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Old 05-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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My virgin scamp got a stripe!

I am not a big fan of scamps huge labeling on the side with the stripes ending nowhere specific and was happy that the one I found had no stickers at all. Still I thought it looked a bit blunt and ordered a red stripe and the small old name tags from scamp. Here is what it look like-

I also treated the surface with oxidation remover and washed it with TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) and dawn to remove oils. Hope its ready now for the wet-look floor finish, did someone ever try that without the barkeepers friend scrubbing?





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Old 05-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Looks real nice! Whered you get the strip and how many feet did you need to go all the way around?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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chris---i like it! you chose well. it is striking how much of a difference a simple stripe can make.
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Perfect for you! Love it when a plan comes together Thanks for sharing the pictures, visuals always help.
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Stripe and name tag looks great. Nice Job. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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Thanks - I am really happy with it. After a day of scrubbing that was a nice finish.

Ryan- the stripe and decals are from Scamp Trailers Parts. I ordered 36 feet ($25.20) and had about 3 feet left.
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I also treated the surface with oxidation remover and washed it with TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) and dawn to remove oils. Hope its ready now for the wet-look floor finish, did someone ever try that without the barkeepers friend scrubbing?
Chris, whether or not you choose to use Bar Keepers Friend has to due more with a chalky finish. If you think the trailer is spectacularly clean, then I'd say... it isn't needed. But if you see chalk anywhere, then use it. A couple more hours of scrubbing may be worth it. Remember, anything left on the trailer is going to be "sealed" into the finish when you put Red Max Pro (ZEP) on it. You don't want crud showing through.
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Chris, whether or not you choose to use Bar Keepers Friend has to due more with a chalky finish. If you think the trailer is spectacularly clean, then I'd say... it isn't needed. But if you see chalk anywhere, then use it. A couple more hours of scrubbing may be worth it. Remember, anything left on the trailer is going to be "sealed" into the finish when you put Red Max Pro (ZEP) on it. You don't want crud showing through.
Thanks for the advice. It looks pretty clean and smooth, I first thought polishing with a marine polish will do it but that resulted in rain stripes and there were some discolorations. I washed the polish off and polished it again with oxidation remover, now its nice and white, I did 2 more washes with TSP and dawn, my biggest concern is that there is still some wax left. I'll see to tomorrow hope its not to windy.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #9
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Looks real classy with just a small name on it. I noticed you don't have any fridge vents, do you have a fridge or just an icebox?
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Looks real classy with just a small name on it. I noticed you don't have any fridge vents, do you have a fridge or just an icebox?
It only has an ice box. We mostly want to use it on weekends and for that the ice box works well, thats how we camped before in a tent. Maybe one day I will put a small fridge and an inverter. Interesting that you mention the vents, the other 2 scamps I looked at had both rotten floors under the fridge since the condensation water could not drain and there was no vent.
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A classic. Nice job. Raz
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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I really like the stripes. I think I may steal your idea since I just painted mine. You are lucky not to have vents on the side. The only place I had rot was under the fridge. Good job!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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I washed my 75 green Trillium with Vim cream bathroom and kitchen cleaner.It has a very small amount of abrasive in it but does a great job on the chalky removal. Washed twice, rinsed 2x and then 5 Coates of Zep wet look floor finish. You don,t see the shine till after the 3rd coat but then the effort is rewarded. Looks great. When applying the Zep,just wet the rag, wring it out and just like damp cloth wipe. It drys in a few mint so time you do fist coat you can start again.
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I really like the stripes. I think I may steal your idea since I just painted mine. You are lucky not to have vents on the side. The only place I had rot was under the fridge. Good job!
Thanks, if you order the stripe from scamp their shipping is a bit expensive I browsed through all their stuff to make sure I do not forget anything.
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