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Old 04-20-2019, 12:28 PM   #15
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Agreed. Iím not a fan of shiny except for the wheels, which are not currently shiny.
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:50 PM   #16
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When I painted the compartment latches on my coach I used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. After 4 years they still look new.

BTW, I used silicone grease and carefully "painted" the chrome keyhole cover. Then when the paint dried I simply used a fingernail to scrape off the excess paint.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #17
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When I painted the compartment latches on my coach I used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. After 4 years they still look new.



BTW, I used silicone grease and carefully "painted" the chrome keyhole cover. Then when the paint dried I simply used a fingernail to scrape off the excess paint.


Thatís a great idea to keep the key holes from being painted! Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:22 PM   #18
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Speaking of latches, has anyone got any experience with these? Looks like a great price and convenient. Weíre going to be living out of ours for about 3 months when we relocate in September.

https://www.amazon.com/RVLock-Compac...XNSZZ7GSX8RKYG
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:38 PM   #19
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Paul,

I currently have the rigid oil transfer pipe between the oil cooler and oil pan out for powder coating

I really donít want to buy new ones, but wonder what the offset in price between powder coating and just buying new ones is...

I was trying to get this one done cheap. Iíve spent way too much this year

-New ACís and thermostat
-Replaced old TV, re-did the A/V cabinet, new Soundbar
-Radiator replacement, new radiator hoses, sandblast and powder coat oil transfer pipe
-Re-sealed all roof fixtures
-Fiberglass roof coating
-Replaced kitchen and bathroom faucets
-Tires coming in June

Itís been a busy year
I would say it has!!
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I just finished mine. Taped them in place using good blue painters tape. Light sanding then a couple of coats of Rustoleum Satin Black. They look brand new and I didnít have to worry about the gaskets
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Yup, I used Rusoleum FUSION in satin black.

Lightly scuff with 320 grit.

Masked off around them and used a dime to mask the ss key surround.



Under $5 for all of them on the coach.
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Yup, I used Rusoleum FUSION in satin black.

Lightly scuff with 320 grit.

Masked off around them and used a dime to mask the ss key surround.



Under $5 for all of them on the coach.
How did you do that?
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How did you do that?

Sorry, you are right-- that wasn't clear.


I used the dime on some blue masking tape that allowed me to use a razor knife to scribe the correct size circle in the masking tape.


Cut the small tape circle out and put it on the ss key surround.


I have also seen door handles without the ss surround, just a key slot. On coaches with this style, have used some small scraps of aluminum the correct dimension (aluminum thickness the same as key width). Hack saw off small pieces to stick in the key hole when spraying.


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Sorry, you are right-- that wasn't clear.


I used the dime on some blue masking tape that allowed me to use a razor knife to scribe the correct size circle in the masking tape.


Cut the small tape circle out and put it on the ss key surround.


I have also seen door handles without the ss surround, just a key slot. On coaches with this style, have used some small scraps of aluminum the correct dimension (aluminum thickness the same as key width). Hack saw off small pieces to stick in the key hole when spraying.


Use what you have on hand and works for you!
You own me a dime!
I was at Walmart waiting for them to open the recycled oil storage area so I could drop off 5 gallons and I thought about what you originally said. I fished around inside the motorhome and found a dime, went back outside bent over and held the dime up to the chrome key hole cover to see if it would cover all of the chrome. Right about then the Walmart guy walked up behind me and said "You..."that was as far as he got. I yelled and the dime went flying landing right on top of a storm sewer grate. The dime seemed to sit sat there for a second teasing me, then fell into the slimy water below.
You own me a dime!
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I did the same thing. The one on my engine compartment left side looked the worst. It took but one minute to take the latch out. Scrubbed every down with mineral spirit sanded it and used a ďHigh Performance EnamelĒ for industrial applications ... whatever that means but it was what I had on the shelf in satin black.
Looks like new and it seems to hold good so far.
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