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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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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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