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Old 08-23-2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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Question Belly skin undercoating or paint?

Is it advisable to apply some sort of undercoating or a tough paint product to the belly? I just finished re-riveting in many spots, applying aluminum patches in several spots and sanding of the layers of crud, oxidation etc....
The belly skin looks great and I feel like an undercoating would help seal and delivery a nice uniformity to the underside of my trailer..

Has anybody had experience with applying a finish product to the underside of their AS? Thank you for your help. Zstream
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Old 08-23-2008, 04:56 AM   #2
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I do know that a few shops paint the belly pan with some kind of gray paint, what brand it is, I do not know. While visiting Trailer Buff in june, Martha Makel had some of the paint on her leg and said it would be on her leg for at least six months. She said it was more tenacious than Por15. Sorry I do not know the brand name.
You mean you are not going to polish your belly pan?
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Old 08-23-2008, 05:09 AM   #3
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Question Belly pan paint???

Hi 62overlander,

I do not plan on polishing my trailer at all. I like the old time look and feel I have with the 1963 patina. However, in the future if I have a change of heart, I want to leave that door open. So that said, I was thinking of painting or undercoating only the belly skin not visiable top side. I was thinking of using blue painters tape to delineate during the procedure....I am not to keen on having any paint visiable topside.... I am really curious about a hard undercoating product that might help protect from road debris etc...Thanks for your input! Zstream
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:38 AM   #4
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to be honest... I would not bother. I cannot imagine that any undercoating paint will have a significant impact on performance. That is just my opinion.
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I would have to agree with Frank, the effort put forth to coat that bellypan may not really improve it's longevity. It would probably be easier to replace the bellypan in another 20 years or so. George
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