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Old 06-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #85
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Thanks mike. Our holidays start at the end of the week, so I am really pushing to paint it over the weekend, so we can start using it
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:45 PM   #86
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Most of my time is spent sanding and working with Bondo, trying to get the shell ready for paint this weekend. With that I have gotten around to a few details.



I installed barrel bots to hold the top bunk railing in place.



Installed barrel bolts to hold the table in place when set up.



I wanted to paint a couple of details on the outside. After trying a few different things I found printable sticker sheets made for great templates.



The template I made for the Boler logos, I will just cut it out and have a Logo for above the windows, right size and all.



With Summer here the cushions will have to wait until the winter, so I am using an air mattress. I was surprised to find the trailer is a little wider at this height, being 6'7" I will take any room I can get on the bed. My son is testing it out.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:24 PM   #87
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Love it! Make every memory as you can. When the time comes you can no longer go... you'll remember every good moment of the past.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #88
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Well said Donna! Chris you are talented and have a great family support.
Thanks again for sharing this with us.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #89
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Thanks My youngest (in the picture), is almost always with me when I am working on the trailer. He says he is building an ice cream truck, glad he has an imagination as I think he just needs a reason to take the tools I'm using. I am enjoying the project, but am really looking forward to exploring with the family, I want to make sure we have a fun summer together.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:09 AM   #90
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Working hard on the Boler, will catch up on this post when I return from holidays, for now here is a preview.

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Old 07-01-2013, 07:07 AM   #91
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What did you make the boler name plate templates out of? My 2 name plates are pitted real bad and would like to replace them. No sense having a New looking Boler with old looking name plates.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:33 PM   #92
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Hi Rick,

I printed them on a full page sticker sheet i picked up at an office supply store. I found the stickers are easy to peal off after painting and you can print anything you want on them. As long as I paint lightly in multiply coats it worked great.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:51 PM   #93
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Love that green. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #94
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Rick, The templates worked ok, but not perfect. I am going to try making them differently, will post when I do.

Thanks Linda.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #95
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Wrapped the trailer up for the drive to the mountains, to paint the Boler. This picture was taken the next morning.



I will be using the tent they store their boat in to paint. A very generous offer for such a potentially messy project.



Trailer Primed. Working to sort through the pictures of last weeks progress and get them posted.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #96
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I know its been suggested here but you can have any template made. I had this one made for I think 24 bucks and its a 24x24 in size. Of course my Egg isnt ready for it yet. I made it up in PhotoShop and InkScape and submitted it to them. Matches the tatoo on my shoulder
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #97
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Thanks Mike, I will check them out. I am thinking a decal is the way to go.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #98
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Painting was an intimidating project. I thought about doing it with a roller, but wanted it to be as good as I could make it, so I ended up spraying it on, and am I ever glad I did. During the project here is a few things I learned;

1. Over prepare the body. Flaws that I didn’t see on the sanded shell are obvious in the new paint.

2. More Primer. Primer can hide small imperfections and did a good job in one coat. Next time I would put more primer on, and make sure the primer will hide tiny flaws in the fiberglass.

3. Fiberglass reinforced Bondo would be used for any larger repairs, as when bolting the trailer together tiny cracks have appeared on two of the repairs. The regular Bondo is holding up on the rest of the repairs.

4. Make sure the area is ventilated. I left the door closed once and the green dust settled on top of the white paint. It mostly wiped off, but could have caused an issue. After that I made sure everything not being painted was covered and the door was open to keep the trailer ventilated.

5. Practice. The flaws made with the primer are for the most part the only big flaws in the paint job. It is easy to paint, but with a little practice before starting it would have looked a lot better.

6. The first bit of primer was not thinned enough, once I fixed this things went a lot better.

7. When the air pressure got too low it didn’t paint well. After a while i could see the difference and it made things much easier.

8. Over-spray does not travel far before drying, and then the only risk is it settling as dust. with that I did get a little on a car (it washed off), so I would make sure nothing is too close.



To paint the Boler trailer I used a spray gun I bought for $20 at princess auto and an old compressor. Then paints are shown in the picture.





I tried a couple air powered sanders, before moving and losing access to a compressor. I went to home depot, which had a sale on a dual action 5″ electric sander. They were out of them, so they sold me the floor model for $20. This was the best sander I used and next time would have started with on of these. It is not for body work, but worked great, and cost much less for the sand paper.
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