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Old 07-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #99
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Im just finishing my outside now. 99.9% done. I never realized how many valleys and how curved the shell actually is. After I have sanded I close my eyes and run my bare hand over the area and so far it seems to be telling me that once its primed and painted I wont see any of these imperfections of color variances. What kind of flaws were you seeing? Wonder if there is something you can spray on temporarily that will allow you to look all over and along the sides to see any imperfections? Did you wipe her down with Acetone? and what grit did you finish up with for final pre-prime?
Just curious. How long can you paint on that one application holder. Any issues starting after refilling and starting up again where you left off? Guess its back to watching YTube videos before I start mine.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #100
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I had a lot of filling to do, in a couple places I thought I had sanded enough, but the transition from bondo to fiberglass showed. The gel coat was completely gone, with the fiberglass exposed, I thought I filled it well enough, but when I put the paint on where the gel coat was missing tiny holes appeared.

Any flaws showed up once the primer was on. If I was to do it again I would finish the prep, primer it. Then go over it again with bondo or sand paper as needed, then put a second coat of primer on. that would have hid any of the issues I have in my paint.

I would also want to leave it for at least a week after painting it. Between marks made while installing anything, and a bike crashing into it a few marks have already been made. I will touch them up, but waiting for the paint to harden would have been a better idea.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #101
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Between painting the trailer i used Brown Rustoelum from a can (next time I would use the sprayer) to paint the belly band and any thing else for the outside.

I also took a grinder and hammer and finally got the tongue jack off. The top is broken and the jack was seized.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #102
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With the paint done, we rolled it out of the tent (so the truck could get paint) and started putting in the windows.



The side window was easy once I got the right screws. Butlye Tape to seal them.

I broke the pieces for the front and back window while cutting them.



With the sun down I covered it up for the night.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #103
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Installed the window in the door, hinges, door handle, trim on the door and around the door opening.



After breaking the Plexiglas I had planned to use for the front and back windows I got a glass shop to install the windows for me. I ended up getting Marguard, better in almost every way, however it's flexibility does allow it to be pushed out of the seal at freeway speeds if the rock guard is left off.



Windows are in and look much better than I expected. The front and back are clear and the side windows tinted, however the front and back have a finish that makes it look good and matching, much to my surprise.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #104
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Chris you are doing such a great job, and sharing your "ups and downs" with us is wonderful. The color is a fine choice and windows are looking very professional!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:02 AM   #105
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You're doing a great job! I love the color scheme!! Your detailed account of this restoration is really interesting and has lots of tips for anyone attempting such a project. Just hope I can see your cute little trailer in person some day and meet you and your family in person! Maybe at one of the gatherings in BC, WA or OR?
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #106
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All I can say is SUPER !!!!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:16 AM   #107
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Thanks Dianne. When I started telling people I was painting it the brightest green I could find I got a lot of negative responses, I am glad I stuck to the color because I am really happy with it (and the comments have turned positive )

Thanks Cathy. I love the West Coast, and since this is my first year away I plan to explore this side of the Rockies. However Most of my planned trips will be to BC, with many into WA and OR, so I am sure you will get to see it (as the plan is to shift my focus from working on it to using it).

The trailer was out of the tent after painting for only a few minutes when I got my first offer to purchase it, since every couple days someone is stopping while I am working on it to peek inside.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #108
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License plate and light installed. I used the left over trim from the door to give it a more finished look.

Tail lights installed and working, hopefully no tail light issues on the way home

The trim between the brown and green has been installed.

This is my first time using a rivet gun, and it was going horribly, jamming constantly, until it finally was not usable. I went online to figure out how to fix it and learned you need to lubricate it. I took the rivet gun apart, cleaned and lubricated it. Obvious in hind sight, but what a huge different it makes. I know favor rivets when they work.



Installed vents, although I am confident now they will not be enough, so I will revisit these.



Trimed up the rock guard with the same stuff as the door and license plate. Then attached it using the hardware I ordered from Scamp.



The bottom of the latch didn't fit as the window seal was too thick. Will look at that at home.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #109
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Wow, this is a pretty dang amazing job! Sure looks like you're about to hit the road in style! Really nice work!

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #110
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Thanks Slav

A lot more details, but I am hoping we can get away this weekend or next.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #111
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Found this handle with a built in LED light for beside the door. Started to install it, wind picked up, then the hail and rain drove me inside. It was bouncing 6 inches off the trailer, and was the first chance to check for leaks.

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Chris, can't beleive how fast you are working...amazing to me.
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