Bonair Oxygen Interior Refresh - Fiberglass RV

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Bonair Oxygen Interior Refresh


I bought a Bonair Oxygen trailer 2 years ago and have been making modifications. The interior work is pretty close to complete. I have some before and after photos (on my OneDrive) and thought maybe these may help inspire someone with their own renovations - as I was inspired by some photos someone shared with me.

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If anyone has any questions, I'm happy to answer.

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Old 11-09-2015, 12:08 PM   #2
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Looks beautiful, Paul! Nice work!

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Old 11-09-2015, 12:21 PM   #3
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Paul, those are gorgeous counters and love all of the cushions and curtains!! Totally neat. What a great job.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #4
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Wow. A fantastic job. The colors are great. I love the funky looks of the Oxygen.

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Old 11-09-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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It's lovely - great job! OMG I love those trailers so much. Keep yours in great shape so I can buy it from you one day!
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
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Totally NEATO! I love the shape of the Oxygen. How can you NOT... it's a total EGG. I' betting you're going to love the refresh. I know I would
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:23 PM   #7
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Oooooooo...beautiful! 'Looks like a land yacht. Nice job! Enjoy!
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:40 PM   #8
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That is really attractive , very cheerful . The counter is beautiful , looks like a complete upgrade not just a refresh . Love the piping too , I know how much more fiddly that is - really nice job !
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:19 AM   #9
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Really great job!!!!!

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Old 11-10-2015, 09:20 AM   #10
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Great job! Looks much more contemporary and fresh. Nice bright colors and I love the striped curtains.
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awesome! I was looking for this the other day and didn't see a catagory for this egg
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #13
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Thank you to all for the positive feedback. It's much appreciated.

My focus has changed to the outside of the trailer. Although you can't see it in the external photos, the clear coat on top of the trailer all along the "door side" has bubbled and flaked off. This is is allowing rain to find it's way under the clear coat, further aggravating to problem. The rain water is dirty and looks bad and sits in pockets under the clear coat. As I lightly sand the loosened clear coat, the problem gets bigger. In one or two areas I have accidentally sanded through the thin layer of gelcoat exposing the composite material underneath. Structurally, there doesn't appear to be any damage at all to the body. Everything is completely solid.

I have tried to repair the small areas with gelcoat, but I've found that blending the affected area in with the surrounding clear-coated area is not giving me satisfactory results. I've decided to have the trailer painted. I am looking for some advice from fiberglass trailer owners who have had their trailers stripped and repainted. I am not interested in doing this work myself.

I am located in Southern Ontario and I'm looking for a reputable place with experience painting fiberglass trailers. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm willing to travel several hundred kilometers to have the work done properly. If the answer is, take it to an auto body shop, can anyone recommend what to look for? If the answer is take it to a boat shop, again, can anyone recommend one specifically?

Thank you.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:28 PM   #14
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Nice job on the interior.. looks like a labour of love.

Not sure what you mean by "Clear coat". I'm guessing it's some type of protective film. I have an O2 and the outside finish is white gel coat. If you could post some pics it may give a better idea of the problem. Also if you plan to pull the frame for refinishing. I can give you some suggestions.

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