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Old 09-02-2008, 11:39 PM   #57
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LOOKING GOOD the shiny new paint looks super nice and glossy.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:05 AM   #58
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Interlux is sure wierd to work with.........(smells, too) Larry
Larry, what do you mean by "weird"? Tries to run, bubbles ???
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #59
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Larry, what do you mean by "weird"? Tries to run, bubbles ???
Yeah to all of the above..... When one puts in on-- I'm rolling it on- it bubbles and just scares ya. It reminds me of 2 part expoxy paint, both by the appearance and the smell. Real thick like heavy unwhipped whipping cream. But, the bubbles disapate (sp?)over the space of a 1/2 hour. Then, if one was too greedy and put it on heavy, it starts to flow, and then you are chasing the sags with a foam brush to smooth it out. But, on the positive side, you can smooth it for about 1/2 hour plus after application. Dust and brush/roller particles are a slight problem, tho.
End result tho, is a finish that looks like new white gelcoat. Fascinating stuff. I'll end up with a paint job that cost around a hundred bucks that will shine like the devil. Only distracter will be up close there will be some dust particles that will show.... It'll be what we call a 10 ft paint job. Larry
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Old 09-04-2008, 08:44 PM   #60
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Looking good,
Gives me second thoughts on wanting to redo the gelcoat on mine.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:35 AM   #61
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Larry, what do you mean by "weird"? Tries to run, bubbles ???
Donna- here's a picture of the bubbles before being smoothed with a foam brush... Actually, it turned out better that I thought--- it's only "2-3 foot" paint job--- does have some waterfalls on the back, tho. Worked on the pantry tonite- closed off the old fridge stack with hardware screen to keep the birds out- will add bug screens over top of that to keep bugs out, and installed screen behind the shelves to keep things from tumbling over the edge. It's getting there- Grayland trip is only 2 weeks away... Hope everyone isn't getting tired of all my posts. Larry
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:40 AM   #62
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It's an illness.... peterh has it too. Please keep this sickness in Washington State... I can't afford it!
Funny you say that, I feel like I have been bit by the bug! And we plan to move up to Washington ASAP!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:06 AM   #63
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Hope everyone isn't getting tired of all my posts. Larry
You've done a very good job of explaining the processes you're going through and have graciously documented that work by posting pictures. Current members are learning and I know this will add to the value of the archive for future members looking to accomplish similar updates/upgrades. Keep 'em coming
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #64
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No, we're not tired of your posts. They're very educational; keep them coming. Thanks for all the great photos.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:16 AM   #65
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..snip... Hope everyone isn't getting tired of all my posts. Larry
Larry,
Your posts has an incredible timing, after someone alerted me to your thread here. I just acquired a Compact Jr., and it is like looking in the mirror at mine, aside from the Coleman lantern :-). Mine actually had a two-way fridge. I cleared the drawers, and bed frame covers to do my first thorough examination.

My Compact has been sitting in a garage for over 10 years. The garage storage also had little squatters living in there as well. I think the eviction happened when I pulled the trailer out of it's hole. Everything seems to be intact, and a good coat of paint would cover everything up. The floor only has a small softspot. All the wood work is ok, with the exception of the lingering odor from the little inhabitants. If I could pressure wash the entire inside and let er' dry out, I would be satisfied, but that is not an option. One other reason, for restoration process, I wanted to strip, and paint the rusty frame, but will make a decision if I will go that far.

After seeing your pictures, which will be invaluable to my thought process, I have to choose wisely. I am already tired seeing your pictures. he he. Keep up the good work!
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I have been reading your posts for some time since you started on the 1st page.It is very interesting. We have a Compact II. And you give us inspiration. We love that paint job. Do you buy that at an auto parts store? It looks very nice.We haven't made any changes to ours yet. But someday. Keep up the good work.
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I have been reading your posts for some time since you started on the 1st page.It is very interesting. We have a Compact II. And you give us inspiration. We love that paint job. Do you buy that at an auto parts store? It looks very nice.We haven't made any changes to ours yet. But someday. Keep up the good work.
No--- that paint is that famous Interlux--- designed for fiberglass boats. I used the cheap stuff-- 'bout $85 a gallon--- used about half of it. No primer. Just scuffed the old paint job (I think it was house paint-flat white and chalky) with 80 grit on a DA sander and rolled it.... Before sanding, I washed the old paint down with Prep-ALL ( a wipe down compound to remove oils, waxes, silicones, etc-- otherwise "fish eyes" can show up) then used a tack cloth before painting. Two coats rolled on. Larry
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:37 AM   #68
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Larry, or anyone who can answer this question.

What kind of paint can be used to paint the inside walls? The previous owners may have used a house paint in the inside. I would like a paint that has a good surface impervious to fingerprints, and can be wiped down to clean.
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This works very good http://www.zinsser.com/product_detail.asp?ProductID=35

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And the lights work!!!! Spent most of the day rewiring the Compact completely. Tommorrow the propane system goes back in....... Gonna plumb in a Mr Heater permanent (just store in in the cupboard below the old icebox area) and notch the cupboard door to let the hose come out when in use. (and use the old fridge plumbing for the heater) And of course, hook up the Coleman light fixture. Wired the flourescent fixture above the sink into the tail lite circuit so that if one has to stop at nite and get into the trailer, a lite is available. (no battery will be on board--or 120 volt for that matter) Larry
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