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Old 08-30-2016, 06:52 PM   #1
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About to paint exterior

We are about to paint the exterior of our 15. There are so many options, but I have noticed that not too many have been painted. We painted our Uhaul and are thinking a aqua-marine blue color for this one, with some detailing of course. Will post when finished. Here's a picture of our (sold) Uhaul.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:04 PM   #2
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Definitely post up some photos. Looking forward to see how it looks.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:09 PM   #3
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I could never bring myself to paint gelcoat. But, if I did this would be a great choice as an aqua-marine pearl.

https://www.paintwithpearl.com/shop/...pearl-pigment/
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:21 PM   #4
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Please post lots of photos and descriptions of what all you're doing as you're painting! Would be great fun to see the process.

Good luck and have fun!

Love what you did with your other trailer. Truly one-of-a-kind!
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:21 PM   #5
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Hi: kkina... I'm sorry I don't share your enthusiasm for painted gel coat. Had one once but it was no match for a nice shiny white trailer. Good thing every body's different. Alf
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:28 PM   #6
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Hi: kkina... I'm sorry I don't share your enthusiasm for painted gel coat. Had one once but it was no match for a nice shiny white trailer. Good thing every body's different. Alf
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:00 PM   #7
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It seems that someone painted an Escape half blue and half silver and it looked fantastic, at least in the photos.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:08 PM   #8
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See here, Post #7:

Clear coat exterior paint
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:31 PM   #9
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I didn't like the idea of painting gelcoat either - in part because there's little chance of removing the paint and going back - but now that I own two vintages of fiberglass trailers (with exposed gelcoat) and an RV with a painted fiberglass exterior, I certainly prefer paint. I'm not criticizing the use of unpainted gelcoat, but once its finish goes downhill painting it certainly has advantages... among them, it is easier to clean and to keep shiny. Of course, paint is also the only way to get a desired colour, for most brands of RV including Escape.

I'm assuming a good paint job; a bad paint job on a trailer is terrible, and I've seen some.

I'm looking forward to seeing kkinna's painted trailer, too.
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Sarandipity's trailer came out awesome!
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