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Old 05-03-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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20 foot paint job

It's a 78 Excel 20 ft TT with a new "20ft" paint job. Picked it up late last summer and stored it for the winter. Decided to make it look better for this years travels by giving it a new paint job. This model has "wood grain" textured aluminum sides and the base paint was adhering well so a good wash down was all that was needed before paint. Decided to use a brush and good exterior house paint. Found a color chip that we liked and made up 3 quarts. Masking worked best with "green" Frog Tape. Best of 3 tapes tried. It looks good from 20 feet away :-) Actually from 5 feet it's OK also. Used Rustoleum gloss spray cans for the stripes and semi-gloss for the body color. Found that I could use a fine wire wheel on my grinder and "refinish" the aluminum corner strips and moldings to look like a new "mill" finish. Have beige inserts for molding to go.
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I admire someone taking time to preserve the early years in camping! Job well done Cliffy. Whats the inside look/or will look like?
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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We had an RV but didn't want to go that route again so we wanted to try a TT without a big investment. We looked at 9 TTs before we found one in good enough shape to try out for a couple of years. ALL TTs OVER 25 YRS OLD HAVE ROT! It's just finding one that has the least amount to be able to use for a while. This one had been in a cover for years so it only has a little rot at each corner. A clean up, some clay weather seal and refasten the corner strips. Inside it's 1970s with dark wood walls, Spanish doors and upholstery with green and orange highlights. We'll use it the way it is for this season. We will make new curtains though. Everything works except the furnace but that is next weeks project. The refer will freeze everything unless we turn it down significantly. Had a crack in the neck of the gray water tank so I used my soldering iron and some cut up plastic bucket pieces to remelt, weld and fuse the crack. No leaks now. First 1 week trip went well. Changed to 4 "D" rated ST tires with matching spare. Repacked all wheel bearings and cleaned almost new brakes. Replaced all marker lights and stop turn lights. The oven has never been used. Seems to be a great little TT for this years travels.
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Pictures didn't attach I'll try again
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #5
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Maybe this will work
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Looks great and the interior looks good as well. I'd say your ready to do some camping. Nice effort with great results. Safe travels.
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Nice! Seems a perfect size for some good camping.
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Have the painting all done. Have "wood grain" aluminum siding so a good paint brush did a fine job without showing brush strokes when the paint dried. Looks like it was sprayed on! Finishing the moldings by wire brushing and new "clay" bedding with new screws. NO LEAKS! New curtains before next trip. Was a 1 owner little used TT when we got it.
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Looks good. The inside looks well taken care of. Congrats
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We have a 1972 I want to paint. Ours originally had the wood grain stripes but I peeled them off cuz they were in bad shape.

I had figured a good quality exterior paint would work and now you've just proven it!
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Just to clarify, my siding was embossed with a wood grain texture not just decals of wood grain. Using a good exterior semi-gloss house paint worked very well. Should last longer than the trailer. Just started putting on the new plastic screw cover strips on all the outside moldings. Easy to do if you warm it up first. Makes it real easy to bend into the molding center.
Thanks for all the nice comments. Still more work to do.
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Nice paint job I may have to do mine that way we have a 2012 viewfinder by cruiser rv in 12 months the front cap bleached white it has been waxed 3 times does not make any difference cruiser won't fix it with a years warranty not real happy with them I might just paint it with a roller
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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Thanks! Get a good wax and silicone remover on there first then roll it I've seen some good roller paint jobs on cars on youtube A 10 ft paint job looks good going down the road :-)
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