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Old 01-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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MH repaint?

This sorta goes against the usual "restoration" goals of some, but I've seen some pretty nice examples where an older MH has been repainted to blend in better with some of the later color/graphic styles. I know auto repainting is pretty costly - and would assume a quality paint upgrade for an older MH such as my '88 Winnie would be even more so - any one have knowledgeable info?
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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I saw here on the board VEGASDAN got a quote for his 2001 Tradewinds and it was 26K for full body paint. Everybody said that was very high. I sure wouldn't spend that much and I'm sure Dan didn't.
Here is the thread, you can see what he is doing and read the comments.
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we paid approx. $17,000.00 which included a multitude of things. we have been very happy with the job! www.precisionpaintingrv.com jim
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We're seriously considering getting our coach painted. Have read posts about some great cheap paint jobs available in Mexico ($5 - $9K) but that would not be an option for us. I've heard of a shop in NC near Raliegh that does good work. An IRV2 member, Blucrabbie, had his coach painted there and I saw his rig in Myrtle Beach....it looked nice. Also, many folks recommend an independent shop in Red Bay, AL that does some work for Tiffin but offers a good deal on full body paint jobs. Bill Plemmons RV in Rural Hall, NC does coaches.

Precision, of course, has a great reputation for doing nice work. I'd hoped to get mine done for $15 - $18K but would balk at anything above that. Our preference would be to keep a fairly simple color scheme with no more than three colors to keep the cost down. Frankly, I think many of the current FBP jobs are much too 'swirly' for my tastes.
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smlranger, the base price at precision includes 4 colors plus 3 coats of clear. jim
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What's it skinned with? Aluminum is really easy to repaint vs fiberglass. I repainted my camper for a couple hundred using Rustoleum Spray Paint.
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Here's a no-cost repaint option.

Just leave your rig parked for the day in any big city urban area and it will be "tagged" with all sorts of rattle can art when you return.
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Our old "Beast" is so ugly we're thinking of painting her camo to hide her! LOL!!
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smlranger, the base price at precision includes 4 colors plus 3 coats of clear. jim
I've recently corresponded with Jason at Precision. He has given us a preliminary estimate of $13,500 to paint our rig. Obviously, that estimate may change when they would actually see the coach. That includes only a primary color on the sides of the slide outs and painting the awning hardware to match the primary color. I'm just trying to decide if I want to take the rig to Indiana vs. trying to find a shop closer to me. I will say Precision seems to have their act together...Jason has answered all of my questions satisfactorily.
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We had a 1994 Fleetwood Flair that had a big pink whoop de do graphics on the side. We took it to www.accentstripes.com in Orange county, Ca. They designed the new striping so that it hid any faded marks left after removing the original graphics. It came out so well that when we put it on the market a year later (to buy one with slides)we sold it for what we had paid for it within a week. As I recall the job cost about $3,000
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Here's a no-cost repaint option.

Just leave your rig parked for the day in any big city urban area and it will be "tagged" with all sorts of rattle can art when you return.
For devious sorts, not as unusual as we might think - owner could then file a claim for vandalism, and get a new paint job nearly free...

Back when I was motorcycling, read a story about a fella who worked in a store in a big city - he wanted a new MC, but couldn't afford one - so he bought an old beater that didn't even run. He then took it down to where he worked, and parked it right out front where he could easily see it as he worked. Sure enough, soon a motorist trying to park their car in the next space, knocked the bike over. The MC owner rushes out all frantic and arm waving as to how his darling bike had been severely damaged - and the vehicle driver, not wanting to damage his driving and insurance record, offers to settle the "damage" for cash - which the MC owner accepted.

According to the story, within a month- and LOTS of similar crashes - the guy had accumulated enough $$$ to pay CASH for a new bike...
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We're seriously considering getting our coach painted. Have read posts about some great cheap paint jobs available in Mexico ($5 - $9K) but that would not be an option for us. I've heard of a shop in NC near Raliegh that does good work. An IRV2 member, Blucrabbie, had his coach painted there and I saw his rig in Myrtle Beach....it looked nice. Also, many folks recommend an independent shop in Red Bay, AL that does some work for Tiffin but offers a good deal on full body paint jobs. Bill Plemmons RV in Rural Hall, NC does coaches.

Precision, of course, has a great reputation for doing nice work. I'd hoped to get mine done for $15 - $18K but would balk at anything above that. Our preference would be to keep a fairly simple color scheme with no more than three colors to keep the cost down. Frankly, I think many of the current FBP jobs are much too 'swirly' for my tastes.
For that kind of money I think I would at least research having it done in Mexico. If you start a post with Mexico in the heading, I think you will find someone on the forum who has had it done there. Just a thought, Joe
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For that kind of money I think I would at least research having it done in Mexico. If you start a post with Mexico in the heading, I think you will find someone on the forum who has had it done there. Just a thought, Joe
Going to Mexico isn't an option, at any price.
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