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Old 07-12-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Painting Foam Insulation

One thing I have been embarrassed about the Escape trailer is when people look under the trailer and see the half spray painted foam insulation. I have had some close friends commented that it doesn't look very professional. I know and most people know that it doesn't affect the quality or performance of the trailer but if you look under the trailer it is an eye sore. So I have decided to try spray painting the rest of the foam insulation black under the trailer to match the rest of under side of the trailer. I do think it looks a lot cleaner of a job to see just one color. What do you think?
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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Looks good I plan on doing it also as every time I see it I freak thinking something has come loose. From my research they suggested staying away from paints with high toluene content as it can melt the foam. What did you use and did you see any erosion of the foam after spraying ??

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Old 07-12-2014, 05:45 PM   #4
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To me the foam looks like an eye sore no matter how you paint it, and yes mine has it.
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This is what I used the paint says that is good with most plastic and it drys 15 minutes. I will let you know if i see any melting of the foam so for everything looks good.
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Anybody else heard that mud sticks to foam insulation like glue?
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Old 07-12-2014, 06:24 PM   #7
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Anybody else heard that mud sticks to foam insulation like glue?
When you think about mud sticking to foam like glue I would have to say that's its got to be a true statement.
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We're not getting it on our 17B. If we lived in colder climes, maybe.
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Wow, was I ignorant on this, I thought the insulation was sprayed on the inside of the hull before floors were installed.
Does anyone know how long ETI have been offering this option?
Is this just regular construction grade foam? If so it needs to be protected by an Elastomeric paint. Any light will degrade construction foam over time.
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