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Old 07-07-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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Por15 on Banana Wrap?

The banana wrap on our "78" is looking rather haggard...dings, chips, ect. I'm guessing back then the banana wrap was NOT painted. Has anyone painted their banana wrap...if so...did you use POR 15. What colors have been used? Any pictures? Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-07-2012, 05:36 AM   #2
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Banana wraps on my 1975 aren't painted. You can work the bulk of the dings and dents out with a shot bag and a wooden body hammer. I have also seen where some one used a 12# shot putt ball to roll them out. To me the minor dings and dents are part of the life story of the trailer.

As far as painting you would have to prep it properly, aluminum is fussy to get painted properly. The preparation is the key.


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Old 07-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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POR stands for paint over (on) rust. Aluminum does not apply and your wasting money by using it so. If your going to paint...get something appropriate and properly apply. You will like it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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Mine where beat up and anodized so I got most of the dents out but figured they would just get beat up again, so why polish them.

Por 15 won't work well on them. plus it will change color in the sun.

What I did was paint them with a rubber spray they sell at the hardware store, and then painted over that with some black paint. The rubber protects it a little and the paint just gives it a little more shine.

The streaks on the wrap in the picture is just dust running down them after it finally rained here.
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