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Old 08-31-2016, 09:38 AM   #31
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until recently (I think) the Corvette has a painted fiberglass shell.


Prep And Paint Guide - How To Repair, Prep, And Paint Your Corvette - Corvette Fever Magazine

and they turn out nice!

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:15 AM   #32
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That's a great primer (no pun intended) on painting fiberglass. A few highlighted quotes....
  • "...body restoration and paint is one of the most labor-intensive endeavors you'll ever encounter.
  • "Expert paint work is very expensive and it's tempting to save some of that costly work with a little sweat-equity.
  • "...it is easy to get in over your head or end up with results that fall far short of your dream.
  • "We've seen enthusiastic but botched attempts...that resulted in perpetually unfinished projects, and more work for professionals that finally took over.
  • "...be realistic in qualifying your own skill levels."
My point: Do no harm. The Escape trailer, like the human arm, is a beautiful thing as is.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:26 AM   #33
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I've always thought a trailer painted the exact same color as the tow vehicle looks really sharp. Of course, to get a quality paint job in such a case is big prep, and big bucks.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:35 AM   #34
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I've always thought a trailer painted the exact same color as the tow vehicle looks really sharp. Of course, to get a quality paint job in such a case is big prep, and big bucks.
Mine is! White truck with black trim. White trailer with black decals.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:37 AM   #35
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Mine is! White truck with black trim. White trailer with black decals.
Now I understand! We have been buying the wrong color TVs!!

ps. my truck is white too.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:58 AM   #36
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That's a great primer (no pun intended) on painting fiberglass. A few highlighted quotes....
  • "...body restoration and paint is one of the most labor-intensive endeavors you'll ever encounter.
  • "Expert paint work is very expensive and it's tempting to save some of that costly work with a little sweat-equity.
  • "...it is easy to get in over your head or end up with results that fall far short of your dream.
  • "We've seen enthusiastic but botched attempts...that resulted in perpetually unfinished projects, and more work for professionals that finally took over.
  • "...be realistic in qualifying your own skill levels."
My point: Do no harm. The Escape trailer, like the human arm, is a beautiful thing as is.
II wonder if the original poster was planing on painting the trailer him/her self. A professional would take all the "primers" as a day on the job. A do it your self-er would/could run into all kinds of trouble. Do many people paint their own car after body work?
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:49 AM   #37
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Has anyone put a vinyl wrap on one of these trailers? I see them on vehicles all the time advertising this and that business. I thought it'd be kind of cool to have that on a trailer.
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Old 08-31-2016, 12:58 PM   #38
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A new goal for Escape appearance: fool Dave!
If you're in California, it's easy: just paint the trailer a variegated smoke color.
It'll blend right in with the air from over 180,000 acres of fires (so far this year).
Dave will never even see it. Of course, if it's yours you'll never find it
once you leave it.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:14 PM   #39
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Mine is! White truck with black trim. White trailer with black decals.
Well yeah, mine's white too. But, still not an exact match. You know what I mean. For instance, I love the Ford color "Ruby Red Metallic". A truck and trailer combo, both with that color? Ooh la la!

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Old 08-31-2016, 01:16 PM   #40
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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.
True, but every fiberglass boat I've ever sailed or driven had a hull that was much ticker and more stable than my Escape. I understand that fiberglass CAN be painted. I'm wondering what paints can FLEX that much with out cracking?
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