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Old 08-31-2016, 01:32 PM   #41
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:57 PM   #42
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Hi: gocamp... The innocent shall remain faceless!!! Alf
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:59 PM   #43
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I don't think the fiberglass shell is so flexible that this would be a concern, compared to typical autobody panels. Large panels on a car or truck such as the hood are easily flexed more than the trailer body. If flexibility is a concern, the answer is the same as for the very flexible parts of a car, which are the end (bumper) caps: the same paint is used. There were flex additives added to paint for bumpers, but with changing paint products I don't think that is used much any more - documentation from the paint manufacturer would be the reference to check.
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:04 PM   #44
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Don't know about junk, but when I see it I know it.
Yes, there is painted junk and unpainted junk; there are show-quality painted vehicles of all types and very nice gelcoat-finished trailers.

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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?
Yes, some people do paint their own cars, and win shows with the result. But I agree with the point that a good paint job is expensive and difficult.
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Old 08-31-2016, 02:12 PM   #45
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Matching colours between vehicles, or even between parts on the same vehicle, is certainly a challenge. We painted our race car black, because it was the only colour which could readily be matched... including by repair tape and Tremclad spray cans. No, I'm not suggesting a black trailer.

I recall a few discussions of painting plastic parts of an Escape, primarily the propane tank cover but also various fittings, to avoid discolouration with time and to better match the body of the trailer. So apparently painting some plastic which doesn't require a paint finish is good, but painting other plastic which doesn't require a paint finish is terrible. Yeah, I get the scale difference, and it wouldn't make sense to spray an entire Escape with rattle cans of Krylon Fusion, but the degree of painting seems to me like an individual decision for an informed owner.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:05 PM   #46
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I will be having the trailer professionally painted at the same place that did the Uhaul. They use the same paint used on airplane - very shiny and tough.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:15 PM   #47
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Yikes! Well, I think it will look quite nice when done, and frankly, after painting the Uhaul, the surface was easier to keep clean and shiny. I had the Escape professionally cleaned, waxed/buffed, and gel coat just barely shiny. We'll just see how it looks when finished.
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:31 PM   #48
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Wow, yikes and go for it at the same time!

I love this group! I did consider a wrap, but it cost more than a custom paint job. Maybe because I am in the Bay Area! I know a Uhaul is not the same, but we sure got a lot of positive, fun comments on the color of it. I am looking at a blue/green color with some accent on the middle section. I really wish I could paint it the color of Crater Lake (attached), but don't want to go too dark. I will be dropping off the Escape after Labor Day so it's ready for the Lake Casitas Rally. I hope to see a few smiles (at least from the non-conformists). Kim
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Old 08-31-2016, 03:33 PM   #49
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Kim, sounds like you will have a professional well done finish. I hope to see pictures when get it back.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:06 PM   #50
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Go Pro or Go Home. And I'd like to see the price. Here's my speed...a recent Krylon paint job.

By the way, I found a crisp insect that made a home inside there, evidently entered at the blue circle. Been planning to try the dog flea collar trick for behind the fridge. So I bought one and sliced off a tiny piece, shoved it inside the lamp housing.
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