Just bought a 13' Scamp
front from 1976. It is in decent shape, everything is functioning, but it needs a little work. The previous owner was a body shop guy and covered up, fiberglass patch and bondo, the front window over the hitch. I was wondering what I would need to do to reinstall the front window. Is it as simple as order window, cut hole, pop in or will I need to brace the window or roof etc..
If I decide to go through with install, what type of window should I put in? Solid, crank out, sliding, vented?
Also, just got finished sanding exterior and scraping off years of old caulking, silicone and such from around window and belly seal. Any suggestions for what type of sealant to put back and best type of paint
My plan to this point is:
Sand and scrape
Bondo, dings, holes scratches
Acetone wipe down
Prime, sand, paint
, sand, paint
I would like to go as original as possible with the paint, but keep in mind I am a novice painter with limited resources and the surface will not be perfect. Looking for a paint that will do a decent job hiding imperfections. I am set on using white. Should I use a gloss paint, flat, clear coat?
Another question, I'm planning on leaving the exterior aluminum band exposed, should I clear coat it to prevent it from getting that tarnished black look or is that not really an issue?
Lot's of questions and many more,
Thanks for all of the help!!