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Old 06-10-2015, 05:30 AM   #29
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Boatdoc hasnt posted since 2013, so he may not be active anymore. But it would be nice to know wouldnt it?


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Old 01-08-2016, 06:21 PM   #30
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I painted my popup (needed something to camp in while reengineering the argosy) last year. It's a 82 starcraft with aluminum skins. I used Ace galvanized and aluminum primer. Then used Ace Rust Stop oil based enamel with a hardener. I sprayed it but considered rolling it. It came out great. So much so I'm going to put a custom paint job on the argosy for less than $500!

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Old 01-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #31
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What hardener did you use? and what quantity/ratio?

I will be painting my argosy 24 with the (Canada) home hardware Rust Coat paint. it s made by rustoleum but the great thing is... it come in gloss base so you can costumize the color. I just finish rolling 2 test panels with a nice Subaru World rally blue and it s a very nice finish.

I use 50/50 paint/mineral spirit and it took 5 coat for full coverage with wet sanding between every 2 coat. It will be time consuming on a full trailer but you can get it done for 100$....
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:55 PM   #32
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16 oz paint
Thinned 25% or 4 oz mineral spirits
With 2 tbsp or 1 oz hardener

Valspar enamel hardener
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:06 PM   #33
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Very nice paint job I have 26 foot Argosy I'm thinking about painting the lower section metallic silver and off white upper. You have very nice rig. I'm so amazed the shape these unit continue to maintain. Extremely well built.

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