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Old 08-02-2016, 07:16 AM   #85
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The gelcoated fiberglass bathroom in my '67 Caravel is very yellow, but otherwise in excellent shape. I do my own paintwork on my car restoration projects, so I am going to treat the bath like a car body. Holes and cracks will be enlarged and then filled with thickened epoxy resin. After cleaning, I will use 220 grit sand paper to roughen the surface. Finally, I will wipe with a silicon/grease remover, tack cloth and prime with epoxy primer thinned to act as a sealer. Within the recoat window, I will spray the bath with Dupont Fulthane automotive paint custom match to the paint color to be used on the rest of the trailer. Just need to figure out how to get ventilation through the trailer without bringing in a lot of dust. Spray equipment will be HVLP.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:32 AM   #86
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If I am reading this thread correctly, under the vinyl wall paper, there is aluminium? So fi you strip the vinyl off you can polish the walls?
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:17 AM   #87
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I am saying it is going to get dirty, if I were you I would plan on doing a bit of debris removal via wet sanding and polishing on spots.

Consider a pressure/remote air mask for that confined location.


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The gelcoated fiberglass bathroom in my '67 Caravel is very yellow, but otherwise in excellent shape. I do my own paintwork on my car restoration projects, so I am going to treat the bath like a car body. Holes and cracks will be enlarged and then filled with thickened epoxy resin. After cleaning, I will use 220 grit sand paper to roughen the surface. Finally, I will wipe with a silicon/grease remover, tack cloth and prime with epoxy primer thinned to act as a sealer. Within the recoat window, I will spray the bath with Dupont Fulthane automotive paint custom match to the paint color to be used on the rest of the trailer. Just need to figure out how to get ventilation through the trailer without bringing in a lot of dust. Spray equipment will be HVLP.




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Old 08-02-2016, 09:56 AM   #88
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For sure. I am thinking of placing a box fan in the front window and drawing air through the roof vent with filter media taped over the opening. Any dust that gets pulled in will turn to the front and hopefully stay out of the paint. Next problem is painting in 100* Texas heat. There is currently a small window unit installed in the rear/bathroom window (that is scheduled to be removed) that I want to have running while painting (otherwise, I will sweat into the paint). I plan to install filter media over the air inlet. Finally, running the fan and a/c I am somewhat concerned about causing an explosion. New respirator (suitable for isocyanates) should suffice.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:07 AM   #89
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David,
I would suggest shooting early in the morning to reduce heat issues.
Run the AC the night before to get it all cooled down.
When you are ready to start shooting, turn off the AC to avoid the explosive hazard.
You could put the box fan in the vent so it blows into the trailer, thus not being exposed to the paint fumes.
Also consider your lighting as an ignition source, especially if you use quartz light stands. The hot lights can also set off the paint fumes.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:54 AM   #90
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Painting vinyl covered aluminum

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My research has found that there are paints for the vinyl siding on houses.
I am wondering if they would perform well on the vinyl covered interiors?

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home...-vinyl-siding/

and

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/f...luminum-siding
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:41 PM   #91
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The Sign Lady - Great thread for painting. I plan on getting after my plastic end caps and bath tub very soon and plan on using krylon fusion paint. One question - did you use flat, satin, or gloss? Any recommendations for end caps and bath tub?
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Still a great thread! Does anyone have any updated product experiences to share on using the Krylon primer to expand the top coat color choices?
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After using more than 15 rattle cans to do the rear bedroom of a current build (took forever), I decided to try rolling on the paint for the kitchen/lounge. I used Valspar Bonding Primer and then Clark & Kensington Interior Satin Enamel. The rolled on paint/primer endures the scratch test WAY better than the spray cans. It just goes on so much thicker (while still looking smooth and even if you know your way around a paint roller).
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C&K interior paint was also rolled on?
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C&K interior paint was also rolled on?
Yep. This was over the interior skins, though, not the end caps, so some texture was desired. Had I been doing the smoother end caps, I would have taken the time to spray.
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