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Old 03-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #1
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68 bluebird wanderlodge

I was wanting to paint my 68 bluebird wanderlodge does anyone know a cheap way to do it? I was thinking maybe roll it on.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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That would be about the cheapest way. Not sure of the results you want to achieve.
Renting a spray system might get better results.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:28 PM   #3
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Boats do a roller and then follow with good brush to "tip it". The finishes they get are beyond belief sometimes. Might be worth Googling to find out more about it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:15 PM   #4
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We are a lousy painter but have great results with a cheap detail gun from harbor freight.

They are about 10 bucks on sale and have a swivel bowl.

Have painted gallons of paint and finish is great.

Uses small amount of air and easy cleanup.

Fill with syrenge without needle and control thinning to spray on thick side so little running and less overspray but takes longer.
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I am not a professional painter but I have painted a few of my old car projects. All I can tell you is to spend the extra time with the prep of the surface and paint with a primer or base that is compatible to the existing paint. Any auto paint supplier can steer you in the right direction. Good luck with the project !!
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:35 AM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:29 AM   #7
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In my experience rolling tends to leave a pebbly finish, which is why pros usually "tip" or "back brush" to smooth it out if they use a roller.

Much depends on the paint chosen. If it has good flow characteristics, the paint will run enough to let bubbles and ridges level out. The downside is that paint that "flows" well also runs easily when used on vertical surfaces, so it requires extra care. The better paints flow out but then tack up quickly, so that they cling instead of continuing to flow and thus "run" or "sag". Marine deck paints are designed to do that, so you get a smooth, high gloss finish even though it is brushed or rolled on. Many epoxy finishes are like that as well.
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I had a nice sprayer, sat on the workbench for years never used it so gave it away. Now I need one, Well never mind
I plan on painting the strips on the front of the MH and am going to use Spray cans. I have seen others do it on here with great results.
I agree prep is a 110%
I know you can buy the paints of your choice and have it put into Aerosol Cans. I just picked the color @ Manards Huge selection. Primmer/Paint same can.
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ps How about some Pictures I don't think I have seen a 68?
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I have used the great quality paint on a boat, Interlux Brightside, on a boat and on the roof of a motorhome. I was amazed at how the paint smoothed out to an almost sprayed finish. Roll it on, smack the high spots with a brush, and let it dry.

A pro can do a great job spraying. I think an amateur could get a better finish with less prep using boat paint.

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