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Old 11-26-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Bathroom Suggestions?

We are in the process of renovating a 1967 SOTR Int'l Landyacht (cherry veneers and aqua appliances and bath fixtures). I LOVE the aqua/turquoise color scheme and am planning to keep it.
But as we are pulling out our bathroom I need some suggestions. The bath walls are a light aqua, the tub is a darker turquoise color and the plastic vanity is a stained and faded off-white/used to be aqua I think/yellowy color with turquoised striped laminate doors. I actually like the turquoise striped doors but need some suggestions as to what to do with the badly stained and faded countertop and vanity combo. Has anyone had luck repainting, if so what colors? Can I refinish the tub to bring back the shine but keep the color? Any suggestions would be great! I would love to see photos of what others have done in their bathrooms.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #2
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Please post pictures if possible..
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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I will take some bathroom specific shots as soon as possible. These short days leave me getting home in the dark so its either a rushed before school morning task or a weekend task. There are some pics of the trailer progress to date on my other thread - interior restoration forum, new owners '67 sovereign
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Any of the plastic or fiberglass can be painted to suit your taste. I used a two part epoxy bathtub and tile paint I bought at Sherwin Williams. It has a high gloss and I have been very happy with the durability. Others, who have the equipment, have used automotive polyurethanes. Using auto paint you have many more colors to choose from but need high quality spray equipment to do the job right. You might considering prepping all the parts yourself and then letting a local body shop "shoot" them.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Bruce and Rachel. We have a friend who paints cars for a living, I didn't even consider him. I will talk to him, but failing that I like your tub and tile paint suggestions.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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Unfortunately I have a Harvest Gold shower stall that has to go. I'm sure it went well with the Pink and Turquoise blue South West motif back in 87, but now it's just tired looking! You say with spray equipment and automobile polyurethane paint I can spray it?
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Unfortunately I have a Harvest Gold shower stall that has to go. I'm sure it went well with the Pink and Turquoise blue South West motif back in 87, but now it's just tired looking! You say with spray equipment and automobile polyurethane paint I can spray it?
You will need gel coat for the shower . It is the best product to hold up, when need to clean the shower.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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We completed this task last Spring with some pretty decent results, see attached pictures). I went to a local boat dealer and purchased a 2-part epoxy paint. The paint Perfection, beige topside yacht paint a 2-1-10% mix (ony needed 4oz of paint, 2oz of epoxy and 1oz of 2334 brush thinner rolled on effortlessly with HD 4" rollers I bought at Lowes.

clean the area real well as there are a couple of spots that have peeled due to some areas I did not clean during preparation.

Two recommendations (1) lots of ventilation and with out a doubt in this closed area the use of a respirator (2) wait 20 minutes before rolling after stirring the paint to ensure there are no air bubbles. If you were to spray with 45PSI, no issues.

Prep time, was the most time consuming. But the task was complete within 8 hours to include two coats.

We also replaced the nose insert from Inland RV, Friday and installed that. Andy was correct in it not needing to be trimmed, but it is still work on a 40 year old coach.



Good luck and have fun.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #9
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On an update for the purcahse of the Perfection Paint. This can be bought online allot cheaper than at a Marine store for about half the price. The advantage to the Marine store is the ability to see the colors, before purchasing.

We have also considered removing the tub/shower and the upper cabinet, curbside completely and replacing with stainless steel. We'd have to build the floor up above the heat vents that goes through to the rear bath. Also is the battery and univolt on that side of the coach which we'd leave the current wall in place and just cover over it.

Maybe a little more expensive than we want to invest at this time, but for sure a consideration down the road. We've seen some great work done by some very talented people, but it probably is not cheap to get this done.

You can see the major improvement, but the reality is the tub and shower have held up very well for over 40 years in the Airstream. That is a success in itself.

Again, have fun. SL4BLLT

Happy New Year to all!
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