Originally Posted by Eaglemate
Hi ya'll. I just bought a 24 ft. 1974 Argosy. It has a new coat of white paint on it.
I have three questions if anyone has a second to answer:
Can this be considered a "primer" and shall I simply paint over it after a light sanding and cleaning?
What kind of paint is the best for a beautiful, sprayed, glossy finish? I checked at our local Sherwin Williams and they looked at me like I'd lost my mind.
Will marine paint work for a 10-year, good quality finish that we are going to spray ourselves?
Argosy's were originally painted with a junk paint, and then was switched to Dupont Centari.
Any paint job, is only as good as the previous coats or layers.
You cannot put a top quality paint on top of an oxidized or poor paint, and expect it to last very long.
If you love the trailer, and have long term plans for it, then strip all the paint off, and start all over again.
Use a good epoxy primer, Dupont color coats, and then Dupont clear coats.
Done properly, you will now have a paint job that will easily last 25 to 30 years, with a once a year wax job.
That's how long our paint jobs lasted, at least so far, because there is still no sign of failures.
We don't complete paint anymore, because of California regulations.