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Old 03-05-2015, 04:44 PM   #15
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I'm trying to keep my costs down. I'm now thinking that this year I will polish and wax her up nice and then in a year or two possibly look at painting. The body is really not that bad... Will have to have a closer inspection though.


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As long as you stay dry inside, that is the main thing. Rebuilding these trailers can really drain the pocketbook, that's for sure.
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Ok so new paint question. Can I use house pain on the inside insulation and fiberglass?


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I only use "House Paint" (aka Interior Latex) on wood surfaces. It's primarily held in place by air pressure and may not do well on the flexible insulation.


There are a number of paints for Auto Upholstery that may work. Here is a vendor:
<<<jjautoupholstery.com>>>
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Thanks Bob for the info, the link didn't really tell me much but I gather that a vinyl paint is what I should use on the insulation fabric?


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The key to successfully repainting the interior insulation is first prep, making sure it is very clean. They use a high adhesive primer, these types of primers are often used to paint over ceramic tile, this is followed by a high quality latex paint, latex breaths so it allows any moisture that penetrates the surface to evaporate, oil based or enamel paint will trap moisture and blister.

I recommend Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 for the primer and "Rustoleum Painter’s Touch" for the final coat. These are both available at local home improvement stores.
Full details on repainting the interior are documented in the Cleaning and Decorating the interior tab on my website
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Thanks Bob for the info, the link didn't really tell me much but I gather that a vinyl paint is what I should use on the insulation fabric?


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If you call Joe at J&J Auto Fabrics, and tell him what you want to paint, he will suggest the best product for the surface, including a brand name and any prep you need to do first. You can also send him a small sample for evaluation. Very good peeps at J&J...

I repainted the entire inside of a Sunrader FGRV with what he recommended and, 5 years later, it's still looking great.

A Caution..... Autosuply store vinyl/upholstery sprays aren't the same quality as what you get from a commercial supplier. Get the right stuff the first time (it will cost a bit more) and you won't have to do it again 3 years later.
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