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Old 08-01-2014, 06:00 AM   #15
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For fiberglass you can use a marine paint Awl-Grip. It comes in a variety of colors. I believe it's manufactured by United Paint. Primer isn't required but you will need to clean the area first and then scuff with a Scotchbrite pad. This paint can be sprayed or brushed on with a Badger hair brush with great results, and for larger areas it can be rolled and then "tipped" with a Badger hair brush to "pop" the bubbles left by the roller. This procedure will require two people to do the job as the paint will "flash" too quickly. The tipping will need to follow immediately behind the roller. Awl-Grip is a cross-linked urethane and is very durable, but it can't be sanded and wheeled out (buffed) like some other urethane's. It will take two or three coats for a good finish following the manufacture's directions. Try the technique out on a scrap piece first. Good Luck!

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Old 08-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #16
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I have used this stuff before and it seems to work. This stuff is made to paint upholstery in cars. I put some on the dashboard of my Excursion 3 yrs ago and it is exposed to sun. It still looks good and is not coming off. I painted a trial section of bathroom and so far it looks good. It seems to be very durable. Super white is pretty close to the interior of an Airstream. I also used the stuff to paint the aluminum window trim on the inside of the trailer.

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Old 08-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #17
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I used Whitecoat. VTS carries it as does some auto body paint stores. The photo on VTS website is my fiberglass bathroom after Whitecoat. It works well, but is a little tricky to apply. I ended up using a foam mini roller for best results and it took about 3 coats. Here is the link for VTS...

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:45 PM   #18
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If it has not been painted before with an unknown product I would use the krylon fusion spray paint for the any plastic fixtures, I did on my argosy. It molecularly bonds with the plastic. The fixtures were very yellowed and hideous before now the are a nice glossy ivory, you cannot tell it was sprayed on. There are other colors available to. To prep the surface use the 000 steel wool to give it all a good scrub and scuff and that will supply a bit of texture for the product to adhere properly. Clean thoughly and allow to dry. Tape of any areas you don't want to hit with the over spray and spray on a first thin coat, allow to dry and top coat at the time recommended on the spray can. I did mine 5 years ago it still look great. We fill our tub and sink full of all sorts of stuff while traveling the logging roads boondocking and the paint has never scraped off, so it is very durable. I have attached a pic of the sink area as it is now 5 years on, used regularly and roughly by a family of 5 and one of the fridge hood scoop that I have not gotten around to doing yet. The entire bathroom was the color of the hood scoop before using the Krylon. I plan to do my end caps soon using the same product. It is in every hardware store up here on Vancouver Island so I would expect it is readily available somewhere near you. Good luck
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:12 PM   #19
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Another vote for krylon fusion. We love the stuff!!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:40 PM   #20
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:45 PM   #21
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Yes, Yes on Krylon Fusion. Fantastic bonding and coverage. I used it as my sealer paint for filliform corrosion under my beltline- 2 different layers.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:21 PM   #22
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I used the Homax, on my 72 parts. I cleaned then sanded with 200 grit. Then I sprayed adhesion promoter and the epoxy. It takes a good 72 hours to cure and it is inside my trailer baking in the 90+ degree heat. I am pleased with the outcome.

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