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Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 AM   #15
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I understand that everyone is painting the outside of their trailer but I'm looking to paint the interior fiberglass. Do I really need to use marine paint? The inside doesn't need the protection like the outside and I don't need high gloss. What would you recomend? Thanks, Marina
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:03 AM   #16
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Marina, I'd think the inside needs as tough of a paint as the outside. Even though it won't be deluged in water/snow... it will get bumped and knocked. Since you're in Canada, perhaps Brightside Marine or one of the other paints folks are using for the exterior. Prep and paint can be hard work and time consuming. Buy the best you can afford, so you don't have to do it again in a year or two.

Here's a brief topic worth reading: Painting interior fiberglass

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #17
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Automotive paint is probably just fine. Personally i just want to use Brightside thats all. I was wondering were i can get the stuff though or were i can try to find it.
Here's one site that has Brightsides: INTERLUX Brightside Polyurethane Quart

Or you could try:Interlux Boat Paint and Maintenance Paint From Wholesale Marine

There is a vast array of colors and the prices are pretty good compared to other sites.

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Thanks for the links.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #19
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Yes david, thanks for the links much helpful. But i kinda need a canadian dealer that sells the paint cause of shipping costs. I'll go with an american website if in the long run i have to and can't find a canadain distributor.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #20
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Marine Enamel

I painted my Boler with marine enamel from Cloverdale Paints. This product is available in a variety of interesting colours and can be used over oil based primers. I primed with two coats of Tremclad and then put seven more coats of the marine enamel on that. I wet sanded every second coat starting with 400 grit paper and finished with 1500 grit. You can see the result in my thread named "Work In Progress - 75 Boler 13". I rolled all of the coats and it took about a month to do the frame in black and the body in a Robin's egg tint. The downside of this is that I am a fly fisher and the places I go to fish require driving on gravel roads. I took my trailer on three gravel road trips last summer to get to those great fishing locations and sadly the result was like someone rockblasted my paint job. On the first trip when I dropped the trailer and noticed the damage I could have cried. Here are some shots of the result. I am now looking into options for protecting the front areas where the paint has been removed all the way to the glass. The up side is that the rest of the paint still looks great, it just can't take gravel roads.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #21
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This is all very informative, thank you!

One of the issues I have is that living in S. California, EVERYTHING is expensive when you are hiring out. I decided to put a big chunk o' dough into professionally sewn cushions, but I'm hoping to do anything else aesthetic myself (and with the help of my husband). I got a quote for painting the Scamp (not including removing any windows, decals, etc) and it was $1500! Ouch.

My questions:
1) I want a custom lemon/citron yellow color -- is there a marine exterior paint that is custom? The professional suggested I look around for a paint color on a car I like and then look that color code up. However, I doubt I will find a lemon/citron on any car!

2) We have very little space/property. So I am assuming rolling will be safer than spraying. My neighbor will kill me if I accidentally spray his new house paint job!! Would that be a correct assumption (the rolling part, not the neighbor killing me).

Thanks!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #22
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This is all very informative, thank you!

One of the issues I have is that living in S. California, EVERYTHING is expensive when you are hiring out. I decided to put a big chunk o' dough into professionally sewn cushions, but I'm hoping to do anything else aesthetic myself (and with the help of my husband). I got a quote for painting the Scamp (not including removing any windows, decals, etc) and it was $1500! Ouch.

My questions:
1) I want a custom lemon/citron yellow color -- is there a marine exterior paint that is custom? The professional suggested I look around for a paint color on a car I like and then look that color code up. However, I doubt I will find a lemon/citron on any car!

2) We have very little space/property. So I am assuming rolling will be safer than spraying. My neighbor will kill me if I accidentally spray his new house paint job!! Would that be a correct assumption (the rolling part, not the neighbor killing me).

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1. I used Interlux Brightside Marine paint. Most of the colors are generic, Red/Blue/Green/White/Black. There is a Yellow also, but they don't do different shades of colors, other than blue, white and grey.

2. I roll and tip painted my boler and the only place I got excess paint was on the driveway and on myself!

Edit: Also the Paint and painting supplies only cost in and around $250.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #23
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Has anyone used this company? They sell both a marine and an rv paint:
Environmentally friendly Protective Coatings - Industrial, Marine, Construction, Residential and Automotive - Chiri Enterprise Products , Located in Canada
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:47 PM   #24
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I would like to use Interlux Brightside paint but if i cant find were to buy it here in canada then i will try randys way using marine enamel from cloverdale paint thks for the tip there randy. i aslo check out your whole thread on your boler looks great. ill check out that dealer cidy thanks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #25
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I also located another company, Marine Boat Paint Coatings - GSA Contract Holder, and they will custom match for $10 more per gallon. They also have over 100 colors!! Additionally, there is finepaintsofeurope.com/ who will match Pantone colors (they are specifically contracted) for their Brilliant Enamel. I haven't decided which company to go with.
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Yes david, thanks for the links much helpful. But i kinda need a canadian dealer that sells the paint cause of shipping costs. I'll go with an american website if in the long run i have to and can't find a canadain distributor.
These guys sell the interlux here in Kelowna, Industrial Plastics & Paints

I see they have 8 locations, but only as far east as calgary

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Old 05-31-2012, 09:41 PM   #27
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Willis, thanks alot for the info i looked at the website and they look promising. when looking at the site we here in regina just may a few places like or related to that. Im going to check over the weekend.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:33 AM   #28
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I built a wood and canvass canoe about twenty years ago and I recanvassed it last year. I use Interlux Brightside Marine paint to paint it. You can usually get Red, white, Green, and Blue at Canadian Tire in the camping boating section.

They almost always have a litr of red , Green, and White, but they only ever keep one or two cans on the shelf ?? so its hard to find

I have also bought it at Ebs Sail & Sport in Saskatoon, and in Calagary there is a couple places that sell it and one in Calgary. Stuff is unbeatable on canoes, very tough.

call us at 1-800-INTRLUX (1-800-468-7589), to find out your nearest retail store.

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