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Old 09-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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That 70's Show: Paint Job finished

Well here it is BEFORE:


After:


New tires and painted rims with restored hub caps:




I am looking for the black trim that is about a half inch wide, it is shown in place on the vertical and missing on the horizontal.

I have a lot of silver painting of the trim and under carriage yet.

Roger

One more photo of the chevron my wife painted on the front:
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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That is way cool nice job on the paint what model is it

Check this out it's a start
RV AP Rigid Vinyl Screw Cover for Hehr Black 011-363-5 | eBay
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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All we know is that it is a Smokey on the title.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Nice looking paint job. The trailer looks alot like the Holiday Ramblers of the era.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Wow thanks for the help everyone!

It is indeed a Holiday Rambler! There is another new guy that joined a few days ago with photos to confirm it is a Rambler. Learn something new everyday!
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #7
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Very nice! How did you prep and paint the siding? I assume you used an airless sprayer?
I love to see these classics preserved.
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WOW, what a great looking job. Hope you really enjoy your time with it. Have fun.
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Truth be told about painting, it was green brushed paint. We sanded everything with an orbital sander to get rid of the brush marks and drips. It took weeks! We tried a HVLP sprayer and found that it leaves a some what ruff paint. We had better luck with a fine nap roller. A trick I learned from working with food grade paint in the dairy industry----high quality rollers! No matter what you use any of the outdoor epoxy or latex will leave a brush, roller or spray pattern. So we ran some test rolls and sprays on barn siding and settled for the rollers it left very little texture and cover well. The yellow took 5 coats.

The worst part was all that green, it was everywhere, on all the trim and aluminum edging. Some of the edging is sanded and repainted with rustolum silver paint.

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Very nice! Do you have a "retro" tow vehicle too?
A "retro" tow would make a GREAT picture connected to your trailer
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very nice
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Very nice job on this trailer - I especially like the front. Congratulations!
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