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Old 02-25-2014, 08:00 PM   #1
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Spray Paint?!?!?

So I had to take out 2013 21SS in because the paint underneath the slide out was peeling off. A good amount of it actually. Took it to my local camping world and they got on the horn with FR and went back and forth about it for weeks now. They made sure nothing was caught in the rollers or anything that would be causing it. Camping World is telling me that the reps at FR have received multiple complaints about the paint on the bottom. From what they said it was a bad batch of paint, and their solution? Spray Paint! They want Camping World to just get a can of black and go to town! Thankfully, the lady I have been working with said she will not do that since it provides no protection whatsoever.

My question is, has anyone else experienced this? What did you do?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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maybe spray undercoating or roll-on bed-liner kit would provide the results you are looking for
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Perhaps it would, but a simple can of spray paint is the best Forest River can come up with as a warranty fix? Seems a bit ridiculous to me.
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seems to be right inline with their build standards, unfortunately
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their solution? Spray Paint! They want Camping World to just get a can of black and go to town! Thankfully, the lady I have been working with said she will not do that since it provides no protection whatsoever.
I wouldn't be happy with this situation either, but I'm not sure there are many alternatives. You can't run the whole trailer down a powder coat line and replacing the slide could create more problems than it solves.

Don't let them just go nuts a $3 can of Krylon, but I would think if they properly remove the old paint, prep the surface, and use a good automotive paint in a spray booth you should get a quality finish that lasts for many years.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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Not sure why there is a problem with spray can paint because it can be automotive quality paint.

With proper prep work paint in a can should be just as tough and offer the same protection as any.

You do now that the body shops use a form of spray can.
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Getting paint to stick is all about prep work. What are you spraying...what kind of a surface..? Different surfaces require different prep work.
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An automotive paint store will mix up a batch of primer and paint and ppput in an aerosol can. Surface prep is the key, clan clean clean. Buy a good quality paint altho some chassis black would probably be sufficient. I would prefer spray on to roll on.
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From an auto painters point of view, I would be okay with a foam roller and two coats of quality paint. As stated clean the area well and SAND, so the paint has a "tooth" to grab on to with 320 grit or finer. Spraying causes overspray on all sorts of places you wont even notice till it's too late, especially spraying upside down. Not to mention the masking needed. Good luck in your decision.
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