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Old 10-31-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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Exterior paint match for 1978 Trillium

Does anyone know the paint color or a match, for the exterior of a 1978 Trilllium? We only have some top fiberglass repairs and perhaps one corner scuffing area...however, we would want to match as close as possible. The seller had used Red Max on the trailer and it looks good, for the most part. JO
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Jo, molded trailers don't come from the manufacturer painted. It's gel coat. The problem is UVs, trailers turn colors over the years. If someone was to give you a paint code, it MAY not be the right color for your trailer.... it is 33 years old.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:55 PM   #3
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Jo, molded trailers don't come from the manufacturer painted. It's gel coat. The problem is UVs, trailers turn colors over the years. If someone was to give you a paint code, it MAY not be the right color for your trailer.... it is 33 years old.
Well, thanks Donna. I should have thought of the "gel coat" thingee. I guess "close as possible" is going to be the thing to do. JO
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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I would seriously consider a complete repaint. Anything you try to match with will never look right, and it will be obvious. Good quality white automotive paint IS pretty easy to touch up later if you need to. It's one of the easiest colors to retouch. I would take the opportunity to give your Trillium a nice new look

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:33 AM   #5
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I would seriously consider a complete repaint. Anything you try to match with will never look right, and it will be obvious. Good quality white automotive paint IS pretty easy to touch up later if you need to. It's one of the easiest colors to retouch. I would take the opportunity to give your Trillium a nice new look

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Thank you, David. I am sure that you are right. I have been thinking that the best thing to do about the scuff on the corner, is leave it alone. Fortunately, the "cramper" looks pretty good. We are trying to do little fixes, that are not tacky or just half a--. However, we did not want a unit that had to be completely re-done. Hopefully, if we match as close as we can, paint on the very top, will not stick out like a sore thumb. You know, trying to do the repairs that we make, the right way...but, not into total restoration. Always appreciate the good info. here. JO
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:42 AM   #6
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Omni AE acrylic enamel, Isuzu Parthenon Ivory #91110
My "touch ups" are all but invisible to the naked eye.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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Omni AE acrylic enamel, Isuzu Parthenon Ivory #91110
My "touch ups" are all but invisible to the naked eye.
Thanks a million, Scott! That is exactly what we needed to hear. We want the trailer to look nice, of course, and we sure don't want to do things to it to ruin it's originality. But, the old guy and I, are just not "in" for expensive and time consuming fix ups. That is very helpful. Appreciate you taking time to send the hint. JO and the old guy.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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What sort of store would you find this paint at, I have a small touch up to do? Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:28 PM   #9
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I like campers that match the tow vehicle. Happily, our Eurovan matched the Uhaul, so we did not need to match the two. However, since we had all accessories in blue from our previous Burro on which we painted the burro blue, we changed the black highlight to a blue. With our Uhaul though, we now own all orange and blue things, including clothes, dishes, and even our orange coffee pot.

And I don't really love orange .

Make it your own and congrats.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #10
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What sort of store would you find this paint at, I have a small touch up to do? Thanks.
I am thinking that it would be at a big automotive store. The hubby says, even years ago, they would mix your color and put it in a spray can...I don't know if that is still true. Since Scott said "Izusu....", I am trying the auto store. Good luck, JO
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #11
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I like campers that match the tow vehicle. Happily, our Eurovan matched the Uhaul, so we did not need to match the two. However, since we had all accessories in blue from our previous Burro on which we painted the burro blue, we changed the black highlight to a blue. With our Uhaul though, we now own all orange and blue things, including clothes, dishes, and even our orange coffee pot.

And I don't really love orange .

Make it your own and congrats.

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That's true, Cindy. Your camper should be your very own version. I love seeing the really restored units. Folks here are amazing. However, I do feel like that for those of us that like the vintage trailers, we are rescueing them from, often, the salvage yard. So, if a person wants pink, with purple polka dots Go for it. Nice to "meet" you, JO
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Hi there - so happy to hear that Omni AE acrylic enamel, Isuzu Parthenon Ivory #91110 might be the colour of my 1979 Trillium 4500's gelcoat. But I need to clarify: is the interior the same colour as the exterior? Sorry if this is a dumb question!
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Hi Scott: I hope you can tell me more. Are you using this colour to match the *inside* gelcoat? or the exterior? On my 1979 Trillium 4500, the colours seem different - maybe simply from UV fading. I want to patch some very small holes on the interior, and touch up the paint - hence my search for the colour! Seems like paintscratch.com might be the best option, even though hideously expensive for a Canadian to get 1 or 2 oz!
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Hi there - so happy to hear that Omni AE acrylic enamel, Isuzu Parthenon Ivory #91110 might be the colour of my 1979 Trillium 4500's gelcoat. But I need to clarify: is the interior the same colour as the exterior? Sorry if this is a dumb question!
try a PPG automotive paint supplier in your area. they make omni paint.
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