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Old 06-10-2015, 05:29 PM   #21
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I started on this with a simple idea, but it began to rain. I will have to return this weekend. My idea is that sometimes a darker metal goes well with a lighter shade. And I think that's the main eye sore. The previous owner tried to paint them silver. That was a mistake. I found a color that is called Flat Soft Iron, it's metallic and I really like it. My plan is to repaint these with this color and then remove any paint on the trim piece that surrounds the panel and polish it. Then put on a new chrome trim to replace what was painted over.

However, I am considering painting the lower half black, so I left it unpainted. When I'm done this weekend, I'll finalize this thread.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:54 PM   #22
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I would peel off any loose material. Then, I would get a gallon of Grizzly Grip bed liner in my favorite color and roll it on
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:54 PM   #23
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Bold Adventure, I would suggest to get the paint off one and try what worked for me though you have to be careful. Mine were nasty looking. I "thought" polish waxing would help. It did not work. Then I tried stainless cleaner. It did not work. I tried metal polishes- did not work. Then I found Bar Tender's Friend. It worked! It does NOT take elbow grease just a same direction rub back and forth lightly. Del Gurney's option would be my second choice. It is like a cheap stainless sink.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #24
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Nosey art

How about something totally different?
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:41 PM   #25
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At least they didn't paint the actual trailer. PO painted the exterior skin below the front window, and curved down on the sides mimicking the rock guards, but on the actual trailer. Used a horrible metallic blackish color. Of course they sanded the aluminum under the paint to make it stick, so it was replace panels, or strip and repaint. Stripped and repainted, used good primer, and then rustoleum aluminum colored paint. Blends color wise pretty well, but needs some smoothing with another coat or 2. Much better than it was though.
PO sanded/painted the aluminum propane tanks as well, blackish metallic. SOB! Haven't touched them yet. Probably just get new ones since they're very old. good opportunity to get some with gages built in.

Maybe i'll get an artist to paint a figurehead up there like an old ship.
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Look at this! Only use one eye so you don't gouge both out..
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Old 10-28-2015, 04:25 PM   #27
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It's been holding up well since finishing this project





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