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Old 09-20-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Our Itasca needs exterior painted

Our 2001 Itasca is very sun/weather worn. The interior is just like new so we see no need to trade at this time. The striping is also chipping and coming loose so we are planning on having any 2nd/3rd color painted also. No more plastic striping! Any experiences of painting exteriors? We live in Denver and winter in Phoenix area - any recommendations of painters in either of those areas?
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We know several who have repainted their RV - full body paint at that. All very happy. I'm not familiar with the shops in your area, though.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #3
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Our 2001 Itasca is very sun/weather worn. The interior is just like new so we see no need to trade at this time. The striping is also chipping and coming loose so we are planning on having any 2nd/3rd color painted also. No more plastic striping! Any experiences of painting exteriors? We live in Denver and winter in Phoenix area - any recommendations of painters in either of those areas?
Go to Tijuana [sp?]. Good prices-good quality.
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All the marine guys do a lot of their own painting with a roller and tip method. Google it and see some of the phenominal paint jobs. The white is so white it hurts your eyes. Fiberglass is fiberglass whether on a boat or MH. Both instances need UV and weather protection.
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So has anyone out there ever painted an RV themselves?? I would be interested in how it turned out.
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had my rig painted a precision painting and I not happy read my post on winnebago site
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:58 AM   #7
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Our 2001 Itasca is very sun/weather worn.
Is the fiberglass in like new condition? If the fiberglass is smooth the new paint will look great. But if the fiberglass has spider-line cracks it will eventually show through the paint.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:26 PM   #8
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I painted my Class C this past summer. Removed old stripes, sanded the fiberglass, sprayed 3 coats of primer/filler, sanded again, 3 more coats of primer, light sanding, 3 coats of Acrilic Urethane two part enamel. Ordered graphics from RV Strips and Graphics and installed. The job turned out good. It's not perfect but it didn't cost $13,000 either. I am very satisfied with the results.

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that is A LOT of sanding...even with an air DA sander!
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So has anyone out there ever painted an RV themselves?? I would be interested in how it turned out.
I did:

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My original post on this from earlier this spring:
94 Kountry Star NEW Paint
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You guys are good. Interesting. Wish I had that talent. Newmar, about what are you into that in material cost.
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Just under $3500 including all the supplies & paint. I already had a good spray gun and 80gal air compressor.
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Just under $3500 including all the supplies & paint. I already had a good spray gun and 80gal air compressor.
Thanks for the cost info. Looks like you've had some practice at this.
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I painted my Class C this past summer. Removed old stripes, sanded the fiberglass, sprayed 3 coats of primer/filler, sanded again, 3 more coats of primer, light sanding, 3 coats of Acrilic Urethane two part enamel. Ordered graphics from RV Strips and Graphics and installed. The job turned out good. It's not perfect but it didn't cost $13,000 either. I am very satisfied with the results.
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