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Old 04-29-2012, 10:33 PM   #1
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Ensolite seams and painting

My ensolite seems to be in good shape. The seams could use some work and am wondering how/if I should replace them. Also do people paint the ensolite? If so what kind of paint do you use do you need a primer etc? I think it would look much cleaner with a fresh coat if paint. Also I was considering a light brown for the interior but am worried it will look too dark inside. Right now the ensolite is currently white but the fiberglass is yellow so it's quite noticeable that the two colors are different.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Scamp still sells the seam tape.

https://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-438...tape-roll.aspx
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:38 AM   #3
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I bought the tape last week from scamp for 10 bucks for 50 ft....great buy. I too am looking for info on painting the ensolite. wondering if its vinyl and can you dye it or does paint stick?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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I spray painted the inside of my Boler (after removing aluminum paint and scrubbing the #*!! out of it) With almond Krylon paint and primer in one. It took several coats but turned out well. It has stretchabilty and so far has clung great to the ensolite. I have put almost 2,000 miles on my egg this spring so it has had a good workout.
Have fun with yours.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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I washed and scrubbed it then rolled on a coat of Kilz primer and then two coats of semi gloss ceiling paint.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #6
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I bought the seam tape and found it unsatifactory, It wouldn't stick and had to be glued down, which didn't work well.
I did see a trailer at Grand Marais, in which the owner removed the tape,filled the gap with acrylic paintable caulk, sponge dabbed it for texture then painted the entire interior with latex paint.
It was bright, beautiful and...seamless.
I recommend Perma-White by Zinsser... Mold/mildew proof, No primer, 15year film strength and tintable to pastel.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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I filled my seems with paintable caulk too, it shrank and now looks like crap.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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For the cracks in the Ensolite I used a paintable caulk with elastic properties (not silicone) that I got a a local automotive store (Advance Auto). Two years in the the heat and cold and it still looks like new.
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