Work In Progress - '75 Boler 13 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-07-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Work In Progress - '75 Boler 13

Here are some shots of my 75 Boler 13. The first is purchase day a little over a year ago. I just started the restore last month. The second shot was taken in my back yard last summer. The third is after two coats of primer and seven coats of marine enamel. The colour is very close to an actual robin egg.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Further Work

I removed and replaced all of the wiring. Here I am testing the lights. A top view of the paint and a shot of the belly band, which I decided not to paint.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Nice work.
Making any changes to the layout on the inside?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:13 AM   #5
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Nice work.
Making any changes to the layout on the inside?
Thanks.
The inside was gutted by a previous owner. Someone also cut the ensolite in several places and glued carpet ceiling to floor. The glue he used was still tacky after 3 years of exposure to air. The sharpy notes are someone elses too. I plan to keep the layout pretty much original but will replace the doors and table with plywood, add 12 volt led lighting, a fantastic fan and a furnace when I can afford one.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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After Days of Scrubbing

It was tough to get it to this point. As of last night after a final scrub with tsp and a rinse.
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #7
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hey what kind of exterior paint did you use?, and how did you apply it?.....and i am soooo jelous of all these people with large garages, ...........would love to work on my boler this winter, but the garage is too small and not heated :-(....waiting for the warmer temps to take the body off the frame.....
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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The exterior paint is Marine Enamel from Cloverdale Paints except the black which is Tremclad. I rolled it on with a foam roller and wet sanded every second coat. There is some orange peel texture to it but I don't mind that. I would have done this last year if I had a garage but I don't so I had to wait for an opportunity. The shop in the photos is my son's place of business where he keeps his trucks and chippers etc. for his tree care business. Right now one of the trucks is being parked outside. I am working full time on the Boler now in order to get as much done as possible before my welcome runs out. Missed one day in the past month or so.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #9
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thanks randy, ........

i plan on painting mine myself as well, but like you have to wait for the right time to do it, ......wheather wise, ........i live near a lake and there are lost of marina's so i hope i can find some paint from them, ......i will be watching your reno with interest.........

thanks for your posts
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One tip I would offer when painting with enamel is that the coat following a wet sanding goes on very nicely and looks better than a second one without sanding. I followed a procedure that recommended two coats, sand, two more, sand etc. I would suggest sanding prior to the last coat no matter what method you are following.
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yeah sounds good, i have been reading up on it, .....and sound slike wet sanding is the way to go, .....

but you only painted the tail lights with the enamel right???
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The tail lights, bumper and exposed frame are Tremclad gloss black. The body is marine enamel. I was told that they are virtually identical formulas.
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ah, i see thanks, ........
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Randy, nice start and the color is great. I also did my own paint job and had a little orange peel, but it hid some of the problem area's so I didn't mind. Keep up the excelent work.
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