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Old 12-01-2006, 01:42 AM   #15
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Just reading your stream. Remember you can make any color in paint, not so with upholstery fabric. I always pull all my fabrics together before deciding on paint and carpet. It makes it much easier to decide on color. You can also get samples to test on your walls. teresa
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:00 AM   #16
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Just reading your stream. Remember you can make any color in paint, not so with upholstery fabric. I always pull all my fabrics together before deciding on paint and carpet. It makes it much easier to decide on color. You can also get samples to test on your walls. teresa
Hi Theresa,

Thnx for the suggeston: but definitely before I do the painting, the wall color will be neutral enough, and in concert w/the dinetter cushion colors..I will be sure to incorporate beige tones with the cushion covers, that will tie in with the beige/blue of the comforter
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:57 AM   #17
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For those of you who have painted the interior, what did you use to prime spots where there was bare aluminum. On the Trade Wind we are going to paint the forward section but there are several spots where the original zolotone has even pealed away.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #18
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What about the 'sticky walls'?

I would love to paint some areas in my '74 Tradewind, but I worry about the 'sticky walls'. I am currently cleaning and using Future floor wax to seal them. How will that affect painting? Pam
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #19
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I'm just getting ready to paint the front bulkhead section of my trailer (the piece above the couch in front). I've read alot in the forums about painting and will first sand it with 100 grit sandpaper (per Andy at Inland), then wipe it down with straight hot water and then use cheesecloth to get any dust particles off. Then I'm going to prime w/Kilz outdoor primer (latex 2 coats) and finally give it two coats of outdoor latex paint. I fixed the crack I had with fiberglass & bondo and now have to paint to cover all that jazz. Anyhow, I'll let you know how it comes out. As far as the Future stuff goes, I think you'll have to sand it before you paint over it. The paint will probably peel off of that because it's slippery. Wish me luck!
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:17 PM   #20
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Yea Becky, go for it. Please keep us informed on how you make out. My concern with the Trade Wind is that will the Kilz primer stick to the bare aluminum.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:55 PM   #21
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I used West Marine 860, aluminum cleaner and conversion coating. Then an exterior primer.

I don't know if the etch did any good, but I'd rather not have to go back and redo it.
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I am going through the same thing, wanting to paint the end caps.
Got some tough as tile for the bathroom and rustoleum fiberglass marine paint for the front end cap.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:50 PM   #23
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Okay, I promised I'd keep some people updated on the painting of the bulkhead or headliner or whatever you call the section above the gaucho. Well, it's done & turned out really well! I first fiberglassed & bondoed the cracks, then sanded the whole thing with 150 grit sand paper, then primed with an indoor/outdoor primer, & then painted with a flat outdoor paint. Yeah! A project that actually went without any glitches!
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Okay, I promised I'd keep some people updated on the painting of the bulkhead or headliner or whatever you call the section above the gaucho. Well, it's done & turned out really well! I first fiberglassed & bondoed the cracks, then sanded the whole thing with 150 grit sand paper, then primed with an indoor/outdoor primer, & then painted with a flat outdoor paint. Yeah! A project that actually went without any glitches!
Nice job Becky. It sure brightens up the area nicely.

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Thanks! I also painted the beltline that runs below the headliner with some spraypaint made for plastic. That sure was easy! I love it when things turn out! Now I'm moved on to replacing my striping outside. Always something!
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