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Old 03-03-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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I hope my 1969 Jet qualifies me to post to this forum. This is my first hard wall camper, and my first camper in over 25 years. The guys on American Pickers would refer to this unit as "Farm Fresh" I have had to replace four broken windows, two tires, the propane regulator and tanks. The next thing I need to do is paint the trailer and install new LED Lights.

All of that said; how do I paint the trailer, and what kind of paint do I use?

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Old 03-04-2013, 12:37 AM   #2
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I recommend you visit your local Auto Parts Store and tell them what you want to do and answer their questions.
Example: Is the frame clean, rusty, pealing paint. Spray or brush, Paint color, or undercoating, etc.
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welcome, lets see some pictures!
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Knowing nothing about your coach, for me at least, it's hard to steer in a direction. Is the exterior fiberglass, aluminum, ?

If it's 'glass, tons of folks have had good success with Rustoleum, thinned a bit and rolled on with a foam brush. Or, there's a few different manufacturers for boat paint that work using a roll and tip method. I imagine the same could be applied to aluminum as well, but I would used an "etching" primer, were it me. Pics and/or a little more information might help a bunch. Good luck and welcome to irv2
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
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Paint - I now have direction.

The trailer is aluminum, and peeling like an apricot in the desert sun. I will pressure was it with vinegar water, then get a great quality aluminum paint like something from Rustoleum or Sherwin Williams per the web sit I got from Google.How to Repaint an Aluminum Camper | eHow.com

It sure is funny how one group says to spray it, and another says to brush it on. One guy on U-Tube shows how to use a roller. I guess the difference is if you want a 15 foot job, a 10 foot job, or a 2 inch job.

I sprayed a 6 foot job on my Goldwing motorcycle, but it faded in the desert sun.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
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Rhino Seal comes in many colors. Its a durable, flexible low maintenance wall and roof coating that waterproofs, insulates, and soundproofs.
Something for thought.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #7
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I painted a '72 Hi-Lo we had once with some good quality oil based paint from Lowe's.
I just took in a sample and they matched it up for me. It lasted several years and still looked pretty good when I sold it.
I used a roller on it and it turned out well.
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The biggest decision is regarding how you want to apply it? That will determine the 2" vs. 10' appearance and required prep. From there, the decision regarding what paint should come into focus much easier. Suggest you look into acrylic enamel, but that's me.
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