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Old 06-25-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Good paint choice

Say I'd rather paint in the graphics onto my trailer instead of trying to get them made up, mine is 2005 so no graphics for me, what would be best paint choice to use?

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #2
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Pretty much any automotive grade paint will work. Of course you will need to sand or scotchbrite the area before hand. If its fiberglass use alcohol to clean with, do not rub back and forth while cleaning, pick up rag and wipe again. (Fiberglass is very prone to static electricity so back and forth movement creates static, alcohol will remove static.)
Prep, prime if any prior paint or gelcoat had been repaired or scratched, seal and then top coat. If base -clear is used you will want to either spray the entire unit with clear or remask and spray clear a little furth past under coats (like a 1/4") . But im really picky about finishes, you could probably spray some krylon, but you have to spray multiple, light coats to prevent runs.

Ive never painted a rv, but lots of cars, trucks, tractors, trailers and even a boat or 2. In my opinion decals would be much, much cheaper and much less labor intensive.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #3
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What sort of graphics are you considering? Swooshes and stripes or mural type? Vinyl decals are pretty affordable and can be made in no time & variety of colors and removable if one wants to take them off. Eventually I will have a custom wrap on my trailer...DH said he'd rather invest in the custom wrap vs airbrushed design. For now, I am just having fun with smaller vinyl decals on the trailer....
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Well the only decals made for my 2005 from Forest River is the name decals. All my other ones are discontinued. Using withers heat gun and/or "Goof Off" residue remover, I was planning to clean off the walls and spray stencil with Krylon or closest color match. Not sure how much cheaper or affordable it would be to have custom ones installed from a decal dealer out here where I live.
Thank so much for the responses and advice as well!
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