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Old 10-18-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Sneak peek at Bean's new paint job!

Stopped in today to see the new paint and decide on how I want the outside receptacles/grates, hinges, etc. painted and where I want the new electrical outlets.

Probably should wait till it's all done, but couldn't----so here's a sneak peek! Definitely gonna need to bring the interior up to a new level!
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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Nice, very nice. Keep pictures coming.
Have some pictures to post but this is a new camera and still trying to figure it out.


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Stopped in today to see the new paint and decide on how I want the outside receptacles/grates, hinges, etc. painted and where I want the new electrical outlets.

Probably should wait till it's all done, but couldn't----so here's a sneak peek! Definitely gonna need to bring the interior up to a new level!
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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Fantastic, Vickie!
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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Thanks Reitha and all! The bumper will be black, wheels black, hinges and outlet covers black. Was going to have them paint the propane tank, but think I'll get a new smaller, up to date one---don't need quite that much.

I find it fascinating that the color is just about how I like my coffee!
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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WOW!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #7
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Whoa, whoa, whoa! How cool is that? I'm glad to see they removed all the windows and etc. and did not try to paint around them. Looks first class! Nothing like a good, two-part sprayed paint job. Suh-weet!

Couple of notes: Are your hinges the Scamp type ones? If so, I'm not sure I would have them painted, but that's just me. I guess painted hinge-type hardware always says to me "too lazy to tape off or remove when painting" (although clearly that is NOT the case here), and also it seems much more likely to chip. Not a huge deal breaker - just giving you my thoughts.

On the propane tank, be aware that they have to be light colored so as not to get too hot. I think they have to be either white or maybe silver, although it has been awhile since I checked that out.

Did I say "Wow!"?

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:33 PM   #8
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:50 AM   #9
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The question begging to be asked is how much did that paint job set you back????
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:05 AM   #10
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I didn't have the heart to show Tillie (my perris pacer), your pictures...she would be soooo embarrassed!!!!!!!!!
THAT is one beautiful job!!!!!
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Panoz---are you trying to be a party pooper!?!?!? LOL Truth is----I don't know yet! I gave poor Ben (the body shop owner) a "to do" list, which included things he may have to get the help of other experienced people for, so he hasn't given me a number yet. I've known him for over 20 years, so I'm not worried. He did say the paint job would be the largest part of the work and threw out a figure like $2500 (of course it doesn't help when I go in and say "how about the wheels, how about this, how about that.??)
He did say it wouldn't be $9000 like the school bus turned Nebraska Husker tailgate party bus (it looks fabulous!)

Raya---thanks for your wisdom. Although I would have loved to have the tank painted black, I stopped myself and remembered the heat aspect. I had the same concerns about the hinges, too. Still giving that thought--Ben didn't think it would be a problem. Showed me the black hinges on the Husker party bus. (These decisions are driving me crazy---glad I never built a home from scratch!!)

Vicki---I bet Tillie is beautiful! These campers are like kids---they're all cute as buttons! I wouldn't have been opposed to leaving the camper as was and using the super stuff many are using to shine it up-----the pics on that thread are AMAZING! BUT--the decals were looking so shabby and there were chips on the front, I decided "what the heck".

I gotta admit, I think it is going to look so sweet behind the black truck. The BAD news is---now the shabby chic interior just looks SHABBY. Egads---it's the monster that ate Vickie's nest egg!
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #12
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Hi, Vickie, just a note to say I think the inside of the camper is pretty cute. You have done a nice job of decorating.
I do know that the decorating never seems to end-always something new we want to do.
Richard has put in more electrical outlets, fixed the drain pipe and is going to put in a faucet -we didn`t have a faucet at the sink.
I am now trying to find tv trays or a SMALL table so we can leave the table/ bed as a bed and have the small table to use to eat on. Need one that folds up. Bought one at Walmart but it is just a little to big and it is small.
We have our good looking tote-trying to figure how to attach it to the frame in front. We carry the leveling jacks, bungees and those type of items in it.
We were met by 2 deers who came running out between our camper and our daughters camper, the other night. We were going to measure for a stove top cover. Just hope a buck isn`t that close to us. I would have shot them------- but didnt have my camera with me-it would have been a close up-they almost ran me down.

We are now planning our trips for next spring. Can`t wait!


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Panoz---are you trying to be a party pooper!?!?!? LOL Truth is----I don't know yet! I gave poor Ben (the body shop owner) a "to do" list, which included things he may have to get the help of other experienced people for, so he hasn't given me a number yet. I've known him for over 20 years, so I'm not worried. He did say the paint job would be the largest part of the work and threw out a figure like $2500 (of course it doesn't help when I go in and say "how about the wheels, how about this, how about that.??)
He did say it wouldn't be $9000 like the school bus turned Nebraska Husker tailgate party bus (it looks fabulous!)

Raya---thanks for your wisdom. Although I would have loved to have the tank painted black, I stopped myself and remembered the heat aspect. I had the same concerns about the hinges, too. Still giving that thought--Ben didn't think it would be a problem. Showed me the black hinges on the Husker party bus. (These decisions are driving me crazy---glad I never built a home from scratch!!)

Vicki---I bet Tillie is beautiful! These campers are like kids---they're all cute as buttons! I wouldn't have been opposed to leaving the camper as was and using the super stuff many are using to shine it up-----the pics on that thread are AMAZING! BUT--the decals were looking so shabby and there were chips on the front, I decided "what the heck".

I gotta admit, I think it is going to look so sweet behind the black truck. The BAD news is---now the shabby chic interior just looks SHABBY. Egads---it's the monster that ate Vickie's nest egg!
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Reitha---I can't wait till we can get together again to camp! Are you up for trying cold weather camping?????? (You just leave the antifreeze in the pipes)

Have you seen the picture of the table by floyd---it is in the thread about having a bathroom or not. It is darn clever. He uses his stove cover and it hooks on a drawer somehow to make the table. I know you guys could come up with something like that.

My plastic tv tray top with pvc pipe removeable/interchangeable legs should be pretty useful----if I ever get it made. Had to put that on hold when I turned Bean over to Ben for the facelift. Hope I remember what I was going to do

Can't wait to see your camper! Thanks for your kind words about my interior. But I gotta tell you--when I look inside from the outside (the beautiful PAINTED side,) it didn't look so cute! I do have to get over coveting the work of Robert Johans, Mark S., Russl, and all the other uber-talented guys on here! I'm never gonna have what they do, cuz we don't have the skills, and the moola WILL run out! I did see a pic with the cabinets painted black and the doors a light wood that was VERY coffee house stylish. I could just have the lumber yard cut my pieces. We'll see.

Ok, back to decorating for Halloween
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About painting your hardware... Have you considered powder coating? Lasts a looooong time!
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