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Old 10-31-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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Painting 94 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser

I have purchased a 94 GS scenic Cruiser, 34 ft and am in the process of refurbishing it. This is my retirement project. I've redone the interior - floors, furniture, appliances (pretty much all except walls - to do) - and gone through the running gear. Now I need to paint the exterior. I can't afford to turn it over to a shop and decided I would do it myself. I would appreciate any help / advice anyone can give me regarding paint, equipment, and process. I will end up doing this outside next to my house which is driving me to look very seriously at HVLP Turbine spray systems. I am totally open to inputs including "I've lost my elderly mind". Thanks.

I will be happy to share anything I've learned doing the inside and mechanics.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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Look for the Red Max pro threads also. Not a paint but sure makes the exterior look good.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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Depending on your budget and expectations, a Roll & Tip paint job might interest you.

Here are a couple of links to get you started.

Can you paint a motorhome with a brush?

Painting the exterior - Fiberglass RV
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Depending on your budget and expectations, a Roll & Tip paint job might interest you.

Here are a couple of links to get you started.

Can you paint a motorhome with a brush?

Painting the exterior - Fiberglass RV
I agree tat roll and tip could give you a wonderful job for reasonable budget.
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We used the "roll and tip" method to paint our '89 Fleetwood using Interlux Brightside marine paint. Its been about a year and no issues.

We went from this





To this




The beige portion is the original gelcoat, which we revitalized with Red Max Pro#3.
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Very nice job. I have always thought that your unit is very attractive, has pleasing lines.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Senior Chief you did a great job. She looks beautiful.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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I used an HVLP gun and compressor, shooting acrylic enamel in my driveway to do this motor home's lower blue stripe. Did it in sections so I could shoot it during quieter times of the day to accommodate spring temps/wind/weather. Didn't have the patience to try and find a "window of opportunity" to do it all at once.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1317995703


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