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Old 05-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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What kind of paint should I use to decorate the exterior of my fiberglass boler?
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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What kind of paint should I use to decorate the exterior of my fiberglass boler?


Interlux Brightsides. I painted my whole Boler with it, thats one option. I think Ill use some of the black to paint a design on mine too. I may buy some specialty pinstriping brushes, I guess it depends on what i decide to do.... design wise.
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I am in the process of preping my Boler for paint. Did you spray or roller the Interlux on?

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Interlux Brightsides. I painted my whole Boler with it, thats one option. I think Ill use some of the black to paint a design on mine too. I may buy some specialty pinstriping brushes, I guess it depends on what i decide to do.... design wise.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:31 AM   #4
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Interlux Brightsides. I painted my whole Boler with it, thats one option. I think Ill use some of the black to paint a design on mine too. I may buy some specialty pinstriping brushes, I guess it depends on what i decide to do.... design wise.
I like the color you chose. I was thinking of a bright or almost safety yellow myself. I am also considering pumpkin orange. I am also tossing around the idea of silver. Maybe something that mimics an Airstream or Avion. <Ducking head from rabid fiberglass fans>
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:28 AM   #5
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i used the Aston Martin Gray for my 76 scamp thats blue 1/2" police reflective tape on the belly band and 1/4" on the windows look awesome at night

finishing up my green power project this weekend i have people stop me while driving now and asking where i got my trailer and what is it....

make it different what ever you paint it.......
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i used the Aston Martin Gray for my 76 scamp thats blue 1/2" police reflective tape on the belly band and 1/4" on the windows look awesome at night

finishing up my green power project this weekend i have people stop me while driving now and asking where i got my trailer and what is it....

make it different what ever you paint it.......

With the interlux Brightsides i used a rolling and tipping tech. i learned on utube. its very easy. I needed a coating that is forgiving of the novice painter. I would not have tackled a spray coating. My quest was to find a coating that even I could do and it would look good. This forum thankfully lead me to the Interlux product and how- to advice. It turned out great, thanks to the helpful posts I read here.

there is not a huge range of color choices yet I found 2 that i loved. This bright yellow and a baby blue that I thought looked so 60's beautiful.

rolling - on with a small roller tipping -- smoothing bubbles with a foam brush.

If I can paint my boler myself than anyone can.
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Very nice choise of color. Very classy, now you just need to get a matching Aston Martin to tow it with!

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i used the Aston Martin Gray for my 76 scamp thats blue 1/2" police reflective tape on the belly band and 1/4" on the windows look awesome at night

finishing up my green power project this weekend i have people stop me while driving now and asking where i got my trailer and what is it....

make it different what ever you paint it.......
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I am looking at White for the top and Largo Blue for the bottom. Still busy sanding in between rain here in Winnipeg, but I am getting there.

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With the interlux Brightsides i used a rolling and tipping tech. i learned on utube. its very easy. I needed a coating that is forgiving of the novice painter. I would not have tackled a spray coating. My quest was to find a coating that even I could do and it would look good. This forum thankfully lead me to the Interlux product and how- to advice. It turned out great, thanks to the helpful posts I read here.

there is not a huge range of color choices yet I found 2 that i loved. This bright yellow and a baby blue that I thought looked so 60's beautiful.

rolling - on with a small roller tipping -- smoothing bubbles with a foam brush.

If I can paint my boler myself than anyone can.
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I am looking at White for the top and Largo Blue for the bottom. Still busy sanding in between rain here in Winnipeg, but I am getting there.

I think that would be absolutely beautiful for your boler.
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i used the Aston Martin Gray for my 76 scamp thats blue 1/2" police reflective tape on the belly band and 1/4" on the windows look awesome at night

finishing up my green power project this weekend i have people stop me while driving now and asking where i got my trailer and what is it....

make it different what ever you paint it.......
That is very cool. That almost matches the color of my Tow Vehicle. I was tossing that idea around too. I especially like the belly band stripe. I am going to do some variation of that for sure. I'll bet I can get the blue reflective police stripe from Gall's Police equipment. Very truly a unique set up!
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #11
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Just start using wet&dry sandpaper.

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I used the good old universal white "Brightsides" from Interlux. At the time it was to match up with a white Dakota PU I was using as a tow vehicle. I figured that I could always repaint half or add stripes to match a future tow. People on this forum also say that white is the best colour if you want to resale later; but we know that that won't happen.
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Just put on my rain coat as the rain is the wet and the sandpaper is the dry but not for long LOL

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