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Old 08-30-2016, 11:10 PM   #21
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Don't do it! Bad idea. Unless the trailer's a 20 year old junk, an especially, really-really bad idea, bad like as in getting a tattoo up your arm up to your shoulder and on your neck. There are far better gel-friendly alternatives to an oxidized egg.
If I understand this correctly, this means that every single painted moulded fiberglass trailer has just been assessed as junk... without even seeing them! Also, my current Class A motorhome - with the factory optional full-body paint - has been assessed as a trashy cover-up compared to the white-box alternative... again unseen.

Really?

Certainly, bad paint is a bad idea. The original post was about painting a trailer, by an owner who has already has experience with a tastefully painted trailer, and who didn't say anything about slapping on a bad coat of housepaint. Again, I am looking forward to the result.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:12 PM   #22
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Over on fiberglass there's a whole list of about all of the fiberglass trailers ever made. I am against custom paint jobs because when I'm out on the road I'm already so confused most of the time I often say "what the H is that."' when I meet a vintage
trailer going the other way. Now somebody is starting a custom paint job on Escapes. The no graphics was bad enough, now I gotta put more spaces in my unknown column. It's just not fun anymore, I'm going back to road kill bingo.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:02 AM   #23
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A new goal for Escape appearance: fool Dave!

Well I don't know what all the fuss is about. You can get textured rollers .... with a little thickener added to your latex house paint, you can not only have a new color but texture too.

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:08 AM   #24
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Serious question: what types of paint are able to flex as needed on fiberglass? I would have thought it would likely crack.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:11 AM   #25
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Like I always told my students when they told me they were getting a tattoo "It's permanent"
I learned the old saying the "love may come and love may go but tattoos are forever". Paint on the other hand can be changed when one wants, expensive if you can't do it yourself, but it can be changed. I say it's your trailer go for it if it makes you happy.

Edit: And they paint Corvettes, don't they.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:29 AM   #26
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They paint fiberglass boats that flex a lot more then our Egg trailers . Paint will stand up better to UV then gel-coat . If you let any fiberglass product stay out in the Sun to long oxidation takes place and sometimes it's very hard to bring back the shine . On fiberglass RV site they talk about Polly- Glo for protecting fiberglass.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:39 AM   #27
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They paint fiberglass boats that flex a lot more then our Egg trailers . Paint will stand up better to UV then gel-coat . If you let any fiberglass product stay out in the Sun to long oxidation takes place and sometimes it's very hard to bring back the shine . On fiberglass RV site they talk about Polly- Glo for protecting fiberglass.
It's true that fiberglass boats are painted all the time. Again, I see no technical reason why a fiberglass trailer shouldn't be painted. Paint will oxidize over time too. Whether the trailer is gelcoat or painted, it's important to have a high quality wax on the surface to prevent oxidation.

Poli-glo is one product that can be used to restore the shine to a heavily oxidized gelcoat surface, but I would never recommend it on a relatively new trailer whose surface isn't oxidized. Keep the surface maintained and protected with a periodic buff/wax, and Poli-glo won't be needed. It's one of those products people use because the surface has been neglected for too long.

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Old 08-31-2016, 07:46 AM   #28
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I learned the old saying the "love may come and love may go but tattoos are forever". Paint on the other hand can be changed when one wants, expensive if you can't do it yourself, but it can be changed. I say it's your trailer go for it if it makes you happy.
Steven you are absolutely correct that paint can be changed and now even tattoos can be removed. My saying should have a footnote; "except with the expenditure of a lot of money". I'me fine with folks doing either tattoos all over themselves and painting a fiberglass trailer, just 2 things I'd never do to myself or my trailer.

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Old 08-31-2016, 08:04 AM   #29
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Serious question: what types of paint are able to flex as needed on fiberglass? I would have thought it would likely crack.
Both Epifanes and Interlux offer a high quality marine paint. While expensive, you don't need lots, and it holds up very well.
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Don't know about junk, but when I see it I know it.
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