Originally Posted by Steve Cherry
I am working on a few spots that pine sap (rosin) caused on a used 25' Safari. The model year is 1999.
When the clear coat came off in the process of getting the rosin off, it created a raw aluminum spot. If I spray clear over the raw spot it does not match the finish of the trailer. So is there a product (silver/grey paint) that you spray over the aluminum before you spray the clear? Or do you compound the aluminum in some fashion and then spray the clear?
Really could use some help as the 25' Safari is in great shape other than the 2-3 bad spots caused by pine rosin.
Thanks so much for any help on this.
Spray a couple of coats of clear over those spots.
After the clear has aged for a few days, you can "lightly" compound the overspray areas.
That is the best that you can do.
DO NOT spray any color paint on it. That will make it look worse.
Also, DO NOT compound the bare metal. If you do you will forever change it's appearance.
You can apply a couple of good heavy coats of Walbernize on the trailer. That again, is the best that can be done.