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Old 08-06-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Talking Type of paint forest river uses?

Hi, I'm thinking of buying a sunseeker and I'm thinking about getting the full body paint. Anyone here know what type of paint they use. Is it like the one they use for automobiles? Thanks
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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If you're repainting the entire RV, it doesn't have to be the same type.
Any quality paint & body shop will suggest a good paint.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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If you're repainting the entire RV, it doesn't have to be the same type.
Any quality paint & body shop will suggest a good paint.
Mike, this is actually a double post from the OP. He is looking at buying a NEW RV not repainting an old one and was wondering about the paint used on them...
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I am sure that Forest river uses the lowest quality paint they can get.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:33 PM   #5
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FR doesn't paint the units. They are sent out to
Performance Painting Systems LLC.
1040 All Pro Dr,
Elkhart In.
1-800-446-0439.
http://www.performancepainting.com/

The paint used on my Georgetown came from BASF-Diamont
The 3 colors used
MA931.50 Black Metallic
MM280.42 Bronze
MA431.90 Silver
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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I am sure that Forest river uses the lowest quality paint they can get.
Actually FR does not do the painting that I am aware of. It is my understanding that it is done by a separate company. I have found our full body paint to be VERY well done with good materials. The detail was very good and I was surprised to see fades where one color fades into another which is a detail I did not expect. I was also very surprised that our Georgetown came with Invisibra on the entire front from the window down to protect against rock chips. I for one am very impressed with the quality of the paint job.
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Old 08-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #7
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And Charlie beat me to the "post" button by a fraction of a second!
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FR doesn't paint the units. They are sent out to
Performance Painting Systems LLC.
1040 All Pro Dr,
Elkhart In.
1-800-446-0439.
Performance Painting Systems, LLC

The paint used on my Georgetown came from BASF-Diamont
The 3 colors used
MA931.50 Black Metallic
MM280.42 Bronze
MA431.90 Silver
Thanks for all the reply, specially to cfsoistman for providing a direct link to the shop that does the painting, I'll give them a call and will ask them about the paint used...thanks again
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Mike, this is actually a double post from the OP. He is looking at buying a NEW RV not repainting an old one and was wondering about the paint used on them...
Thanks, I wasn't aware of it.

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And Charlie beat me to the "post" button by a fraction of a second!
Just got back from a week at the beach. I'm recharged!!!
Funny thing I opened my shed to put away the tow bar and I saw the touch up paint that I received with the coach. I just typed the info from the bottles.
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