 02-16-2006, 09:56 PM   #16
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Yeah Well i live in manitoba so and at a lake aobut 15 mins from town so i can sled to town if i have a spair and dont hafta be there or if i have exam at noon. I was looking at spinners from canadian trire but there like 60 bucks each and i dont wanna spent that much but i am buying underglows for it. About 5 min walk from my lake is a compgrounds so i can jsut camp out there and party. Ive gotta 04 sabercat 500 and a 440 sno-pro both loads of fun!
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:40 AM   #17
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Yeah Well i live in manitoba so and at a lake aobut 15 mins from town so i can sled to town if i have a spair and dont hafta be there or if i have exam at noon. I was looking at spinners from canadian trire but there like 60 bucks each and i dont wanna spent that much but i am buying underglows for it. About 5 min walk from my lake is a compgrounds so i can jsut camp out there and party. Ive gotta 04 sabercat 500 and a 440 sno-pro both loads of fun!
Hi Carson,
Sounds like a really neat project! How much lead time do you have until it must be finished? I know here in Ottawa, there are companies that do a shrink-wrap type product to wrap on vehicles for advertising purposes. If you had enough time, you could try contacting snowmobile companies to see if they would cover the cost of wrapping your egg with a company ad, logo, graphics etc? (free advertising for them!!)
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:12 AM   #18
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Hey wats up all ill be pulling my boler with my dads f-150 super cab as for the rims ive decided to go to canadian tire and buy some 14" hub caps does anyone know how to recharge the fridge like i had a guy look at it he said it wasnt freeon it had amonium and we had to charge it or sumthing. Next wednesday is my 2nd day off to work on connections and ive been working on it after school ever since its been loads of fun. The only problems i have faced is the frigde and the lights also does anyone have any ideas how to get back to orginal colours? ive tried a high pressure steamer and oven cleaner but it they dont work that well any help?

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Old 03-07-2006, 09:59 PM   #19
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Hi all i was wondering if anyone could give me any suggestions on a boler im fixiing one up for my connections project at school and i want it to stand out and be awsome if anyone could suggest anything it would be great u can pm me the suggestions. ty does anyone know how to go back to orginal colour ? ive got about 3 coats of paint
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:07 PM   #20
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:55 PM   #21
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Well What are they?
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #22
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Does anyone out there still care? haha ive got it down to the beige coat and my brother thinks i should paint it bright orange haha i had to replace the roof vent and i am puttin in a stereo. The spearkers will be going in the foot well when you have the table up and controls will be where the closet is we took it out so there is a 5" space and it fits it perfect. Ill Tell more as i keep going does anyone know of any sites i can post my pics then jsut post the link ?
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Carson, since you're thinking of painting...did you check out the graphics on this Scamp that was on eBay?? Cool Egg Graphics You could do something similar and really punch up the look.
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Does anyone out there still care? haha ive got it down to the beige coat and my brother thinks i should paint it bright orange haha i had to replace the roof vent and i am puttin in a stereo. The spearkers will be going in the foot well when you have the table up and controls will be where the closet is we took it out so there is a 5" space and it fits it perfect. Ill Tell more as i keep going does anyone know of any sites i can post my pics then jsut post the link ?
We still care Carson and welcome pictures here. Feel free to post 5-6 pics, before and after are always of interest. Otherwise, maybe try WebShots? There are other picture hosting sites as well, maybe someone else will chime in.

Also, you have the same topic going in two different forums...I'm going to combine them into this one. No point in folks needing to post the same thing twice.

Orange? I like orange...here's a picture of a matching tug and tow.


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CARson, you have email with a personal 'pollogy and more....
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:18 PM   #26
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Well yesterday i had spares last to classes so i went to the shop to work on it i preped it by sanding it and used a tack cloth to remove all the residue and i primed it. Today i had spares all after noon so i came down to the shop and painted it im painting it a bright yellow on the bottom (not my choice) and a white/beige on top it almost exactly matches the interrior colour. I looked at spinners at canadian tire but they said 60 bucks each but the weekly flyer came out today and they are on sale for 14.00 each !!!! and i bought sum underglows for it haha it is gonna be awsome !! and im tinting the windows
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Carson - Sounds like you are doing lots of work! I think you are going to have a great hang out when you're done. Keep us posted!
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:38 PM   #28
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Carson, those pix you sent me while we were chatting were awsum. Better give some serious thought as to HOW you're gunna attach those lights unner your belly. These things bounce something fierce goin down the highway. While I gottcha here, why not paste up that link to your school??? I don't think anyone would REALLY mind
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